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  • Cynthiana-Harrison County law enforcement joining forces to crack down on drunk driving

    The holiday season is one of the deadliest and most dangerous times on America’s roadways due to an increase in drunk driving. Since 1981 every president of the United States has underscored his commitment to preventing impaired driving by proclaiming December as National Drunk and Drugged Driver (DDD) Prevention Month.

  • HCHS junior killed in wreck

    Harrison County High School is mourning the loss of a classmate after a Monday afternoon car wreck on KY 36 West.

    The vehicle, a four-door 1997 white Toyota Camry,  carrying four HCHS students, was traveling eastbound toward Cynthiana around 4:30 p.m. when the vehicle ran off the road and struck a tree on the passenger side, according to Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy  Dean Hutchison, accident reconstructionist.

  • Many lessons in Recipe for Reading

    Harrison County fifth-graders traded in the classroom for a kitchen last week during the Recipe for Reading program.

    Planned and organized by the Harrison County Homemakers for the third year in a row, fifth-graders worked in groups with Homemaker volunteers to prepare recipes.

    Southside Elementary fifth-grade teacher, Debbie Kendall said the students always had fun cooking with the homemakers, but the Recipe for Reading program offered more than just a good time.

  • Howard joins advertising sales team

    A new face has joined the Cynthiana Democrat/Harrison Shopper advertising team.

    Calling herself an energetic person, Pam Howard said she is ready to get out and meet the customers.

    “I like to talk to people and I’m ready to get to know their business,” said Howard. “I’m a people person.”

    Howard will be working with businesses by helping them meet their advertising needs.

  • Christmas parade is Saturday

    Snowflakes shimmering along the downtown streets can mean only one thing -- it’s Christmas time, and Christmas time brings the annual holiday parade.

    It’s tradition.

    Anxious children and adults will line the streets of the parade’s path. There will be horses and carriages, floats and Scouts, antique cars and the marching band.

    It’s tradition.

    Watch for the tractors and the miniature horses. Surely there will be elves and one will certainly be the most jolliest of all -- Santa.

  • Court balks at recommended name for recreation park

    Calling it “a good faith effort,” Harrison County magistrates voted to give $500 to the Harrison County Tomorrow recreation development committee to be used toward a sign at the new park.

    Donna Williams, representing the committee, presented a proposal that was the result of a survey to name the park.

    She told members of the fiscal court that 10 names appeared on the survey and that those who responded to the survey chose “Veterans’ Park.”

    Magistrate Steve Moses said he was not in favor of the name.

  • Fab 4 to invade Rohs Opera House

    The Fab Four are back.  Yes, Eight Days a Week, a Beatles Tribute Band from Cincinnati returns to Cynthiana this Saturday, Dec 6, at 7 p.m., with their fabulous reenactment of Beatles music.

    Eight Days played the Rohs Opera House last December to over 200 attendees. This year looks to be even bigger with ticket sales beginning over a month ago.

    “They’re incredible,” Roger Slade of Rohs Opera House said. “They look like the Beatles, play like the Beatles, sound like the Beatles…”

  • Christmas angels

    Santa’s black patent leather belt is tightening around the globe and Harrison County’s  Christmas Angel project is also feeling the squeeze.

    Harrison County has over 1,400 students on free lunches and that’s just one of the criteria to be included in the project that provides gifts at Christmas time.

    According to Judy Feeback, Angel committee member, 425 students have been signed up for Angel gifts. However, she said the committee is considering additional applications in emergency situations.

  • U.S. 27 North bridge project delayed

    It appears the Main Street viaduct project has been pushed back.

    Cynthiana Mayor Jim Brown announced at Tuesday’s commission meeting that the state planned October bid letting has been delayed and will be February or March.

    “More likely March,” Brown told commissioners. “This is out of our hands.

    Brown said the bridge over the CSX railroad on the north side of Cynthiana is “very unsafe.” He said truck traffic has been detoured around Church Street to eliminate some of the stresses on the reduced weight limit bridge.

  • Thankful for answered prayers

    When the McKinley and Sidles families sit down for Thanksgiving dinner, they’ll have no problem thinking of what they’re thankful for - a little boy named John Mikel.

    At home, Mindy and John Sidles took turns holding their 8-month-old son John Mikel while Disney’s “Robin Hood” played on the television in the living room.

    “It’s definitely going to be a big celebration of life,” said Mindy about their Thanksgiving day plans.

    John Mikel laughs, grunts, and appears to think about crying. But mostly, he smiles.