Today's News

  • Cynthiana author releases 22nd book, with help from her furry friends

    Dolores Harrison used to keep her stories in shoeboxes.

    Today, they’re found in 22 published books.

    “I’d just make up stories,” Harrison said.

    Harrison’s latest book, “Wild Strawberries” was released earlier this month.

    Harrison said that like her other books, “Wild Strawberries” presents a mystery that Harrison waits until the end to unfold.

    “I like a book that has a mystery in it,” she said.

  • Carroll era begins Saturday for grid Breds

    The pre-season is nearly over and the games will now count for real as first year head coach Mark Carroll leads his Harrison County Thorobreds this Saturday in the regular season opener against Montgomery County in the 62nd Recreation Bowl in Mt. Sterling.

  • Lightening claims Berry barn

    Tuesday’s severe thunderstorms sent one Berry barn up in smoke.

    “There was a big clap of thunder and the sky lit up,” said Barbara Kendall.

    Both Barbara and her husband James were at their residence off Renaker Ridge Road when the barn behind their house was struck by lightening around 2:30 p.m.


    See complete story in this week's Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Producers required to file notice of loss/application for LIP eligibility

    Signup for the Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP), began on July 13 and will continue through Sept. 13, 2009.

    LIP is a new disaster program for livestock producers and contract growers. LIP compensates livestock owners and contract growers for death losses in excess of normal mortality due to adverse weather, including losses due to hurricanes, floods, blizzards, disease, wildfires, extreme heat and extreme cold. Eligible losses must have occurred on or after Jan. 1, 2008, and before Oct. 1, 2011.

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, Aug. 20

    Harrison County Historical Society will meet Thursday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. at Wayne Stafford’s log cabin. Stafford will give a tour of the cabin which is located behind his home at 1432 Dutch Chapel Rd. Please bring a lawn chair.  Directions to the cabin are: take KY Hwy 36 W. about 6 miles to Breckinridge and turn right on Dutch Chapel Road. Proceed approximately 1.5 miles to the gravel drive on the right. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

    FRIDAY, Aug. 21

  • Soil and Water Conservation fish fry and awards night held

    The Harrison County Soil and Water Conservation District held its annual meeting and fish fry Aug. 4 at the Harrison County 4-H grounds. The district served host to about 110 people. The entertainment this year was provided by the Bluegrass Gospel Travelers and the meal was prepared and served by the Berry Lions Club.

    The district holds this meeting and fish fry every year not only for business purposes but more for the local community.

  • Xavier Thomas Carter

    Xavier Thomas Carter

    Xavier Thomas Carter was born to Jacqueline Stone and Elijah Carter on Aug. 10, 2009 at the University of Kentucky. He weighed 2 lbs. 11 oz.

  • Fillies Volleyball routs Nicholas County

    With an easy win over Nicholas County on Tuesday night at home, the Harrison County Fillies volleyball team saw its season record improve to 7-3, just one week into the 2009 regular season.

    “We have played a lot of volleyball in a very short period of time, and most of it against good quality competition,” said HCHS head coach Bill Faulkner after his team routed Nicholas County 25-4 and 25-10. “Tonight, we just overpowered Nicholas County, and that is probably because of the good competition we have played so far.”

  • Planning and Zoning to vote on zone change tonight

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Commission will vote tonight on a possible zone change at the Business Park.

    The zone change recommendation by the P & Z board would be the first step toward changing one lot of the Business Park from light industrial to heavy industrial.

    The zone change comes in lieu of the Economic Development Authority’s negotiations with United Propane Gas, Inc.

    The business, which would distribute propane gas locally and regionally, would be located on the lot closest to Connersville Pike.

  • Getting ready for the fall vegetable garden

    This could be the best fall vegetable year ever. Ample moisture and relatively mild temperatures mean that a second round of planting for fall garden can get a good start. The challenge with the fall garden is getting seed and seedlings to germinate and grow during the heat of the end of summer. If we stay mild we have a better chance.