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Today's News

  • Calendar

    THURSDAY, July 8

    Women’s Book Club selection for the month of July is Life of Pi by Yann Martel. The book is available for pick-up at the front desk at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.  Will meet Thursday, July 8 at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be served the night of discussion.

    Prize Book Store. Will be open from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the library.

    Berry City Commission will meet Thursday, July 8, at 7 p.m., at Berry City Hall. The meetings are open to the public.

    FRIDAY, July 9

  • Church Briefs

    HELENA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

    Helena United Methodist Church will host a motorcycle show on Saturday, July 17 at 4 p.m.

    There will be prizes, blessing of the bikes and  a cookout.

    Bring the family!

    For more information, contact Elizabeth Smith at Lizl@maysvilleky.net or by phone at (859)652-4745.

    Helena United Methodist Church is located at 6481 Helena Rd., Route 324, two miles off of Highway 11 in       Mays Lick, Ky.

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  • Middle school girls made tracks into successful season

    The Harrison County Middle School Track girls began the season with an indoor meet in Mason County and finished with several participants in the state meet on May 22 to complete a very productive and exciting year. 

    Twenty-one girls were involved with the team along with head coach Alicia Glenn, assistants Rhonda Miller, Deanna Lunsford, Lori Thomas and athletic director Bob Ruth.

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

  • Fillies set state team and individual records

    The Harrison County Fillies, while battling their way to a sparkling 31-8 season record, established some state records along the way. 

    There were six areas where the team reached a milestone in the state record books, four areas where single game team records were met and six areas where an individual either tied or set a mark.

  • Patience appreciated at recent city commission meeting

    To the editor:

    Recently I went to a city council meeting. It was attended by a number of folks. Some of those in attendance were there to present an issue of importance to them. They all shared their thoughts in turn and were heard and dealt with respectfully. As I sat and watched the proceedings, which also dealt with other local issues, I was aware of how the members of the council dealt with each other and the topics - very patiently. It seems to me I was sensing the presence of God in this meeting.

  • Burley Belles next week at Cynthiana Country Club

    Many of the best golfers in central Kentucky will be in Cynthiana next week as the 42nd Annual Burley Belles Tournament takes place at the Cynthiana Country Club beginning Wednesday, June 30, and wrapping up on Thursday, July 1. 

  • MIKE’S MINUTE

    I know that I have mentioned in a previous article about the affect that parents and coaches have on youth while playing sports. 

    This affect can be both positive and, unfortunately, negative on the young players.  This came to light for me again this weekend when I traveled out of Cynthiana to umpire some girls’ softball. 

    I will tell you that now, perhaps more than ever, when people find out you are from Cynthiana they act like they think you may know more than you do about baseball and softball. 

  • EMS APPRECIATION WEEK

    There’s several occupations I know I should never try.

    I could never be a farmer... although I was recently successful in my attempt to herd a calf into its field after it strayed into the Darnell backyard last week.

    I could never be a teacher. I wasn’t granted the gift of patience.

    I could never be a semi-truck driver. My mom’s van is the largest thing I should be allowed to drive.

    And I could never be an emergency medical service worker.

  • Combs claims 14th Burley Belles title

    Ann Combs held off a second-day charge by Bourbon County golf coach Sami Montgomery to win her 14th Burley Belle championship by two strokes on Thursday.

    Combs took a two-stroke lead over defending champion Cynthia Powell into the last day, but Montgomery, who trailed by four Wednesday, was the big challenger on Thursday. 

    Combs followed her 70 on Wednesday with a 72 on Thursday and while Montgomery’s 70 on Thursday made it interesting, she couldn’t come back from the four-stroke deficit. 

  • Ross wins Joe Mooney Invitational with seven under total

    Georgetown College golfer and Harrison County grandson J.T. Ross won his first Joe Mooney Invitational Sunday with a seven-under score of 137.

    Ross took the championship flight by three strokes over Clay Ballard of Winchester and by four over former UK golfer Derrick Oldham. 

    Ross, the grandson of Dr. Roy and Phyllos Ross and James T. and Ann Swinford, shot a six under 66 on Saturday then withstood a charge from Oldham, who had a 68 on Sunday.