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Today's News

  • Community Calendar

    FRIDAY, Oct. 4
    Star Wars Reads Family Program. Friday, Oct. 4 at 5:30 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Come enjoy trivia, light sabers, and galactic snacks. For all ages. Pre-registration is encouraged and appreciated.
    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Oct. 4 at Community Action Kindergarten from 9:30-10:30 a.m.; Cynthiana Baptist Day Care, 10:45 a.m.; Eastside Laundry, 4 p.m.
    MONDAY, Oct. 7

  • Search and Rescue group has mock rescue to keep trained and ready

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer
    It took about 40 minutes for Harrison County Search and Rescue (SAR) volunteers to locate their “lost hunter” during a mock training session in a remote section of the county recently.
    Out on Palmer Lane, just off of Mouth of Cedar Road in a remote northeastern section of the county, the SAR Team held one of its regular training sessions.
    According to Re’Jeana Craft, team liaison, and James McCarty, SAR chief, the team organizes a variety of different training sessions regularly for its team members.

  • Lions Club provides Youth Day experience for high school students

    Thirty-seven Harrison County High School students served with local elected officials in county and city government during its annual Youth Day on Oct. 1.  
    In preparation for Youth Day, HCHS students sought election to local public service offices, and engaged in a spirited campaign, seeking votes from fellow students.  The election process was followed by a school-wide vote and high school voter registration drive, where approximately 100 high school students registered to vote.

  • Teen court offers glimpse into judicial system

    By Joshua Powers, Teen Court Coordinator
    Forty-five Harrison County students who have completed Teen Court training were sworn in as officers of their county court Thursday, Sept. 26.
    District Court Judge Bill Kuster, who serves Harrison, Pendleton, Nicholas, and Robertson counties and oversees the local Teen Court program, performed the ceremony at the Harrison County Justice Center.  
    Teen Court members performed two mock trials for the audience, and Circuit Judge Jay Delaney served as speaker for the event.

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  • Cool temperatures initiate bloom

    How about this weather?
    I am anticipating a very good orchid season coming up because our temperatures have been so mild, especially with night time temperatures dipping into the 50s already.  
    These cool nights are a piece of the puzzle in order to get some plants to bloom indoors in the winter.
    When attempting to grow tropical plants we are met with the challenge of mimicking their native habitat which is difficult inside our homes.
    We can allow Mother Nature to take care of some of this, outside, for now.  

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
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  • Sports beat

    Thorobreds finish seventh
    in golf regional
    The Harrison County Thorobreds finished the golf season with a respectable seventh place finish of the 17 teams competing for the championship. Bourbon County won the Region 8 Tournament with a score of 306 followed by Mason County who shot a team score of 310.  
    Both of these teams advance to the state tournament. Newport Catholic was third followed by Grant County, Highlands, Pendleton County and Harrison County.  

  • Is there no sympathy for the health insurance industry?

    Ever since I began writing at the Democrat, I have brought along a backpack that contains, among other items, a pair of sneakers, a t-shirt, and shorts. Every morning I tell myself that, after work, I’m going to head right out to Veterans Park and spend at least a half hour walking. Or maybe I’ll even run a bit … at least to the point where it hurts a bit.