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Today's News

  • NEW DRIVERS

    NEW DRIVERS

    Brandon Barnett, David Darby, Whitney Moreland, Ashley Allard, Emilie Hill, Rachel Hatfield, Thomas Bruin Jr., Sarah Suzzane Slucher, Joshua Frank Fryman, Evan Duckworth, Charli Anderson, and Megan Jean Linch.

  • Troops Homecoming

    Four hundred soldiers from the 201st Engineer Battalion, Kentucky Army National Guard, including the Cynthiana unit, will return home this evening.

    A ceremony welcoming the troops back home will be held at Boyd County Middle School at 5 p.m. in Ashland, Ky.

    The 201st Engineer Battalion departed for Afghanistan in March 2008, with their primary mission being route clearance and construction, removing obstacles and ensuring main supply routes remain open.

  • Academic Briefs

    BEAR

    Ilan Jacob Bear has been awarded a 4-year National Army ROTC college scholarship. This fall Ilan will be attending Ohio University as a Political Science major. Upon his graduation from college, he will be commissioned as a Second Lt. in the United States Army.

    Ilan is the son of Avi and Karen Bear.

    UK DEAN’S LIST

    The University of Kentucky is recognizes the outstanding academic performance of its students, including 24 students from Harrison County who were named to the UK Dean’s List for the fall 2008 semester.

  • Family history of heart disease prompts Dixon to seek medical care

    As part of February’s Women’s Heart Disease Awareness month, The Cynthiana Democrat is sharing the stories of four women and their personal accounts of their own heart conditions and recoveries.

    Diane Dixon was singing at Friendship Baptist Church one Sunday when she began having chest pains.

    “It just felt like something kicked me in the chest,” Dixon said.

    Dixon, who was 46 at the time, told her husband David to take her home.

    But on the way home, on March 25, 2001, Dixon said she started having some second thoughts.

  • Committee work continues in Frankfort last week

    The General Assembly may not have been in session last week because of a planned recess, but that didn’t mean legislators were away from the Capitol.

    Many of the House and Senate committees took the opportunity to continue holding their regular weekly meetings, including the one I oversee as chairman: the House Agriculture and Small Business Committee.

  • Harrison County High School Homecoming Court

    Photo courtesy of Donald Richie/Richie Photography

  • Paris resident leads the way for international exchange

    Sue Kelley of Paris, Ky., has recently been named regional exchange coordinator for EF Foundation for Foreign Study in the Central Kentucky area. As a coordinator she will be giving local families and schools an opportunity to host talented, motivated high school exchange students eager to experience life in America for a semester or year.

  • HCHS cheerleaders fourth at state

    For the first time since 2002, the Harrison County High School varsity cheerleaders have earned a trophy at the KAPOS State Championships.

    The squad of 21 girls took fourth place overall last Saturday in Bowling Green in the Super Large Division with a total of 10 teams competing.

    “I knew and the girls knew that this would be a close competition,” said HCHS coach DeDe Shirley on Tuesday afternoon. “It would come down to hitting all parts of our routine and looking clean to the judges.”

  • Harrison Co. Sheriff's Report

    HARRISON COUNTY

    SHERIFF’S REPORT

    ACCIDENTS

    Feb. 17 at 10:50 a.m. -- non-injury, Jones Lane, Joshua G. Sexton, 25, Cynthiana, driving a 1999 Acura Integra.

    Feb. 13 at 5:10 a.m. -- non-injury, Ky Hwy 36 West, Marilyn S. Casey, 52, Berry, driving a 1997 Ford F150.

    Feb. 13 at 2:28 p.m. -- non-injury, New Lair Road, Terry D. Vaughn, 40, London, driving a 1960 AMC M814.

    CASEee^REPORTS

    Feb. 13 at 4:45 p.m. -- Angela Curzio, 31, Berry, reported fradulent use of credit cards within a six-month period.

  • Cigarette and alcohol tax passed to cushion state budget cuts

     

    Not long after legislators approved the state’s two-year budget last April, we began to realize that as much as we had scaled back, it still would not be enough because of the steep downturn in the nation’s economy.

                Our state economists told us last fall that, despite several hundred million dollars already being cut, we would need to come up with $456 million more to balance the budget by the end of the fiscal year on June 30, 2009.