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Today's News

  • Hawks are runners-up in league play

    The Hawks were the regular season runner-up in the Cynthiana-Harrison County Recreation Department league. The game took place Feb. 16 and the team is coached by Daryl Baxter and assistant coach David Sledd. Members of the team are, from left, Eli Marsh (14), Dylan Etienne (5), Casey Sledd (2), Riley Mullins (15), Eli Mattox (3), Sheldon Baxter (12), Brady Henderson (4).

  • Elizabeth ‘Betty Jane’ Sexton, 50

    Elizabeth ‘Betty Jane’ Sexton, 50, of Symsonia, Ky., died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, Ky.
    The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. at Collier Funeral Chapel on Friday, Feb. 18. Funeral services will be Saturday, Feb. 19 at noon. The Rev. Mike Litrell and the Rev. Topper Council will be officiating. Interment will be at Wallace Cemetery, Benton, Ky.

  • Grandparents bilked in scheme

    When Grandma receives a distress call from a grandchild, instinctively she wants to help.
    Beware, cautions local law enforcement.
    One Cynthiana grandparent was bilked for “a significant amount” of cash last week when she believed she was helping a family member.
    These schemes, known as the Grandparent Scam, have been going on for years. The elderly are targeted with a phone conversation that may go something like this:
    “Hi Grandma.”
    “Hi.”
    “Do you know who this is?”

  • Reading a book goes hi-tech

    Even with the increasing number of eReaders being used by library patrons, the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library remains busy.
    Library director Pat Barnes, said the library has not lost business, but has actually gained from the eBooks.
    “eBooks are attracting a whole new group to the library now,” said Barnes. “We will always have those who just love to come to the library, but now we also have a new group that is interested in electronic books, and we provide that.”

  • www.cynthianademocrat.com to go subscription-based next Thursday

    Beginning Thursday, Feb. 21, The Cynthiana Democrat’s website, www.cynthianademocrat.com, will be a subscription-based site.
    Our faithful newspaper subscribers will have full access to all the news and information available online.
    Those who want to visit the site can sign up for a 30-day free trial. Then, we hope you’ll join the ranks of our regular readers.

  • Chamber banquet is Friday, Feb. 25

    The annual Cynthiana-Harrison County  Chamber awards banquet will be held Friday, Feb. 25, at the Cynthiana Country Club.
    Social hour begins at 6 p.m. following by dinner at 7.
    The Chamber will honor the Citizen of the Year, Farmer of the Year, Educator of the Year, Businessperson of the Year, and new for 2011, Health Professional of the Year.
    Reservations are needed. Tickets are $25 per person and should be purchased at the Chamber office, 201 S. Main St. Call Pat Grenier, Chamber director, at 234-5236, for more information or to make reservations.

  • Blue Grass Energy issues alert for energy-saving product claims

    Blue Grass Energy, a not-for-profit, member-owned electric cooperative, today issued an alert for consumers to beware of companies selling products or services that promise huge energy savings, but fail to deliver anticipated results.
    “People need to be cautious because they are being sold devices that can raise their bills, that may not work or that could take decades to recoup their money,” said Cathryn W. Gibson, vice president of Member Services and Economic Development. “As the old saying goes, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.”

  • Breds drop Senior Night game to Frankfort, 69-59

    The Frankfort Panthers won their 20th game of the year Tuesday night as they hustled past the Harrison County Thorobreds, 69-59, on the Hilltop in Cynthiana.  
    The win gives Frankfort a 20-8 season record while the loss dropped Harrison County to 13-14 for the year.  
    The Thorobreds scored the first two points of the game, which would be their only lead of the game.   

  • Magician uses talent to teach safety

    Freelance magician Scott Davis seems to have taken his passion in life and turned it into a service and entertainment that helps educate kids about electrical safety.
    Northside students were treated to one of Davis’ programs last week.
    “Scott goes to over 300 schools each year to help promote electricity safety awareness and practices,” said Cindy McFarland, member services coordinator for Blue Grass Energy, which sponsored the program. “His shows grab the student’s attention and he is really good at what he does.”

  • Fillies win 2 of 3 games, gearing up for district

    The Harrison County Fillies are getting things going the right way as the district tournament gets closer to tipping off.  
    The Fillies lost last Wednesday to St. Patrick, but then traveled to Paris and upset the Lady Hounds on Friday and romped over the Lady Colts of West Jessamine on Saturday.  
    The Fillies fell victim to foul shooting in the St. Patrick game as they were whistled for 19 fouls to the Saints’ nine leading to a big difference in free throw attempts.