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  • Champions town hall meeting is Tuesday

    Champions for a Drug Free Harrison County will host its seventh town hall meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Cynthiana Christian Church.

    Van Ingram from the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy and Amy Adams from the Kentucky Agency for Substance Abuse Policy will speak about “The Face of Substance Abuse.”

    Refreshments will be served.

  • Academic Briefs

    SCHOLARS NAMED

    Five students from Harrison County High School have been named Sen. Jeff Green Scholars. Five earn this designation by achieving a 4.0 grade point average all four years of high school and scoring at least a 28 composite on the ACT.

    As Sen. Jeff Green Scholars, these students are eligible for $2,500 a year in Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) awards. Students may earn up to $10,000 toward their higher education expenses if they continue high scholastic achievement in college.

  • Licking Valley Children’s Choir to begin in September

    This fall, Harrison County fourth, fifth and sixth graders will have a reason to lift their voices in song.

    “To sing in a choir is a different experience,” Kids’ College coordinator Karey Smith said.

    With the success of the adult Licking Valley Singers, Smith said the Cynthiana Arts Council and Maysville Community and Technical College/Licking Valley Campus are joining forces to sponsor the Licking Valley Children’s Choir.

  • Crews battle pallet fire Thursday

    Firefighters worked throughout the day last Thursday to extinguish flames after lightning struck wood pallets.

    According to Cynthiana Fire Chief Jay Sanders, dispatch received a call around 11:50 a.m. Thursday morning.

    Sanders said crews responded to the half acre to acre of five-foot deep wooden pallets on Lincoln Avenue that had caught on fire from lighting.

    “It was a mountain of pallets,” Sanders said.

    Sanders said the pallets were owned by Doyle Pallet Company.

  • Academic Briefs

    WILLIAMS

    Aaron Michael Williams has earned a place on the Spring 2010 Dean’s List at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Ky.

    Williams graduated as Salutatorian of Harrison County High School in 2009 and has been on the Dean’s List for both semesters at Bellarmine University. He also earned the award of “Top Attorney” in Mock Trial competition for the 2009-2010 academic year.

    Williams is the son of Mike and Sherri Williams of Cynthiana, Ky.

     

  • 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.

    LAIR

  • New flood plain maps raise concerns

    A handful of the 120-plus property owners who received letters citing their possible inclusion on the newly revised flood plain maps attended Tuesday’s Harrison County Fiscal Court meeting to voice concerns.

    Three representatives from the Kentucky Division of Water were on hand to describe the process for the new declarations as well as to explain what those residents can do now.

    However, it was noted that they could not make changes to the maps.

  • 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.