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  • Dryden Road man airlifted after tractor accident

    A Harrison County man is in stable condition at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center following a Sunday morning tractor accident off Dryden Road.

    According to Sheriff’s Deputy Nathan Gasser, Leonard Hatch, 48, was driving a Kubota tractor up a hill, when the tractor flipped backwards.

    Hatch was airlifted to the Lexington hospital.

    For the complete story, see this week’s print edition of The Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Fair pageants begin the week

    Harrison County fair events continue this week.

    Tonight’s events include the baby and children shows, beginning at 6 p.m.

    The horse pull will begin at 7 p.m.

    Tuesday evening’s events will begin with the Miss Junior Pre-Teen Pageant at 6 p.m., followed by the Miss Pre-Teen Pageant, Miss Teen Harrison County and the Miss Harrison County Scholarship Pageant at 8 p.m.

    For pictures from this year’s Harrison County Fair, see this week’s print edition of The Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Fab Fourth is Saturday

    The Fabulous Fourth Celebration will be on July 3 from 5 to 10 p.m. on the Hilltop.

    Fireworks will start at dark.

    Concessions will be open from 5 to 10 p.m. selling food such as cotton candy, popcorn, snow cones and hamburgers.

    There will also be kids’ activities such as a cornhole tournament, giant slide, blow-up bouncer and an obstacle course.

    There will be stage entertainment with a band, a flag presentation and the presentation of awards to the police and fire departments throughout the night.

  • Longest Day of Play is Monday at FRVP

    Monday will mark the summer solstice and the fourth annual Longest Day of Play.

    Hosted by the Community Health Partnership Wellness Subcommittee, the event includes booths featuring different physical activities for children ages two to 12.

    At each booth are volunteers from community businesses and organizations.

    “Each organization comes up with their own activity,” said chairman Mollie Smith.

    Smith said this year’s events will include at least 19 booths with such activities as badminton, the chicken dance and corn hole.

  • Academic Briefs

    BARNES

    Philip Morris International Management SA (PMIM SA), a subsidiary of Philip Morris International Inc., has awarded an educational scholarship to David Barnes of Berry, Ky.  Barnes will attend Bluegrass Community Technical College and then the University of Kentucky and plans to study crop science. He is the son of Jeff and Connie Barnes of Berry, Ky.

  • Academic Briefs

    MUNTZ

    Bradley Scott Muntz, son of Brad Muntz and Donna H. Muntz, graduated May 8 from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor’s degree in education. He will be teaching at Bourbon County Middle School this fall.

    Muntz was recently honored at a graduation celebration held at the home of his grandparents, Donald and Mary Russell Muntz.

    EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY

    Eastern Kentucky University recognized 1,470 graduates at the conclusion of the Spring 2010 semester.

    The graduates were honored at commencement ceremonies May 8.

  • Recovery in the bag

    Corey Campbell woke up a little earlier than usual on Monday morning, but this time it wasn’t just to take his medicine on time. He reached for his navy blue Food Lion shirt that had been hanging in his closet for about six months. He pulled on some khaki pants, pinned on his name tag and grabbed his car keys.

    Campbell, 19, returned to work after taking medical leave in November.

  • Eastside Elementary Honor Roll

    eastside Elementary School

    The Eastside Elementary Honor Roll for the fourth grading period includes:

    Fourth Grade

  • Relay event raises over $70,000

    Harrison County residents gathered at the Hilltop Friday for the 13th annual Relay for Life.

    According to Relay co-chair Stacy Ishmael, the event raised over $70,000 for the American Cancer Society.

    Ishmael said a final count of the money raised has yet to be confirmed.

    For pictures of Friday evening’s event, see this week’s print edition of The Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Soggy weather could be blame for weekend wrecks

    The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department responded to several injury wrecks over the weekend.

    “The roadways were wet... and that may have been a contributing factor,” Deputy Nathan Gasser said about the injury collision he worked Friday afternoon around 3:15 p.m. on Ky. Hwy. 36 West, approximately two miles west of Cynthiana.

    Five individuals were transported to Harrison Memorial Hospital after Emmalee N. Rosa, 18, driving a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt, struck an oncoming vehicle, driven by Scott Beach, 39, of Williamstown.