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Today's News

  • Harrison Co. Sheriff's Report

    HARRISON COUNTY

    SHERIFF’S REPORT

    ACCIDENTS

    June 29 at 2:02 p.m. -- non-injury, Oddville Sunrise Road, William G. Cameron, 51, Cynthiana, driving a 1988 Dodge Dakota, struck Rebecca Gaunce, 62, Cynthiana, driving a 2000 Buick Century.

    June 22 at 7 a.m. -- non-injury, Ky 356, Tyler Box, 27, Cynthiana, driving a 1994 Isuzu Pup.

    July 4 at 4:52 p.m. -- injury, Ky 36 West, Daniel G. Woods, 19, Corinth, driving a 1999 GM Sierra struck a deer.

  • Fryman takes over as animal control officer

    Sgt. Allen Fryman, who has been on active duty with the U.S. Army National Guard, has returned to county government.

    Fryman will assume the role of Harrison County’s Animal Control Officer.

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court made the announcement at its Tuesday meeting. Harold Poe, who has been the ACO, will be moved to the road department pending his retirement in September.

  • First-ever Cynthiana Art Walk will feature log cabin construction for children July 25

    With all the Cynthiana Art Walk events planned for the two-day festival, coordinator Karey Smith said the Cynthiana Arts Council hasn’t forgotten about its youngest citizens.

    “We have a ton of events for the kids,” said Smith.

    The second day of the Art Walk, Saturday, July 25, will offer several options for kids, said children’s’ activities co-chairman Karen Bear.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Jacob Matthew Barnett, June 26, son of Danny and Georgia Barnett; Austin Reed Caldwell, June 22, son of Tina Wiggins and Darrell Caldwell; Alexandra Catherine Calor, June 29, daughter of Mary Beth and Alexander Calor; Shelby Wayne Hensley, June 28, daughter of April Stidham and Matthew Hensley; Audri Shae Hughes, June 24, daughter of Michael Shane and Elizabeth Hughes; Caitlin Renee Leonard, July 1, daughter of Bill and Beth Leonard.

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library opens doors on new bookmobile.

  • Boosters president thanks fans for support of baseball team

    To the editor:

    The Harrison County Breds Boosters, and the team, would like to thank all the Cynthiana, Harrison County, and surrounding businesses and citizens for the support during his past year. Without this continued financial support and strong fan base the success our team enjoys could not be a reality. We sincerely appreciate all levels of support and continue to strive to make baseball “a matter of pride” in these young men’s lives, hoping that pride spills into all areas of their lives.

    Lori Denniston, president

  • Thirteen candidates were vying for commission appointment

    The Cynthiana City Commission received 13 letters of intent from citizens interested in filling the recently vacant Commissioner of Public Utilities position.

    At its June 9 regular meeting, the commission appointed Billy Grayson to the vacant office.

    The commissioner position, formerly filled by Mayor Jack Keith, became vacant when Keith was appointed as mayor after Jim Brown’s resignation.

    Through an open records request, The Cynthiana Democrat has obtained the names and letters of intent from those individuals who applied for the position.

  • Soldier dies in Sunday morn crash

    The 201st Engineer Battalion is mourning the death of Daniel Westfall, 24, following an early Sunday morning car accident.

    “We lost a good one,” said Sgt. Allen Fryman (ret.) Tuesday morning.

    Westfall was traveling northbound on US 27 North when he lost control of the 2006 KIA Sportage he was driving, said Harrison County Sheriff’s Accident Reconstruction Specialist Dean Hutchison.

    “We don’t know what caused him to go off the road,” Hutchison said. “...We’re looking at possibly speed as a factor.”

  • St. Rep. McKee favored restricted gambling at race tracks

    State Rep. Tom McKee voted in favor of the now defeated expanded gambling at Kentucky’s race tracks.

    McKee, who represents the 78th District, which includes Harrison, Pendleton and part of Campbell counties, said Tuesday morning that he voted for the bill because of the benefits that could be reaped for the agriculture industry and more specifically the horse industry.

  • It’s her birthday and she’s going to dance, dance, dance

    When she was five years old, Grace Jones’ aunt taught her to dance.

    Ninety-one years later, on her 96th birthday last Friday, Grace danced the waltz with Hospice chaplain Ed Salerno.

    “We had many a good time dancing,” Grace told a room of family and friends gathered to celebrate.

    With the help of her granddaughter, Grace put on a pair of her old dancing shoes for her admirers.

    “They were $18.50 from Saks Fifth Avenue,” she said.

  • Powdery mildew common in summer

    Powdery mildew is probably the most common garden fungus around. It is not too terribly picky about where it spreads; it likes humid and dry weather, thrives in the heat of the summer and is hard to control once it has started. 

    The trick here is to prevent it from happening by proper plant selection and placement and adopting good cultural practices. Most powdery mildew problems won’t do too much harm but some plants suffer decline if it is a repeat problem.