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Today's News

  • A Grand Stand

    Harrison County School District opened its new $2.8 million Athletic Complex Friday night to a crowd of 1,184 ticket holders.

    The Harrison County Thorobreds did not disappoint, routing the Paris Greyhounds, 35-14. Quarterback Joe Korona laid claim to the first touchdown scored on the new Hilltop soil.

    The stadium has a seating capacity of 3,000. Additional parking was recently added and talks are underway for possibly more.

  • Guilty plea entered to sex crimes charges

    James Bandy who was indicted on sex-related crimes in February changed his plea to guilty on June 23.

    Bandy was scheduled to go to trial on July 16.

     Bandy’s guilty plea was the result of amending three of the nine charges and dismissing one.

    The amended charges were first degree sodomy and first degree rape (two counts). Those were amended to the criminal intent charges in each of the three counts.

  • School Menus

    Sept. 28 - Oct. 2

    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.

    BREAKFAST

    ST. EDWARD SCHOOL

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

    TUESDAY: Sausage, biscuits, jelly, juice choices, choice of milk.

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

    THURSDAY: Waffles with syrup, bacon, juice choices, choice of milk.

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

    ALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

  • $2.5 million of city budget goes to pay employees

    The City of Cynthiana spent $2.5 million on salaries for fiscal year 2008-09 and $262,424.80 was in overtime pay.

    According to records released last week through an open records request from The Cynthiana Democrat, Police Chief Ray Johnson was the highest paid city employee. He earned $60,142.06. However, over $10,000 of that was in overtime with another $3,000 attributed to training incentives for which the city is reimbursed.

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, Sept. 24

    Men's Book Group. Thursday, Sept. 24 at 5:30 p.m. Discussion will be "Tuesdays with Morrie" by Mitch Albom in the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Feix Community Room. Refreshments will be served.

    SATURDAY, Sept. 26

  • Two behind bars after Friday arrest

    Two men are behind bars after Friday afternoon arrests by the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department.

    Steeve Alexis, 27, from West Palm Beach, Fla. and Reese Garrison, 22, of Harrison County, pulled into the driveway of a North Church Street residence around 4 p.m., where they were both arrested, Harrison County Sheriff’s Detective Paul Olin said Tuesday.

    “They had actually stopped the truck and we pulled up behind them,” Olin said.

  • High school student injured in Friday wreck

    A Friday afternoon accident sends a high school student to the hospital.

    According to Sgt. Wilbur Gross, HCHS junior James R. Blair, 17, was traveling southbound on New Lair Road around 3:19 p.m. when Blair said he misjudged the curve, over corrected and came to rest in an embankment on the opposite side of the road.

    “It appears the subject may have flipped,” Gross said.

    Blair was driving a 1996 maroon four-door Volvo.

    Gross said speed seemed to be a factor.

  • Salaries of school personnel released

    The top 25 paid school salaries made up $2,013,859.14 of the district’s $16,183,904 salary budget for fiscal year 2009.

    According to Julie Asher, director of finance, there are 678 people employed by the Harrison County school district, 10 less than was on the payroll for 2008.

  • Engagements

    •Rachel Martin Yaden and Wesley Thomas Furnish. The wedding will take place on Oct. 10, 2009 in Vero Beach, Fla.

    •Leslie Perkins and Donald Jones Jr. The wedding will take place on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009 at 4:30 p.m. at Unity Christian Church.

    •Benita Lynn Harper and Dennis Allen Custard to marry on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009 at 2:30 p.m. at Victory Christian Church in Lancaster, Ky.

  • County to use grant to purchase 300 acres in Claysville

    Negotiations are incomplete for the purchase of property in the Claysville area, but it appears Harrison County will soon have a 300-acre nature preserve/outdoor education area.

    At Tuesday’s Harrison County Fiscal Court meeting, members voted 6-2 to spend a Heritage Land Conservation Grant for $450,000 for property owned by Maryanna Robinson.

    According to Judge-Executive Alex Barnett, the county will have to pick up the cost of the house that is on the property. The grant does not allow for the purchase of dwellings, he said.