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Today's News

  • Davender will be arraigned Tuesday

    The former University of Kentucky basketball player accused of selling tickets that he did not have will be in court Tuesday morning for an arraignment.

    Davender will be joined by several others who have recently been indicted or charged.

    Bass Webb, who has been charged with the murder of Bryia Runiewicz, will appear before Judge Robert McGinnis for a pre-trial hearing.

    Charles Helton will be arraigned on theft and drug-related charges.

  • Local input requested for NRCS Farmbill program

    The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) administers the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), a federal program that provides technical and financial (cost-share) assistance to land users to address natural resource concerns. NRCS is asking for local input for the fiscal year 2010 program.

  • Museum Musings

    * Log Cabin, Aug. 11, 1900 - “Samuel Farrow January - Sunday morning, Aug. 5, friends of S.F. January gathered in the Methodist Church to pay to him their last respect. He was our oldest citizen. He was born 1809 in Maysville, Ky. and died in Cynthiana, Aug. 3, 1900. He came to this town in 1821 and for half a century was prominent among our people. He was a fearless leader of the democratic party and spared neither money nor energy to elect its nominees. He never bolted the party’s ticket nor inquired as to what church the nominees belonged.

  • Audree Allen Whitaker

    Audree Allen Whitaker

    Audree Allen Whitaker was born to Rusty and Stacey Whitaker on Sept. 15, 2009 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. She weighed 8 lbs. 8 oz.

  • James Carter Palmer

    James Carter Palmer

    James Carter Palmer was born to Chris and Mary Beth Palmer on Aug. 21, 2009 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 lbs. 12 oz.

  • Memorial service to be held Saturday for Sgt. Wallace

    A special memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 31, to honor the late Sgt. Daniel W. Wallace on the first anniversary of his death.

    Sgt. Wallace was killed in Afghanistan while serving with the 201st Engineering Battalion of Cynthiana.

    The ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Flat Run Veterans’ Park.

    For more about the day’s itinerary, see this week’s Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Harrison to host band competition on the Hilltop Saturday

    Harrison County will host the 2009 edition of the Thorobred Marching Band Classic on Saturday, Oct. 17, at the new athletic complex.

    Eight bands will be performing, with the first band taking the field at 2:30 p.m.

    HCHS director John Merz said the preliminary round should conclude by 4:30 p.m. Finals will begin at 7 p.m.

  • Candidates begin filing for offices

    Candidates for November 2010’s election will begin filing with County Clerk Linda Furnish this Wednesday.

    Those offices up for grab in next year’s election cycle include judge-executive, mayor, county clerk, sheriff, jailer, city commissioners, county magistrates and coroner. Election for some state offices will also be on the ballot.

    Democrat and Republican candidates must file before Jan. 26, 2010. Independent and political group candidates must file a statement of intent by April 1, 2010.

  • Dixie Heights wins grand championship at Thorobred Classic

    Harrison County High School Thorobred marching band performed in exhibition last Saturday at the Thorobred Classic contest held in the new Harrison County Athletic Complex. Seven bands competed in the event, with Dixie Heights coming out as grand champion. In Class A, Nicholas County won the class and was reserve grand champion. Lexington Christian Academy was second and Ludlow finished third. Harrison County will perform in its last regular season competition on Saturday at Powell County. The following weekend, Oct.

  • Band claims first in class despite rain-hampered performance

    Life often throws even the most prepared a few curve balls every now and then.

    From flu to rain, the Marching Thorobreds have had to deal with several this year, and Saturday’s performance was no different.

    The band’s scheduled performance in Stanton was relegated to the parking lot after a deluge of rain drenched the Powell County High School football field. These performance conditions were obviously not ideal, but the challenges were compounded as the field was not full size and two abandoned cars dotted the field around the 20 yard-line.