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Today's News

  • Compliments to Red’s Fest, coaches

    I was surprised to see the number of people at Red’s Fest last Friday night. It was held at the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati, which is a huge facility. There must have been 5,000 people there, most in Red’s garb and probably, all but me, big Red’s fans. 

    I will say that the Reds staff in charge of our interview area were really nice people and very helpful. Interviewing is not what I do best, but they did what they could to make us feel at home. 

  • Commissioner: City Hall gym needs improvements

    Commissioner Billy Grayson urged commissioners to consider looking for ways to improve the City Hall gym facility at Tuesday evening’s city commission meeting.

    “We really need to put our thinking caps on,” Grayson said, adding that he recently toured the gym after he heard some citizens’ concerns.

    “The city hall gym is a very, very difficult problem to tackle,” said Commissioner Mark Mattmiller.

  • Church Briefs

    CALVARY

    ASSEMBLY OF GOD

    Pastor Dan Collard and church family invites everyone to holiday activities planned for the month of December at Calvary Assembly of God.

    Dec. 11: Youth Group Fundraiser at the High School Christmas Concert at 6 p.m.  Get your picture taken with Santa for $3 or 2 for $5. All proceeds go to the Ireland Missions Trip this April.

  • HCMS speech team takes third at Knott and Lafayette

    The Harrison County Middle School speech team traveled to Hindman, KY to take on 17 teams from the southeast in the Knott County Central High Patriot Classic Speech Invitational. The team had 12 members break into to the top six, plus one student won in the overall performance category.  The following students brought home trophies:

  • Economy affecting shelter population

    Allen Fryman likes animals.

    And, Fryman has an abundance of animals.

    As the county’s animal control officer since June, Fryman has been working to accommodate the 1,399 animals that have entered the Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter this year.

    The shelter’s intake number is up from 1,124 animals last year.

    “We stay full most of the time,” Fryman said.

    On average, at least four animals enter the shelter each day.

  • Vaughn seeks to fill county attorney position in 2010

    Bradley K. Vaughn, assistant Harrison County attorney, has announced his candidacy for the office of Harrison County Attorney. Vaughn’s decision to run for county attorney follows the announcement by current county attorney, Charles W. Kuster Jr., that he will pursue the district court judge’s seat.

  • School Menus

    Dec. 14-18

    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.

    BREAKFAST

    ST. EDWARD SCHOOL

    MONDAY: Cereal, donuts, juice choices, choice of milk.

    TUESDAY: French toast with syrup and powdered sugar, bacon, juice choices, choice of milk.

    WEDNESDAY: Cereal, cinnamon toast, juice choices, choice of milk.

    THURSDAY: Pancakes, bacon, juice choices, choice of milk.

    FRIDAY: Cereal, coffee cake, juice choices, choice of milk.

    ALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

  • County receives four ramp construction bids

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court is ready to move forward with erecting a sign at Flat Run Veterans’ Park.

    Donna Williams, representing the sign committee, asked magistrates for an additional $2,000 to help with the costs of the sign and entry way.

    Magistrate Steve Moses said the sign will be located between the bridge and the pond. The money also includes concrete pads for park benches. Magistrates previously approved a $500 contribution to the effort.

    The City of Cynthiana will also be paying $2,500.

    In other business, the court:

  • Soldier killed in motorcycle wreck Tuesday

    A 24-year-old Fort Mitchell man is dead after a motorcycle accident Tuesday afternoon.

    Alva Lorenzy Holland was driving southbound on New Lair Road at 3 p.m. when he lost control of his 2008 black Yamaha motorcycle and struck a car driven by Elizabeth Moore, 53, from Cynthiana.

    According to Sgt. Wilbur Gross, Holland was transported by Brown’s Ambulance Service to Harrison Memorial Hospital but died en route.

     

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

  • Davender indicted in local ticket scam

    A former University of Kentucky basketball player has been indicted in Harrison County on allegations that he sold bogus tickets to a local fan.

    The indictment alleges that Edward Davender, 43, Georgetown, sold the fraudulent tickets in May, June and August of 2004 to Dustin Rose. Davender is charged with three counts of theft by deception over $300 on each charge.

    “He was one of my heros when I was kid,” Rose said Wednesday morning.