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  • Missing man found in Ohio

    A Harrison County man has been located in another state after his family reported him missing on Thursday, May 17.
    According to the Harrison County Sheriff’s report, Richard Eugene Cain, 64, was reported missing last Thursday after he failed to return home.
    “A missing person report was filed by Cain’s wife, Peggy, on Thursday,” said Harrison County Deputy Robert Peak. “Deputy Kreer took the report around 9 p.m. that night when Cain failed to return home from his daughter’s house in Florence.”

  • CLARIFICATION

    In a Planning and Zoning story from last week’s Cynthiana Democrat, it was indicated that five acres would be required for all buildable lots in the county. However, the 5-acre requirement in the proposed P&Z regulations is for agriculturally zoned properties only.

  • Free fishing weekend June 2-3

    Kentucky’s Free Fishing Weekend, which began more than 30 years ago, offers youngsters and families an opportunity to try fishing at no cost on June 2-3.
    All anglers, both youngsters and adults, may fish without a license those two days. However, all anglers must still observe minimum size limits and creel limits.
    At several locations around the state, Kentucky Fish and Wildlife has partnered with sportsmen’s clubs, parks departments or other government agencies to provide a variety of fishing events and activities for new anglers.

  • Crossword Puzzle

    STATEPOINT CROSSWORD
    THEME: PROM

    ACROSS
    1. Spooky spot?
    6. Marlboro debris
    9. Leak gradually
    13. “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” spin-off
    14. NHL’s rival, 1972-1979
    15. “Is Your Mama a _____?”
    16. It narrows toward point
    17. Hula garland
    18. Desert mirage?
    19. *Queen’s accessory, pl.
    21. *Corsage
    23. Fey’s Lemon
    24. It can be found at a brewery
    25. Breckenridge pastime
    28. ____-a-sketch

  • ‘A good kid’ remembered

    A 22-year-old man was pronounced dead on the scene of an automobile accident located on New Lair Road Monday morning.
    “He was another son to me as all my employees are,” said Mark Cockrell, owner of Cockrell’s Auto Center, of Austin Galbreath. “A good kid who was always here to work and was really going to be someone one day.”
    According to Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Peak, Galbreath was traveling south on New Lair Road in his 1995 Ford Mustang, when he hydroplaned on the wet road.

  • Graduation plans for May 25

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    In just a few short days, members of Harrison County’s Class of 2012 will walk across the stage and collect the piece of paper that is their ticket to the next phase of their lives.
    Graduation will be held Friday, May 25, at 7:30 p.m., at Harrison County’s Athletic Complex, weather permitting.
    The students opted to have their own class officers as this year’s commencement speakers. Delivering addresses will be: Whitney Gaunce, Allison Cordray, Katelyn Horschler and Macy Gasser.

  • Officials question P&Z reg changes

    A special Harrison County Fiscal Court meeting was held on Tuesday, May 15, to discuss proposed changes in planning and zoning.
    Zoning Administrator Bonnie Skinner, chairman Avi Bear and planning and zoning attorney Brian Privett were present at the special meeting to give an outline and answer questions involving the proposed changes.
    Great attention and discussion was given to a new article proposed by planning and zoning which would increase the required lot size for newly built homes in the county.

  • Seat belt enforcement campaign gets underway May 20

    “Click it or ticket,” the slogan says it all.
    The summer campaign will kick off May 20 and continue through June 4, according to Sgt. Wilbur Gross of the Cynthiana Police Department.
    Gross said it’s important for passengers and drivers to be buckled in whenever in a vehicle. Statistics prove a direct correlation between motorist/passenger safety and seat belt usage.
    He said that nearly 50 percent of motorists traveling at night do not wear their seat belts.

  • Krubaloo’s hosting fundraiser May 25

    Krubaloo’s Restaurant will host a fundraising event for the Mud and Guts Tough Mudder Team on Friday, May 25 beginning at 7 p.m.
    All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.
    Tickets, which are available at Krubaloo’s, Biancke’s or by calling Wende Lesak at 931-704-4996, are $15 per person, $25 couple or $10 for veterans.
    An all-you-can-eat buffet will begin serving at 7 p.m. and continue through 10 p.m. Also starting at 7 and ending at 9 p.m. will be a silent auction.

  • Precinct incorrect on voter postcards

    The voting location for central precinct was incorrect on the postcards mailed last week, according to Harrison County clerk Linda Furnish. However, the charts in last week’s  Cynthiana Democrat were correct.
    The correct voting location for the Central precinct is Westside Elementary School, 1585 KY 356 Cynthiana, KY.
    New postcards with the correct voting location will be printed and mailed to voters in the Central precinct this week.