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  • Licking River Outfitters hosts Wounded Warrior event this weekend

    To say Robin Gassett loves to hunt would be an understatement.

    His office at Licking River Outfitters in northern Harrison County is filled with the heads of deer, fish, fox skins and turkey feathers from five decades of hunting.

    It’s a passion that Robin wants others to share and enjoy.

    And for three years at Licking River Outfitters, Robin has made it his mission that everyone gets a chance to hunt - even those that thought they never could.

  • School system aces audit

    The Harrison County school system received a passing grade on its most recent audit report.

    At Tuesday evening’s school board meeting, Rupert White, representing White and Associates, said he isn’t disappointed with Harrison County schools and their “stable, conservative” finances.

    “You’re an excellent school district,”ee^White told board members, adding that Harrison County had faired better than a lot of other school districts.

    White said there are no financial statement findings in his audit of the school system.

  • Traffic being diverted around New Lair Road injury accident

    A 3 p.m. accident on New Lair Road has traffic shut down Tuesday afternoon.

    The two-vehicle accident is being reconstructed by law enforcement and injuries are being reported.

    Traffic is being diverted away from New Lair Road at the curve between the high school and the former RECC grounds. Motorists should use Safety Way and U.S. 27 or Old Lair Road.

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

  • Cynthiana author to have book signing

    Cynthiana resident Nathan Miller will sign copies of his new book ‘The Official Librarian: Bessy’s Back’ this Friday and Saturday at The Christian Bookstore on Main Street.

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

    Miller and characters from the children’s mystery novel will be guests in this year’s Christmas parade on Saturday.

    The book is illustrated by another Cynthiana resident - Georgia Rice.

  • Academic Briefs

    PROWS

    Ethan W. Prows, son of Jerry and Debbie Prows of Cynthiana, was recently named to the University of Northwestern Ohio’s October 2009 dean’s list in the College of Technologies.

    Full-time students must receive a grade point average of 3.5 or better to earn the designation.

    Prows is a 2009 graduate of Harrison County High School.

    SHIRLEY

    Samantha Shirley was recently named a national semifinalist for the Coca-Cola Scholars Program.

  • Christmas parade is Saturday

    Santa Claus will be coming to town this Saturday.

    The annual Christmas parade will make its way through downtown Cynthiana beginning at 4 p.m.

    Cynthiana Police Chief Ray Johnson said River Road will be closed from 2:30 p.m. until the end of the parade.

    Johnson said streets will be blocked once the parade begins.

    “As the parade get off each street, then we’ll open it up,” he said.

    For more details about Saturday’s Christmas parade, see this week’s print edition of The Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Handy House lease to be drafted for city, historical society approval

    A draft lease of the Handy House continues to be considered by the Cynthiana City Commission.

    Commissioners met during a workshop meeting Monday morning to discuss and review a draft lease which will allow the Harrison County Historical Society to lease the building at Flat Run Veterans’ Park from the county and city at the rate of $1 per year.

    At Monday’s workshop meeting, Commissioner Billy Grayson questioned the future use of the house.

    “What is it going to be used for?” Grayson asked the commission.

  • 18 arrested in early morning drug raid

    The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department, along with the Kentucky State Police and Drug Enforcement Agency have arrested 18 individuals following an early Thursday morning drug raid.

    According to a press release from the Sheriff’s department, the arrests were the conclusion of a five-month long investigation jointly conducted by the Sheriff’s department and KSP’s Drug Enforcement Special Investigation (East Branch).

    “There will be more to come,” said Sheriff Bruce Hampton. “If you’re dealing, we’re looking.”

  • Giving the gift of hope

    To a child who has nothing, a shoe box containing peppermints, flip flops and a painted wooden school bus, means they have something to smile about.

    Last year, 7.9 million shoeboxes were sent to children in 130 countries. Since Operation Christmas Child began in 1993, 69 million shoeboxes have been sent from the United States.

    For many of these children, who live in poverty, it’s the only gift they have ever received, said Dawn Arnold, who along with Nicky Power, head up the local effort to get each church and civic group in Harrison County involved.

  • Some Browns’ businesses are changing

    Two buildings owned by former mayor Jim Brown will soon be closing.

    The Oddville branch of Farmer’s National Bank will close Nov. 1, Brown’s wife Kay said.

    Kay Brown said the building is deteriorating and would cost more to repair than to build a new building in its place.

    “We’re going to tear the building down,” Brown said, adding that future plans include building a new Oddville branch in the same location.