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Today's News

  • Churches target of recent burglaries

    Three Harrison County individuals are behind bars for their alleged connection in multiple church burglaries.

    Laura Bailey, 18, and Kevin Northcutt, 20, were arrested around 3:45 a.m. last Thursday by Sheriff’s deputy Robert Peak on charges of third degree burglary.

    Peak said he was called to Robinson Christian Church after a member noticed an unidentified vehicle in the parking lot on his way home from work.

    “They took off running out the back door,” Peak said about the suspects upon his arrival.

  • Rare diagnosis given two Harrison tots

    t’s rare. So rare, in fact, that only one in 100,000 babies are affected.

    However, two Harrison  County babies were diagnosed with MPS I within a month of each other.

    “It’s more uncommon than lightning striking in one place 10 times,” said Patricia Stillwell of the two cases MPS 1 in Harrison County. Her son is one of the babies who has been diagnosed with the disease.

  • STATE CHAMP

    The second largest crowd in KHSAA wrestling history attended the 2010 State Wrestling Championships and saw Harrison County junior Brandon Barnett win the championship in the 189 pound class.

    Barnett was the only state champion from Region 7, which is central Kentucky. 

    The Harrison County junior did his imitation of Rocky villain Ivan Drago, encouraged by Coach Mitch Mattox, and went for the blond hair style from the movie.

    Fortunately, he wrestled more like Rocky and brought home the state championship.

  • Henson plans to run for District 1 magistrate

    Frank Henson is announcing his running for the magistrate seat, District 1 on the Republican ticket.  Henson is a 1971 graduate of Harrison County High School and a 1971 graduate of Morehead State University as a board certified medical technologist.

    Henson and Debbie, his wife of 33 years, have two sons Jon and Joe Henson.

     

  • City suspends CPD officer

    A Cynthiana police officer is suspended after a private employee hearing with city commissioners Thursday afternoon.

    Joe F. Warden, 34, was cited by Chief Ray Johnson for failing to stop at an intersection and colliding with another vehicle while responding to an emergency call on Dec. 26 at 7 p.m., according to the city’s final order of disciplinary action.

    The final order was read by city attorney John Lair following Thursday’s hearing.

    Warden will be suspended without pay for 16 days.

  • Lots of power returns for HCHS softball

    Coach Christine Garnett will field a team of veterans for the 2010 softball season at Harrison County High School. This is a team of veterans that can really hit the ball for power and a high average that also has senior leadership. 

    Sure, gone from last year’s team which finished 29-5 are two talented players, Brittany Murphy and Charley Hatfield, but seven starters return. 

    Murphy and Hatfield were players with experience from their middle school days forward and both good batters and team leaders. 

  • Winter storm

    There was plenty of warning for last weekend’s winter storm that blanketed Harrison County in three to four inches of snow.

    Road crews working in Cynthiana and Harrison County made good use of that forecast by putting down salt brine and generally bracing for the wallop.

    Since it was the weekend and essential travelers were at a minimum, road crews could hold to their task without too much traffic interruption.

  • Palmer seeks re-election to Harrison fiscal court

    Deborah Lemons Palmer has filed for re-election as magistrate for District 1. She was appointed by the governor, following the fiscal court’s recommendation, to complete her late father’s sixth term.

    Lemons Palmer is the daughter of the late Stanley Taylor and Louise Lemons. She has two sons, John Matthew and Joey (Lori) Palmer. She has three grandchildren, Kyle Harp, Shelby and Reece Palmer.

     

  • Mayor, judges, sheriff races contested on 2010 ballot

    Tuesday marked the deadline for candidates in the 2010 election to file with county clerk Linda Furnish or Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson.

    “I would say the number of filings this year is about normal,” Furnish said, noting that almost all county magistrates will face opposition in this year’s election.

    All filing paperwork had to be completed by candidates and turned into the county clerk’s office by 4 p.m. Tuesday.

     

    For a complete list of filings, see this week's Cynthiana Democrat.

  • God doesn’t pluck chickens

    One of the Internet blogs I follow, “The Stretch Marks Blog,” is written by a woman in Texas, Melissa Lee.

    She’s beyond hilarious, loves big hair, “The Bachelor,” her crazy family, chocolate and Jesus.

    She writes mostly about superficial stuff, but not really. There’s a depth to her faith that shines through even her weekly “The Bachelor” recaps.