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  • Tom McKee honor dinner set for March 2

    A special dinner to honor former state Rep. Tom McKee for his many years of service to Harrison County will be held Thursday, March 2, at the Extension Office.
    McKee served 19 years as a Harrison County magistrate before he made a successful bid for 78th House District representative, a position he held for 20 years.
    “He’s put a lot of time here in this community,” said Gary Carter, retired Extension agent.

  • Go Red reception is Monday

    The annual Go Red reception, which is a time to educate and draw attention to heart disease in women, will be held Monday, Feb. 20, at the Harrison County Extension office from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
    A light dinner will be provided. Please call 859-234-5510 to make a reservation by Feb. 17. There will also be free gifts to the first 150 attendees.
    Dr. Matthew Shotwell, HMH cardiologist, will be the guest speaker for the event.
     

  • Special Needs Family Support Group meeting is Saturday

    A new group is forming in Harrison County to offer support to families of special needs children.
    Karey Riddell, one of the group’s organizers, said the meetings are geared toward parents, guardians, grandparents and caregivers of all special needs children, whether it be physical, mental and/or intellectual.
    The first meeting will be Saturday, Feb. 18, from 9 to 10 a.m. at HarriCYN Athletics located in the Business Park on Seabiscuit Way.

  • HMH reveals plans for senior development

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    On Thursday night, Feb. 9, Harrison Memorial Hospital CEO Sheila Currans unveiled plans to develop a 26 acre  site into a for-seniors-only community, that will be serviced by the hospital.
    One hundred or so people attended the public meeting held in the community meeting room at HMH. Many of those in attendance are homeowners in Country Club Estates or Woodland Terrace who voiced their concerns about the proposed development.

  • Celebration of survival

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    His giggles are contagious. He laughs and pauses briefly to look around. He wants to make sure that all eyes are on him.
    To Warren Keith’s mother and grandmother, those are the sweetest sounds. Sounds that a year ago they weren’t certain they would ever hear.
    Warren’s mother, Ashley O’Brien, was at work in Georgetown when she got a call from her now-ex-fiancee. Her 7-month-old baby wasn’t breathing and had not been for 45 minutes.

  • Coach Nichols returned home to make a difference

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Former Harrison County educator and  coach Bill Nichols has enjoyed a wide range of experiences in his life.

  • Grand jury issues charges against seven

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A Harrison County man accused of putting his family in harm’s way was named in two separate indictments during  the Harrison County grand jury’s February session.
    In all, Johnathan Halen, 26, faces nine charges, including first-degree stalking, first-degree wanton endangerment (four counts), first-degree unlawful imprisonment, fourth-degree assault (domestic violence), second-degree criminal mischief and third-degree criminal trespass.

  • Harrison ATC celebrates FBLA Week

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The local FBLA club is busy preparing for the upcoming regional competition on March 8 at Northern Kentucky University.
    Future Business Leaders of America has been in existence, nationally, since 1940 with the local chapter active since 1968, when the Area Technology Center was first constructed.
    All chapters in the United States are celebrating National FBLA Week, this week.

  • Man charged with giving date-rape drug to juveniles

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Troy B. Prather, 44, was arrested on Friday, Feb. 3 on a warrant out of Harrison County District Court for a charge of unlawful transaction with a minor, first degree.
    According to the investigating officer, Harrison County deputy sheriff Tuan Kreer, Prather is suspected of providing cell phones, marijuana and the date-rape drug, ecstasy, to several juveniles that he allegedly lured to his Northside Trailer Park residence.

  • Commission opts for budget sharing for parks’ developments

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    After some confusion, the Cynthiana City Commission voted to use some of the $25,000 budgeted for Flat Run Veterans Park development at other city parks if needed.
    Commissioner Mark Mattmiller, who was mayor pro-tem Tuesday in the absence of Mayor James Smith, made the motion to allow the use if necessary, but only if approved by the recreation board and the finance commissioner.