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Today's News

  • City buys old Lerman building, will stabilize in first phase

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The City of Cynthiana has agreed to purchase the old Lerman Brothers building that is located on both the Pike Street and Main Street sides of the Farmers Deposit Bank in downtown Cynthiana.
    Mayor James Smith said the City agreed to purchase the three-story building at a price of $46,000 from previous owners Sam and Jack Arnold.

  • Toyota ‘leads the way’ for Harrison students

    A national model for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) career pathways in Cynthiana is bulldozing the obstacles girls face for a career in manufacturing.
    Harrison County High School freshman Kara Hines says there are so many great options in STEM, she “just can’t pick right now.”  

  • Harrison man indicted on rape, sodomy charges

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Twenty-three-year-old Jefferson Patrick Acton Jr. has been in jail since Aug. 5, one day after an alleged incident that resulted in rape and sodomy charges.
    A Harrison County grand jury indicted Acton on Oct. 2 on 13 counts of sexual abuse charges and set his bond at $75,000.

  • Judge: Burden can run as write-in

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    On Monday, Oct. 8, Harrison County Circuit Judge Jay Delaney ruled against a request by sitting fiscal court magistrate Sam Pierce to disallow Jeremy Burden from running against him as a write-in candidate in the Nov. 6 general election.
    Pierce, through attorney Nolan Weddle, filed a Motion for Injunctive Relief with the Harrison County Circuit Clerk’s office on Sept. 21, seeking to keep Burden from running against him in the fifth magistral district general election in November.

  • Viewpoint pictures

    Front row, from left, Wilder Clifford, Johnnie Petty, Herschel Earle, Robert Lenox, Harry C. Million, Thomas Lindsey; second row, Wallace Lemons, Theodore Renaker, James Maddox, Shirley Moore, James Cloe, Harold Maines, William Renaker, Russell Dearing, William Miller, Ralph Brannock; third row, Carl Barnes, Lonnie Phillippe, Billie Hill, James T. Perrin, Kenneth Dogett, William Hill, Cecil Maddox, Carl Lyons, A.W. McNees, Wilford Gillispie; fourth row, Billie Bedford, James Gill, Wesley Townsend, James E. Hardin, Billie Barnes, Curtis Sanders.

  • Harrison County Middle School basketball

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer
    hoosiers49@gmail.com

    Last Thursday night, the sixth grade Fillies defeated Bourbon County 16-14 to clinch first place in the Bluegrass Conference Southern Division.  It was a nip and tuck battle the whole game with the Lady Colonels leading 4-2 after one period and 6-5 at the half.
    The Fillies fell behind by five midway through the third stanza before Hayden Lunsford hit back-to-back baskets and Emma Hamm made a free toss to tie the game at 10-10, going into the fourth quarter.

  • Harrison County Middle School basketball

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer
    hoosiers49@gmail.com

    The Harrison County Middle School seventh grade defeated Paris last Tuesday on the Hilltop by a 25-15 score. Harrison County jumped out to a 7-0 lead and never trailed. 
    Eight of the Fillies cracked the scoring column led by Baylee Hudgins who scored eight points.  Cody Beagle and Hayden Lunsford each added four points while Allison Dye, Raymee Edwards, Emma Hamm and Deonna Thompson all scored two points.  Skylar Hatfield rounded out the scoring with one point. 

  • Fillies end regular season with short-handed loss at Scott County

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer
    hoosiers49@gmail.com

    The Harrison County Fillies soccer team finished with a 7-6-1 record losing their last four matches, playing short handed for the last two. 
    When the Fillies headed to Georgetown they had only 11 players to begin the match and ended the match playing with just 10. 
    The Fillies scored first just four minutes into the match when Anna Garrison played a ball from the wing to Laurel McDaniel who beat a couple of defenders and put a nice roller past the keeper. 

  • Both HCMS football teams finish runners up in Bluegrass Conference

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer
    hoosiers49@gmail.com

    The 7th grade Colts lost a 16-0 verdict to Robert D. Campbell in the championship game of the Bluegrass Conference, Thursday at McNabb Middle School in Montgomery County.  
    The half time score was 16-0 but the Harrison County defense tightened to keep it there.  The offense moved the ball in the second half behind runs from Kaydon Custard and Garrett Wilson but the Colts just couldn’t get across the goal line.

  • Football is safety first, but...

    In my 33 plus years of high school football officiating, I learned pretty quickly that rule changes were for one of two reasons. First and foremost was the safety of the participants. Secondly, now and then a change was made to try to speed the game up a little. Safety concerns were always first in all rule changes.
    Head and knee injuries are the biggest problems facing football. Therefore, the latest rule changes have addressed both of these.
    First, the knee injuries were addressed with no blocking below the waist except for in the free blocking zone.