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  • Gabbard trial to begin Jan. 12

    Four days in January have been set aside for the Daniel Gabbard murder trial in Pendleton County.

    Gabbard was allegedly driving the semi truck that struck a vehicle driven by Commonwealth Attorney Doug Wright on June 8.

    His trial is set to begin Tuesday, Jan. 12, and continue through Jan. 15, if necessary. The trial will begin at 9 a.m. each day in Pendleton Circuit Court.

  • Smith files for Cynthiana commission

    Scott Smith has formally announced his candidacy for the 2010 Cynthiana City Commissioners’ race.

    Smith is a 1991 high school graduate from Bowling Green, Ky. He moved to Cynthiana in 2005 with his wife, Karey Mattox-Smith, a Cynthiana native. Smith has three children: Cynthia, 15, Camryn, 9, and Wesley Graham, 5.

    Smith is employed at the 3M Cynthiana plant, where he has worked as an IT application analyst for four years. Smith is also a former business owner of Smith Web Design Services, LLC, which was sold in the fourth quarter of 2009. 

  • Catching up with Flat Stanley’s travels

    When Harrison County Middle School sixth grader Jami Davis sent her Flat Stanley to President Barack Obama, she didn’t think she would hear anything back.

    And when sixth grader Cory Moore sent his Flat Stanley to Michael Jordan, former NBA player, he wasn’t expecting anything in return.

    They both were pleasantly surprised.

    “She didn’t even know what to say,” HCMS teacher Resa Hersel said about Jami’s response after the middle school recently received a package from the White House.

  • Building stands as reminder of 7-year-old fire

    Seven years after fire destroyed one Main Street building, the structure at 213/215 S. Main St. remains standing.

    “It’s an eyesore,” Charlie Nigg said he frequently hears from customers. “They say it should have been taken care of a long time ago.”

    Nigg owns Chase Jewelers, located across the street from the burned building.

    “What I hear is that it needs to be torn down...” Nigg said. “They (people) are shocked to hear it’s been there seven years...”

  • Christmas Day fire may have been arson

    Police and fire officials are investigating two fires at the same residence on two nights... the first on Christmas night.

    “Very suspicious in nature,” is what Cynthiana Fire Chief Jay Sanders is calling the blazes that left a White Oak Subdivision woman, her granddaughter and great-grandchildren, looking for a new residence.

    Mary Epperson’s home at 50 Spruce Drive was gutted by fire that started around 7 p.m. Christmas night. She was in Georgetown at the time. The second fire was about the same time the very next night.

  • First day for students will be Aug. 10, 2010

    As the school system gears up for Christmas break, dates for next school year are now official.

    At Tuesday evening’s school board meeting, the Harrison County Board of Education approved the school calendar for the 2010-2011 school year.

    “The first day for teachers will be Aug. 9,” Lloyd Ogden, director of pupil personnel, told board members.

    The first day for students will be the following day on Aug. 10.

    For more on this story, see this week's Cynthiana Democrat.

     

  • H1N1 still a worry for health officials

    Months after an outbreak of the H1N1 virus, health officials say they are ready for another possible wave of the virus in the spring.

    “All the factors are there to potentially cause another outbreak,” said Spencer Cathy, WEDCO director of administrative services and the acting public health director.

    WEDCO clinic nurse administrator Deena Moreland said the district has been told to expect an increase in H1N1 cases toward the end of February and the beginning of March.

    Cathy said

    For more on this story, see this week's Cynthiana Democrat.

  • ‘Operation Flamingo Road’ indictments issued

    In its first session of the new year, the Harrison County grand jury had a full day of testimony and indictments.

    Twenty-four indictments were returned on Tuesday, most were the result of the Operation Flamingo Road arrests that occurred in late October. There were also theft and burglary indictments as well.

    For  more on this story, see this week's Cynthiana Democrat, available on newsstands.

  • Gabbard trial gets underway in Falmouth

    The three-day trial for a Pendleton County man accused of wanton murder in the death of Commonwealth Attorney Doug Wright got underway Tuesday in Falmouth with jury selection, opening statements and witness testimony for the prosecution.

    Daniel Gabbard, minister at a Cincinnati church, was charged following the June 8, 2009, fatal crash at Butler. Gabbard is accused of being intoxicated at the time of the crash. He is charged with wanton murder and driving while intoxicated.

  • Library creates room for books

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library is running out of room.

    “We’re out of space at our library,” director Pat Barnes said Tuesday morning.

    Based on population, Barnes said a 12,000-square-foot library would be recommended for Harrison County.

    The current library is 9,600 square feet.

    To combat crowded shelves, Barnes said the library is making several changes.