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Today's News

  • Sports Beat

    Mac’s baseball camp June 4-7
    There will be only one session of the Mac Whitaker Baseball Camp this year and it begins on Monday, June 4, and runs through Thursday, June 7. The camp is for youngsters between six and 15 years old or coach-pitch, Little League and Babe Ruth age players.  
    The camp will begin each day at 8:45 a.m. and end at 12:15 p.m.  The cost is $70 and campers will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Each player is to bring a glove and a baseball cap and wear shorts and a tee shirt.  

  • Breds close regular season winning two of three games

    The Harrison County Thorobreds finished the regular season last week with two games on Wednesday and one on Friday as they headed into district play, which opened Monday.
    Region opponent Bishop Brossart was the first opponent on Wednesday as the Mustangs brought a good 19-11 record to the Hilltop.  
    Senior Justin Nutter went the seven innings for the Breds allowing eight hits and three runs (no earned runs) in the Thorobreds’ 10-3 win.  

  • Farms need kids like the world needs food

    Silly lawmakers, don’t they know that agriculture is just as much for kids as it is for adults?
    This past Monday, a few of my coworkers came to my office  to ask me what I thought of a proposed law that was trying to be past, which would basically eliminate child help on the farms.
    After a few choice words slipping from my mouth, which I directed toward any person who would even toy with such an idea, I began to think how I would have turned out minus the farm background.

  • Police nab robbery suspect

    A Cynthiana man was taken into custody Monday just four minutes after he allegedly took a pistol from the Cynthiana Jewelry and Pawn Shop on Church Street.
    Cpl. Walter Tapp said Jonathan Wayne Moore, 37, walked into the business and was looking around. He was witnessed taking a .38 pistol and when confronted, he tossed the gun, Tapp said.
    The gun was recovered on Donald Northcutt’s property, also on Church Street.
    Sgts. Eric Kendall and Wilbur Gross spotted the suspect on Bridge Street at Walnut, near the BP station.

  • A stranger’s gift

    He had never met her before and yet, she was willing to give so he could live a normal life.
    There have been hundreds of tear-jerking stories of how someone donated a part of them so another life might be a little easier lived.
    Yet, how many of those stories start out with two total strangers and end with the making of life-long friends?
    Jeremy Whitson’s kidney began to fail him almost six years ago.

  • Sanders to compete in national speech tournament

    By Kristie Hamon, Summer intern
    A Harrison County High School junior will be competing at two national speech competitions this summer.
    Jackson Sanders, 17, will be competing an original oratory speech. His topic is about confusing confidence with appearance.
    He will be competing in the National Forensics League (NFL) in Ind., Inidiana June 10-16 and Catholic Forensics League (CFL) in Baltimore, Md. May 25-27.
    Sanders said he became interested in doing speeches through the theater and various plays he has been in.

  • Intern joins Democrat staff

    A summer intern has joined the staff of The Cynthiana Democrat.
    Kristie Hamon, 21, of Frankfort will be working with the news department for the next 10 weeks.
    Hamon is a senior at Eastern Kentucky University where she is a journalism major with a psychology minor.
    She is residing in Frankfort with her family and will be commuting to Cynthiana for the summer.

  • Judge breaks tie vote on construction bid issue

    The Harrison County Judge-Executive was called upon to vote due to a split between the magistrates for allowing an outside business to reconstruct a county road.
    Bids for the reconstruction of Nebo Road, which will be done using state funding, were heard Tuesday night during the second May fiscal court meeting.

  • Business owners respond to smoking ban proposal

    By Kristie Hamon, Summer intern
    A proposed smoking ban brought two Cynthiana business owners to the podium during Tuesday’s Cynthiana City Commission meeting.
    Avi Bear, the head of planning and zoning and owner of Avi’s Oven Art, said he is all for banning smoking in public but said it was important to define what ‘public’ includes.

  • Missing man found in Ohio

    A Harrison County man has been located in another state after his family reported him missing on Thursday, May 17.
    According to the Harrison County Sheriff’s report, Richard Eugene Cain, 64, was reported missing last Thursday after he failed to return home.
    “A missing person report was filed by Cain’s wife, Peggy, on Thursday,” said Harrison County Deputy Robert Peak. “Deputy Kreer took the report around 9 p.m. that night when Cain failed to return home from his daughter’s house in Florence.”