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  • UPDATE: Name of second wreck victim released

    The name of the second driver killed in this morning’s US 62 West wreck has been released.

    Matthew Herrington, 22, was killed when his 2004 Toyota Corolla was struck head-on by a 2009 Toyota Camry driven by Miranda Walters, 30.

    Both drivers were killed instantly.

    Herrington had been traveling home from Georgetown, where he works the night shift at Kroger.

    Walters was traveling to work in Georgetown at the time of the collision.

  • Cynthiana man indicted in cattle rustling case

    A Harrison County grand jury met Tuesday and issued five indictments, including one for cattle rustling.

    Robert Wilson, 40, faces 19 counts of theft by unlawful taking (more than $500, less than $10,000).

    According to the indictment, Wilson is alleged to have stolen cattle from Joe Fitzgerald starting in March 2004.

    After the 2004 incident, Wilson allegedly waited nearly four years before resuming the theft of cattle. The next incident is alleged to have occurred on Jan. 30, 2008. Four thefts occurred in 2008, 11 in 2009, and three in 2010.

  • School salaries released this week

    The annual list of school salaries has been released.

    See who tops the list in this week’s Cynthiana Democrat. The list will be available in its entirety on our website after Thursday.

  • Fact or fiction: Officials continue to delve into sightings of wild animal at Connersville

    Rumors continue to spread about a possible wild animal in the Connersville area.

    “His dog was tore all to pieces,” Conservation Officer Patrick Brannen said about Tim Humpheries’ dog.

    Humpheries’ dog was attacked twice in the month of July.

    Last week, another Connersville resident Wanda Jones took her dog to the vet after it was attacked.

    “Whatever it was that attacked that dog, it was the meanest animal you could think of...” Brannen said.

  • School Salaries 2009-2010

    Dotson, Andy-$111,269.04; Fischer, Debra-$109,083.50; Schmidt, James-$96,554.64; Shepard, Melissa-$92,025.84; Case, David-$91,499.04; Hill, Cynthia-$87,847.20; Varner Hatter, Jenny Lynn-$86,004.72; Dycus, Richard-$85,073.28; Asher, Julie-$84,429.36; Yearsley, Brad-$82,138.46; Mcintire, Michael-$82,039.92; Fowler, Steven-$80,391.36; Hill, Sharon-$80,391.36; Glascock, Robin-$76,858.40; Switzer, Robert-$76,346.64; Ruth, Robert-$74,793.12; Purcell, Roger-$73,773.36; Casey, Amy-$69,821.52; Hoskins, Jonathan-$69,181.68; Crisp, Jason-$62,848.24; Graham, Patsy-$60,636.00; Klapheke, Tammy-$60,240.68

  • Harrison County schools begin Tuesday

    The first day of school for Harrison County students will be tomorrow.

    Tuesday will be a full day of instruction. There will be no breakfast served on the first day, but there will be lunch.

    Students may begin arriving at school at 7:30 a.m. Instruction begins at 8:10 a.m. and the day concludes at 3 p.m.

    See photographs from the first day of school in this week’s Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Academic Briefs

    PRE-AP AND AP STUDENT/PARENT NIGHT

    A pre-AP and AP (Advanced Placement) student/parent night will be held Monday, Aug. 23 at 6 p.m. at the Harrison County High School auditorium.

    Information about the program, policies and the AdvanceKY grant program will be shared.

    Food and prizes will also be provided.

    GASSER

    Sarina Gasser of Cynthiana was named to the 2010 spring semester Dean’s List at Midway College with a 4.0 grade point average.

    MATTOX

  • Two killed in Thursday morning wreck

    A Harrison County man and woman are dead following an early morning car accident Thursday.

    Harrison County Sheriff Bruce Hampton has released the name of the female  driver involved in the two-car collision on US 62 West near Switzer Pike.

    Miranda Walters, 30, was killed when her red Toyota sedan struck an oncoming gold Toyota sedan.

    Law enforcement officials have yet to release the name of the male driver.

    Hampton said his department continues to work with Georgetown police to identify the body.

  • P&Z decision for Leesburg store expected at Monday's meeting

    Ned Tawasha’s proposed Leesburg store could be one step closer to construction if a site development plan is approved by the Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Commission at tonight’s meeting.

    Previously on July’s agenda, the issue was tabled upon a request from Leesburg residents and their lawyer, Hank Graddy.

    The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Sheriff’s Department on Pike Street.

    For the meeting results, see this week’s print edition of The Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Coach proposes Football Bowl

    Harrison County High School is considering hosting a Football Bowl during the 2011-2012 school year. Head Coach of the football  team, Mark Carroll presented the proposal to the Harrison County Board of Education at its meeting last week. He said the Bowl would give Harrison County a chance to get its name out and earn some extra money. The board was receptive to the idea, but urged Carroll to start preparations and planning now if he wants to see it happen.

    Other actions taken by the board at the meeting included: