Today's News

  • Kara Brynne Northcutt

    Kara Brynne Northcutt

    Kara Brynne Northcutt was born to Wesley and Rebecca Northcutt of Cynthiana, on April 17, 2009 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 lbs. 5 oz., and is welcomed by her sister, Jenna Kathryn.

    Maternal grandparents are Omer Caskey Jr. of Morehead, Ky., and Jennie and Donald Blades of Paris, Ky.; maternal great-grandparents are Ed and Lucille Berry of Paris, Ky.

    Paternal grandparents are Danny and Pamela Northcutt of Cynthiana; paternal great-grandparents are Richard and Ruth Thompson of Berry, Ky.

  • Expect changes at this year’s 4-H Fair

    It may just be the beginning of July, but the Harrison County Fair isn’t far away.

    And while the fair has been rooted in Harrison County for years, additional new events will debut at this year’s fair.

    “We want to give the community something to go to,” said Fair Committee member Jo Banks.

    The fair will begin on July 9 with all the livestock shows occurring that weekend instead of during the week, as in past years.

  • Engagements

    • Andrea Kay Sharff and Nathan Douglas Shortridge to marry July 18, 2009 at Northeast Christian Church in Lexington. A reception will be held at Embassy Suites in Lexington.

    •Tricia Freidel and JB Schmidt will be united in marriage on Nov. 7, 2009 at 2 p.m. at the Mother of God Catholic Church in Covington. A reception will be held afterwards at the Millennium Hotel.

  • Asian Garden Buffet to open Thursday

    The waiting is over.

    At 11 a.m. Thursday, Cynthiana will welcome its newest restaurant – The Asian Garden Buffet.

    Three brothers will open their third restaurant in as many towns.

    Eric Dong, who will manage the Harrison Square business, is joined by his brothers Denny and John in their latest restaurant venture. The other restaurants are in Mt. Sterling and Louisville.

    See the complete story in this week's Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Fire damages business storage building Tuesday

    A Tuesday morning fire damaged the Isaac and Wachter Roofing storage building on Locust and Pike streets.

    According to Cynthiana Fire Chief Jay Sanders, a fire broke out between 6 and 6:30 a.m. Tuesday in the building that contained roofing materials, including shingles, pitch and tar paper.  The business is owned by Al Isaac and Mike Wachter.

    “It was one big mess,” Sanders said of the sticky and smelly conditions.

    He said the contents of the building were a total loss and the building sustained substantial damage.

  • Graduation, Moonlight Ball photos available for pickup

    Photos from Harrison County High School’s graduation ceremony and Harrison County Middle School’s Moonlight Ball are available for pick up at Richie Photography, 129 E. Pike St., Cynthiana.

    The graduation photos include the complimentary photo of each graduate receiving a diploma and the full class photos which were ordered before June 12. Other class photos should be in by Friday.

    Studio hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday and noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday. Other hours are available by calling 588-4705.

  • The Vault will open in downtown Chamber building

    When The Vault opens next week, Michele Chambers will have accomplished one of her dreams.

    “I’ve wanted to open up an ice cream shop,” she said Tuesday afternoon, “...I’ve just been too scared to do it.”

    Located in the Chamber of Commerce building on the corner of Main and Pike streets, The Vault will have much more to offer besides chocolate, vanilla and twisted soft serve ice cream.

    “Hopefully with the menu I have, people will come,” Chambers said. “It’s such a variety to pick from.”

  • Powell takes 11th Burley Belles title

    It took the full 36 holes to decide the champion in last week’s 42nd Annual Burley Belles Invitational Golf Tournament at the Cynthiana Country Club, with 10-time champion Cynthia Powell emerging as the winner.

    Powell drained a dramatic 30-foot eagle putt on the 18th hole on Thursday, the second day of the two-day tournament, to claim a one-shot win over rival Anne Combs.

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana Democrat, May 30, 1929 - “A judgment was ordered on the books of Harrison Circuit Court Monday ordering the Commissioners of the City of Cynthiana to meet Tuesday night and grant the Clarence LeBus Estate a permit to build a gasoline filling station at the southwest corner of Pike and Church sts. The residence property on the corner known as the Sue Talbott property and bought by the late Clarence LeBus a few years ago, will be razed. It is said the filling station, to be operated by the Texas Corporation, will cost more than $15,000.

  • Sports Beat

    Golf tryouts July 15

    Harrison County High School Thorobreds golf coach Jason Crisp announces that tryouts for the coming 2009 fall golf season will be held on July 15 at the Cynthiana Country Club. All boys entering middle school through their senior year for the 2009-10 school year are invited to tryout.

    Tryouts will begin at 7:30 a.m. and will include 27 holes of play. Players are reminded that completed physicals, along with parental permission forms, are required in order to tryout.


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