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Today's News

  • Dog Gone Wild - Chapter 1

    My golden opportunity! My chance to shine! My time to show my family that I’m a warrior, a champion, a real sportsman, uh, sportsdog!

    I’m sorry, I should introduce myself. I’m Mr. Dogwood, but my friends and family call me Woody. (Sometimes I’ll hear “Dogwood” if I’ve made a knucklehead decision or if my parents are trying to get my attention.) Anyway, I’m a black and tan miniature wiener dog who lives in the great state where I was born – Kentucky. That makes me “Woody, The Kentucky Wiener.”

  • Helton faces more charges

    Charles Helton, 53, who was last week arrested on multiple charges was released, then arrested again, and now, released again.

    According to Cpl. Walter Tapp, Helton was first charged with receiving stolen property over $10,000 in connection with allegations of over $500,000 of property taken from TI Automotive/Bundy Tubing.

    Helton, a 25-year employee of  TI/Bundy, was also charged Friday with another count of receiving stolen property over $10,000 after police located a storage building at Brannock Acres on Oddville Avenue.

  • Apply fertilizer to maintain a quality lawn

    To maintain a quality lawn, you should apply fertilizer every year.  Watch the newspaper for additional articles about lawn care in the coming weeks. 

    Test - Don’t Guess

  • Summer fun wasn’t scarce in Harrison County

    Perhaps it was a stupid assumption, but I thought my first summer here at The Cynthiana Democrat would be slow, hot and uneventful.

    I had visions of sipping ice cold lemonade through a hot pink straw, while I tanned on a lounge chair at the side of a crystal blue pool.

    Awww... I can almost smell the chlorine.

    Reality, it seems, can be a slap in the face.

    My bright green agenda and the weekend plans it often holds soon became filled with festivals and events.

  • H1N1 on the rise

    Flu season usually begins in November.

    This year, with the outbreak of the H1N1 virus, flu season has come months earlier.

    “We have 15 people a day coming through the emergency room with flu-like symptoms...” said Harrison Memorial Hospital director Sheila Currans.

    Currans said 25 individuals have tested positive for H1N1 this month.

  • Ballpark property vandalized

    Charges are pending against three juveniles and one adult, who were allegedly involved in the recent defacing of property at River Road Park.

    Cynthiana Ptl. David Powers said a black permanent marker was used to write profanities and draw illicit pictures on picnic and scorers’ tables, benches, trash cans, playground equipment and the concrete walks last Wednesday night.

    He said he is still trying to get a true assessment of the damages because of the work that has to go into making repairs.

  • A Grand Stand

    Harrison County School District opened its new $2.8 million Athletic Complex Friday night to a crowd of 1,184 ticket holders.

    The Harrison County Thorobreds did not disappoint, routing the Paris Greyhounds, 35-14. Quarterback Joe Korona laid claim to the first touchdown scored on the new Hilltop soil.

    The stadium has a seating capacity of 3,000. Additional parking was recently added and talks are underway for possibly more.

  • Guilty plea entered to sex crimes charges

    James Bandy who was indicted on sex-related crimes in February changed his plea to guilty on June 23.

    Bandy was scheduled to go to trial on July 16.

     Bandy’s guilty plea was the result of amending three of the nine charges and dismissing one.

    The amended charges were first degree sodomy and first degree rape (two counts). Those were amended to the criminal intent charges in each of the three counts.

  • School Menus

    Sept. 28 - Oct. 2

    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.

    BREAKFAST

    ST. EDWARD SCHOOL

    MONDAY: Cereal, donuts, juice choices, choice of milk.

    TUESDAY: Sausage, biscuits, jelly, juice choices, choice of milk.

    WEDNESDAY: Cereal, cinnamon toast, juice choices, choice of milk.

    THURSDAY: Waffles with syrup, bacon, juice choices, choice of milk.

    FRIDAY: Cereal, cinnamon toast, juice choices, choice of milk.

    ALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

  • $2.5 million of city budget goes to pay employees

    The City of Cynthiana spent $2.5 million on salaries for fiscal year 2008-09 and $262,424.80 was in overtime pay.

    According to records released last week through an open records request from The Cynthiana Democrat, Police Chief Ray Johnson was the highest paid city employee. He earned $60,142.06. However, over $10,000 of that was in overtime with another $3,000 attributed to training incentives for which the city is reimbursed.