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Today's News

  • Feeling your pain in my heart

    Being known as a religion writer, sometimes people write or call me to tell about their experiences with God.
    Sometimes they tell me of their theological ideas, which may or may not coincide with mine. Sometimes they tell of their own deep pain, past sin or present struggles.
    Around Christmas I found an envelope on my chair, marked “personal and private.” Hand-delivered and from a woman in the community, it contained a handwritten letter several pages long, written from the woman’s “prayer closet” during the early morning hours.

  • A Legislative Perspective on the Kentucky General Assembly

    The main portion of the 2011 Regular Session got underway early last week, and it didn’t take long for bills to begin making their way toward a full vote by the Kentucky House of Representatives.
    As you may know, odd-year meetings of the General Assembly are different than those in even-numbered years, which last for 60 rather than 30 days and are focused on adopting a budget.
    Short sessions traditionally begin by electing legislative leaders, appointing committees, recessing briefly and then returning in February for debating legislation.

  • Whiz Kids

    JOURNEY COMMUNITY
    CHRISTIAN
    Whiz Kids tutoring and mentoring  program has launched at Eastside Elementary School.  There are several ways you can help and get involved in this community ministry:
    •Volunteer to be a tutor.
    •Sponsor a Whiz Kids tutoring bag for $10.
    •Provide snacks for the kids (approx. 15 kids).
    •Pray for the kids that will be tutored, their parents, the tutors and Whiz Kids leaders.
    For more information, contact the church office at 859-235-8449.

  • Newspaper’s website will go subscriber-based this month

    On Feb. 21 some changes will be occurring in our www.cynthianademocrat.com site.
    In November we had a major overhaul of our web design, which made it much more reader friendly. The new design also gave us an opportunity to bring more news to our viewers.
    The latest changes will be to move our website to a subscriber-based site.
    What does that mean to you?
    For our print edition subscribers, you will continue to have access to all of the news, all of the time.
    Democrat subscribers will receive a free on-line subscription.

  • Homecoming is a sweep for Harrison County over Nicholas

    Homecoming royalty Jessica Clevinger and Shane Fowler witnessed a double-header sweep by the Fillies and Thorobreds Friday night as Harrison County took both games from Nicholas County.
    The Fillies used a quick start to bury the Lady Bluejackets early and were never threatened in their 48-33 victory.  
    Juniors Kelsey Cummins and Mariah Nichols scored six points each to help the Fillies to a 17-5 lead at the end of one stanza.  

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, Feb. 10
    Northside Council. Northside Site-Based Council will meet Thursday, Feb. 10 at 3:45 p.m. in the Northside library. The public is invited to attend.
    Berry City Commission will meet Thursday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m., at Berry City Hall. The meetings are open to the public.

  • Wrestling’s Border Battle goes to Thorobreds, 55-23

    Dwayne Moore’s Senior Night, introduction of the middle school wrestlers and the match with rival Bourbon County made for an exciting night on the Hilltop last Wednesday.  
    The highly anticipated Border War match caused the venue to change from the Southside gym to the Harrison County High School facility to accommodate the crowd.  
    The night began with score keeper Amanda Lopez singing a stirring rendition of the Star Spangled Banner, which set the tone for the exciting evening of wrestling.  

  • Thorobred wrestlers finish second in Conner Duals

    In a dual meet dominated by the powerful northern Kentucky schools, the Harrison County High School wrestling team finished second in a six-team meet. The meet was well run, taking four and one half hours to complete with each team wrestling the others.  
    Ryle High School was the overall winner followed by the Thorobreds.  
    The Breds were hampered all day with forfeits in three weight classes due to an illness, a wrestler competing in the middle school state meet and in the 140 lb class just no one to wrestle.

  • Colts muscle past Breds, 65-52 Tuesday

    The team rebounding totals are really misleading for Tuesday night’s game between Harrison County and West Jessamine.
    The totals show the The team rebounding totals are really misleading for Tuesday night’s game between Harrison County and West Jessamine.
    The totals show the Thorobreds winning the battle on the boards when eye witness accounts would doubt the accuracy of the facts.  
    West Jessamine’s Colts dominated the Breds’ big men early as they ran out to a 25-14 first quarter lead.

  • Middle school basketball wrap up

    The Harrison County Middle School seventh and eighth grade boys’ basketball played three games each the first three days of February.  
    This number of games resulted from weather problems, which have hindered efforts to get these games played.  
    Each of the teams won two of the three games that they played.
    The seventh graders open the week with a 39-31 loss to the Scott County Middle Cardinals. In this game, the Colts jumped out to an early lead, but turnovers allowed the Cardinals to come back and take a 19-13 halftime lead.