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Local News

  • Seasonal flu vaccines in short supply

    As the flu season soon begins, seasonal flu vaccines are hard to find.

    “Suppliers are not guaranteeing a date on when they can get us more vaccines,” said Crystal Caudill, WEDCO Public Health Director.

    While flu clinics and appointments have been scheduled at the health department throughout the month of October, Caudill said there is a chance flu shots will run out before the appointments.

    “There is no guarantee,” Caudill said Tuesday afternoon.

  • Voices raise for community choir

    It’s Thursday evening and 50 pairs of tapping feet have gathered for choir practice.

    “Altos, where’s your pitch?” director Karen Bear asked the middle group of women - all part of the first-ever community choir.

    With hands in the air and glasses perched at the tip of her nose, Karen Bear motioned for the perfect pitch.

    Beth Laytart followed with an accompanying piano note.

    “Can we go on or do you need it one more time?” Bear asked.

    The altos, they responded, were good.

  • Court proceeds with Handy House agreement

    Harrison County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett asked for and received a vote of confidence from magistrates for an agreement with the Handy House Committee.

    Barnett said the county will not expect a complete restoration of the Handy House to be completed within five years. However, he said the house should be stabilized and the exterior appearance improved within that allotted time.

  • Trash collection bids come in less than current bill

    It appears that bidding a new contract for county residents’ trash service will save between $1 and $2.80 per month for each household.

    Of the four bids received, the apparent low bidder for residential trash service was Legacy Carting with a $12.95 monthly rate.

    County residents are currently paying Rumpke $15.75 per month for a once-a-week pick up.

    Each of the bids also includes a 10 percent discount for senior citizens.

  • 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.