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  • Harrison County High School library receives Laura Bush Foundation grant

    A new year at the Harrison County High School library means the turning of several pages.

    “It’s great to see kids reading...” said HCHS library media specialist Stacy Cawley. “We just want to get books in our students’ hands.”

    As the recipient of several new grants, Cawley said it will be easier to supply the library and its students with books.

    “We saw that our collection was getting outdated,” Cawley said.

    Cawley said she researched library grants and applied.

  • 'Taste' draws large crowd to downtown Cynthiana

    The downtown streets of Cynthiana were bustling Saturday morning and afternoon during the ‘Taste of Harrison County.’

    Sponsored by the Cynthiana Lions Club, the day’s festivities included entertainment, food, and booths around the courthouse lawn.

    “We were really pleased with Saturday’s turn out,” said coordinator Trish Jenkins. “It’s always great to see people having fun right here in Cynthiana, while also supporting local businesses, restaurants, organizations and vendors.”

  • Get a 'Taste of Harrison County' this weekend

    The Taste of Harrison County will be this Saturday in downtown Cynthiana.

    The day’s events will kick off with the Born To Run 5K Run/Walk at 8 a.m.

    Booths and vendors will be set up around the courthouse lawn.

    For more information, see this week’s edition of The Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Gregg caters to library’s youngest

    It was a children’s literature class at Western Kentucky University that caused Kinzie Gregg, 24, to think about becoming a librarian.

    “It was just an elective class,” Gregg said Thursday afternoon. “It was awesome... You got to read picture books and juvenile books.”

    It’s a passion for children’s literature that landed Gregg the position as Youth Services Librarian at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.

  • Florence joins staff at Licking Valley Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

    Licking Valley Internal Medicine and Pediatrics announces the addition of Lindsey Conner Florence, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) to the staff.

    A native of Cynthiana, Ky., Florence is a 2001 graduate of Harrison County High School.  She received her bachelors and masters degree in nursing from the University of Kentucky. Throughout her high school and college career, she has worked at the practice as a medical assistant.

  • Car seat keeps infant safe in Monday wreck

    A car seat saved the day for one infant involved in a single  vehicle collision on Monday morning.

    Anna Cole, 19, was traveling eastbound on US Highway 62 East when her 1995 Ford Escort dropped off the right side of the road, according to Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Terry Barnes.

    Barnes said Cole over corrected and crossed the center line of the highway, traveled off the right side of the road again, struck an embankment and flipped the car.

  • Commission re-evaluates take-home fleet for city police department

    The Cynthiana City Commission will once again consider sending police officers home... with their cruisers.

    “There are benefits to the department and the city,” said Commissioner Amanda Moore at Tuesday evening’s city commission meeting.

    The police department’s ‘take home fleet’ had ended in July 2007, after the commission at the time voted to discontinue the program.

  • School board honors six retirees Tuesday

    Six retiring employees were honored Tuesday evening at a special school board meeting.

    Annetta Hill, Lee Kendall, Janice Lemons, Angie McMichael, Betty Moran and Mike Reitz were presented with rocking chairs, a Kentucky Colonel certificate and a drawing of the school where they had worked.

    The school board and administrators thanked the six employees for their years of service to the school district.

     

    For complete story, see this week's Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Vacationing family serves as extras for Miley Cyrus movie

    When Lauren and Mackenzie Shepard head back to school next week, they’ll have quite a story to tell their classmates.

    While vacationing on Tybee Island, Ga., Lauren, 12, Mackenzie, 10, and their parents Tim and Melissa, acted as extras in Miley Cyrus’ new movie “The Last Song.”

    “We didn’t even know the movie was being filmed there,” Melissa said, adding that the family vacation had been planned almost a year ahead.

  • Fall Sports Gala at new stadium on Friday night

    The Harrison County Athletic Department has invited the public to attend a fall sports gala at the brand new Harrison County Sports Complex on the Hilltop on Friday night Aug. 28.

    The gates will open at 7:30 p.m. and the public will have about 30 minutes to tour the new facility before formal introductions of all the HCHS fall sports teams begins at about 8. All players and coaches of all the fall sports teams will be publicly recognized during the evening’s program.