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Today's News

  • Harrison Co. High Underclassmen Awards
  • Eastside Elementary Awards Program
  • Paynter guilty of wife’s murder

    It has been nearly nine years since Lori Ross Paynter went missing.
    Her killer has now admitted that he murdered his wife.
    Daniel T. Paynter, 57, originally from Cynthiana, entered a guilty plea in a Hamilton County, Ohio, court last Wednesday, July 6.
    “He apologized to his family and to her family,” said Megan Shananhan, assistant Hamilton County prosecutor. “He said he wanted to give everybody closure.”
    Shananhan described Paynter’s apology as “shallow” and not heart-felt.

  • CHILDREN’S EXPO

     Skylar Mullins, left, plays it cool when asked what his favorite cartoon was by Don Wynn, HMH senior management, during Monday’s 2011 Children’s Expo. Mullins was chosen Most Photogenic in the Little Prince class at the Harrison County Fair.

  • Ponce returns to county, seven-year warrant served

    A seven year old warrant was served after a Hispanic man is taken into custody on Monday by a Harrison County Sheriff deputy.
    In March 2004, Harrison County Deputy Nathan Gasser and Detective Paul Olin responded to a call on Robinson Renaker Rd. in reference to a domestic dispute.

  • Two pit bulls taken at shelter break-in

    The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department has been called twice in the last 30 days to investigate stolen animals at Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter.
    On July 7, Harrison County Sheriff Bruce Hampton was called by Assistant Animal Control Officer Paul Colson to come investigate a break-in and break-out of two pitbull terriers at the animal shelter.

  • Twelve year old stars finish third in Little League District competition

       In a tournament that began on July 2 and wrapped up on July 8, the Harrison County 12 year old all stars won three and lost two to finish in third place overall in the District 3 Little League competition. The tournament, which was held in Anderson County, featured teams from Powell County, Richmond, Winchester, Mercer County and the host Anderson County squad as well as the Harrison County team.

       The team was coached by Steve Slucher who used two assistants from the Auto Systems team, Roger Fryman and Wilbur Fowler,  to aid him.   

  • Want to save big? SmartSource coupons coming back

    Few products offer individuals the opportunity to save more than they spend. Starting July 21, The Cynthiana Democrat will give readers this opportunity with the return of SmartSource coupons.
    Inside the newspaper each week, readers will find a coupon package regularly valued at more than $100 in savings through manufacturer, retail and restaurant coupons. Subscribers will usually find they can recoup the cost of a Cynthiana Democrat subscription in just one week of coupon savings.

  • Allison named HCHS athletic director

    Brad Allison, a 1992 graduate of Harrison County High School,  has been named athletic director to replace the retired Lee Kendall effective July 1, 2011. Allison was assistant athletic director during Kendall’s term.
    “Lee was like a mentor to me,” said Allison. “Many of the plans I have are continuations of what he did.”
    Allison plans to be an accessible figure at the Harrison County sports activities.

  • Fillies soccer anticipating success despite graduation losses

    The Harrison County Fillies soccer team graduated seven seniors from last season’s district runner-up and regional semifinalist, yet Coach Kim Jenkins is optimistic. Although the Fillies lost three of five defenders including the keeper to graduation, Jenkins believes she has the players in the wings to step in and compete.