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Today's News

  • Caudill's talent has wings

    Cynthiana artist Wylie Caudill finished a wing mural in downtown Cynthiana. The  galaxy wings are on the back of VanHook Hardware’s building. Caudill said he has a few other murals to do for Cynthiana this summer. He will be creating a second set of wings and a “Welcome to Cynthiana” sign on the Rohs building

  • Harris takes over as WCYN general manager, Winkle named president of KBA

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    President and controlling partner of WCYN-1400, Chris Winkle has accepted a position as president and CEO of the Kentucky Broadcasters Association, based in Frankfort.
    “It’s my dream job,” Winkle said in a Tuesday interview. “There are 310 television and radio affiliates from around the state that are members and it is a big part of this new job to make sure they are aware and informed of any new developments passed down from the FCC.”

  • Fabulous Fourth will be celebrated Saturday, June 30

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    It’s time to break out the red, white and blue clothing. The annual Fabulous Fourth Celebration will be held at Flat Run Veterans Park on Saturday, June 30, complete with a full fire works display just after dusk.
    The Cynthiana Rotary Club is once again heading up the celebration.
    “I hesitate to say how long we have taken care of the Fabulous Fourth, but it’s been at least 15 years, I’m pretty sure,” said Rotary treasurer Amanda Morris.

  • Commission proclaims June 20 as Cynthiana Democrat Day

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Cynthiana City Commission agreed to begin foreclosure proceedings on property at 113 Old Lair Road.
    Commissioner Mark Mattmiller said the property owner owes back taxes to 2010 amounting to $2,400.
    Mattmiller added that he has compiled a list of the 10 worst properties in Cynthiana. Six of those, he said, have no water connection and are vacant.
    “The remaining four have water, but they just look horrible,” he said.

  • Summer baseball and softball winding down at RRP

    Summer baseball and softball at River Road Park is slowly coming to an end. Several mid-season rainouts have delayed the conclusion of the season. The regular season for teeball, coach-pitch, baseball a and softball should end within the next week or so.

    All star teams will be selected and several post-season tournaments, both sanctioned and unsanctioned will be played, beginning in July.

  • Philpott inducted

    Former Harrison County assistant softball coach Gary Philpott was inducted into the Kentucky Prep Softball Hall of Fame Saturday evening in Richmond.  Pictured with Philpott is the Class of 2018 Hall of Fame inductees.  From left to right Tony Sosby, Bourbon County, Kristin Koots Elfers, Conner, Mary Hines, Corbin, Hagan Golden Ray, Garrard County and Gary Philpott, Harrison County

  • Mike's Minute

    Harrison County continues to be recognized for excellence
    Harrison County’s fast pitch and baseball participants have for years been frequently feted for excellence.  The past few weeks and going into this weekend the accolades have become more and more frequent. 

  • Archery Awards
  • Sports Beat

    Breds golf try outs
    Harrison County High School golf try-outs will be held July 16 at the Cynthiana Country Club. Try-out will promptly begin at 7:30 a.m.
    You must have a valid sports physical to try out.

    Fillies golf try-outs
    High school golf try-outs will be held July 17 at the Cynthiana Country Club. Try-out will promptly begin at 7:30 a.m. and you must have a valid sports physical to try out.

    Pee Wee cheerleading sign ups

  • Ollinger speaks at Fillies fast-pitch banquet

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer
    hoosiers49@gmail.com

    Coach Christine Garnett and her staff held the annual Harrison County High School fast pitch softball banquet and awards ceremony Thursday evening at the Cynthiana Christian Church.  
    The speaker for the evening and the supplier of the meal was 1998 Harrison County graduate and 2002 Virginia Tech graduate Eliza Ollinger.