Today's News

  • Wrestlers have success in Perry County Central scrimmage

    By Mike Aldridge, Sports writer
    Coach Luke Tucker took his highly regarded Harrison County wrestling team to Hazard Saturday to compete in the scrimmage at Perry County Central. “This was a good opportunity for us (the coaches) to get our new guys their first taste of live action, said Coach Tucker. It allowed us to see what the wrestlers are retaining and what we need to cover before we get into the real season.”

  • HCHS holds “Meet the Fillies and Breds”

    By Mike Aldridge, Sports writer
    Friday evening at 6 p.m. the Harrison County High School Athletic Department held the annual Meet the Fillies and Breds in the high school gym. Fillies head basketball coach Kim Furnish was the emcee of the evening and she began by thanking everyone for coming out to support the athletes for the winter sports. The gym was about one third full with the athletes and the fans that were in attendance.

  • Records 11-27-14

    Judge Jay Delaney
    presiding Nov. 18, 2014
    Benjamin Bills, 1979, pretrial conference; failure to comply with sex offender registration-first offense; guilty plea entered.
    Corey A. Brandenburg, 1989, sentencing; trafficking in controlled substance-first degree, first offense (heroin), drug paraphernalia-buy/posses; 3 year sentence imposed, probation denied.

  • Community Calendar 11-27-14

    The Office of The Cynthiana Democrat and The Harrison Shopper will be closed Thursday, Nov. 27 and Friday, Nov. 28 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The office will reopen Monday, Dec. 1 at 8:30 a.m.

  • Being thankful in good and hard times

    It was this time last year I lost my sister to suicide as I was entering my first holiday season without my dad.

  • An annual Psalm of Thanksgiving

    Editor’s note: Nancy Kennedy has been writing an annual psalm of thanksgiving since 1999 when she first started writing her column.
    Dear God,
    Every year at this time I sit down to compose a psalm of thanksgiving, my thanks and gratitude to you for another year that has passed.

  • Church News 11-27-14

    This holiday season we invite you to take a trip with us at the Oakland Christian Church, Pendleton County, 149 Oakland Church Road, Falmouth, Ky. Your trip will take you on an outdoor adventure to first century Bethlehem on the night Jesus was born.
    “Walk Through Bethlehem 2014” is Oakland’s holiday gift to the community. We invite you to bring the children to Oakland where they can discover the real side of Christmas.

  • Traffic safety check points for Thanksgiving week and December

    The Kentucky State Police at Dry Ridge will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints throughout the post district. These checkpoints will be set up at designated areas on highways where statistics have shown an elevated number of vehicle crashes.
    During the checkpoints officers will be enforcing laws related to Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol, Licensing of Motor Vehicles and Operators, Registration and Insurance Violations, Seat Belt and Child Restraint violations along with Motor Vehicle Equipment Violations.

  • KCTCS names new president of MCTC, to begin Jan. 1

    Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) President Michael B. McCall has announced the appointment of Stephen Vacik, Ed.D., as the next president of Maysville Community and Technical College (MCTC).
    Dr. Vacik has served as president of Colby Community College in Kansas since 2011 and his career at community colleges spans 18 years. Dr. Vacik is a former Academic Dean and Vice-President of Instruction at East Mississippi Community College and he previously held several faculty and administrative positions at Bevill State Community College.

  • City Commission votes to help bail out Senior Citizens Center

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    The Cynthiana City Commission voted Thursday afternoon to make a $10,000 donation to the Senior Citizens Center in an attempt to bail them out of fiscal purgatory.
    A request was made from the Commission on Aging for $25,000 loans from the city and county governments. The county voted in favor of the loan.
    However, commissioners agreed that giving the center $10,000 from the fiscal year budget ending June 30, 2014, and another $10,000 the following fiscal year, will serve the center best.