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  • Tire fires set across county over weekend

    The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department is looking for information relating to early morning tire fires on Saturday, March 20.

    According to Harrison County Deputy Sheriff Dean Hutchinson, tires were intentionally set on fire on Pike Street, Junction Pike, U.S. 27 North at the Two Lick bridge, two on KY 1032  and one on Dutch Chapel. All occurred between 3 and 5:30 a.m.

    It is also believed that the culprits attempted to set a barn on fire on KY 1054.

  • Board fires P&Z Administrator

    Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Administrator Linden Smith has been fired following a February board meeting.

    According to P&Z chairman Avi Bear, the commission voted unanimously to fire Smith at their rescheduled monthly meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 23.

    Smith had been suspended by the commission earlier in the year.

    He had returned back to work from that suspension on Friday, Feb. 19.

    As part of Smith’s suspension terms, Bear said Smith was supposed to write letters of apology to the board.

  • Work begins on River Road bathrooms

    Renovations to River Road Park bathrooms are underway.

    According to Dave Kennedy, city administrative assistant, project demolition is complete.

    Kennedy said the concrete floors will be poured tomorrow.

    The Cynthiana City Commission and the Harrison County Fiscal Court voted to renovate the park bathrooms at their separate meetings last month.

    The project cost is not to exceed $20,000, with the city and county both paying half.

    For the complete story, see this week’s print edition of The Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Saturday auction and dance held for Curtis Stillwell

    An auction and dance will be held this Saturday at the Elks Lodge, with proceeds benefiting the Curtis Stillwell Transplant Fund.

    As reported by Becky Barnes in the Feb. 25 edition of The Cynthiana Democrat, Curtis was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder known as Hurler’s Syndrome when he was 7 months old.

    Three months later, Curtis is recovering from a Jan. 18 bone marrow transplant at Duke University in Durham, N.C.

    He is the son of Curtis and Patricia Stillwell.

  • Academic Briefs

    JONES

    National College in Lexington has awarded the Joseph E. Hurn Academic Performance Scholarship for the Winter Term to Renea Jones, Harrison County, in recognition of their academic achievement.

    The Hurn Scholarship is awarded to full-time students who have completed their first year of studies at National College and maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

    SLONE

    Lauren N. Slone, Harrison County, was among the University of Louisville Fall 2009 graduates.

  • Fuller enters race for Harrison Co. sheriff

    Roger A. Fuller has filed as a candidate for Harrison County Sheriff’s race. Fuller was born and raised in Harrison County. Fuller is the son of Earl and the late Christine Fuller.

    He is married to the former Susan Mastin and has two step-children, Bradley Ewalt and his wife Elizabeth their son Dalton, and Zachary Ewalt and his wife Leslie and their daughter Sara. He also has a brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Michelle Fuller, and sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Eddie Nickerson.

    See this week's Cynthiana Democrat for more on Fuller's announcement.

  • Ag in the middle...

    Farming isn’t new to Harrison County.

    But when school began in August last year, so did a brand new agriculture program at Harrison County Middle School.

    HCMS is now one of only a handful of middle schools in the state to have a Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter and agriculture classes.

    “It’s been very popular,” said HCMS principal Mike McIntire. “Students do better when they have some connection to the school beyond the regular school day... and this is just one activity that really wasn’t touched on before...”

  • Reaching out

    “The moment I heard ‘earthquake,’ I knew it was going to be bad,” Avi Bear said Tuesday afternoon at his bakery off Oddville Avenue.

    Having traveled to Haiti six years ago, for Avi, news of the Jan. 12 earthquake was personal.

    “When you go and work with the people, you become part of the family,” Avi said.

    Now, as Haiti works to recover, Avi is doing what he can in Cynthiana to help the hundreds of children at the Good Shepherd orphanage and schools in Carrefour, just six miles west of Port-au-Prince.

  • Getting recognition

    Ann Getting said she can think of many deserving people that should be named Citizen of the Year.

    But much to Getting’s surprise, last Friday evening at the annual Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce banquet, she was awarded the title.

    Also honored at Friday’s banquet were Sheila Currans as Businessperson of the Year, Ron Harris as Volunteer of the Year, David Furnish as Farmer of the Year and Rick Dycus as Educator of the Year.

    “I was quite stunned,” Getting said in her office Tuesday afternoon.

  • Commissioner Moore to run for state post

    Cynthiana City Commissioner Amanda Moore (R), has filed for the republican nomination to represent the citizens of southern Campbell, Pendleton, Robertson, and Harrison Counties in the state House of Representatives (HD 78). 

    Moore is a mother of two children, Whitney (10) and Carter (4). She is married to Shayne Moore, a Georgetown firefighter.

     

    See this week's Cynthiana Democrat for her full announcement.