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Local News

  • Neighborhood dispute gets heated

    A neighborhood is embroiled in a dispute that included shots being fired on Monday afternoon.

    Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Steve McCauley said the area around Sylvandell Road and Mouth of Cedar have been a hot bed of disturbance calls in recent weeks.

    The more recent set of calls began on Saturday and came from Eddie Vanhook.

    According to a sheriff’s report, Vanhook told Deputy Dean Hutchinson that two juvenile boys were driving his truck in the Sylvandell area.

  • Mayor resigns

    After months of recovering from a stroke, Mayor Jim Brown had letters of resignation delivered to Cynthiana city commissioners, City Attorney John Lair and City Clerk Charleen McIlvain Tuesday.

    Lair read Brown’s resignation letter during Tuesday evening’s city commission meeting.

  • Bookmobile Lady

    “I like it when they get on,” said Ada Adair. “The kids get all excited.”

    When Adair began as the new “bookmobile lady” in August 2008, she said she was nervous about only one thing - driving a library on wheels.

    “If the schools are closed, I don’t go,” Adair said about driving the bookmobile in winter weather. “If I can make it, I get out there... slowly, but surely.”

  • St. Edward Ice Cream Social is Sunday

    St. Edward Catholic Church will host its 60th annual ice cream social this Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    “All the money raised here goes to help the school,” said former principal Mary Grable.

    Held in the lot behind the church and school, this year’s event will feature a silent auction, music, games, a health booth and a Wii tournament.

    Meals can be purchased and will include ribeye steaks, hamburgers and hot dogs.

    Homemade ice cream and cake can also be purchased for $1 for a piece of cake and $1 for a scoop of ice cream.

  • Local youth participate in State Bible Drills

    The Kentucky Baptist Convention sponsors and promotes Bible Drills to engage young people in learning Bible skills and Baptist doctrine. Twenty-four children from churches in the Crittenden Baptist Association attended an association-wide Bible Drill at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church on April 19. Several of the children are from Harrison and surrounding counties. 

  • CPD issues 81 seat belt citations during campaign

    Eighty-one seat belt citations were issued during the  Click It or Ticket campaign May 18-31 in Cynthiana.

    According to Sgt. Wilbur Gross, the state’s mini grant allowed for about 34 hours of overtime for the Cynthiana Police Department to concentrate on seat belt violations.

    During this period, officers also issued citations and warnings for two child safety restraints, four suspended licenses, five no insurance, three speeding and 15 other violations that included infractions such as no registration and improper take off.

  • Half million in support sought from county

    The slicing of the county’s budget pie has begun.

    Magistrates held a special meeting on Tuesday, the first in a series of budget discussions that will precede the final draft set for approval on April 28.

    Tuesday’s discussions centered on the many programs that the county supports financially.

    Most of the requests received a perfunctory nod. However, magistrates wanted more information on some of the requests.

  • Case honored as National History Day Teacher of the Year

    James S. “Jamie” Case, a 1985 graduate of Harrison County High School, was recently honored at this year’s National History Day state competition in Frankfort by being named the National History Day Teacher of the Year.

    Case, who teaches eighth grade U.S. History at Clark Middle School in Winchester, has worked with his students on various historical projects, which include papers, documentaries, performances or exhibits about specific individuals in history.

  • Class of 2009 to graduate 218 seniors on June 5

    With the school year drawing to a close, Harrison County High School is preparing for the graduation of the class of 2009 next Friday evening.

    “This is a cumulation of 13 years of hard work and the kids deserve a classy celebration,” said HCHS graduation coordinator Jenny Nichols. “...This is going to be a gathering of a couple thousand people.”

    Addressing the 218 candidates for graduation will be former HCHS principal Jerry Jenkins.

  • Beaver Baptist Church celebrates 200 years at Sunday service and reception

    “And a door was opened for experience.”

    This phrase was repeated in the early minutes of Beaver Baptist Church in reference to a time set aside for those who wished to be baptized or move their church letter. However, it may best summarize the church’s history, for since the church doors opened 200 years ago, there have been many human and spiritual experiences.

    “And a door was opened for experience,” is descriptive of the mission and purpose of Beaver Baptist since its beginning on May 27, 1809, to the present.