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Today's News

  • Harrison’s first traffic death of 2009 is Tuesday

    Twenty-one-year-old Danyell Kearns is dead after an early Tuesday morning car collision on US 62 East, about 10 miles from Cynthiana.

    At approximately 8:20 a.m., Kearns was traveling west in a 1995 white Pontiac Grand Am when she struck another vehicle and traveled down an embankment.

    “It looks like she drove off the side of the road and over corrected,” said Harrison County Deputy Sheriff and Accident Reconstruction Specialist Dean Hutchison.

  • Commission deadlocked

    Cynthiana city commissioners remain deadlocked in their attempt to choose a mayor pro-tem.

    In a tied vote, with Commissioner Amanda Moore and Commissioner Mark Mattmiller voting for Mattmiller as mayor pro-tem, and Commissioner Jimmy New and Commissioner Jack Keith voting for Keith as mayor pro-tem, the commission adjourned Monday morning with the hope of coming to a decision at their next meeting on Jan. 13.

  • Currans was destined for career in health care, now leads HMH

    Harrison Memorial Hospital’s new chief executive officer began work on Monday, but Sheila Currans didn’t have any problems finding her way around the hospital.

    Working at HMH since 1973, Currans served as a staff nurse, assistant head nurse, ICU/CCU head nurse and supervisor, Director of Quality, Director of Nursing, and Chief Operating Officer before filling the position left by Darwin Root, who retired on Jan. 2.

    “I loved it all,” Currans said about her previous nursing and management roles at HMH.

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana Democrat, June 1896 - “Regarding amusements, Cynthiana is very critical. Lectures and musical entertainments always draw large houses, but ordinary dramatic performances fare badly. Circuses, of course, are always crowded. Perhaps with a new opera house and a high class of plays the tastes of the people will be changed.”

  • History in the making

    There will be balls and soirees. Throngs of people and small groups will all be gathering for one common goal... To welcome a new president and a new era.

    On Jan. 20, just one day after the late Dr. Martin Luther King is honored with parades and speeches across the country, the United States will be honoring yet another historic figure.

    America’s first African American president will be inaugurated.

    At noon on Tuesday, Jan. 20, Barack Obama will become the 44th president of the United States. He will be sworn in as he recites the 36-word oath:

  • Harrison County District Court

    HARRISON DISTRICT COURT

    Judge Jay Delaney

    presiding Dec. 15, 2008

    PROBATE CASES

    Estate of Ada Ray Ecklar, motion hour; order entered.

    Estate of Carl E. Allen, probate hearing; petition amended, petition granted, order entered.

    Estate of Clyde F. Hughes, motion hour; order entered.

    Estate of Beatrice G. Slade, probate hearing; will admitted to probate, order entered.

    Estate of Ruby Whitaker Lyons Warren, probate hearing; order entered.

    CIVIL CASES

  • Harrison County students attend HOT conference

    A group of Harrison County High School students attended the HOT (Helping Overcome Tobacco) conference in Lexington at the NorthEast Christian Church on Nov. 13.Peggy Seithers RN, Tobacco Program Specialist for Wedco District Health Department, and Brad Allison with Harrison County Schools, served as chaperones for the event.

    Seventeen counties were represented by over 250 high school students. The event was sponsored by Wedco District Health Department, Harrison County’s Kentucky Agency for Substance Abuse Policy, and the Department of Public Health.

  • Second half dooms Fillies in loss to Lady Commodores

    Down 14-4 at one point in the first quarter, Harrison County fought back and led host Tates Creek at halftime on Monday night, 26-25. To start the second half, the Fillies were awarded two free throws after it was discovered that a Tates Creek player was not in the official score book.

    Charley Hatfield made one of those charity tosses to give Harrison County a 27-25 lead.

  • Clarification

    In last week’s article regarding the city commission’s deadlocked mayor pro-tem vote, a paragraph citing information provided by City Attorney John Lair during the Monday, Jan. 5, special meeting needs clarification.

    Under a request from Commissioner Jack Keith, Lair said he had researched past court cases relative to the mayor pro-tem vote.

  • Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter's pet adoption list

    Pet Adoption List

    The following pets are available for adoption at the Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter. Female dogs, $75; male dogs, $65; female cats, $58; male cats, $43. Call 234-7138 or 234-1492 for more information.

    FOSTER CARE - DOGS

    Boyfriend - Male, Border Collie/Chow

    Reese - Male, Pit

    Nugget - Female, Boxer/Pit

    Cooper - Male, Setter

    Shea - Female, Great Pyrenees

    Macy - Female, Beagle mix

    FOSTER CARE - CATS

    Paisley - Calico

    Sandy - Male, buff