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Today's News

  • Sports beat

    Kendall, Letcher, Moses in 2011 10th Region Basketball Hall of Fame Class
    Three of the most outstanding local basketball figures in the area were named to this year’s hall of fame class in the 10th region. Dr. Stephen Moses of Harrison County, Lee Kendall of Harrison County and Greg Letcher of Nicholas County are three of the newest members of this prestigious hall.  

  • What face do you show?

    The other day I read an article written by Sharon Miller, a woman who stopped wearing makeup “as an act of Christian discipleship.”
    She was getting ready to go shopping with her in-laws and as she went through her usual morning routine of blow-drying her hair and picking out an outfit, she decided to go to the mall sans makeup.
    She said she had been inspired by a book, “Dance of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Women’s Spirituality,” by Maria Harris.

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, Feb. 24
    Historical Book for the month of February will be 1776 by David McCullough. This group is open to any adult who enjoys reading and discussing history. Will meet Thursday, Feb. 24 at 5:30 p.m. Copies of the book are available at the front desk of the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.

    FRIDAY, Feb. 25
    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Friday, Feb. 25 at New Beginnings at 10:30 a.m.; Our Little Miracles 11:15 a.m.; Robynwood Heights 2 p.m.

    MONDAY, Feb. 28

  • Thorobreds, Fillies end regular seasons with last-second wins

    Friday night it was the Thorobreds winning with just less than two seconds left in the game and Saturday night the Fillies hit the winning basket with 10 seconds left to end the regular season on a high note.
    The Thorobreds evened their record to 14-14 going into the 38th District Tournament Friday night when senior guard Eric Sanders hit a driving lay up with 1.6 seconds on the clock to give the Breds a 68-66 win over Montgomery County.  

  • Three first-year wrestlers particpate in state youth tourney

    Wrestlers participating in the 2011 Kentucky Youth State Wrestling Tournament held at the Frankfort Convention Center on Sunday, Feb. 20 are: from left, Brent Hudgins, state participant in the 9-10 year old, 65-lb Division, Brady Henderson, fourth place in 9-10 year old, 60-lb Division, and Tyler Hudgins, State Champion in the 7-8 year old, 70-lb Division. All three are first year wrestlers.

  • 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.