Today's News

  • Sports this week

    Fillies Basketball
    Region Quarterfinals at Mason County
    Wednesday, March 5 vs. George Rogers Clark, 7:30 p.m.
    Region Semifinals at Mason County if they advance
    Saturday  March 8, 5:30 p.m.
    Region Finals at Mason County if they advance
    Sunday, March 9, 3 p.m.

    Thorobreds Basketball
    Region Quarterfinals at Mason County
    Thursday, March 6 vs. George Rogers Clark, 7:30 p.m.
    Region Semifinals at Mason County if they advance  
    Monday, March 10, 6 p.m.

  • Four Harrison Countians named to Halls of Fame in 10th Region

    The 10th Region coaches for girls’ and boys’ basketball have named the slates for this year’s inductees to the Hall of Fame.  
    The honorees include two people from Harrison County in each of the classes, women’s and men’s.
    The women named are Mary VanHook from the Oddville Kittens as a veteran’s inductee and Megan Gray-McIlvain from the 1999-2004 Harrison County Fillies.
    VanHook played for the Oddville Kittens from 1926 through 1929.  

  • Still some good things going on

    Before I get into my article I want to apologize to Grant Carr and his family for omitting Grant in my article about the Collins game where I listed the seniors that started the game.  It should have read the five seniors that started Dillon Pulliam, Mason Ritchie, Landon Palmer, Grant Carr and long-time manager Russell Crosthwaite.  
    Sometimes I can blame my mistakes on the people working at the paper, but this time I’m afraid it was all me.

  • Cynthiana Gems-Sapphires doing well in state wide competition

    The ages 6-11 Cynthiana Gems-Sapphires have competed in five competitions since July and have finished no less than second overall in the events.  
    The team participates in the Universal Cheerleaders Associ-ation and the National Cheerleaders Association.  They began in July in Nicholas County where they were first place winners in their Youth Level 1 division and Overall Grand Champions for All-Stars.  
    The following contest was a UCA tournament where they were selected first in the Youth Level 1 division.

  • Shirley-Furnish plan May wedding

    Greg and Diana Shirley of Cynthiana, Ky., announce the engagement of their daughter, Samantha Lee Shirley, to Jonathan Louis Furnish, son of Linda B. Furnish of Cynthiana and the late George Michael Furnish.

  • Jase Stephen Persinger

    Jase Stephen Persinger was born to Travis and Kristi Persinger of Cynthiana on Feb. 13, 2014 at Women’s Hospital Saint Joseph East.
    He weighed 7 lbs. 6 oz., and is welcomed by his sister, Emily.
    Maternal grandparents are Steve McCauley and Faye Stephens of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandmother is Betty McCauley.
    Paternal grandparents are Steve and Linda Persinger of Cynthiana; paternal great-grandmother is Christine Coy.

  • Service projects are important

    Many of the Harrison County Extension Homemakers (HCEH) clubs have service projects during the year that support such projects as the local food pantry, clothing closet, and International projects. All clubs support the Ovarian Cancer Center at the University of Kentucky.
    The Indian Creek Homemaker Club has taken on a special project during the past two years. The Christmas Angel project in cooperation with the Harrison County Schools Community Education program has provided an opportunity for special support from the Indian Creek Club.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Ty’niah Da’Shae Perez, Feb. 6, daughter of Tracey Gross and Paul Perez; Isaiah Edward Thompson, Feb. 17, son of Ashley Soard and Derik Thompson.
    The Harrison Square branch of Fifth-Third Bank will be closing its doors. The branch will relocate to a new facility across the road on US 27 South. Construction is expected to begin in the spring of 2005. The new building will contain 4,000 square feet with a full service banking center and safety deposit boxes.

  • Hospice of the Bluegrass announces new event

    For many years, people in Cynthiana have enjoyed the Hospice of the Bluegrass Church on Church event. This year the Event Committee has decided to try something new and hope everyone will once again come out to have fun while supporting Hospice care in the community.

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana Democrat, Nov. 6, 1969 -- “Looking Back” by Mary Renaker - As we think of Cynthiana now and Cynthiana in the Twenties, we miss two of the busy centers then; the Crown Jewel and Crescent Milling Companies. The Crescent Mill was located just where Southern States stands. The Crown Jewel was back of what is now Harrison Motor. At this season of the year just after threshing time, farmers were hauling in wheat to be sold or exchanged for flour, which was made at both mills.