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  • Gov. Beshear wins county, 2nd term

    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has claimed his second term with first-year running mate Jerry Abramson.
    Beshear/Abramson defeated their Republican opponents David Williams/Richie Farmer by 169,201 votes, according to the unofficial totals with 100 percent of the state’s precincts reporting.
    In Harrison County, 824 votes separated Beshear and Williams with Independent candidate Gatewood Galbraith and Dea Riley grabbing 736 votes.

  • Disney Spectacular is Friday and Sunday

    The Licking Valley Singers’ Disney Spectacular is this weekend at Cynthiana Baptist Church.
    Friday’s performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Sunday’s show starts at 2:30 p.m.
    Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and are available at Biancke’s or MCTC/LVC. They will also be available before the performance.
     

  • Veterans to be honored Friday

    It won’t happen this way for another 100 years, but on the 11th month, the 11th day, at the 11th hour in the year of 2011, Cynthiana and Harrison County veterans will be honored for their service.
    Battle Grove Cemetery will  host its annual veterans’ recognition program in front of the veterans walk area.
    Major Gen. Richard Perraut, formerly of Cynthiana and now residing in Manassas, Va., will be the featured speaker.

  • Youth basketball on hold for gym renovation

    Due to no venue being available, the Cynthiana-Harrison County Recreation Board decided not to offer youth and adult basketball leagues for 2011.
    From the very beginning of the renovation to City Hall gym, several inquiring minds have pondered what will become of 2012 recreation basketball leagues for Harrison County children and adults.

  • Forming a new bond

    Growing up around the Colemansville and Berry communities Jerry Gill never knew what he was missing.
    It wasn’t until August, when he received a mysterious telephone call that he discovered a missing sibling.
    Likewise, Sue Schenck of Bertram, Texas, was blind sided at her high school alumni banquet in Ohio last June when she was approached by a woman who merely said that it was time for Sue to know about her birth family.
    The woman told Sue about a sister in Cynthiana and gave her some other vague history.

  • Christmas Angels ready for adoption

    The good outweighs the bad when it comes to the Christmas Angel Project where hundreds of children receive gifts from complete strangers.
    “Ninety-nine percent of the people are grateful,” said Judy Feeback, one of the coordinators and committee members. “It’s very rewarding, especially when a former angel comes in and gets angels off the tree.  They just want to give back.”

  • Parade is Dec. 3

    The annual Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3.
    This year’s Christmas Parade theme will be “Christmas Around the World,” where float participants will have the opportunity to show Christmas spirit in ways the small community of Cynthiana has never seen before.
    The deadline for entering a float in this year’s parade is Wednesday, Nov. 30. An entry fee of $20 will apply for all floats entered into the parade.

  • Staff to vote on school calendar changes

    With the 2011-12 school year in full swing, school officials are already planning the 2012-13 calendar.
    Superintendent Andy Dotson told school board members Tuesday that he received “quit a bit” of feedback from staff regarding a proposed school calendar that would eliminate the October fall break and have students and teachers in school up to Dec. 21 prior to Christmas.
    Dotson presented two alternative calendars to the board at a special meeting Tuesday and earned an nod to proceed with presenting both to staff members for a vote.

  • Cedar Brook residents ask for court’s help in subdivision sewer debate

    Residents of Cedar Brook subdivision were present at the Nov. 8, Harrison County Fiscal Court meeting to inform the court of ongoing issues with the septic package treatment plant.
    Nearly 30 residents of the Cedar Brook subdivision piled into the fiscal court room with questions and concerns regarding the sewer system that is used in Cedar Brook subdivision.
    County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett told the residents that the fiscal court is looking into the matter, but that it is unable to render aid given the present circumstances.

  • Southwood takes plea deal

    The woman who went on a shooting rampage in an east end subdivision in July 2010 has entered a guilty plea to multiple charges.
    Sandra Southwood, 43, changed her plea during a pretrial conference on Tuesday morning in Harrison Circuit Court.
    According to the plea agreement, Southwood admitted guilt to first degree assault, four counts of first degree wanton endangerment, fleeing or evading police and first degree criminal mischief. She also pleaded to two misdemeanor counts of criminal mischief.