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Today's News

  • When nine hearts collide

    The Brady Bunch have nothing on the Hisle Huddle.
    Here’s the story of a lovely lady who wanted a family of her own. Fertility issues, however, left her childless, but willing to pursue other options.
    “Everywhere I turned I would see signs about foster parenting; there would be flyers on my car and it just seemed right,” said Dayve Hisle, 29, a former teacher’s aid at Eastside Elementary School.

  • Letters to Santa needed

    Once again, The Cynthiana Democrat has agreed to help Santa Claus out with his mail.
    Letters to Santa will be printed in the Dec. 20 issue so be sure to get them here early because there will be no second chance.
    Letters must be received in the office no later than Monday, Dec. 10. Don’t disappoint Santa, grandparents, aunts and uncles who look forward to seeing those letters published.
    Letters may be dropped off at the Cynthiana Democrat Office, 302 Webster Ave.; mailed to P.O. Box 160; or email to rsmiley@cynthianademocrat.com.

  • Eastside hosts Pow-wow

    As the holidays get closer, the Harrison County Food Pantry’s needs get bigger.
    Harrison County Food Pantry coordinator Margaret Watson said Tuesday that the food pantry stock is beginning to run low again.
    “This time of year pulls on a lot of people,” said Watson. “The past few weeks we have not bought eggs in order to save for the turkeys we want to buy for the holidays.”
    Watson said the food pantry is in need of any items that people are willing to donate including peanut butter and cereal.

  • Wreck victim taken to UK Hospital

    A Harrison County man was airlifted to the University of Kentucky hospital following a single vehicle wreck on US 27 South Monday afternoon.
    Geoffrey Saylor, 34, was involved in a single-vehicle wreck approximately seven miles from town on US 27 South near the Harrison/Bourbon County line.
    According to Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Nathan Olin, Saylor was traveling south on US27 when he apparently lost control of his Buick LeSabre.

  • News Briefs

    Cynthiana Post Office closing
    The Cynthiana Post Office will be closing at noon on Friday, Nov. 23. Regular hours will resume on Saturday, Nov. 24.


    Cynthiana Democrat and Harrison Shopper
    The Cynthiana Democrat and Harrison Shopper office will be closed Thursday, Nov. 22. Regular hours will resume Friday, Nov. 23.

    Toy and Coat Drive underway
    The 8th annual Toy and Coat Drive for the children will be running through Dec. 15. All donations should be received at Cash Express by Dec. 15.

  • Rigorous background checks for adoption of shelter celebrity

    After months of vet visits and constant attention from numerous community supporters, Harley has been given a clean bill of health.
    During his last trip to the Harrison County Vet Clinic, Dr. Jim Rice described the once skin and bones canine as being “fat enough.”
    Harley, who was taken from his 203 W. Penn St. in September, was the victim of an alleged animal cruelty case where he was found in the basement of the home severely underweight.

  • New building inspector
  • City Hall Gym Floor
  • ‘Meet the Breds and Fillies’ has good crowd, interesting previews

    Several hundred fans filled the stands Friday night as the winter sports program participants at Harrison County High School were introduced and, in basketball’s case, scrimmaged for the spectators.
    The evening was started with an introduction of Coach Luke Tucker’s wrestling squad, who came to the high school gym straight from practice at Southside.  
    This was followed by a couple of the bowlers from the Harrison County High School bowling team and the mention of the archery group who were not in attendance.

  • Fillies lose scrimmage to East Jessamine 52-38

    Basketball’s regular season is fast approaching and the Harrison County Fillies are working hard to prepare.  
    The young Harrison County girls traveled to Scott County Saturday to face the Lady Jags of East Jessamine in a scrimmage-formatted game.
    The junior varsity Fillies played two 10-minute halves with a continuous clock, which barely allowed for any basketball to be played.  
    The final score was 13-10 in favor of East Jessamine in the abbreviated contest.  
    Kassidy Cook led Harrison County with six points.