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Today's News

  • Community support needed to discourage zone change vote

    To the editor:

    Residents in Cynthiana who are for responsible growth for Harrison County, and thus against the zone change on Connersville Road, have been meeting regularly to discuss how we can make a difference in the outcome of the upcoming Sept. 22 zoning  decision.

  • 411 emergency service will “tip” police

    Concerned citizens now have a way to pass on anonymous tips to the Cynthiana Police Department.

    “Anyone with a cell phone can now send an anonymous tip to the police department by texting the word ‘859CPD’ and the tip information to ‘847411’ or ‘TIP411,’” Commissioner Amanda Moore said at Tuesday evening’s city commission meeting.

    Moore said the service, provided by Champions for a Drug Free Harrison County and E911, will also include the internet.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Tyler Joseph Beck, Aug. 3, son of Jody and Rowena Beck; Darby Kurtis Payne Callahan, June 11, son of Debbie and James Callahan; Deavion Kathleen Cummins, Aug. 26, daughter of Misty Fryman and Jocobi Cummins.

    Grand opening of Hometown Medical Supply, Harrison Square, will be  held Sept. 20-24. Register for daily giveaways.

    25 years ago . . .

  • Harrison Co. Young Farmers picnic planned for this weekend

    The Harrison County Young Farmers annual picnic will be Sept. 27 at the FFA farm on Old Lair Road. Lunch will be served at 1 p.m., meat and drinks will be provided. Everyone should bring a dish.

    The organization now has a new advisor for the 2009-2010 year, Erin Jury.

    Anyone interested in becoming a member may contact Roger Marsh at 234-4027.

  • Body found at home on New Lair Road

    Law enforcement officials continue to investigate a death at a home at 1023 New Lair Road across from the former Blue Grass Energy grounds, which occurred Friday morning.

    “We do have a body up there,” said Kentucky State Police Det. Sgt. Jeremy Murrelll. “It is complicated.”

    A car fire on U.S. 27 in Bourbon County as well as an incident at the Bourbon County Jail are believed to be related to the investigation.

  • 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.”