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  • Performing for Legends

    Members of the Licking Valley Singers performed Tuesday, July 24, on the field at Whitaker Bank Park during the Lexington Legends baseball game. Tuesday was “Harrison County night” at the park with many local baseball fans in attendance. The Licking Valley Singers represented our community well with their spirited rendition of “God Bless America” during the middle of the fifth inning.

  • Cynthiana man arrested in Lawrenceburg

    From The Anderson News
    staff reports

    A man went on a beer run at a local supermarket, and then allegedly ran off with the merchandise.
    Rodney Daniels “JB” McClanahan, 26, of Cynthiana, snatched two 18-packs of Bud Light beer cans and took off running into the Walmart parking lot last Wednesday afternoon with a store manager chasing him on foot, according to a report filed by the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

  • County truck dumps asphalt in accident

    A sudden distraction lead to a Harrison County dump truck driver losing some of his load.
    A non-injury accident on KY 36 east was reported to 911-dispatch Monday, Aug. 6, around 1:05 p.m.
    According to the Harrison County Sheriff’s report, James Snapp, 56, was operating a 1998 GMC medium duty dump-truck at the time of the accident.

  • Correction

    A story in last week’s Cynthiana Democrat announcing the hiring of Darlene Bussell incorrectly identified her title.
    Bussell will serve Cynthiana and Harrison County as the Executive Director of the Cynthiana-Harrison County Economic Development Authority.
    The position is both city and county funded.

  • Suspect charged with theft from grandparents

    A Harrison County man is behind bars following a foot/car pursuit in his front yard.
    According to the Harrison County Sheriff’s report, Allen Berry, a resident of Shadynook Pike, reported that a Stihl weed eater was stolen from his building Tuesday afternoon.
    Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Peak said Berry suspected that his grandson was responsible for the theft.
    “I began my investigation by contacting all the pawnshops in town,” said Peak. “I located the stolen property around 2 p.m., the same day it was stolen.”

  • Battle of Blue Licks will be re-enacted Aug. 18-19

    The 230th anniversary of the Battle of Blue Licks, the last Revolutionary War battle in Kentucky, will be commemorated Aug. 18-19 at Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park in Robertson County.

  • Crossword Puzzle

    THEME: BALL GAMES
    STATEPOINT CROSSWORD

    Across
    1. Alligator’s milieu
    6. Semicircular mountain basin
    9. *Many baseball teams wear it on their chests
    13. Ringworm
    14. Big Island flower necklace
    15. Long backless sofa
    16. Antonym of afar
    17. Estimated arrival
    18. What racers do on CBS
    19. *The goal is strikes
    21. *a.k.a. Ringer
    23. ___ Paolo, Brazil
    24. Select
    25. Shel Silverstein’s poem “___ Constrictor”

  • Young man drowns at Robinson Dam

    A 23-year-old man drowned Saturday night while trying to save his girlfriend from the same fate.
    Jeremy Booker and Kimberly Grimes went to Robinson Dam to swim around 8:30 p.m. Saturday with Grimes’ cousin, Hayley Bailey, and her boyfriend, Jonathan Mardis, Peggy Grimes and two 2-year-old children.
    Bailey said within minutes her cousin was fighting to get out of the swirling water after she had been swept off of the dam.

  • Toddler injured in dog attack on Rutland Road

    The mother of the 3-year-old girl who was attacked by a dog Saturday said her daughter will have some scarring, but she’s grateful it was no worse than it was.
    Katherine Baker and her girls were at a graduation party on Rutland Road in Harrison County, when a lab/pit bull mix dog launched itself at the girls.

  • U.S. Rep. Davis resigns

    U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis, who represented Kentucky’s fourth congressional district, resigned his post Tuesday citing a family health issue at the core of his decision.
    “I thank the people of Kentucky’s Fourth District for the honor of serving as their Congressman over the last eight years,” Davis said in a press release.