Local News

  • School board member Lucy Vanhook will resign

    The Harrison County Board of Education will soon be one member short.

    According to information obtained Monday morning in an open records request, member Lucy Vanhook is resigning from the board due to “increasing conflicts with her work schedule and board meetings.”

    Assistant Superintendent DeeGee Fischer said Vanhook’s resignation will be effective Dec. 30, 2009.

    For the complete story, including how the position will be filled, see this week’s edition of The Cynthiana Democrat.

  • County funds Berry Data Center

    The Berry Data Center has been given a one-year extension.

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court met in a special-called meeting on Monday to accept the bid of Aurora Information Systems to continue a project that was started through a Gates grant two years ago.

    Funding for the program, which provides computer work stations in Berry that are available for free use to the public, ended on Sept. 30.

    For more on this story, see this week's print edition of The Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Sunday afternoon accident sends two to the hospital

    Cynthiana Police worked an injury accident Sunday afternoon on U.S. 27 North at the south entrance to Commonwealth Drive.

    Breanna Woods and a juvenile passenger were taken to Harrison Memorial Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. Another passenger, Jeremy Stone, was uninjured.

    For more on this story, see this week’s Cynthiana Democrat, which will be available at newsstands Wednesday afternoon.

  • Aldridge back at bat for the Democrat

    A former Cynthiana Democrat sports writer is making a return engagement.

    Mike Aldridge, 60, who covered Cynthiana and Harrison County sports activities during the early 1980s, will be picking up the duties of retiring correspondent Lee Kendall.

    Aldridge said he is anxious to be writing about Harrison County’s athletes again.

    He and Ray Sparks are hosts to a Saturday morning sports show on WCYN 1400 AM.

    Aldridge is also a Kentucky High School football official and a girls’ softball umpire.

  • Celebrity chef featured at Prizing House opening

    Chef Brigitte Nguyen knows a thing or two about transformation. And, when you know the whole story, you’ll agree that there’s not a more perfect pairing than her ex-accountant-turned-chef culinary skills and the restored tobacco warehouse in Cynthiana called The Prizing House.

    Brigitte will headline as the celebrity chef at the grand opening of The Prizing House on Saturday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. This gala will feature a three-course meal by Brigitte, live music and contemporary art.

  • Fire Prevention Week activities are Saturday

    Despite scheduled activities in neighboring counties, Cynthiana Firefighter Richard Schwartz is hopeful for a banner crowd at the Fire Prevention Week kick-off on Saturday.

    Numerous events have been planned beginning at 10 a.m. at Walmart and continuing through 3 p.m. At 3:30, the fire trucks will parade through Cynthiana coming into town from U.S. 27 South to Bridge Street to Walnut to Mill to Main and back to Station 1 on Pleasant Street.

  • Aldridge to cover sports

    Mike Aldridge, a former Cynthiana Democrat sports correspondent, will be returning to that position.

    Aldridge will be replacing Lee Kendall, who has decided to retire after many years behind the pen for Harrison County sports.

    See this week’s print edition of The Cynthiana Democrat for more about Mike Aldridge.

  • H1N1 vaccine offered Saturday

    The WEDCO District Health Department will host an H1N1 vaccination clinic Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  at the health departments in Harrison, Scott and Nicholas counties.

    The shot will only be administered to those individuals in the high risk target groups (emergency workers, pregnant women, healthcare workers, caretakers serving children 6 months and under and children with chronic medical conditions or a weakened immune system).

    Vaccines will be given to target groups until the supply runs out.

    For questions, call the health department at 234-8750.

  • Memorial service held for guardsman killed in Afghanistan

    It was 11 a.m. on Oct. 31, 2008, that Sgt. Daniel W. Wallace, a soldier with the 201st Engineer Battalion, was killed in Afghanistan.

    One year later, at 11 a.m., Sgt. Wallace was honored in a memorial service in Cynthiana.

    A tree was planted and a memorial stone was unveiled Saturday morning at Flat Run  Veterans’ Park as family, friends and fellow soldiers remembered the young guardsman.

    For more about Sgt. Wallace and the memorial service, see this week’s Cynthiana Democrat, which will be available on newsstands Wednesday afternoon.

  • Champions hosts fifth Town Hall meeting

    Speaking at Monday evening’s fifth Champions Town Hall Meeting, Clayton Arp said 15 to 20 million people currently suffer from addiction in this country.

    “We’re barely scratching the surface of need,” Arp said.

    Arp spoke about the Teen Challenge and Life Line Connection programs that offer faith-based residential and non-residential rehabilitation services.

    “We’re here to serve,” he said. “We’re here to help... together we can do something.”