Today's News

  • ‘Family was His idea from the start’

    I’m sitting on a couch in Hershey, Penn., with my sister, my daughter and my granddaughter, watching the Food Network and thinking, “How weird is this?”

    We’re here on a partial family vacation since only part of our family is here. My sister flew in from California and my daughter, granddaughter and son-in-law drove up from Virginia. My husband and I flew up from Florida...

    We’ve been planning this family vacation for nearly a year, which means we’ve had nearly a year to create expectations.

  • Avery Madison Strackbein

    Avery Madison Strackbein

    Avery Madison Strackbein was born to Ashlie and Stephen Strackbein of Reston, Va. on July 22, 2009 at Fairfax INOVA Hospital in Fairfax. She weighed 7 lbs. 3 oz.

  • Academic Briefs


    Midway College is pleased to announce the 2009 Spring Dean’s List. Students named to the Dean’s List must be enrolled full time and achieve a minimum grade point average of 3.6 for the semester.

    Those Midway students from Harrison County making the Dean’s List were  Tamara Banfield, Melody Bills, Kimberly Furnish, Pamela Slone and Kimberly True.


  • Engagements

    •Erica Jackson of Flemingsburg, and Billy Sadler of Cynthiana. The wedding date will be announced at a later time.

    •Tera Suzanne Gabbard and Michael Jeffrey Spark. The wedding ceremony will take place Saturday, Aug. 29 at New Salem Baptist Church in London. A reception will follow at the London Community Center. Formal invitations have been sent.

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana Democrat, Feb. 21, 1946 - “Announcing Radio Sales and Service for Cynthiana - We are ready and open to take radios for repair. We have a few items for sale, including tubes in limited quantities, a few wireless automatic record changers. We are making a special get acquainted offer of two free service jobs including parts, Feb. 18 to March 2 inclusive. Ask us about this. Sutton & Dingus - Electrical Appliances - Harrison Hotel Building, Cynthiana, Ky. Phone 471. All work guaranteed. Free pick up and delivery.”

  • Sports Beat

    HCHS season passes

    Season ticket prices and game admission prices will remain unchanged for the 2009-10 school year, with one additional option available .

    At the new stadium, there are 300 chair back seats in the middle section of the bleachers. Those seats will be offered as reserved seats for $50 per seat. If a family ,or group, purchases at least four seats, they will also receive a parking pass that will get them a reserved parking spot close to the stadium.

  • Fillies win, Breds lose in soccer openers

    The Harrison County Fillies got off to a good start for the 2009 season with a big 5-0 win over visiting St. Patrick on Monday night at LeBus Field.

    Leading the way for the Fillies was Kassy Barnett. The junior forward notched a hat trick on Monday scoring three goals. Seniors Courtney Grannis and Ashley Lyons both added goals for the Fillies as well.

    “Kassy was able to finish balls that were crossed from the other side of the field and this is for sure something we have been working on,” said HCHS Head Coach Kim Jenkins.

  • Beware of check scams, says County Attorney

    With the worsening economy, an increasing number of Kentuckians are being victimized by fraudulent unsolicited business offers commonly originating outside the United States. County Attorneys throughout Kentucky are reporting an upswing in this type of activity. In one case, an elderly victim was defrauded of $1.1 million by a Canadian source before the scam was discovered and stopped.

    The most common of these scams begins  with  the  receipt  of an unsolicited cashiers’ check in the mail.

  • Cheerleaders’ annual athletic calendars available for public

    To the editor:

    The Harrison County Varsity Cheerleaders recently completed their annual athletic cheerleading calendar. It was a great success thanks to approximately 140 local and surrounding businesses. The generous support that our community continues to give the HCHS squad is greatly appreciated.

    All businesses that purchased an advertisement should have already received their complimentary calendar. If you have not, please contact us, so this may be corrected.

  • Church Briefs



    The congregation is busy preparing for the church-wide campaign Just Walk Across the Room from Bill Hybels at Willow Church. Stay tuned for more information.

    Aug. 26 is the last summer Well. Supper at 6, Bible Study at 7 for adults with activities for nursery/toddlers as well as high energy worship for K-12th. Bring the family and get refreshed at The Well.



    Berry United Methodist Church will host a 4th Sunday Hymn Sing Sunday, Aug. 23 starting at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome.