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Today's News

  • Westside student spends summer improving outdoor classroom

    While most students can’t wait to leave school for the summer, Kevin Barnett, 10, spent a good part of his summer break working at school.

    A fifth-grader at Westside Elementary, Barnett worked throughout the summer to clean and improve the school’s outside classroom.

    “We came out here during CATS testing and we saw there was a bunch of glass around,” Barnett said Monday. “...It didn’t look good... I just didn’t like how it looked.”

    And so Barnett changed it.

  • Public spirit has rekindled Cynthiana

    We have all heard people say that we must get business and industry to Cynthiana. We have heard it many times. While this is certainly true, every time I hear or read the comments about Cynthiana and the need for new business, I am reminded of the story of the great professional tennis player who was involved in a terrible car accident.

  • ‘Family was His idea from the start’

    I’m sitting on a couch in Hershey, Penn., with my sister, my daughter and my granddaughter, watching the Food Network and thinking, “How weird is this?”

    We’re here on a partial family vacation since only part of our family is here. My sister flew in from California and my daughter, granddaughter and son-in-law drove up from Virginia. My husband and I flew up from Florida...

    We’ve been planning this family vacation for nearly a year, which means we’ve had nearly a year to create expectations.

  • Avery Madison Strackbein

    Avery Madison Strackbein

    Avery Madison Strackbein was born to Ashlie and Stephen Strackbein of Reston, Va. on July 22, 2009 at Fairfax INOVA Hospital in Fairfax. She weighed 7 lbs. 3 oz.

  • Academic Briefs

    MIDWAY COLLEGE

    Midway College is pleased to announce the 2009 Spring Dean’s List. Students named to the Dean’s List must be enrolled full time and achieve a minimum grade point average of 3.6 for the semester.

    Those Midway students from Harrison County making the Dean’s List were  Tamara Banfield, Melody Bills, Kimberly Furnish, Pamela Slone and Kimberly True.

    TRANSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY

  • Engagements

    •Erica Jackson of Flemingsburg, and Billy Sadler of Cynthiana. The wedding date will be announced at a later time.

    •Tera Suzanne Gabbard and Michael Jeffrey Spark. The wedding ceremony will take place Saturday, Aug. 29 at New Salem Baptist Church in London. A reception will follow at the London Community Center. Formal invitations have been sent.

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana Democrat, Feb. 21, 1946 - “Announcing Radio Sales and Service for Cynthiana - We are ready and open to take radios for repair. We have a few items for sale, including tubes in limited quantities, a few wireless automatic record changers. We are making a special get acquainted offer of two free service jobs including parts, Feb. 18 to March 2 inclusive. Ask us about this. Sutton & Dingus - Electrical Appliances - Harrison Hotel Building, Cynthiana, Ky. Phone 471. All work guaranteed. Free pick up and delivery.”

  • Sports Beat

    HCHS season passes

    Season ticket prices and game admission prices will remain unchanged for the 2009-10 school year, with one additional option available .

    At the new stadium, there are 300 chair back seats in the middle section of the bleachers. Those seats will be offered as reserved seats for $50 per seat. If a family ,or group, purchases at least four seats, they will also receive a parking pass that will get them a reserved parking spot close to the stadium.

  • Fillies win, Breds lose in soccer openers

    The Harrison County Fillies got off to a good start for the 2009 season with a big 5-0 win over visiting St. Patrick on Monday night at LeBus Field.

    Leading the way for the Fillies was Kassy Barnett. The junior forward notched a hat trick on Monday scoring three goals. Seniors Courtney Grannis and Ashley Lyons both added goals for the Fillies as well.

    “Kassy was able to finish balls that were crossed from the other side of the field and this is for sure something we have been working on,” said HCHS Head Coach Kim Jenkins.

  • Beware of check scams, says County Attorney

    With the worsening economy, an increasing number of Kentuckians are being victimized by fraudulent unsolicited business offers commonly originating outside the United States. County Attorneys throughout Kentucky are reporting an upswing in this type of activity. In one case, an elderly victim was defrauded of $1.1 million by a Canadian source before the scam was discovered and stopped.

    The most common of these scams begins  with  the  receipt  of an unsolicited cashiers’ check in the mail.