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Today's News

  • Formal sentencing set for four Cynthiana defendants who entered guilty pleas

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Four defendants who were scheduled for jury trials on Aug. 27 changed their pleas during pretrial conferences Tuesday.
    Joanne Tuite, 43, entered a guilty plea to multiple drug-related charges.
    Tuite was indicted in February on 15 counts of drug trafficking offenses.
    On Tuesday, as part of her plea agreement, five of the charges were dismissed.
    Her formal sentencing will be Sept. 1 in Harrison Circuit Court.

  • Commission hears complaint about Rev. Ross Park condition

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A former Rev. Ross Park board member wants to see the park brought back to a condition that would welcome visitors.
    Brian Williams told commissioners Tuesday there were several things that needed to be done at the park. He said he had taken his issues to the Parks and Rec board but so far no improvements have been made.

  • Sanitation district extension approved for complaint answer

    Kelly McKinney,
    News Writer
    kmckinney@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Harrison County Sanitation District (HCSD) has requested and received more time to file its answer to a complaint submitted late July by a resident of the Cedarbrook subdivision.
    HCSD now has until the end of the day Aug. 20 to file its answer to the complaint filed with the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC). As of press time Wednesday morning, no filing had been reported on PSC’s website.

  • Over 1,500 cars expected for Cynthiana’s fourth Rod Run

    The 2015 Rod Run of Cynthiana is set for Saturday. Jerry Adams, organizer and founder of the event, said he expects anywhere from 1,500 to 2,000 cars to be on display.
    A variety of events and competitions will be held throughout the day. In addition, Live bands will play throughout the day. Battlegrove Trio will begin at 10 a.m. at the corner of Pike and Walnut streets. The Eric Cummins Band will take the second stage at 11 a.m., and Sidewinder will take the first stage at 6 p.m.

    Here is a schedule of events:

  • Cynthiana man says he drank six beers before crash

    Kelly McKinney,
    News Writer
    kmckinney@cynthianademocrat.com

    A Cynthiana man is accused of driving away from an accident with his truck’s tailgate dragging the ground before being stopped and arrested on numerous charges, including driving under the influence.
    The man also is reported to have had his wife and 3-year-old son in the vehicle at the time of the accident.

  • Bookmobile Summer Reading Program
  • Breds win Nightcap of Thorobred Classic Cup 5-nil over St. Patrick

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer
    hoosiers49@gmail.com

    Senior Gus Garrison scored twice to lead the Harrison County Soccer Thorobreds to a 5-nil win over St. Patrick of Maysville Tuesday night.  
    This match was the second of the evening in the annual Thorobred Classic Cup.  Pendleton County edged Paris 1-nil in the opener setting up a match with the Breds at 7:30 on Thursday again in the Athletic Complex.  
    Paris and St. Patrick will face off in the first match Thursday at 6 p.m.

  • Fillies start regular season with 7-1 rout of Lady Royals Monday

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer
    hoosiers49@gmail.com

    Senior Amelia Bolin scored four goals to lead the Harrison County Fillies to a 7-1 win over Mason County Monday night at the Athletic Complex.  
    Sophomore Kelby Gaunce added two goals and freshman Sophia Hatterick one more as the Fillies ran rough shod over the Lady Royals.  
    The score was 5-nil at the half and the Fillies played a controlled passing game that required some ball retention before any scoring attempt was to be made.  

  • Thorobreds hold their own in four team scrimmage Friday

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer
    hoosiers49@gmail.com

    The Harrison County Thorobreds played Friday night in a scrimmage that could have been dubbed the Mosquito Bowl.  
    Frankfort High School was the host to a five-team scrimmage that was played in a field off Old Lawrenceburg Road next to the Kentucky River.
    The Breds’ first opponent was George Rogers Clark in a format that had each team play 10 offensive plays and then 10 defensive plays.  

  • Sports this week

    Sports this week
    Aug. 19-26
    HCMS Football
    Thursday, Aug. 20, vs. Royal Springs Middle School Ingles Stadium 6 p.m.

    HCHS Football
    Friday, Aug. 21, at East Jessamine in VisitNich.com Bowl 6:30 p.m.
    East Jessamine is at 815 Sulphur Well Rd. Take Harrodsburg Road out of Lexington (68) to Hwy 169. Turn left and stay on this road through Nicholasville. Hwy 169 is Sulphur Well Rd. in Nicholasville. You will go past West Jessamine High School on this road.
    Monday, Aug. 24, at Rowan Co. Fr/JV 6 p.m.