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Today's News

  • SUMMER ENDS, SCHOOL BEGINS

    Before we know it, it will be that time of year again.

    That time of year when Harrison County kids trade in their days beside a clear blue pool for days underneath a black chalkboard.

    Beach totes will be swapped for backpacks and tall glasses of lemonade will be replaced with milk cartons.

    Cartoons will become something only viewed on Saturday mornings... and after 3:30 p.m. on weekdays.

    It’s back-to-school time.

    As we prepared the Back-to-School section here at the Democrat office, it was hard not to think about my own school days.

  • Way back when

    10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Raegan Nicole Baldwin, June 23, daughter of Joey and Jennifer Baldwin; Caleb Mark Harris, Aug. 11, son of Jami and Jan Reeves Harris.

    Crews are working to replace 13,000 feet of waterlines (starting with Pleasant Street) in the northeast quadrant of Cynthiana. Elmarch Avenue will be the next target.

    County grant will allow for extended waterlines in the northern and eastern areas of the county. The project will serve 127 new customers. Total estimated cost is $1.02 million. A block grant has been applied for.

  • Property Transfers

    PROPERTY TRANSFERS

    Coy Johnson and Shirley Johnson to Katherine G. Lake-Trustee, Coy Johnson and Shirley Johnson, property on Blackburn Road.

    Emma Jean Jenkins and Wilbur M. Jenkins to Bonnie Sue Sebastian, Parcel 2 in Harrison County, $15,000.

    Thomas Walton to Martin T. Jones, David Rossman and John J. McLean, Lot 4 - Section B-4 in Lake Arrowhead Land Development-East, $6,000.

    Jordan W. Davis and Kati Suzanne Davis to Christopher J. Arnold, property on Miller Street, $82,700.

  • Engagements

    • Meghan Elizabeth Rich and Corey Hinson Florence of Lexington to be married at the Oleika Temple in Lexington on Oct. 16, 2010 at 5 p.m. No formal invitations are being sent.

    • Samantha Hopkins and Travis Wright will marry at Fairlane Farm on Sept. 18, 2010.

  • No such thing as a “minor sport”

    This is not an article about the pay scale of a coach when the sport they coach is considered a “minor sport.” 

    It probably should be and more than likely there will be one sometime, but not today. 

    This is more about the time it takes to play and coach the “minor sports” and the vast number of people who don’t know or care to learn about the sports. Last year, when I went to my first cheerleader competition, I learned then how little I knew about what it took to be a cheerleader or a sponsor.

  • Sports Beat

    Soccer and fall baseball sign up

    begins now

    Cynthiana/Harrison County Recreation Director Rick Chasteen has announced that sign up for soccer and fall baseball are beginning now through Aug. 28. This Saturday, Aug. 21, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., sign up will be at Sports Unlimited.  During the week, sign up can be completed at the Recreation Department office at River Road Park. The week day sign up is from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-5 p.m. 

  • Soccer Breds open with big win, 5-0 over Simon Kenton

    In the first-ever soccer game played at the Harrison County Athletic Complex, the Harrison County Thorobreds Soccer team routed Simon Kenton 5-0 Tuesday evening. 

    Playing together as a unit, the Harrison County squad dominated from the start. 

    “We may have been a little tentative at first as we adjusted to the narrower field, but once we got started we took care of business,” said Coach Nick Hill. “Everyone played defense when they needed to and were very productive offensively.” 

  • Volunteers work to clean Leesburg cemetery

    To the editor:

  • Art Walk paints the town

    Welcome back Cynthiana Art Walk!

    We are highly anticipating your second summer return and we know that this year you’ll be bigger than last!

    But, now, don’t get us wrong... there’s some things we hope don’t change from your first visit in Harrison County.

    Obviously, we want you to bring back the art! It wouldn’t be an Art Walk without the wide array of various artists’ work on display in our downtown shops and businesses.

  • Museum Musings

    * The Cynthiana Kentuckian, Oct. 30, 1969 - “Mr. and Mrs. William (Billy) Bauer, who operate a motel in Myrtle Beach, S.C. have stopped over for a visit with Mr. Bauer’s mother, Anna Bauer, Elmarch Avenue. Billy will be remembered for the journey to the west coast, accompanied by Jimmie Galbraith, Bill Conway and George Cason in an open top 1923 Ford touring car. All four members survived the trip and at last report were doing well.”