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    Harrison County High School science teachers and students unloaded boxes over fall break this week.

    Lots of boxes.

    Part of a 3M Foundation grant, science classes at the high school received $20,000 of equipment.

    “We were so excited,” said HCHS chemistry teacher and science department co-chair Jessica Smith.

    Earlier this month, Smith said, the boxes of flasks, balances and other equipment were delivered to her classroom, along with a human dynamics cart, an oven for drying chemicals and an up-to-code acid cabinet... just to name a few.

  • MOPping together

    They don’t have vacuum cleaners or dusters, brooms or Windex.

    These mothers have MOPS.

    “The main philosophy with MOPS is for no mother to be alone,” said the local MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) coordinator Cassie Moses.

    The group gathers on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month for fellowship, devotion, a speaker and usually a craft.

    “It’s a support system,” Moses said before last Thursday’s meeting at Indian Creek Christian Church.

  • Marching Thorobreds finish strong at Mason Classic

    The Marching Thorobreds have not competed since Sept. 18, and on Saturday, Oct. 9, they were ready to show the improvements made during those three long weeks. 

    Their efforts certainly paid off as they earned a first place finish in class 4A at the 29th annual Mason County Band Classic. 

    The color guard was also named as the top guard in class 4A, and was only a breath behind Lloyd Memorial for taking the overall color guard trophy. 

  • City ups commitment to $100k to Wedco for wellness facility

    The city has agreed to give additional funding toward the proposed indoor activities facility at Flat Run Veterans Park.

    While the commission voted to give $62,500 to the project at a special meeting last week, Commissioner Mark Mattmiller told the commission at Tuesday evening’s meeting that Wedco needed additional funds for the matching Healthy Kentucky grant application.

    “If they (Wedco) don’t get the grant, we get the money back,” Mattmiller said.

    Mattmiller said the grant deadline is this upcoming Monday.

  • Spooky BooWow parade Oct. 30

    This Halloween is for the dogs.

    No, really.

    The local Xi Beta Beta sorority will host the Spooky Boo Wow Howl-o-ween parade on Saturday, Oct. 30, around the old courthouse.

    Dog owners are encouraged to dress themselves and their pets in costumes, said member Kelly Kendall.

    Owners will be able to register their pooch for judging.

    “There will be prizes for different categories,” Kendall said.

    Registration is $5 per dog, with proceeds benefiting the Harrison County Humane Society.

  • Academic Briefs

    HCHS Site-Based Council

    There will be a special Harrison County High School SBDMC meeting on Monday, Oct. 18 at 4 p.m. in the HCHS library.

    Harrison County High School’s next regularly scheduled SBDMC meeting is cancelled due to Election Day.  The SBDMC will hold a special meeting on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010, at 4:30 p.m. in the HCHS library.


    Leith to teach in Thailand

  • Court says yes to funding for Berry Data Center

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court chose its annual meeting in Berry Tuesday to make another six-month financial commitment to the Berry Data Center.

    While the motion passed to pick up the $28,400 tab, three magistrates voted against the proposal.

    “A kid in Kelat should have the same opportunities as a kid in Berry,” said magistrate Bradley Copes prior to his “no” vote. “Education should be up to the school board; information should be the library. The fiscal court is responsible for maintaining the infrastructure of this county.”

  • Mill Creek bridge repairs to begin

    Maintenance will begin on Mill Creek bridge, KY 36 at mile point 12.607, on Monday, Oct. 18, and continue through Monday Nov. 8. KYTC District 6 will be conducting the bridge maintenance project. Crews will be working from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.  Traffic signals will be in use. Motorists should look for lane closures and equipment, especially eastbound.


  • Weekend was busy for Harrison County

    The weekend was a busy one for Cynthiana and Harrison County, starting with Friday’s Thorobred football game in Pendleton County.

    On Saturday, downtown was hopping with the 3rd annual BBQ Cook-off.

    Saturday night featured Farm Fest at the fairgrounds.

    See this week’s Cynthiana Democrat for photos and stories about the many events.

  • Candidates respond to local issues

    Meet the local candidates on the pages of The Cynthiana Democrat.

    This week’s print edition of the newspaper will feature responses from candidates for city commission and fiscal court, as well as the mayor and county judge-executive positions.

    Each candidate was given the opportunity to answer a few questions generated by the news staff.

    See all their answers and reactions to specific community concerns in this week’s Cynthiana Democrat.