Today's News

  • Commissioner Brunker files as candidate for Cynthiana mayor

    Gary Brunker began his state government career as a Hearing Officer for Kentucky’s Division of Driver Licensing in 1976. During that time, he served in various supervisory roles culminating in his being appointed Director of the Division.

  • Many federal, state, local races will have opposition

    By Becky Barnes, Editor

    It may be cold outside but the election is getting ready to heat things up in Harrison County.

  • Newspaper, Shopper garner numerous awards

    The Cynthiana Democrat received news and advertising honors at the Kentucky Press Association awards competition last Friday in Lexington in the Weekly Class 3 category, which includes Kentucky’s largest circulation weekly newspapers.

    Editor Becky Barnes received first place honors for Best Front Page while Robin Smiley placed third in Best Sports Page and Best Agribusiness Page.

  • Charges pending in animal cruelty case

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer

    A person who abandoned their pet dog at a Pearl Street residence may be facing animal cruelty charges after the dog was examined by veterinarians on Monday afternoon.

    Harrison County Animal Control Officer Allen Fryman, accompanied by his assistant, Erin Gaunce, responded to an animal removal call at 306 W. Pearl St. on Monday morning.

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  • Harrison County Basketball Homecoming Court.
  • Henry Clay bedevils Breds with deep, quick lineup

    The Harrison County Thorobreds fell to 9-11 on the season Tuesday night as they dropped a fast-paced game 70-54 on the Hilltop.  
    The Thorobreds were playing without senior forward Dillon Pulliam who sprained his ankle in a shoot around earlier in the day.  
    Pulliam, according to Coach Larry Kendall, will miss Wednesday’s game at Woodford County and could even miss the Friday homecoming battle with Pendleton County.  

  • Campbell County rallies to defeat Fillies Monday 48-44

    The Harrison County Fillies squandered a big lead and made a joyous occasion for senior Jordan Doram not as happy with a 48 to 44 loss to Campbell County Monday night.  
    Doram scored eight points in the first quarter to become the fifth of the Fillies to score 2,000 points in her career.  
    Noel Whitaker Kearns, Brooke Faulkner, Camryn Whitaker, Megan Gray McIlvain and Mary Custard-Austin are the five Fillies who have previously passed the lofty career mark.  
    Jerry Fogle is the only Thorobred to score 2,000 points in his career.  

  • Sports This Week

    Fillies Basketball
    Friday, Jan. 31 Pendleton Co. (H) 6 p.m. Homecoming
    Saturday, Feb. 1 St. Henry (A) 1:30/3:00 p.m.
    Monday, Feb. 3 Clark Co. (H) 6/7:30 p.m.
    Breds Basketball
    Wednesday, Jan. 29 Woodford Co. (A) 6/7:30 p.m.
    Friday, Jan. 31 Pendleton Co. (H) 7:30 p.m. Homecoming
    Saturday, Feb. 1 St. Patrick (H) 6/7:30 p.m.
    Tuesday, Feb. 4 Campbell Co. (H) 6/7:30 p.m.
    Saturday, Feb. 1 Harrison Co. Invitational 8 a.m.
    Harrison County Middle School

  • Senate reconvenes after Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    After a pause in legislative work last Monday to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Senate reconvened Tuesday in a joint session with the House to hear the governor’s budget proposal.
    Determining the state’s two-year budget is the most daunting, time-consuming task we undertake in the legislature.  
    As you can imagine, getting a majority of 138 lawmakers -- who represent varied ideologies and communities across the state -- to agree on any bill is hard.  It was never meant to be effortless.