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Today's News

  • Grand jury issues two indictments

    The Harrison County grand jury met Tuesday and issued two indictments.

    Matthew Baker was indicted on a charge of theft by unlawful taking ($300 or more).

    The second count charges Baker as being a persistent felony offender.

    Travis Chapman, 27, also faces a two-count indictment. He is charged with complicity to fraudulent use of a credit card and receiving stolen property less than $300.

    Arraignment in Harrison Circuit Court will be July 21, at which time Baker and Chapman will enter their pleas.

  • Family’s surprise pregnancy will be shared on television show

    While most mothers spend months preparing for the arrival of a baby, Angel Wagoner had only four weeks to gather the necessities for a baby girl.

    During a hysterectomy pre-op appointment, Angel found out she was pregnant - 36 weeks pregnant.

    “How in the world could I not know I was pregnant?” Angel said at her home Monday morning.

    In her arms, Angel held her seven-month-old daughter Hannah.

    In a purple outfit with a matching bow atop her head, Hannah mostly smiles.

  • City budget restraints to cause project delays

    After meeting last Thursday to work on the city’s budget as a commission, Commissioner of Finance and Public Property Mark Mattmiller said many of the city’s projects will have to be delayed.

    “Each department had to make a lot of cuts in what they had originally projected,”ee^Mattmiller said.

    With a list of each department’s expenses, commissioners worked Thursday to prioritize that list.

    Mattmiller said revenues for the year were down slightly.

  • ‘The Lord, my shepherd, still restoreth my soul’

    As I write this it’s Day 8 of my 10 days off.

    The first five days were a blur of not doing much — reading, laundry, cleaning out my bathroom junk drawer. I watched a lot of reality TV, dozed on the couch, thought about washing my windows, made a pot of black beans one day, which were very good, thought about cleaning out the refrigerator.

    Then came Day 6 — Beach Day. We strapped our bikes onto the back of the truck and drove to Clearwater Beach, the clear, blue sky and hot, hot sun designed by the chamber of commerce.

    Or perhaps God.

  • Katlynn Beth Rueger

    Katlynn Beth Rueger

    Katlynn Beth Rueger was born to Alisha and Josh Rueger of Harrison County on May 27, 2009 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 lbs. 12 oz., and is welcomed by her brother, Hunter Rueger.

    Maternal grandparent is Donia Moore of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparents are Dianna and Tom Fogle.

    Paternal grandparents are Jaime and Ron Rueger; paternal great-grandparents are William Barr and the late Jill Barr.

  • Kara Brynne Northcutt

    Kara Brynne Northcutt

    Kara Brynne Northcutt was born to Wesley and Rebecca Northcutt of Cynthiana, on April 17, 2009 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 lbs. 5 oz., and is welcomed by her sister, Jenna Kathryn.

    Maternal grandparents are Omer Caskey Jr. of Morehead, Ky., and Jennie and Donald Blades of Paris, Ky.; maternal great-grandparents are Ed and Lucille Berry of Paris, Ky.

    Paternal grandparents are Danny and Pamela Northcutt of Cynthiana; paternal great-grandparents are Richard and Ruth Thompson of Berry, Ky.

  • Expect changes at this year’s 4-H Fair

    It may just be the beginning of July, but the Harrison County Fair isn’t far away.

    And while the fair has been rooted in Harrison County for years, additional new events will debut at this year’s fair.

    “We want to give the community something to go to,” said Fair Committee member Jo Banks.

    The fair will begin on July 9 with all the livestock shows occurring that weekend instead of during the week, as in past years.

  • Engagements

    • Andrea Kay Sharff and Nathan Douglas Shortridge to marry July 18, 2009 at Northeast Christian Church in Lexington. A reception will be held at Embassy Suites in Lexington.

    •Tricia Freidel and JB Schmidt will be united in marriage on Nov. 7, 2009 at 2 p.m. at the Mother of God Catholic Church in Covington. A reception will be held afterwards at the Millennium Hotel.

  • Asian Garden Buffet to open Thursday

    The waiting is over.

    At 11 a.m. Thursday, Cynthiana will welcome its newest restaurant – The Asian Garden Buffet.

    Three brothers will open their third restaurant in as many towns.

    Eric Dong, who will manage the Harrison Square business, is joined by his brothers Denny and John in their latest restaurant venture. The other restaurants are in Mt. Sterling and Louisville.

    See the complete story in this week's Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Fire damages business storage building Tuesday

    A Tuesday morning fire damaged the Isaac and Wachter Roofing storage building on Locust and Pike streets.

    According to Cynthiana Fire Chief Jay Sanders, a fire broke out between 6 and 6:30 a.m. Tuesday in the building that contained roofing materials, including shingles, pitch and tar paper.  The business is owned by Al Isaac and Mike Wachter.

    “It was one big mess,” Sanders said of the sticky and smelly conditions.

    He said the contents of the building were a total loss and the building sustained substantial damage.