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  • Harrison County Tomorrow plans for 2010 World Equestrian Games

    The world is coming to Kentucky to attend the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games from Sept. 25 to Oct. 10, 2010, at the Kentucky Horse Park. Thousands of persons are expected to attend with an estimated economic impact of $150 million. Many visitors and competitors will be arriving early or staying after the Games to experience Kentucky life.

    Harrison County Tomorrow, with the help of several interested residents, has begun the work of coordinating some events and experiences to attract visitors to Harrison County.

  • Commission targets abandoned buildings for city action

    Code enforcement was the topic of conversation again for city commissioners at Tuesday afternoon’s special commission meeting.

    “We need to deal with the buildings that are abandoned, eye sores and health hazards,” said Commissioner Mark Mattmiller.

    Mattmiller said he will meet with Code Enforcement Officer Wayland Quisenberry to obtain an updated list of all properties in town that are abandoned, blighted and beyond repair, giving City Attorney John Lair the ability to follow with legal proceedings.

  • Public library patronage numbers are on the rise

    “The library in Cynthiana has always been busy,” said Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library director Pat Barnes.

     But even Barnes can’t deny that the public library has never been this busy.

    “There’s just more people coming through the door,” she said.

    With an increased total of 9,700 library cards, more than 5,000 people entering the library in the month of January, and a 23 percent circulation increase over three years, Barnes said the numbers speak for themselves.

  • Berry Christian Church ladies "Go Red"

    Ladies of Berry Christian Church wore red on Sunday, Feb. 8 in support of the ‘Go Red’ movement. They were Tammy Fryman, Carsey Campbell, Macey Ollinger, Tamara Fairfield holding Emma, Andra Gaunce holding Taylor, Michelle Tumey, Kenley and Tanner Tumey, Olivia Moore, Emma Moore, Brandi Marinan Smiley, Melissa Fryman, Hacksaw Gaunce, Vickie Simpson, Betty Whitaker, Carolyn Williams, Carolyn Wilson, Lisa Roller, Kathy Shanklin, Wanda Jones, Anna Cason, Regina Riley, Wayne Ann Shanklin, Britt Campbell, and Phyllis Penick.

  • Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter's pet adoption list

    Pet Adoption List

    The following pets are available for adoption at the Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter. Female dogs, $75; male dogs, $65; female cats, $58; male cats, $43. Call 234-7138 or 234-1492 for more information.

    FOSTER CARE - DOGS

    Boyfriend - Male, Border Collie/Chow

    Reese - Male, Pit

    Nugget - Female, Boxer/Pit

    Cooper - Male, Setter

    Jetson - Male GSD, 4 months

    Lucy - St. Bernard, senior

    FOSTER CARE - CATS

    Paisley - Calico

    Sandy - Male, buff

    Two female, torti

  • Northside Elementary is placed on lockdown

    Northside Elementary school is on lockdown after the school received a letter in the mail of “questionable content” Thursday.

    The letter did not threaten any students.

    A note was sent home to parents Thursday afternoon explaining the situation.

    The letter, from principal Sharon Hill and Harrison County School superintendent Andy Dotson, says that authorities have been contacted about the situation and the school remains in lockdown as a safety precaution.

    School security officers were placed at the entrance of the school Friday.

  • HCHS December Students of the Month

    The Harrison County High School Students of the Month for December were, from left, Ashlyn Techau, sophomore, daughter of Neal and Stephanie Techau and Sara Moredock, senior, daughter of Lee and Wendy Moredock. Sponsor for December was McDonald’s of Cynthiana.

  • Boy Scouts help remove debris from Battle Grove Cemetery

    Members of Boy Scout Troop 60 visited Battle Grove Cemetery and removed fallen limbs from the property, as a result of the ice storm. Pictured above are, from left to right, Jim Swinford, scoutmaster, Shawn Tobin, first class scout, Hunter Henson, life scout, and Jamison Brooks, eagle scout.

  • Sharing warmth

    Every day a child somewhere needs a renewed sense of security.

    He may be removed from his home for his safety. She may be ill and separated from her family. Perhaps their home burned to the ground, or the death of a loved one has left them yearning for the closeness of a hug.

    For years the Peanuts’ character Linus and his cloud-bearing blanket have been synonymous with security.

    Project Linus is a volunteer campaign designed to put blankets into the arms of need and to give back some sense of security.

  • After heart attack, Kearns now living heart healthy

    As part of February’s Women’s Heart Disease Awareness month, The Cynthiana Democrat is sharing the stories of four women and their personal accounts of their own heart conditions and recoveries.

    A former cheerleader at Eastern Kentucky University and later a physical education teacher at Harrison County Middle School, Johnetta Kearns never thought she would have a heart attack.

    “Why would I have a heart attack?” Kearns asked at her home one afternoon five years later. “I was somebody you wouldn’t think would have a heart attack.”