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  • Pratt pleads guilty to Falmouth and Cynthiana bank robberies

    The United States Attorney’s  Office, the Commonwealth  Attorney’s office for Harrison, Robertson and Pendleton counties, the Cynthiana  Police Department, Kentucky State Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Harrison County Sheriff’s office jointly announced  Wednesday that 30-year-old Jeffrey Allen Pratt of Cynthiana pleaded guilty to robbing two central Kentucky  banks.

  • Community leaders come into the classroom for round table discussions with students

    The first annual leadership conference sponsored by Harrison County Area Technical Center was held on November 20, 2008 at Maysville Community College Licking Valley Campus. Student officers from Future Business Leaders of America and SKILLS USA attended round table presentations conducted by community leaders. The discussions focused on the abilities necessary for the students to be effective leaders in their organizations now and the skills required to be the leaders of tomorrow.

  • Deputies investigate White Oak burglaries Friday morning

    The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department is investigating two house burglaries that occurred Friday morning on KY 356 (White Oak Pike), near the Scott county line.

    Sheriff’s deputies received a call around 11 a.m. from one of the home owners, claiming their house had been burglarized.

    At the home, sheriff’s deputy Dean Hutchison recorded over $5,000 missing in electronics, computer equipment and other valuables.

  • City residents will get recycling carts soon

    Covered recycling carts will be delivered to Cynthiana residents within a few weeks, said commissioner of public works Jimmy New at the Nov. 25 city commission meeting.

    New advised residents in town that Legacy Carting would be picking up recyclables every other week. Recycling will be picked up  Dec. 1-5, and then again Dec. 15-19, and every other week thereafter, New said.

  • Memorial service held for Kayla Poteet at LeBus Field Thursday

    On what would have been her 17th birthday, teammates, classmates, teachers, friends, and family gathered Thursday evening at LeBus soccer field to remember Kayla Poteet.

    A junior at Harrison County High School, Poteet was killed in a car accident Monday, Nov. 24.

    “I’ll never step on this soccer field without thinking of her,” Fillies assistant soccer coach Jeff Kinney said during the memorial service.

    The Fillies varsity and junior varsity soccer teams played a scrimmage on the field before the service, in Kayla’s honor.

  • A Limo Ride and Lunch

    Twenty Northside Elementary students were treated to a limousine ride and lunch at Applebee’s in Georgetown Tuesday morning. The students were rewarded for selling 25 or more items during the school’s Cherrydale Fundraiser.

  • School cuts may be deep

    A mandatory 4 percent cut in funding for the Harrison County School District, as could be directed from Gov. Steve Beshear as early as Friday, would not cripple finances for the balance of this fiscal year, but it could prove alarming for next year, according to Julie Asher, district financial officer.

  • HCHS November Students of the Month

    Harrison County High School Students of the Month for November were Julie Henson, sophomore, daughter of Pam and David Henson, and Tyler Hardin, junior, son of Tom and Cindi Hardin. Sponsor for the month was Dr. William Faulkner.

  • Veterans seeking assistance can go to three central locations

    Veterans and their families seeking benefits assistance will be able to find help and advice at three central locations in Williamstown (Grant County), Georgetown (Scott County), and Frankfort (Franklin County).

    The Veterans Benefits Field Representative for Grant, Henry, Owen, Pendleton, Gallatin, Carroll, Bracken, Trimble, Scott, Harrison and Franklin counties will now be providing assistance at the following locations, which will allow Veterans Benefits Field Representatives to help veterans and their families more effectively:

  • Santa letters are requested

    The Cynthiana Democrat has been contacted by Santa Claus to help him make his list. Santa will make all the decisions about who has been naughty and who has been nice. The Cynthiana Democrat has agreed to help out by printing children’s Christmas wish letters in the newspaper.

    Children’s letters must be received at The Cynthiana Democrat’s Webster Avenue office by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10. They may be dropped off, mailed to P.O. Box 160, Cynthiana, KY 41031, or e-mailed to rsmiley@cynthianademocrat.com. They must include the child’s name.