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Today's News

  • Superintendent shares school system’s mission

    I would like to begin by sharing my appreciation for the community, parents and students for their outstanding support in our efforts to be one of the best districts in the state. Also, I would like to commend our administrators and school staffs for their tremendous strides in moving our district forward in student performance. I would like to take this opportunity to share with our community the vision and mission statements for the Harrison County school district.

  • Drug bust

    Eighteen Harrison County individuals were arrested after a statewide drug roundup last Thursday.

    “The operation went well,” said Sheriff Bruce Hampton. “There will be more to come... if you’re dealing illegal substances, then we want you.”

    The Sheriff’s office joined forces with Kentucky State Police and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency for what KSP is calling the largest drug roundup in state history.

  • United Community Fund begins fall drive

    The beginning of October marks the beginning of the United Community Fund’s annual fall fund drive.

    “Today’s economy has put extra pressure on many families,” said UCF board member Kim Newberry. “The needs in our community are growing. A gift of any size to the United Community Fund, when combined with the gifts of others, adds up. Working together, we can make a difference in Harrison County.”

  • Tuesday fire claims home, belongings

    When the Butcher family left their Boyers Chapel home Tuesday morning, they had no idea that the clothes they were wearing would be all they would have left at the end of the day.

    At 9:20 a.m., the Harrison County Volunteer Fire Department was called to David and Heather Butcher’s double-wide home at 2641 Boyers  Chapel  Road.

    According to Chief Charles Carson, the two-alarm fire started in the master bedroom with an apparent electrical short.

  • School Menus

    Nov. 30-Dec. 4

    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.

    BREAKFAST

    ST. EDWARD SCHOOL

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

    TUESDAY: Scrambled eggs, toast, sausage links, juice choices, choice of milk.

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

    THURSDAY: Hashbrown casserole, bacon, juice choices, choice of milk.

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

    ALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

  • Trial date still pending in Gabbard case

    A trial date has yet to be set in the Pendleton County case of Daniel Gabbard, the man accused of killing Commonwealth Attorney Doug Wright in an automobile accident.

    Wright was on his way home near Butler on June 8 and was allegedly hit head-on by a semi tractor, which was driven by Gabbard, who is alleged to have been driving under the influence of alcohol.

    Gabbard was indicted in Pendleton County on charges of wanton murder, operating a motor vehicle under the influence and operating a commercial vehicle under the influence.

  • Church Briefs

    BERRY UNITED

    METHODIST

    A Soup Dinner and Basket Auction will be held Friday, Nov. 20 at the National Guard Armory located on New Lair Road, Cynthiana. Dinner will start at 5:45 p.m. and will be served through-out the evening. Dinner will consist of: various soups, sandwich, drink, and desert for a love donation. Basket Auction will start at 7 p.m., and consist of several theme baskets, three refinished trunks with some antique items in them, various Longaberger Baskets, several country hams, Kentucky, Louisville and Tennessee items, with several various other items.

  • Your election, your voice

    With an election for state, county and city positions less than a year away, The Cynthiana Democrat welcomes letters of endorsement for candidates of the 2010 election.

    The last date to publish a candidate endorsement is in the Oct. 21, 2010 issue. Those letters need to be received at the office no later than 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, 2010. Letters should be no more than 300 words. All letters must be signed and include a daytime telephone number for verification purposes. Letters will not be published unless the author can be reached.

  • Test scores improve, still short of goals

    Test scores are in, and while the Harrison County school system exceeded many state goals, some Harrison County schools fell short of the federal No Child Left Behind requirements.

    On the state level, each Harrison County school raised its Kentucky Core Content Test score, with Harrison County’s overall score increasing from 83 to 88, based on a 140 scale.

  • Seasonal flu vaccines in short supply

    As the flu season soon begins, seasonal flu vaccines are hard to find.

    “Suppliers are not guaranteeing a date on when they can get us more vaccines,” said Crystal Caudill, WEDCO Public Health Director.

    While flu clinics and appointments have been scheduled at the health department throughout the month of October, Caudill said there is a chance flu shots will run out before the appointments.

    “There is no guarantee,” Caudill said Tuesday afternoon.