Today's News

  • Correction

    On the front page of the Cynthiana Democrat last week, a story about school security had the incorrect date for the Newtown,  Conn. shooting. The date of the shooting was Dec. 14.

  • Eastside Elementary
  • Bourbon Hospital recognized by CMS

    Many people have heard the buzz of healthcare reform and are aware, to some degree, the healthcare industry has experienced major changes over the last few years and it will continue to evolve.
    While the changes are numerous and complex, a few key themes stand out: the increased focus on quality care and the growing role of technology in healthcare delivery.
    These are two issues that you can see played out locally at Bourbon Community Hospital.

  • Harrison’s unemployment rate drops from November 2011

    Unemployment rates fell in 99 Kentucky counties, including Harrison, between November 2011 and November 2012, while 20 county rates increased and one stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
    Harrison County’s unemployment dropped from 8.7 percent in November 2011 to 6.9 percent in November 2012.
    The Cabinet identifies 640 Harrison County residents as being unemployed in a work force of 9,311.

  • Christmas Classic
  • Stamper celebrates 50-plus years behind the pulpit

    It is one thing to celebrate an 85th birthday and another to celebrate over 50 years of doing the same heavenly thing.
    Brother Paul Stamper will soon be 85 years old, but that is not what he is most proud of.
    Stamper has devoted the last 50-plus years of his life to churches by taking his rightful and familiar place behind the pulpit.
    “Years ago I was able to stand before a congregation and recite scripture for almost an hour,” said Stamper. “I was very proud that I not only knew the scripture but what it meant too.”

  • 75 years together

    Seldom does anything stand the test of time, but try telling that to James and Mary Reffett.
    The two not only have managed to keep their health and keen minds for over 90 years, they have done it together.
    Over 75 years ago, young James and his friend peaked through a country church window at two young girls sitting in a pew by themselves.
    “Let’s go and see if they will let us sit with them,” recalled James.

  • Did you know?

    Deadline nears for HMH education assistance
    The application deadline to participate in the Community Education Assistance Program at Harrison Memorial Hospital is Dec. 31, 2012. In order to qualify, you must be presently accepted and enrolled in a health career field of study. If you would like additional information, call Julia Fulton, R.N. at 859-234-2300.

    Registration begins for MCTC-LVC classes

  • Brown indicted again

    On the heels of entering not guilty pleas to indictments in Harrison and Lawrence counties, Kay Brown now faces charges in a third county.
    A Johnson County grand jury issued an indictment last Wednesday on two counts of second degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.
    According to the indictment, on April 8, 2011, Brown was allegedly in possession of a  forged U.S. Treasury check made to James A. Brown, with the intent to defraud.

  • Fillies win first victory at Williamstown

    Coach Kim Furnish said after Wednesday’s game that she had finally got the demon off her back.  
    Maybe it was a Lady Demon because Furnish and her Harrison County Fillies picked up their first win of the season over the Lady Demons of Williamstown, 70-56, Wednesday.  
    The win improved the Fillies to 1-6 and dropped the freshman-laden Lady Demons to 3-6 for the season.