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  • 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.

  • Sunday afternoon accident sends two to the hospital

    Cynthiana Police worked an injury accident Sunday afternoon on U.S. 27 North at the south entrance to Commonwealth Drive.

    Breanna Woods and a juvenile passenger were taken to Harrison Memorial Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. Another passenger, Jeremy Stone, was uninjured.

    For more on this story, see this week’s Cynthiana Democrat, which will be available at newsstands Wednesday afternoon.

  • Aldridge back at bat for the Democrat

    A former Cynthiana Democrat sports writer is making a return engagement.

    Mike Aldridge, 60, who covered Cynthiana and Harrison County sports activities during the early 1980s, will be picking up the duties of retiring correspondent Lee Kendall.

    Aldridge said he is anxious to be writing about Harrison County’s athletes again.

    He and Ray Sparks are hosts to a Saturday morning sports show on WCYN 1400 AM.

    Aldridge is also a Kentucky High School football official and a girls’ softball umpire.

  • Celebrity chef featured at Prizing House opening

    Chef Brigitte Nguyen knows a thing or two about transformation. And, when you know the whole story, you’ll agree that there’s not a more perfect pairing than her ex-accountant-turned-chef culinary skills and the restored tobacco warehouse in Cynthiana called The Prizing House.

    Brigitte will headline as the celebrity chef at the grand opening of The Prizing House on Saturday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. This gala will feature a three-course meal by Brigitte, live music and contemporary art.

  • Fire Prevention Week activities are Saturday

    Despite scheduled activities in neighboring counties, Cynthiana Firefighter Richard Schwartz is hopeful for a banner crowd at the Fire Prevention Week kick-off on Saturday.

    Numerous events have been planned beginning at 10 a.m. at Walmart and continuing through 3 p.m. At 3:30, the fire trucks will parade through Cynthiana coming into town from U.S. 27 South to Bridge Street to Walnut to Mill to Main and back to Station 1 on Pleasant Street.