Today's News

  • Wrestlers romp over Dunbar on Torres’ Senior Night

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer

    Johana Torres is the lone senior on the Harrison County High School wrestling team roster. 
    Wednesday night was Senior Night for Johana and she had a big night. The senior wrestled Dunbar’s Alex Clement in the 138 lbs. division and pinned the visiting Dunbar wrestler in 1:30 for the victory. 
    Johana’s sister Jessica, a junior, also won an exhibition match as did Yahir Menchaca. 

  • Succulents for indoor bloom

    Plant collectors have long appreciated orchids and African violets for their winter bloom cycle.  
    I have amassed a collection of both and they help me get through the winter with their colorful interest. But violets and orchids are not the only classes of plants that can deliver in the winter; think succulents.  

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: William Preston and Samuel Frank Courtney, Nov. 10, twin sons of Joel and Jenny Courtney; Addison Noelle Perraut, Dec. 12, daughter of Mark and Rachel Perraut.

  • Five Generations
  • Museum Musings

    * Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892) -- “Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come.”
    * Log Cabin, June 15, 1917 -- “The oil for the streets has arrived. Now let’s have it on one side of the streets at a time, please, so that one side can be used while the oil on the other side is soaking in.”

  • School Menus

    Jan. 22-26
    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.

    MONDAY: Breakfast pizza or cereal or Pop-tart, fruit, choice of milk or juice.
    TUESDAY: Bacon and toast or cereal or Pop-tart, fruit, choice of milk or juice.
    WEDNESDAY: Biscuit and gravy or cereal or Pop-tart, fruit, fruit, choice of milk or juice.
    THURSDAY: Pancakes or cereal or Pop-tart, fruit, choice of milk or juice.
    FRIDAY: Breakfast slider or cereal or Pop-tart, fruit, choice of milk or juice.

  • Candidate announcement deadline is Feb. 5

    The Cynthiana Democrat welcomes announcements for candidates in the 2018 elections.
    The announcement is a one-time no-charge story that will appear in the paper no later than Feb. 8.
    Information and a photograph must be at the newspaper office no later than Feb. 5 at 1 p.m.
    There is a 350-word limit to what should be a brief biography and include the candidate’s reason for seeking office.

  • Trindy’s hiring displaced staff from Paula’s Restaurant

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    Mindy Tindle, owner and operator of Trindy’s Family Bistro on Walnut Street, has come to the rescue for the cook and wait staff who previously worked at Paula’s Family Restaurant.
    On Sunday afternoon, Paula’s Family Restaurant was destroyed as a fire gutted the entire two-story building owned by Hoss and Paula Wilson, where the restaurant was located.

  • More than 12,000 acres approved for hemp planting

    The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) has approved 225 applications from growers to cultivate up to 12,018 acres of industrial hemp for research purposes in 2018. More than 681,000 square feet of greenhouse space were approved for indoor growers in 2018.

  • Grand jury issues 16 indictments in first session of 2018

    Five defendants from the family-affair drug bust that was made last month were among the 16 people indicted by a Harrison County grand jury on Jan. 2.