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Today's News

  • Cutting tobacco: Farmers feel the crunch

    On their family farm off Mt. Vernon Road, brothers Jerry Prows and Steven Prows are preparing for this year’s tobacco crop.

    Tobacco farmers in Harrison County for over 25 years, the Prows brothers know this year will be different.

    Their tobacco crop will only be half.

    There will be no contract.

    And, there will be no guarantees.

    The family found out two weeks ago that its contract with Universal Leaf Tobacco Company has been cut.

  • Construction begins on Farmers Market pavilion

    The farmers market will soon have a new and permanent home at Flat Run Veterans’ Park.

    Construction is scheduled to begin on the $150,000 facility later this week.

    “I am so excited,” said Sue Clifford, who serves as secretary of the farmers market committee. “I can’t wait for it to open...”

    Clifford was one of many who helped organize the group of local produce sellers over 10 years ago.

    “We’ve been in six or eight locations since we’ve been organized,” Clifford said Monday morning.

  • LEOs bring in 7 on drug charges

    Seven Harrison County individuals were arrested last week on drug charges.

    Det. Paul Olin said the arrests were a joint investigation between the Kentucky State Police and the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department.

    “The investigation has taken place over the course of several months and is ongoing,” Olin said last Friday.

    For more on this story, see this week's Cynthiana Democrat.

  • ‘Biggest threat since the ‘97 flood’ is result of 4.31 inches of rain in two days

    Receding flood waters are a relief for Cynthiana and Harrison County residents, following a weekend of heavy rains and several days of flooding conditions.

    “This is the biggest threat since the ‘97 flood,” County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett said Sunday night.

    Emergency Management Director Mike Palmer said a few businesses were damaged by the flood waters, along with several homes.

    “There were several residents that moved out and a bunch that just stuck it out,” Palmer said.

  • Academic Briefs

    FRANZETTI

    A Harrison County High School graduate received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Transylvania University on Saturday, May 29, during a commencement ceremony on the front steps of historic Old Morrison.

    Michelle Ann Franzetti graduated with a double major in applied music and music education. She is the daughter of Walter and Theresa Harms of Georgetown.

    HINTON

  • Reunions

    ANNESS

    The Anness family reunion will be held Sunday, June 6. A potluck lunch will be served at noon at Northside Elementary School. All family and friends are invited to attend.

    CUMMINS

    Joseph and Lydia Fleming Cummins were married in Bourbon County, Ky. in 1793 and lived at Antioch Mills in what is now Harrison County, Ky. They had 13 children and 140 grandchildren.  Eight of the children went to Illinois in early 1800s and the other five stayed in Kentucky. Anyone with Cummins family connections is invited to attend.

  • Harrison County qualifies for state in 13 events at regional

    On an extremely hot afternoon, the Harrison County Fillies and Thorobreds qualified 10 individuals and three relays for the state track meet, which begins this Thursday June 3, at the University of Louisville’s Cardinal Park. 

    In the overall team competition, the Fillies finished fourth of nine teams and the Thorobreds finished fifth of 10 teams. 

    Leading the way for the Fillies was sophomore Natasha Ingram, who took second in the shot put with her personal best of 33’1/2” and second in the discus with a throw of 97’4”.

  • Mike’s Minute

    The death of John Wooden at age 99, a few months short of 100, has caused an out pouring of love and affection for him throughout the sports world. 

    Even some politicians commented on his death, but like most things they say it was more for publicity than actual affection. 

    Wooden, who was born in Hall, Ind., in 1910, was more than the coach whose teams won 10 NCAA championships. 

  • Museum Musings

    * Log Cabin, March 24, 1906 - “Interurban Road - An engineering corps composed of the senior class in civil engineering of the State College, Lexington, has begun a survey for an interurban line from Lexington to Cynthiana by way of Russell Cave turnpike. The work being done under the supervision of Mr. W. A. Newman and under direct charge of Mr. Nesbit. The parties who are having the work done are reported to be Eastern capitalists, but Mr. Newman declined to give their names. The proposed line will run through Centerville, Jacksonville, and Broadwell to Cynthiana.

  • Engagements

    •Regina Riley and John K. Lyons announce their engagement.

    • Johnny W. Beckett Jr. and Stephanie M. Miller announce their upcoming marriage at their home.

    • Lindsey Cockrell and Skyler Jones will be married on July 10 in Lexington.