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Today's News

  • Capturing THOSE moments

    On a dark and cloudless Saturday night, while participating in a glow ball golf tournament at the Cynthiana Country Club, I started counting my many blessings:

    It was dark.

    No one had a camera.

    It was dark.

    My foursome was made up of family.

    It was dark.

    I didn’t need an ambulance to carry me off the course.

    And, it was blessedly, totally, undeniably dark.

    OK. This is the story I’m going with and sticking to.

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana Democrat, May 4, 1922 - “Wilson Cox, one of the proprietors of the Ideal Electric Service, Walnut Street, expects to install a radio receiving outfit at his place of business today and have it in operation and ready for the public by the first of next week. It is Cox’s purpose to give concerts nightly or rather listen in on concerts from Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Jersey City or wherever fancy or program invites. Cox will have the distinction of installing the first station here.

  • Facts of ‘Connersville Cat’ cannot be ignored

    To the editor:

    In honor and memory of Apollo.

    In response to the “rumors and gossip” column in the Aug. 19 edition of the Democrat, I feel it is time to get “just the facts.” There is a laundry list of “facts” which cannot be ignored or swept under the rug as the column reported.

  • Births

    •Landon James Tolle was born to Kenneth Tolle and Felicia Price on March 6, 2010 at Saint Joseph East. He weighed 6 lbs. 13 oz.

    •Jimilu Ann Barnes was born to Jennifer Edwards and Jimmy Barnes of Cynthiana on July 27, 2010 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. She weighed 5 lbs. 6 oz.

  • Column wasn’t justified; facts prove the animal isn’t a rumor

    To the editor:

  • Fillies fall to LCA Thursday, Bishop Brossart on Tuesday

    The Harrison County Volleyball team keeps coming close, but was unable in the last two matches to pull out a win. 

    On Thursday, the Lexington Christian Lady Eagles visited the Hilltop and saw the Fillies take a hard-fought first set 27-25 to take a 1-0 lead in match play. However, the visiting Eagles came back for a 20-25 win in the second set to force the third. 

  • Shuttle service to be provided for the Sept. 10 varsity football game

    A shuttle service will be available for the Harrison County – Newport Varsity Football game on Sept. 10, at the new Harrison County Athletic Complex.

    A shuttle bus will be located at the drive between Ingles Stadium and the Harrison County High School Student Parking lot. Shuttle service will begin at 6:30 p.m. The shuttle will leave every 15 minutes taking patrons to the Athletic Complex. The final bus prior to game time is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

  • Rediscovering church

    Lately I’ve been fascinated by stories of people who grew up in church and now have abandoned the denominations of their youth, and sometimes church altogether.

    In a very funny memoir, “Mennonite in a Little Black Dress,” Rhoda Janzen writes about having to wear frumpy skirts, granny panties and doilies on her head and eating lots of potatoes.

  • Sports Beat

    Junior varsity and freshman football

     

    handle Grant County

     

    In a rare Saturday morning game, the Harrison County freshman footballers defeated Grant County’s rookie Braves by a 16-6 margin at Ingles Field.  

     

    A pair of touchdown runs by DeShon Talbott and an extra point run by quarterback Zach Royce put the points on the board for Harrison County, which had a shutout until less than a minute left in the game when an ill-advised pass was picked off and ran back 60 yards by the Braves for their only points.  

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Report

    HARRISON COUNTY

    SHERIFF’S REPORT

    ACCIDENTS

    Aug. 26 at 3:35 p.m. -- non-injury, Pughs Ferry Road, Thomas E. Hall, 47, Cynthiana, driving a 2001 Ford F150.

    Aug. 27 at 9:59 a.m. -- injury, Ky 392, Lena C. Herrington, 66, Cynthiana, driving a 2002 Mercedes Benz CLK 430.

    Aug. 28 at 9:55 p.m. -- non-injury, US 27 North, Gary D. Cunningham, 34, Berry, driving a 1983 Chevrolet Conventional Cab 4.

    Aug. 24 at 3:39 p.m. -- injury, US 62 West, Troy S. Burns, 44, Cynthiana, driving a 2004 AMF FLP hit a deer.