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  • RACING FEVER

    As the engines rev coming into the last jump, many young, inspiring riders in the stands make a wish to one day have the same chance at living the dream one Harrison County teen is living.
    From the time he received his first battery-powered four-wheeler, Chance Beverly was hooked on riding.
    “You could not keep him off of it,” said Chance’s mother Tomi Sadler. “If he had thought about it I am sure he would have attempted to drive up and down stairs on it.”

  • Fleeing suspect tased when confronted with arrest warrant

    A routine arrest ended with a trip to the hospital following an electrical jolt Sunday, Sept. 2.
    According to Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Peak, an arrest warrant was issued for Edwin Cummins, 45, for Harrison County Family Court.
    Deputy Peak said the citation for arrest was due to Cummins alleged failure to satisfy his child support obligations.

  • School personnel salaries released

    The Cynthiana Democrat publishes school district salaries as a public service to its readers.
    In the coming weeks, salaries for city and county governments will also be published.

  • Taste of Harrison County is this weekend

    Cochairs of Taste of Harrison County claim this year’s event is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever before.
    Possibly one of the most anticipated events in Harrison County will be going on this weekend.
    The savory smells of barbecue cooking mixed with the sweet aroma of famous pie recipes is enough to pull several hundreds of spectators into downtown Cynthiana for a taste of rich southern pride.

  • So, Sew working to preserve art of heirloom sewing

    Meg Ammerman is turning a life-long love for sewing into a business.
    Last week, she opened So Sew at 130 E. Pike St. above her family’s Smith Insuror’s agency.
    While she laughs about still honing her business plan, she knows that it will all be built around her love to sew and create heirloom designs.
    “Heirloom sewing is a lost art,” Ammerman said following the Friday morning ribbon-cutting for her latest endeavor.
    She has on display a few 100-plus-year-old children’s gowns as well as some of her own creations.

  • Rod Run winner

    Last week’s Cynthiana Democrat featured winners in various Rod Run contests.
    The adult winner of the Snappy Pizza Eating contest was omitted.
    Sam Pierce was the winner.

  • Harrison County School District salaries for 2011-2012

    David Adams    50,012.70
    Diana Adams    11,291.40
    Alice Allen        42,128.96
    James Allen        150.00
    Brad Allison        56,328.56
    Chris Anderson    52,568.46
    Paula Anderson    771.55
    Crystle Arnold    144.00
    Martha Arnold    23,846.33
    Perry Arnold        15,792.00

  • WOUNDED WARRIOR

    There are two telephone calls that a parent never wants to receive.
    A Harrison County couple say it has been their faith in God and a healthy prayer chain that has given them peace in the hours and days since receiving their call. Their son, David, was shot in Afghanistan, just seven weeks into a nine-month tour.
    The call came to John and Cheryl Chamberlin at 12:14 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23.

  • Arson suspected in weekend hay fire

    Authorities suspect that arson is the cause of a weekend fire that claimed 120 rolls of hay on a White Oak Pike farm.
    According to the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department, a fire broke out on the property of Bill Gates which is about four miles from townaround 3 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 26.
    The sheriff’s report states that a “young man” came to the residence of Gates around 3 a.m., to alert him that several rolls of hay located near the road were on fire.
    The Harrison County Volunteer Fire Department was called to put the fire out.

  • City OKs tax rate increase; revenue to be same

    With very little discussion, the Cynthiana City Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a 17.4 cent tax rate on every $100 of assessed real and personal property for property owners in the city.
    Last year’s rate was 17.1 cents on every $100 assessment.
    An example of the difference between the 2011 rate and the 2012 rate for city property owners is that if a home in Cynthiana was assessed at $100,000, the property owner paid $171 in 2011 and the owner will pay $174 on the $100,000 2012 assessment.