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  • The Sky-pe is the limit

    On Tuesday afternoon, the Westside Elementary Mystery Book Club got to ask author Eric Berlin questions about his book ‘The Puzzling World of Winston Breen.’

    The students and author sat face to face, yet miles apart.

    Berlin was in Connecticut. The students were in the library at Westside.

    “Writing has always been a part of my life,” Berlin told the 18 students over the computer program Skype.

    With Berlin’s face on the computer monitor, students took turns going up to the computer to ask the author questions.

  • Marching Thorobreds to perform in state semis

    For the second week in a row, the weather created field conditions that were not very conducive to performing a marching band show.  For the second week in a row, the Marching Thorobreds gave a tremendous effort and had a great performance. 

    The Kentucky Music Educators Association (KMEA) State Marching Band Championships began with quarterfinal competition Saturday, with class AAAA performing at Madison Southern High School in Berea. 

  • Food pantry in need of donations

    As the holiday season draws near, the number of Harrison County citizens visiting the Food Pantry typically increases, said Food Pantry chairman Margaret Watson.

    Watson said the Food Pantry spent over $2,000 filling shelves last month.

    But with this year’s increase in Food Pantry visitors, Watson said there is a decrease in donations to the organization  that helps feed those families in need.

    “It’s less than it used to be,” Watson said.

  • 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.