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Today's News

  • T-shirt gospel: ‘Life is good’

    One day last week, as I drove back to the newsroom after doing an interview, the message on the spare tire cover on the black Jeep in front of me caught my attention:

    Life is good.

    I had just come from one of my favorite places, the Key Training Center. A longtime resident had spent an entire year buying toys for the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program and she was bursting with joy.

  • Grand jury session is Tuesday

    A new grand jury will be seated Tuesday.

    The jurors will be presented cases that have been bound over from district court for possible indictments.

    Also, Ed Davender, who is charged with selling season tickets that he did not have, and Bass Webb, who is accused in the murder of Bryia Runiewicz, will be in Harrison Circuit Court Tuesday for pretrial hearings, according to informaton from the Harrison County Circuit Clerk's office.

    For more on this story, see this week’s Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, Jan. 7

    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Thursday, Jan. 7 in Claysville at 10:30 a.m.; Edgemont at 2:30 p.m.; and White Oak from 3-4 p.m.

    FRIDAY, Jan. 8

     Blood Drive. Friday, Jan. 8 from 1:30-6:30 p.m. in the Multi-purpose room at the Harrison County Extension Office on New Lair Road. Sponsored by the Harrison County Homemakers. Long sleeve t-shirts will be given to those who donate.

  • Fillies fall to Madison Central

    The best team in the 11th Region may be a title that can be disputed, but a really good, deep, talented team cannot be when one is talking about Madison Central. 

    The Harrison County Fillies found out all about that Saturday as they traveled to Richmond and battled the Lady Indians. 

    The first quarter’s tempo was to the liking of the Fillies as they were able to scrap and battle and only trail by five at the first stop.

  • Harrison District Court

    HARRISON DISTRICT COURT

    Judge Jay Delaney

    presiding Dec. 21, 2009

    PROBATE CASES

    Estate of William Thomas Huffman, motion hour; (motion to withdraw), motion to withdraw granted.

    Estate of Martha A. Smith, probate hearing; petition granted, order entered.

    In re: Mabel Marie King, probate hearing; petition for name change passed.

    CIVIL CASES

    St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Inc. vs. William C. Adkins, motion hour; motion passed.

    In re: Jaylan Michael Hudgins, review; review held, reports filed, case remanded from docket.

  • Gathering ‘round the tree

    At my house, the Christmas tree assembly and decoration marks the official kick-off to the holiday season.

    If the Christmas tree is up, then it is deemed okay to buy presents, wrap presents and start making fruit cake.

    The Christmas tree might be the center of all family holiday festivities, but it can also be the cause of some family disagreements... at least in the Darnell household.

    There is the all important debate over white lights versus colored lights.

    Strings of beads or ribbon?

    A bow at the top or a tree-topper?

  • Don’t let faith get stuck in one gear

    When I met my husband, he drove a totally hot car, a brand-new 1973 Mercury Comet GT, white with burnt orange pinstripes and burnt orange interior.

    And it had a manual transmission.

    Because we were young and newly in love and Barry had miles of patience, he attempted to teach me to drive it. It helped that we lived in Northern Maine where there wasn’t much to crash into except snow banks and caribou.

  • Board begins school board member replacement process

    The Harrison County Board of Education has initiated the process for replacing school board member Lucy Vanhook, who resigned in November with a Dec. 31 effective date.

    Vanhook, who cited a conflict with her work schedule, stepped down after 11 years serving as the Division 2 representative.

    According to a release received Monday morning, the position will be served for the balance of 2010. Candidates must run in the November 2010 election to continue on the board.

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

  • Harrison County Circuit Court

    HARRISON CIRCUIT COURT

    Judge Robert McGinnis

    presiding Dec. 15, 2009

    CIVIL CASES

    Helen Hyatt vs. William M. Hyatt, motion hour; sustained order.

    Jessica Jewell vs. Regina Raab, M.D., motion hour; (motion to quash), withdrawn by notice.

    Chase Home Finance vs. William Brown, motion hour; sustained order.

    Countrywide Home Loan Servicing LP vs. Rickey White, motion hour; sustained order.

    Claude Felts vs. Bill Stull, motion hour; overruled.

    Kentucky Housing Corporation vs. Aaron L. Turner, motion hour; sustained order.

  • The dish on NFL playoffs, UK sports, wrestling

    It’s official!! The Jets were given the playoff berth. The Ravens, Green Bay and Philadelphia earned the wild cards and the Jets were given theirs.   I hope that the Bengals and Colts lose the first game they play. 

    Bobby Feeback was the guest on Let’s Talk Sports Saturday morning on WCYN. Between the calls and other interruptions, he was able to give a good account of what goes on with a student athletic trainer.  

    While the job has many exciting moments, it is a demanding and time consuming venture.