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  • City approves final vote on water rate increases

    The second reading of an ordinance increasing water rates was approved at Tuesday evening’s city commission meeting.

    Commissioner Amanda Moore asked how much the increase will be for an average household each month.

    Commissioner Mark Mattmiller said the average household uses 4,500 gallons of water per month and will see a $2.17 increase on their water bill.

    Moore voted against the second reading of the resolution.

    Other business included:

  • Cooking school draws large crowd

    Nearly 700 people attended the Taste of Home Cooking School on Tuesday at Harrison County High School auditorium.

    The Taste of Home nutritionist Dana Elliot prepared seven recipes from the magazines holiday issue.

    The Cynthiana Democrat in partnership with The Cynthiana Lions Club and Ken’s NewMarket brought the show to Cynthiana.

  • Miller to debut book this weekend

    Nathan Miller began writing when he was little.

    “It was at Eastside Elementary where I first remember putting humorous stories to paper,” Miller said.  “Around third or fourth grade things started to become somewhat sensible, I suppose.”

    Now, years later, one of Miller’s ‘sensible stories’ has made him a published author, a dream of his since he first put pen to paper.

    “I think everyone who likes to read or write at all would like to see their name on a cover,” Miller said.

  • Cynthiana crowd greets annual parade

    The downtown streets of Cynthiana were red and green with Christmas cheer Saturday afternoon.

    The annual Christmas parade featured floats, antique cars and walking groups.

    Mt. Carmel Christian Church was named the overall float winner.

    For photos from Saturday’s parade, see this week’s print edition of The Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Khloe has her freedom

    Until recently Khloe Fryman had no idea what treasures the top of the coffee table held. She couldn’t play with the television buttons like most toddlers or chase her brother down the hall. She didn’t know what it was like to stand on wobbly, tottering legs or to take a first step.

    A tumor on her spine that was discovered shortly after her birth, left the 17-month-old daughter of Ella and Erik Fryman paralyzed from the waist down.

    Khloe never knew what she was missing. She slithered through the house relying only on the strength of her chubby arms.

  • Woman’s indictments allege forgery, fraud

    The Harrison County grand jury issued six indictments during its last scheduled session of 2009.

    A Harrison County woman was named in two separate indictments that totalled 11 counts.

    Carrie Seivers, 34, is charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument (eight counts) and persistent felony offender.

    In the second indictment, Seivers is also charged with fraudulent use of a credit card and a second PFO charge.

  • Monday weather causes wrecks

    Slick roads proved to be treacherous for Monday morning drivers.

    “It just caught everyone off guard...” Sheriff Bruce Hampton said Monday afternoon. “It was a bad morning.”

    Hampton said the Sheriff’s Department responded to eight wrecks between 6:50 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. on White Oak Pike, US 27 North, Republican Pike, Ky Hwy 1054, Ky Hwy 36 West, US 62 West and US 62 East.

    “At 6 a.m. it was fine,” Hampton said about the roadways. “At ten ‘til seven, snow flurries picked up and turned to ice.”

  • News briefs

    Davender a no-show for court

    The former University of Kentucky basketball player who has been charged with selling tickets to basketball games that he did not have, was not in court Tuesday as scheduled.

    According to Commonwealth Attorney Doug Miller, the warrant for the arrest of Edward Davender has not been served.

    “That’s not unusual,” Miller said, noting that the indictment was just filed earlier this month. “When he’s served, he’ll be brought before the court.”

  • At the PEAK of technology performance...

    Harrison County teachers are teaching... and blogging.

    On Friday, delegates from the Kentucky School Boards Association recognized the impact of the teachers’ blogs and presented the Harrison County school district with the 30th PEAK award.

    “It’s truly an honor for our district to receive the PEAK award,” said Assistant Superintendent DeeGee Fischer, adding that the award is the highest honor given by KSBA.

  • Weather system installed in Robinson

    Harrison County weather information can now be found at the click of a mouse.

    The Kentucky Mesonet recently installed an automated weather and climate monitoring system in Robinson.

    “For a weather bug, this thing is fabulous,” said Harrison County Extension Agent Gary Carter.

    By visiting the Kentucky Mesonet website at www.kymesonet.org, viewers can see the temperature, precipitation, humidity, solar radiation, wind speed and direction for all Mesonet stations, including Harrison County.