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Today's News

  • Gabbard trial to begin Jan. 12

    Four days in January have been set aside for the Daniel Gabbard murder trial in Pendleton County.

    Gabbard was allegedly driving the semi truck that struck a vehicle driven by Commonwealth Attorney Doug Wright on June 8.

    His trial is set to begin Tuesday, Jan. 12, and continue through Jan. 15, if necessary. The trial will begin at 9 a.m. each day in Pendleton Circuit Court.

  • Smith files for Cynthiana commission

    Scott Smith has formally announced his candidacy for the 2010 Cynthiana City Commissioners’ race.

    Smith is a 1991 high school graduate from Bowling Green, Ky. He moved to Cynthiana in 2005 with his wife, Karey Mattox-Smith, a Cynthiana native. Smith has three children: Cynthia, 15, Camryn, 9, and Wesley Graham, 5.

    Smith is employed at the 3M Cynthiana plant, where he has worked as an IT application analyst for four years. Smith is also a former business owner of Smith Web Design Services, LLC, which was sold in the fourth quarter of 2009. 

  • Lady Bears cool Fillies on the Hilltop, 39-36

    Harrison County’s defense held Bracken to 21 points for the first three periods Wednesday night but the Lady Polar Bears scored 18 in the final period to pull out a 39-36 victory.   

    The game, which was played Jan. 6, was a free throw shooting contest as Bracken County went to the line 36 times hitting on 22. 

  • Catching up with Flat Stanley’s travels

    When Harrison County Middle School sixth grader Jami Davis sent her Flat Stanley to President Barack Obama, she didn’t think she would hear anything back.

    And when sixth grader Cory Moore sent his Flat Stanley to Michael Jordan, former NBA player, he wasn’t expecting anything in return.

    They both were pleasantly surprised.

    “She didn’t even know what to say,” HCMS teacher Resa Hersel said about Jami’s response after the middle school recently received a package from the White House.

  • Building stands as reminder of 7-year-old fire

    Seven years after fire destroyed one Main Street building, the structure at 213/215 S. Main St. remains standing.

    “It’s an eyesore,” Charlie Nigg said he frequently hears from customers. “They say it should have been taken care of a long time ago.”

    Nigg owns Chase Jewelers, located across the street from the burned building.

    “What I hear is that it needs to be torn down...” Nigg said. “They (people) are shocked to hear it’s been there seven years...”

  • Thorobreds hammered at Clark, 86-29

    The Harrison County Thorobreds faced the highly rated George Rogers Clark Cardinals Tuesday night in Winchester and were given a sound beating, 86-29. 

    The Cardinals came into the game sporting a 13-4 record, having played a tough schedule which included the King of the Bluegrass in Louisville.  There was no doubt that they had earned the lofty ranking as they pulled away from the start in this outing.

    Clark scored first on a basket by Robbie Stenzel but Jared Martin connected on a three to give Harrison County its first and only lead of the evening. 

  • Engagement

    •Whitney Leigh Duke of Georgetown, Ky., and John Milton Sosbe of Cynthiana, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The wedding will take place on June 26, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. at Providence Baptist Church, Frankfort, Ky. Formal invitations are being sent.

  • Barnett death is loss for community

    Harrison County lost a really good man last week when Kenton Barnett passed away. 

    I would say when a person looks in the dictionary under gentle giant you might see his picture.   

    Since I am not a native, as most know, I only knew Kenton for a short time, but I never met a better man. I put him right there with John Swinford as people who are class gentlemen. 

  • Christmas Day fire may have been arson

    Police and fire officials are investigating two fires at the same residence on two nights... the first on Christmas night.

    “Very suspicious in nature,” is what Cynthiana Fire Chief Jay Sanders is calling the blazes that left a White Oak Subdivision woman, her granddaughter and great-grandchildren, looking for a new residence.

    Mary Epperson’s home at 50 Spruce Drive was gutted by fire that started around 7 p.m. Christmas night. She was in Georgetown at the time. The second fire was about the same time the very next night.

  • First day for students will be Aug. 10, 2010

    As the school system gears up for Christmas break, dates for next school year are now official.

    At Tuesday evening’s school board meeting, the Harrison County Board of Education approved the school calendar for the 2010-2011 school year.

    “The first day for teachers will be Aug. 9,” Lloyd Ogden, director of pupil personnel, told board members.

    The first day for students will be the following day on Aug. 10.

    For more on this story, see this week's Cynthiana Democrat.