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  • Davender will be arraigned Tuesday

    The former University of Kentucky basketball player accused of selling tickets that he did not have will be in court Tuesday morning for an arraignment.

    Davender will be joined by several others who have recently been indicted or charged.

    Bass Webb, who has been charged with the murder of Bryia Runiewicz, will appear before Judge Robert McGinnis for a pre-trial hearing.

    Charles Helton will be arraigned on theft and drug-related charges.

  • Memorial service to be held Saturday for Sgt. Wallace

    A special memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 31, to honor the late Sgt. Daniel W. Wallace on the first anniversary of his death.

    Sgt. Wallace was killed in Afghanistan while serving with the 201st Engineering Battalion of Cynthiana.

    The ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Flat Run Veterans’ Park.

    For more about the day’s itinerary, see this week’s Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Harrison to host band competition on the Hilltop Saturday

    Harrison County will host the 2009 edition of the Thorobred Marching Band Classic on Saturday, Oct. 17, at the new athletic complex.

    Eight bands will be performing, with the first band taking the field at 2:30 p.m.

    HCHS director John Merz said the preliminary round should conclude by 4:30 p.m. Finals will begin at 7 p.m.

  • Candidates begin filing for offices

    Candidates for November 2010’s election will begin filing with County Clerk Linda Furnish this Wednesday.

    Those offices up for grab in next year’s election cycle include judge-executive, mayor, county clerk, sheriff, jailer, city commissioners, county magistrates and coroner. Election for some state offices will also be on the ballot.

    Democrat and Republican candidates must file before Jan. 26, 2010. Independent and political group candidates must file a statement of intent by April 1, 2010.

  • Dixie Heights wins grand championship at Thorobred Classic

    Harrison County High School Thorobred marching band performed in exhibition last Saturday at the Thorobred Classic contest held in the new Harrison County Athletic Complex. Seven bands competed in the event, with Dixie Heights coming out as grand champion. In Class A, Nicholas County won the class and was reserve grand champion. Lexington Christian Academy was second and Ludlow finished third. Harrison County will perform in its last regular season competition on Saturday at Powell County. The following weekend, Oct.

  • Band claims first in class despite rain-hampered performance

    Life often throws even the most prepared a few curve balls every now and then.

    From flu to rain, the Marching Thorobreds have had to deal with several this year, and Saturday’s performance was no different.

    The band’s scheduled performance in Stanton was relegated to the parking lot after a deluge of rain drenched the Powell County High School football field. These performance conditions were obviously not ideal, but the challenges were compounded as the field was not full size and two abandoned cars dotted the field around the 20 yard-line.

  • Owner of recovered rototiller sought

    The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department is looking for the owner of a recovered rototiller.

    Det. Paul Olin said the department has recovered $15,000 to $20,000 worth of stolen property between June and July, including the large rototiller.

    “All of the property except the rototiller has been identified,” Olin said.

    Olin said the department is wanting to return the piece of equipment to its rightful owner.

    Olin said the owner of the rototiller needs to call the Sheriff’s department at 234-7135.

  • Harrison County weather goes online

    Harrison County weather information can now be found at the tip of a finger.

    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.

  • School board member Lucy Vanhook will resign

    The Harrison County Board of Education will soon be one member short.

    According to information obtained Monday morning in an open records request, member Lucy Vanhook is resigning from the board due to “increasing conflicts with her work schedule and board meetings.”

    Assistant Superintendent DeeGee Fischer said Vanhook’s resignation will be effective Dec. 30, 2009.

    For the complete story, including how the position will be filled, see this week’s edition of The Cynthiana Democrat.

  • County funds Berry Data Center

    The Berry Data Center has been given a one-year extension.

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court met in a special-called meeting on Monday to accept the bid of Aurora Information Systems to continue a project that was started through a Gates grant two years ago.

    Funding for the program, which provides computer work stations in Berry that are available for free use to the public, ended on Sept. 30.

    For more on this story, see this week's print edition of The Cynthiana Democrat.