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  • Lowe’s donates tools to Harrison County ATC

    Lowe’s and Kobalt Tools in partnership with Skills USA are helping the next generation of skilled trade professionals at Harrison County ATC through their new Tough Tools for Cool Schools program.  Lowe’s is donating approximately $600 worth of Kobalt tools to the school as part of the new national program, which will total $300,000 to more than 500 Skills USA building trades and renovation programs across the nation for use in their classrooms.

  • Sex crimes indictment issued

    Six felony counts of sex crimes have been issued against a Harrison County man.

    Timothy Coldiron, 25, was indicted by a Harrison County grand jury on Tuesday for his alleged sexual behavior with victims under 12, under 14 and under 16 years old.

    The alleged abuse began in June, July or August, 2007, according to the indictment.

    He is charged with first degree rape, first degree sexual abuse and first degree sodomy against a victim under 12 years old.

  • Saddle ‘N Spur Club takes on arena renovation project at 4-H grounds

    It’s been the stage for many of Harrison County’s beauties -- from newborns to teen queens, from Tennessee Walkers to champion barrel riders. And now, it’s getting a make-over.

    The horse arena at the 4-H fairgrounds on U.S. 27 South is a project of the Saddle ‘N Spur Club, led by Gary and Kelly Downs.

    Gary said club members and their parents have worked hard to get the old fence around the arena down and ready for the new look.

  • Pendleton County woman airlifted following Tuesday morning accident

    Amanda Herrmann of Pendleton County was injured Tuesday morning on her way to Falmouth from Cynthiana. According to Tpr. David Jones of the Kentucky State Police, Herrmann may have blacked out which caused her to run off the right side of the northbound lane of U.S. 27 North. Herrmann was taken to Harrison Memorial Hospital and later airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center. As of presstime Wednesday, she was listed in good condition. Her 11-year-old daughter sustained only minor injuries. Jones said the passenger was restrained while Herrmann was not wearing a seat belt.

  • Click it or ticket

    The Cynthiana Police Department is looking for seat belts... and issuing tickets when they don’t find one.

    “It’s a seat belt blitz to educate the public and get the percent of people not wearing a seat belt to wear them,” said Cynthiana Police Chief Ray Johnson.

    Through a $1,500 state grant, police officers have begun a two-week period dedicated to enforcing seat belt usage.

    “Anyone we see without a seat belt, we will pull over and cite,” Johnson said.

  • Commission to name new mayor

    The time clock has begun on the city commission’s mission to appoint a new mayor.

    While City Attorney John Lair said Kentucky law isn’t exactly clear on the issue of the resignation and appointment of a mayor, Lair said the commission has 30 days to appoint a new mayor.

    That 30-day period, by Kentucky statute, begins at the commission’s next regular or special meeting after the resignation or official vacancy of the mayor position.

  • Exchange student welcomes lifestyle differences

    One 16-year-old girl considers herself very lucky to be in Cynthiana.

    When Anya Koltsova applied for American Scandinavian Student Exchange Program’s (ASSE) FLAGS scholarship to study abroad, she was one of 400 applicants.

    “Only five got a chance to go,” Anya said. “I was pretty lucky.”

    An exchange student from Vladivostok, Russia (located on the eastern edge of Russia), Anya said she has wanted to travel since she was a young girl.

  • Weekend brings 6th Home and Garden Show

    This weekend promises to be a busy one in Cynthiana. The Home and Garden Show is one of the many events that will be drawing guests to the area.

    The sixth annual Home and Garden Show will be at a new location this year... The Burley Co-op Marketing Center on U.S. 27 North.

    “We’re really excited about the location and the opportunities it provides to our vendors,” said Trish Jenkins, Cynthiana Democrat and Harrison Shopper advertising manager.

  • Young Eagles free flights Saturday

    The Young Eagles program will host its 10th annual free flights event this Saturday at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Airport.

    “It’s just a lot of fun for us and the kids too,” said Bobby Craft, president of the local airport board. “It’s a chance for kids to get up in the air and see what it looks like... maybe even spark an interest in flying.”

    Beginning at 10 a.m., children ages seven to 17 will be given free airplane rides by local pilots.

    Craft said 198 kids received airplane rides last year.

  • Academic Briefs

    AMMERMAN, SANDERS

    The University of the Cumberlands Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs is pleased to announce that Rachel Ammerman and Beau Sanders from Cynthiana have been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2009 semester.

    Full-time students who have obtained a cumulative scholastic standing of 3.5 and have no grade of “I” are eligible for the dean’s list.

    BARNES