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Local News

  • 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.

  • Harrison students better than average in ACT, graduation rate

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    Much like Kentucky’s weather, if you don’t like where education is headed, just wait, it’ll change.
    For Harrison County, it has changed for the better, with HCHS students getting excited about their ACT scores and taking ownership in their results.
    Trent Dixon and Josh Godman are two HCHS seniors who know their ACT benchmarks and know what they need to do to score above those. If they don’t, they also know what that means.

  • Clarification

    In a previous article concerning the outbreak of bed bugs at Clifton Village  Apartments it was stated that the Housing Authority has had 25 cases of bed bugs since 2008.
    The 25 cases of bed bugs include all properties under the care of the Cynthiana Housing Authority and not just Clifton Village Apartments.

  • Human remains found at Nebo, court OKs UK dig

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court agreed to allow the University of Kentucky to start an archeological dig near Nebo Road after human remains were unearthed.
    During the Aug. 28, fiscal court meeting, County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett informed the magistrates of another setback of the Nebo Road project.

  • Hospital visit spurs valet parking idea for UMC

    To some it may seem a bit high class, but to others it is another way to serve.
    First United Methodist Church is now offering valet parking for all attendants of Sunday school and worship.
    “I noticed when I came to be pastor of the church that the amount of handicap parking was minimal at best,” explained pastor Mike Coppersmith.
    Coppersmith said a recent trip to Central Baptist Hospital with a family member gave him an idea to eliminate the issue of handicap parking.

  • Register for mid-term classes at LVC

    Maysville Community & Technical College, Licking Valley Campus classes for midterm start on Oct. 15. There is a  process to sign up for classes. First, students need to apply.  Second, students should make an appointment with their advisor.  Third, students should register. Finally, order books. There are several  people at the hilltop to help students through every step of the process. For questions or to make an appointment with an advisor call 859-234-8626 extension 66424.