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Today's News

  • Colemansville Store burglarized, one arrest

    Over the weekend the Colemansville store was victim to a burglary.
    The store was broken into between 3 and 5 a.m. Taken from the store were several thousands of dollars of merchandise, $1,000 in cash, a gun, beer and lottery tabs.
    Tony Markland was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property. The investigation is on going.

  • Students show their support for breast cancer awareness

    Harrison County High School students raised over $1,300 for Hospice of the Bluegrass during October.
    The students celebrated their success with a Pink Rally Friday afternoon.
    Lisa Ramsey of Hospice accepted the donation and Mandie Graham, a breast cancer survivor, told her story.
    Students decked out in their pink to show their support. The junior class won the spirit award.

  • Holmes routs Breds 56-8 to win district title

    The extra ordinary situations that would have had to take place for the Harrison County Thorobreds to host a first round playoff game all started with “when we beat Holmes.”  
    Strangely enough, the other circumstances happened, but the Breds fell to Holmes so they will be on the road Friday as the playoffs begin.  
    Friday’s game was not in doubt for long. After the Breds took the opening kickoff back to the Holmes’ 48 on a nice 26-yard return by Nick Slucher, they failed to gain a yard and punted.  

  • Cross country finishes regular season

    Harrison County’s Cross Country teams finished the season Saturday in a meet that had a most unusual format.  
    In the KTCCCA Meet of Champions at Masterson Station Park, each team member ran in his or her grade level instead of running all in one group.  
    “I was happy with the results,” said Coach Danny Simpson. “There were some big, tough races, but we had some of our best times of the year.”  

  • Football is getting tougher

    Beginning next season, the Harrison County Thorobreds football district will be somewhat more difficult.  
    Next year, Harrison County’s district loses Bourbon County and Franklin County and gains Covington Catholic and Fort Thomas Highlands. To put this into perspective, I’ll give the ratings as they stand this year.  

  • HCHS bowling teams ready for competitive season

    Coach Kurt Burgan and his Harrison County Bowling Team are preparing for another long and tough season of bowling.  
    “Even though the girls are young, we have some real potential, and the boys are almost all back from last year,” said Burgan. “We should be ready to make a run at the conference title by the end of the season.”  

  • Fillies Basketball has Shoot-a-thon for Cancer

    New Fillies’ Head Coach Piper Akin, her staff and the 2010-11 Fillies held a shoot-a-thon Friday to raise money for cancer research.  
    The Fillies raised money from sponsor pledges as they shot 100 shots from different locations on the floor.  The girls raised $225 for their efforts, which will go to the Breast Cancer Foundation.  

  • Kuster defeats Newberry, winning in two of four counties

    District judge appointee Bill Kuster held on to the 18th judicial seat by defeating challenger Peter Newberry in a closely watched race.
    Kuster won by 1,124 votes in the four counties that make up the 18th judicial district.
    The print edition of The Cynthiana Democrat incorrectly stated that Newberry carried three counties.

  • Moses, Barnett to lead local government

    Cynthiana and Harrison County governments will have some new blood to mingle with the old when the newly elected officials take over in January.
    Steve Moses, who currently serves as District 2 magistrate for Harrison County, will be taking over as mayor of Cynthiana.
    Moses defeated commissioner Mark Mattmiller 1,104 to 693 in the city’s 10 precincts.
    Moses will be taking the gavel from Jack Keith, who was appointed mayor when Jim Brown resigned.

  • McKee, Palmer retain state offices

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    Democrats Tom McKee and R.J. Palmer were successful in their re-election bids to represent Harrison County in Frankfort.
    McKee was re-elected to the 78th District state representative seat by defeating Republican challenger Timothy Fairfield with 54 percent of the votes in the four counties. McKee captured 6,814 votes, which was 1,103 more than Fairfield’s district-wide tally of 5,711.
    In Harrison County, McKee garnered 3,638 votes to Fairfield’s 2,210.