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Today's News

  • Tips on controlling insects on indoor plants

    Have you noticed a sticky substance on the floor beneath your ficus or philodendron? Are there little scabs on the under side of the leaves of your orchid? Maybe you have noticed that your plants just look a little lack luster. Well, we can blame some plant puniness on being a tropical houseplant indoors in Kentuckiana during the winter.

  • A look at cell phone uses in city and county governments

    Harrison County received two thumbs up by an auditor for remarkable cell phone usage while the city of Cynthiana is looking to improve its cell phone plans in near future.
    “We just completed an audit that was conducted by a company called Spyglass,” said County Judge Alex Barnett. “Their suggestions were to continue with the current plans that we have and commended us on how efficient we use our cell phones.”
    The city, however was faced with some over usage and extra expenditures for 2010 in regards to its cell phones.

  • Newspaper staff receives state awards

    The Cynthiana Democrat and staff received state honors Friday night at the Kentucky Press Association’s annual convention.
    Editor Becky Barnes was awarded two first place finishes in the Weekly Class 3 division, which is the largest of the state’s weekly newspapers. Her awards were for spot news coverage and feature story writing.
    She also received a third place award for her headline writing.

  • More snow possible next week

    Harrison County schools missed their second day in a row Friday for the winter storm that started dropping precipitation about 2 p.m. Thursday. By 9 p.m., most of the snow had stopped in Harrison County.
    David Klein, who takes an official reading of precipitation measurements for Harrison County said two inches of snow fell Thursday night.
    “That’s just a snapshot at my place,” said Klein from his Buena Vista home Friday afternoon.
    He said other parts of the county may have seen more and others less.

  • Thorobreds win streak at six as they rip three opponents


    The Harrison County Thorobreds ran over three opponents last week on the way to improving their season record to 9-6 as they have now won six straight games.  Wednesday night the Breds traveled to Maysville to face the Saints of Maysville St. Patrick.  
    St. Patrick entered the game with a 3-7 record as they, like the Thorobreds, had missed several games due to the weather.  
    The Saints jumped out to an early lead outscoring the Breds by five in the first period 20-15.  

  • CPD fills two-year assistant vacancy

    After being vacant since November 2008, the assistant police chief’s position has been filled for Cynthiana.
    Former Carlisle Police Chief William “Bill” Denton began his career in Cynthiana last Wednesday following the official swearing in.
    Denton, 39, is a former U.S. Marine and a graduate of the Criminal Justice Academy in Richmond. He is also a former firefighter for Winchester, a position he held until five years ago when he became Carlisle’s police chief.

  • Southwood trial postponed

    A trial that was originally scheduled for the end of this month has been continued in Harrison Circuit Court.
    On Tuesday, attorneys for Sandra Southwood, 42, requested the Jan. 24 and 25 trial be postponed pending a psychiatric evaluation of their defendant.
    Southwood has been charged in the July 30, 2010, shooting spree at the Confederate Drive home of her ex-husband.
    A Harrison County grand jury indicted her on nine counts related to the shooting.

  • Dr. King march is well-attended

    Over 100 walkers joined in the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life during the annual march Monday morning. Supporters left Locust Street at Ebenezer United Methodist Church and walked to Macedonia Baptist Church on Pearl Street for worship and fellowship.

  • Deputies make arrest in alleged trailer heists

    A Berry man was arrested by Kentucky State Police for Fayette County Warrants has been linked to Harrison County trailer thefts.

  • Enjoy ‘Little House’ days before they morph into no-excuse work days

    I often wonder how times change without us ever realizing they have changed.
    For instance, how did I go from jumping up and down when it would snow outside to the dreaded get up and hour earlier to make it to work on time.
    I used to love the snow.
    I remember those days off from school when I was able to stay home and feed the cows with Papaw or Uncle Dennis.
    “Shoot some ether in her,” Papaw would say as he turned the key over on the old 2240 John Deere.