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  • Aldridge to cover sports

    Mike Aldridge, a former Cynthiana Democrat sports correspondent, will be returning to that position.

    Aldridge will be replacing Lee Kendall, who has decided to retire after many years behind the pen for Harrison County sports.

    See this week’s print edition of The Cynthiana Democrat for more about Mike Aldridge.

  • H1N1 vaccine offered Saturday

    The WEDCO District Health Department will host an H1N1 vaccination clinic Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  at the health departments in Harrison, Scott and Nicholas counties.

    The shot will only be administered to those individuals in the high risk target groups (emergency workers, pregnant women, healthcare workers, caretakers serving children 6 months and under and children with chronic medical conditions or a weakened immune system).

    Vaccines will be given to target groups until the supply runs out.

    For questions, call the health department at 234-8750.

  • Memorial service held for guardsman killed in Afghanistan

    It was 11 a.m. on Oct. 31, 2008, that Sgt. Daniel W. Wallace, a soldier with the 201st Engineer Battalion, was killed in Afghanistan.

    One year later, at 11 a.m., Sgt. Wallace was honored in a memorial service in Cynthiana.

    A tree was planted and a memorial stone was unveiled Saturday morning at Flat Run  Veterans’ Park as family, friends and fellow soldiers remembered the young guardsman.

    For more about Sgt. Wallace and the memorial service, see this week’s Cynthiana Democrat, which will be available on newsstands Wednesday afternoon.

  • Champions hosts fifth Town Hall meeting

    Speaking at Monday evening’s fifth Champions Town Hall Meeting, Clayton Arp said 15 to 20 million people currently suffer from addiction in this country.

    “We’re barely scratching the surface of need,” Arp said.

    Arp spoke about the Teen Challenge and Life Line Connection programs that offer faith-based residential and non-residential rehabilitation services.

    “We’re here to serve,” he said. “We’re here to help... together we can do something.”

  • Celebrating Recovery will be held Nov. 17 at Rohs

    Ken’s NewMarket and the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill will host ‘Celebrating Recovery 2009’ at Rohs Opera House from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17.

    Champions for a Drug-Free Harrison County co-chair Karen Adams said the event will feature information about mental health and substance abuse.

    The event is free to the public.

    Those wishing to attend should call Kim Jenks at 234-1407.

    Other business at Monday evening’s Champions meeting included:

  • Smith chosen for president’s seminar

    Karey Smith, continuing education coordinator with Maysville Community and Technical College, is one of 19 faculty and staff members selected from throughout the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) to participate this week in President Michael B. McCall’s 10th annual President’s Leadership Seminar (PLS) at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Lexington.

     

    See this week's Cynthiana Democrat for more on this story.

  • College credit offered at Harrison County ATC

    The principal at the Harrison County Area Technology Center, John White said his school offers one of the best kept secrets in education - dual credit courses.

    “It’s a wonderful opportunity,” White said Tuesday morning.

    Recently having renewed their dual credit agreement with Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS), White said ATC schools were able to provide students with college credit while also completing a high school course.

  • Passing hope... one pumpkin at a time

    Members of Living Hope Assembly of God are seeing orange.

    On Saturday afternoon, the congregation gathered and formed a receiving line, passing pumpkins down from a semi-trailer.

    “Five hundred more to go,” pastor Tunya Adams yelled.

    “How many of these did we order?” one parishioner called out.

    The pumpkin receiving line erupted in laughter.

    The church of 50 ordered and unloaded 600 pumpkins.

    Living Hope’s future building site off US 27 (beside Northside Elementary) is now a sea of pumpkins.

  • Time changes this weekend

    It’s that time of year again to fall back.

    Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday when most of the United States will roll their clocks back one hour.

    Clocks should be changed at 2 a.m. Sunday morning for a return to Eastern Standard Time.

    Daylight Saving Time will begin again on March 14, 2010, when clocks will ‘spring forward’ one hour.

  • Horse enthusiast unveils D.A. Stables

    In her entire life, Delene Vollenweider has only been away from horses for two years.

    “I was miserable,” she said about the time period.

    Today, Vollenweider fills her days with horses as the manager of D.A. Stables on Hicks Pike.

    Named after her cousin and owner, Dick Alderson, the stable is the newest addition to Alderson and Vollenweider’s partnership as co-owners of Cousins Farm.