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Today's News

  • Court ponders courthouse options

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court remains stumped on the issue of when and where the Harrison County Clerk’s office should be moved to.

    Once again the fiscal court has mixed feelings about the issue of what to do with the clerk’s office.

  • Southside donates to Animal Shelter

    Southside Elementary students collected items for the Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter in lieu of exchanging girts at Christmas. The donations were delivered to the Animal Shelter last week and the students and animals were treated to some “TLC.” The donations came from the students in the fourth grade classes of DeAnna Murdock, Tyler Hartzel and Judy Clevinger.

  • No women allowed, says recreation board

    The Harrison County Recreation Board has voted to not allow women to play in this year’s church basketball league.

    According to Recreation Director Rick Chasteen, the basketball league was meant to only include men due to several factors including safety.

  • Blue Grass Energy sets new management roles

    Blue Grass Energy announces three organizational changes, effective immediately. Barry Drury, district manager, has been named Vice President, Energy Solutions; Robert Farmer, district manager, has been named Vice President, Operations; and Carol Higdon, district manager, has been named Vice President, Member Services. 

  • Swinford honored as recipient of Horn Humanitarian Award

    The Harrison County Service Unit of the Salvation Army honors local legend Jim Swinford with the third annual Clarence Horn Humanitarian Award and provides for a scholarship award for an 11th grade Harrison High School student.

  • Share your photos and stories with readers

    What would you like to see more of in your hometown newspaper?
    It’s a given that there will always be the records and obituaries, births and weddings, sports and church items. But what would make your Cynthiana Democrat a better read?
    The news team is always looking for feature stories on people who make a difference in Cynthiana and Harrison County.
    Don’t be shy or think that your story is not newsworthy!
    Everyone has a story and we’d like to tell yours.

  • Church News

    Cooper to present program at Men’s Fellowship
    Donnie Cooper will present a program on his life-long hobby of collecting arrowheads at the quarterly Christian Men’s Fellowship gathering on Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Cynthiana Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). A meal will be served at 6 p.m. prior to the program. A free-will offering will be taken.

    WAREAGLE MINISTRIES
    Wareagle Ministries, Inc. is now open for services at 201 N. Second St., Berry.

  • Power of a soggy stamp

    Twenty years ago this year we had a devastating storm blow through our area that we call the No-Name Storm.
    I hadn’t thought about it in a while, but the other day a woman came into the newspaper office and mentioned it. She still lives in one of the hardest hit areas.
    When she left, I started thinking about that storm and its aftermath. For many people around here it was our area’s Hurricane Sandy or a mini Hurricane Katrina, blowing in and surprising everyone, wreaking havoc.

  • School Menus

    Jan. 28 - Feb. 1
    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.

    BREAKFAST
    ST. EDWARD SCHOOL
    MONDAY: Pancakes or cereal, gogurt, fruit, juice choices, choice of milk.
    TUESDAY: Breakfast pizza or cereal, gogurt, fruit, juice choices, choice of milk.
    WEDNESDAY: Sausage biscuit or cereal, gogurt, fruit, juice choices, choice of milk.
    THURSDAY: Waffles or cereal, gogurt, fruit, juice choices, choice of milk.
    FRIDAY: Scrambled eggs or cereal, gogurt, fruit, juice choices, choice of milk.

  • Academic briefs

    BCTC DEAN’S LIST
    Bluegrass Community & Technical College is proud to recognize the following students from Harrison County who have achieved Dean’s List honors for the 2012 Fall Semester.  The college recognizes academic excellence by naming to the Dean’s List full-time students who have earned an overall semester grade point average of 3.5 or better in courses numbered 100 or above.
    BCTC’s Dean’s List honorees for Fall 2012 are: