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Today's News

  • Handy House court battle rages on

    Betsy Smith,
    News Writer
    bsmith@cynthianademocrat.com

     On Oct. 30, Judge Jay Delaney heard arguments in the ongoing saga of the Handy House. The current injunction pits the Harrison County Heritage Council against the Harrison County Fiscal Court in an attempt to stay the demolition of the house, which could have begun as early as Nov. 1.
    The Heritage Council seeks to assume the lease on the house, which was once held by the Harrison County Historical Society.  

  • Clothing Closet is meeting the needs of Harrison County’s needy

    Betsy Smith,
    News Writer
    bsmith@cynthianademocrat.com

    For 17 years, volunteers at the Harrison County Clothing Closet have worked hard to provide clothing for citizens in need. As any of the volunteers will tell you, it is not a simple task.  

  • Band finishes third in state competition

    The Harrison County Marching Thorobreds stormed into the KMEA State Marching Band Finals after a strong semifinals performance Saturday at Nelson County High School.  The band earned the opportunity to march in the showcase of bands, featuring the four finalists from each class at the University of Louisville’s Papa John Cardinal Stadium later that evening. HCHS placed third overall.  

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Kennedy Elizabeth Baker, Aug. 19, daughter of Faye Lynn and Jeremy Scott Baker; Sadie Lynn Collins, Oct. 5, daughter of Rob and Stacy Collins.
    Friday was the last regular season home game at Ingles’ Stadium. Coach Ray Graham stepped onto Lawson Field 25 seasons ago. A new sports complex will be constructed.
    CJ Catering is now open for business. Cindy and husband Terry Jones started the business at their new home on Pike Street.

  • Clayton Ray Daniel

    Clayton Ray Daniel was born to Paul and Ashley Daniel of Mount Sterling, Ky., on Sept. 15, 2017 at the University of Kentucky.
    He weighed 7 lbs. 14 oz., and is welcomed by his brother Jacob.
    Maternal grandparents are Michael and Michele Gaunce of Cynthiana.
    Paternal grandparents are Gary and Karen Daniel of Berry, Ky.

  • Prune brambles

    It’s time to clean up the bramble patch: in order to maintain healthy and productive blackberries and raspberries we need to prune out the old to make room for the new.   
    Most brambles are biennial which means they fruit on second-year growth.  Blackberries are easy to deal with, just remove the arching canes that fruited this year and trim up and attach the new growth from this summer to your trellis; this new growth will bear next summer’s fruit.  Repeat the same thing next year.

  • Harmon releases audit of the Harrison County Fiscal Court

    State Auditor Mike Harmon has released the audit of the financial statement of the Harrison County Fiscal Court for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016. State law requires annual audits of county fiscal courts.

  • School Menus

    Nov. 6 - Nov. 10
    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.

    BREAKFAST
    ST. EDWARD SCHOOL
    MONDAY: Breakfast pizza or cereal or Pop-tart, fruit, choice of milk or juice.
    TUESDAY: Biscuit and sausage gravy or cereal, fruit, choice of milk or juice.
    WEDNESDAY: Waffle sticks with syrup or cereal or Pop-tart, fruit, choice of milk or juice.
    THURSDAY: Banana muffin or cereal or Pop-tart, fruit, choice of milk or juice.
    FRIDAY: Super bun or cereal or Pop-tart, fruit, choice of milk or juice.

  • Sports Beats

    Faulkner is Coach of the Year
    For the fourth time in his career, Harrison County Coach Bill Faulkner has been named Coach of the Year by his 10th Region fellow coaches.
    Faulkner’s Fillies had a spectacular year, finishing 37-2 and advancing to the 10th Region semi-finals.  Kelly Franxman of 10th Region champ Scott High was named the Player of the Year for the region.  
    The Kentucky Volleyball Coaches Association will name the first, second and honorable mention all-state teams on Monday, Nov. 6.

  • HCMS Archery