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Today's News

  • School system attempts to lower back-to-school bill

    Like many kids in Harrison County, my niece and nephew went back-to-school shopping this past weekend.

    Emma, 10, and Will, 8, were a little reluctant to give up their lazy mornings and homework-free afternoons, but they both couldn’t help  getting excited about back-to-school shopping.

    Each first day of school deserves a new outfit, right?

    Both in elementary school at Southside, there were many things that didn’t make an appearance on Emma and Will’s shopping lists.

    The Harrison County school system beat them to the punch.

  • Cancer care close by

    It’s before 10 a.m. on Tuesday morning and George Boulden, 77, sits in a reclining chair at Harrison Memorial Hospital.

    He began his fourth chemotherapy treatment just hours ago.

    “When you hear the big words ‘cancer,’ know that you can do it and God will take care of you,” Boulden said.

    Boulden was diagnosed with B-Cell Lymphoma earlier this year.

    “One Saturday night I found this big lump,” he said. “Monday morning, I went to my doctor and it went from there.”

  • 2009 was not the best year for tomatoes

    Well, we can certainly say it was a pleasant summer season so I am definitely not complaining… but it wasn’t the best year for tomatoes. Cool and wet is good for some, but not for the prized tomato.

    As you know, I only grow heirloom varieties because of the fabulous selection and range of flavors.

  • School board approves tax hike

    During last Wednesday evening’s special board meeting, the Harrison County School Board voted unanimously to raise the real estate and personal property tax rate to gain 4 percent in its revenue.

    Finance director Julie Asher recommended the tax raise to board members, stating that decreased state funding and a slightly lower daily attendance rate will drop the school system’s  revenues by over $450,000.

     

    See this week's Cynthiana Democrat for more on this story.

  • Runners compete in Maysville

    On Saturday, the Harrison County High School cross country teams competed in the Mason County Invitational.

    The Breds finished 12th and the Fillies were 14th in the toughest invitational meet to date for HCHS.      

    “We had a good week of practice and before the meet, I gave all our athletes goals that I wanted them to achieve,” said HCHS coach Danny Simpson. “These goals were to run the fastest times they had run so far this season. Our runners achieved those goals and, in some instances, shattered them.”

  • Cynthiana Police Report

    CYNTHIANA POLICE DEPARTMENT

    Case reports

    Aug. 27— At 12:22 p.m., Jamie Boisseau, Oddville Avenue, reported that while she was on vacation numerous items were taken from her home. Several items were found at the Rainbow Shop and had been turned in by another subject.

    Aug. 27 – At 6:35 p.m., Jorge Garcia reported that a backpack was taken from 303 Pike Street where he was working. The backpack contained his wallet, driver’s license, credit cards and his green card.

  • Gifford sentenced to nine years on forgery charges

    Nine years in jail is the sentence handed to Shawn Gifford who was convicted on multiple charges Aug. 18 in Harrison Circuit Court.

    Gifford was charged with 18 counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument. Sentencing for those charges was five years on Count 1 and four years on Count 2 to run consecutively. All other criminal possession of forged instrument counts were combined.

    He also received a five-year sentence for third degree burglary and a 12-month sentence for theft by unlawful taking. That sentence is also to run concurrent.

  • Webb in Bourbon County courtroom Wednesday

    Charges have yet to be filed in Harrison County against Bass Webb, 30, Harrison County Circuit Clerk Kathy Kearns said Monday morning.

    Webb allegedly confessed to police that he murdered Bryia Runiewicz, 31, at her home on New Lair Road on Friday, July 31.

    Webb was arraigned in Bourbon County Circuit Court last Wednesday, where he faces two charges of attempted murder after trying to run over two Bourbon County deputies.

    For more information, see this week’s edition of The Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Webb in court Wednesday

    Charges have yet to be filed in Harrison County against Bass Webb, 30, Harrison County Circuit Clerk Kathy Kearns said Monday morning.

    Webb allegedly confessed to police that he murdered Bryia Runiewicz, 31, at her home on New Lair Road on Friday, July 31.

    Webb was arraigned in Bourbon County District Court last Wednesday, where he faces two charges of attempted murder after trying to run over Ryan Barkley, a Bourbon County deputy jailer, and  Josh Mason, a pre-trial officer.

  • Residents not in favor of propane neighbor

    From the sunroom of their Connersville Pike home, Bobby and Glenda Short said they have a perfect view.

    “This is where we always sit,” Glenda said last Friday morning.

    But the Short’s perfect view, they’re afraid, may soon change.

    Tabled from July’s Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Commission meeting, commissioners will vote at Monday’s meeting whether or not to allow a zone change that could finalize the location of United Propane Gas, Inc. at the Connersville Pike entrance of the Business Park.