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Today's News

  • Mike’s Minute


    The weather is wonderful and the hotel is great, but there is not a lot of time to relax and enjoy it.  
    Four grandchildren and a bunch of ball games does not allow for much “free” time.  
    I’m not complaining mind you, but when I am this busy little things set me off.  
    I am currently having problems with my iphone connection, which causes sending video issues and double and triple work, which sets me off.  

  • We’ve come a long way, baby

    In just a few weeks I will celebrate 35 years at The Cynthiana Democrat.
    Hard to believe I have been here this long. When I started, my colleagues and mentors referred to me as “the baby,” since I was barely 18 years old and had just graduated from high school.
    The day I was hired, I was asked to immediately go to work that afternoon... no drug test, no physical, no typing test and no computer!

  • Beshear calls special session to discuss Medicaid cuts, high school drop out age

    FRANKFORT – When the General Assembly arrived at the Capitol in early January, the top priority for everyone was already clear: Close an unexpected deficit in Medicaid.

  • Buena vista school 1933-1934, grades 7-8
  • Defending champions have questions as season opens

    When you are the defending state champion with the top rating in the state going into the season, the outlook should be rosy.  
    But as Coach Mac Whitaker explained, things aren’t always as they seem from the outside looking in.  

  • Fillies track returning veteran squad

    Veteran track coach Danny Simpson returns 16 of the 21 starters from the regional team last year as the Fillies embark on the 2011 track season.  
    Gone are graduated runners Courtney Grannis, Ashley Lyons and Liz Ford, all of whom contributed to the team’s success last year.  
    “We didn’t lose many girls from last year, but the ones we did lose meant a lot to our team,” said Simpson.  

  • Harrison County’s tennis team greets many new players

    Harrison County graduated the No. 1 Fillies doubles team in Polly Whalen and Jacqueline Young, the No. 1 Thorobreds singles player in Ross Smith and one half of the Breds No. 1 doubles team in Kalen Woosley.  The other half of that No. 1 doubles team, junior Ben McDonald, moved away so there are several holes to fill for second-year coach Kara Mattox.  
    However, given these circumstances, the cupboard is far from bare.  

  • Salato Wildlife Education Center offers ‘Get on Board’ fisheries exhibit

    The Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort announces a new, interactive exhibit.
    “Get on Board” greets visitors by inviting them to enter the exhibit through the mouth of a huge Kentucky spotted bass and into an operating fish hatchery. Visitors will enjoy a hands-on learning experience about the efforts of fisheries biologists from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources to manage and maintain healthy fish populations.

  • Tornado safety tips

    Tornadoes are nature’s most violent storms. Spawned from powerful thunderstorms, tornadoes can cause fatalities and devastate a neighborhood in seconds, according to Michael Palmer, Harrison County’s Emergency Management director, who offered the following information for tornado preparedness.
    A tornado appears as a rotating, funnel-shaped cloud that extends from a thunderstorm to the ground with whirling winds that can reach 300 miles per hour. Damage paths can be in excess of one mile wide and 50 miles long. Every state is at some risk from this hazard.

  • NCAA and Sweet Sixteen, it’s the best time of the year

    This is one of my favorite times of the year.  
    It’s when the high school players put it all on the line at Rupp Arena for the state championship and the college players do the same for the NCAA championship.  
    This year’s NCAA has a Cynthiana flavor as John Michael Reitz takes his training skills to Denver as the Morehead State Eagles battle the Louisville Cardinals, and both of the Hampton men will be officiating in the “Big Dance” -- John in Tampa and Brent in Chicago.