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Today's News

  • Mike’s Minute

    When I started to write for The Cynthiana Democrat the second time I remembered the long Tuesday nights at the newspaper office and the traveling to games and getting info from the coaches when I couldn’t be there.  
    I drove poor Randy Green crazy with my opinions and my way of interjecting them into the stories in some cases.  He was concerned that my tendency to speak my mind or opinion would get everyone into hot water.  

  • Cynthiana Police Department

    CYNTHIANA POLICE DEPARTMENT
    Arrests, citations, warnings
    May 27 -- Angie L. Rose, 20, was cited on U.S. 27 South for person 18-20 in possession/purchase/have another purchase alcohol and possession of open alcoholic beverage container in motor vehicle.
    May 27 -- John M. Palmer, 66, was cited on Walnut Street for failure to wear seat belts.
    May 27 -- Alan P. McMahon, 51, was cited on Walnut Street for failure to wear seat belts.
    May 27 -- Viola C. Ritchie, 84, was cited on Bridge Street for failure to wear seat belts.

  • Harrison District Court

    HARRISON DISTRICT COURT
    Judge Charles W. Kuster Jr.
    presiding June 6, 2011
    PROBATE CASES
    Estate of Stanford Fain, probate hearing; will admitted, order entered, bond approved.
    Estate of Harlo Henson, probate hearing; will admitted to probate, order entered, bond approved.
    Estate of Samuel Boyd Kelley, probate hearing; order entered.
    Estate of Mary Anderson Kuhl, probate hearing; will admitted, order entered, bond approved.
    Estate of Charlotte Perkins Lail, probate hearing; order entered, bond approved.

  • Preparations underway for golf tournaments

    The Cynthiana Country Club is a buzz with activity as the preparations are ongoing for two of the big golf tournaments held there each year.
    The annual Joe Mooney Invitational is June 26 and 27 featuring many of the better male golfers from the central Kentucky area. The Burley Belles Tournament is one of the premier golfing events in the state for ladies and will be held on June 30 and July 1 at the country club.

  • Harrison Circuit Court

    HARRISON CIRCUIT COURT
    Judge Jay Delaney
    presiding June 7, 2011
    CIVIL CASES
    Michael Williams vs. Steven Ward, status hearing; motion to withdraw granted.
    Central Bank and Trust Co. vs. Morgan A. James, motion hour; motion granted, order entered.
    Americredit Financial Services vs. James Pike, motion hour; motion granted, order entered.
    Americredit Financial Services vs. Joey Travis, motion granted, order entered.
    The Huntington National Bank vs. Roy Parks, motion hour; motion to dismiss granted, order entered.

  • Sports Beat

    Harrison County athletes compete in state Soccer Cup
    Harrison County High School was well represented in the State Soccer Open Cup held in Bowling Green last weekend.   Seven Harrison County soccer players played on three different teams with each team advancing to the final four in Bowling Green.  
    On the weekend of May 27, 28, the preliminary competition was held in Owensboro with the four best teams from each age group moving on to the following week.  

  • The Tri-County Sluggers grab second at Paris tournament

    The Tri-County Sluggers baseball team placed second place in the Central Ky Athletics 2011 Blowout Tournament on June 5, in Paris, Ky. The team participated in the 12 and under division. Team members pictured are: (Front) Russ Judy, Lincoln Morris, James Fryman, Noah Gifford, Jeremy Moran. (Back) Drew Davis, Tyler Franklin, Taron Cummins, Spencer Free, Ryan Smiley, Spencer Morris, and Tyler Whetstine. Coaches are Jeremy Whetstine, Kevin Morris and Steve Judy.

  • Figgins-Johnson plan July wedding

    Randy and Kim Figgins of Berlin, Ky.,  announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Dana Elaine Figgins, to Christopher Michael Johnson, son of Raymond and Janeann Johnson of Cynthiana.
    Figgins is a 2008 graduate of Bracken County High School and is attending Lexington School for Recording Arts. She also currently owns and manages Dana’s Place in Berlin, Ky.
    Johnson is a 2004 graduate of Harrison County High School and is employed by Bluegrass Energy.
    The couple is planning a July wedding. Formal invitations have been sent.

  • Nothing personal, just an opinion

    I am often cautioned by my veteran editor/boss when I start writing versus reporting, but when it’s a column, anything is fair game.
    Since I started reporting for the paper, a lot of changes and adjustments have occurred in our community.
    I always try to be unbiased when reporting those changes and adjustments.
    If there is one thing I have learned it is that local government needs no help in finding controversy, so I let them create their own.

  • Smileys to celebrate 50 years of marriage

    Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Smiley will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on June 26. A reception will be given by their children at the Harrison County Middle School cafeteria on Sunday, June 26, from 3-5 p.m.
    All friends and family are invited to attend. Invitations will be sent to out-of-town guest only.
    The Smileys were married by the Rev. Anson Dowd at Unity Christian church in 1961.