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Today's News

  • Bacon family is loving homeschooling

    Kelly McKinney,
    News Writer
    kmckinney@cynthianademocrat.com

    Once, it was in the Cayman Islands, where they went scuba diving; another time, it was in the caverns of Mammoth Cave, and, yet another time, it was in a barn where one of the children helped deliver foals.
    For the Bacons, the classroom is anywhere they want it to be.
    The Bacons do have an actual classroom, and they spend time there as well, learning    math, reading, science, and the like. But, like the location, the curriculum can be tailor-made.

  • Count down to Rod Run is underway

    Kelly McKinney,
    News Writer
    kmckinney@cynthianademocrat.com

    Downtown Cynthiana is just over a week away from playing host to hundreds of classic and collectible car, truck and motorcycle owners for the fourth-annual Cynthiana Rod Run.
    Jerry Adams, owner of Custom Cuts and founder of the Rod Run,  said this  year’s event, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 22, will offer many new attractions and activities along with the usual offerings.

  • 3M’s ‘banner year’ results in more jobs at Cynthiana plant

    Kelly McKinney,
    News Writer
    kmckinney@cynthianademocrat.com

    One of Cynthiana’s biggest employers has been adding even more jobs this  year, and is still looking to fill many positions.
    3M Plant manager Colleen Emery said the company has already brought on 100 additional people this year, and is interviewing to fill jobs in nearly all areas of production.

  • Harrison duo charged in hotel robbery

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A former Cynthiana couple has been arrested in Lexington under allegations of armed robbery and shoplifting.
    According to Lexington Metro Police Sgt. Anne Welch, Kristin Marie Welte and Michael Craig Rayburn were arrested Saturday night at a residence in Lexington.
    Police suspect that Welte, 28, whose address is now in Lexington, entered the Sleep Inn on Plaudit Place Tuesday, Aug. 4, around 10:15 p.m., with a pistol and a note demanding money.

  • LGA July Winners
  • Vascottos compete in Kentucky Jr. PGA Tour, PGA Drive, Chip and Putt contest

    Local  freshman  for Harrison County High School and Cynthiana Country Club golfer, Anthony Vascotto, participated in the 2015 Kentucky Jr. PGA Tour. He competed in 13- and 14-year-old group and won six medals.
    He came in third for the state based on his participation. Vascotto has shot three rounds in the 70’s during competition.
    He also competed in the PGA Drive, Chip and Putt contest for the Bluegrass Region at Lakeside Golf Course, Lexington.  

  • Sports beat

    Fillies lose match
    at Houston Oaks Tuesday
    Sarah Holland of Harrison County and Libby Courtney of Bourbon County were tied for medalist with 53, but that was as close as the Fillies could get in a 231-to-248 loss to the Lady Colonels Tuesday.  
    Kenzie Jones was second for the Fillies with 60 while Morgan Hollar was next with 66. Eighth grader Anna Midden wrapped up the Fillies’ scoring with a 69.

  • Sports this week

    Aug.12-19
    Football
    Friday, Aug. 14, Four-Team Scrimmage in Frankfort 6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m.
    Breds vs. GRC, Louisville Moore, and Frankfort High,
    934 Old Lawrenceburg Road, next to Capitol View Park

    HCMS Football
    Thursday, Aug. 13, vs. Robert D. Campbell at Ingles Stadium 6 p.m.

    Golf
    Thursday, Aug. 13, Fillies vs. Montgomery County/Bourbon County at Cynthiana Country Club
    Saturday, Aug. 15, Fillies at Montgomery County Tourney at Indian Creek GC

  • Kentucky Thunder
  • The right place and the right message

    Saturday night’s Harrison County Football Alumni Association Hall of Fame Banquet was a smashing success.  
    What I am going to write is not meant as a slight to any other banquet, location for a banquet or any other football coaching staff.  This is only to say that in my opinion the Saturday affair was almost perfectly done.
    The Field House is the right place for a sports banquet of any kind.