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Today's News

  • Blackburn escapees captured in Harrison

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Two escaped convicts from the Blackburn Correctional Complex in Lexington were recaptured Tuesday afternoon in Harrison County.
    Jordan Green  and Waltez Franklin walked away from the minimum-security prison sometime before 8 p.m. Monday night.
    A railroad employee called Kentucky State Police around 1:25 p.m. Tuesday advising that he saw two men who could be the escapees from Blackburn on the railroad tracks.

  • Southwood indicted on importing heroin charge

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A Harrison County grand jury returned seven indictments on Tuesday, two of which were misdemeanor charges.
    John Southwood, 31, faces a six-count indictment on drug-related charges.
    The grand jury alleges that on Nov. 8, Southwood brought heroin into Kentucky from another state with the intent to sell or distribute the substance.

  • First baby of 2016 welcomed at Harrison Memorial Hospital

    Ezra Ward Jackson, born to Heather and Aaron Jackson of Berry, Ky., was the First Baby of 2016, born at Harrison Memorial Hospital on Jan. 5, 2016 at 9:24 a.m. He weighed 9 lbs. and was delivered by Dr. Derek Clarke. Ezra is welcomed by his sisters, Evalee and Ava. He received gifts from HMH, HMH OB Department, HMH Auxiliary and Project Linus.

  • KSP makes heroin bust following traffic stop

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A Cynthiana man is in jail after allegedly being caught with a large amount of heroin and cash.
    Timothy  Garrison, 54, was arrested following a traffic stop on U.S. 27 North around 8:45 p.m. Monday.
    According to the arrest citation, a Kentucky State Police trooper observed Garrison on U.S. 27 North driving a 2005 Dodge Ram truck, and was allegedly unable to maintain his lane.

  • Police nab suspect following high-speed chase

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A Tuesday afternoon high-speed chase ended with a suspect in custody facing multiple charges.
    Cynthiana Police Department Ptl. Michael Coppage was attempting to serve a warrant on Brandon Cummins, 33, for third degree rape when Cummins took off in a 1995 Nissan Altima.
    Police first located Cummins around 2:40 p.m. Tuesday on Rodgers Park. Cummins was allegedly attempting to meet with the 14-year-old victim of his alleged rape.

  • Is the government trying to disarm us?

     The United States Constitution is an amazing document. It is the oldest single-document constitution in the world today...pretty amazing for a country as young as ours.
    It was penned by the Framers in 1787 and created a national government that was supreme to any and all state governments.
    This national strength created a fear by citizens that an unchecked central government could, and probably would, trample on individual rights.
    To assuage those fears and assure ratification, the Bill of Rights was added to the constitution in 1791.

  • Fillies win at Lewis County on Hilltop over Lexington Christian

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer
    hoosiers49@gmail.com

    The Harrison County Fillies improved to 6-10 on the season with two wins to start 2016 off right.  
    On Saturday afternoon in Vanceburg, the Fillies overcame some ice-cold field goal shooting in the first half to rally to a 41-34 win over the Lady Lions of Lewis County.  
    In the first half, the Fillies managed only seven points as they made only three of 29 tries from the field.

  • Cold-shooting Breds fall to Simon Kenton 75-64 Tuesday

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer
    hoosiers49@gmail.com

    The Simon Kenton Pioneers improved their season record to 8-5 Tuesday night with a 75-64 win over Harrison County in Independence.   Harrison County fell to an even 7-7 with the loss.
    The Thorobreds came out cold from the field as they tried to force the ball inside against the much-taller Pioneers. This led to three-for-12 shooting and six turnovers in the first quarter. The Breds fell behind 21-8 after the first period.  

  • Will this be a Cinderella Super Bowl?

    Now that the NFL has the playoffs set, the question remains as to what team is getting hot at the right time and which teams have played their best football already.  
    I believe I will try to answer that question this week while addressing the Cinderella issue.
    First, Cinderella is none other than the hero of the compound on HWY 62W, one Peyton Manning.  
    Many football fans and some of the “experts” thought that Manning had played his last game after an injury sidelined him seven weeks ago.  

  • Breds get past Paintsville for A.I.T. victory 64-55

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer
    hoosiers49@gmail.com

    Last Wednesday afternoon, the Harrison County Thorobreds took seventh place in the Ashland Invitational Tournament by defeating 2-6 Paintsville, 64-55.  
    The Thorobreds had to overcome a first-quarter deficit of 11-9 to edge the Tigers.