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Today's News

  • Qualified help needed, not just an answering service

    To the editor:

    I want to point out that 911 is a valuable asset to our community. However, when I called at midnight feeling desperate, they couldn’t tell me what to do. They said they could send me an ambulance, but recommended I call the hospital emergency room on how to stop the bleeding.

    My seventeen-year-old son ran a knife into the palm of his hand, severing a vein - blood was squirting like a fountain. I panicked and couldn’t even think what to do.

    “Call 911! They’ll know,” I said to myself.

  • Harrison County District Court

    HARRISON DISTRICT COURT

    Judge Jay Delaney

    presiding May 7, 2009

    FELONY CASES

    Joshua W. Fryman, 1981, preliminary hearing; flagrant non-support; warrant still active, court date pending service.

    Christopher Kiskaden, 1970, arraignment; flagrant non-support; remand from docket, Circuit Court case.

    Joseph A. McElfresh, 1987, preliminary hearing; flagrant non-support; preliminary hearing waived, case bound over to grand jury.

    Harry Clark, 1969, contempt hearing; community service not complete, 10 days in jail.

  • St. Edward receives grant for playground

    Gov. Steve Beshear announced this week that St. Edward Preschool and school will receive $31,395 through a crumb rubber grant. St. Edward is one of 11 grant recipients totaling almost $200,000.

    “Recycling used to be seen as strictly an environmental action,” Gov. Beshear said.  “Today recycling is also an economic issue.  Recycling isn’t just good for the environment, it makes sense economically.”

    The fund will be used for St. Edward’s playground.

  • Engagement

    •Laurie Marie Major and Jeremy “Bird” Dale Philpot to wed June 20, 2009 at 5:30 p.m. at Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park.

  • Church Briefs

    BERRY UNITED

    METHODIST

    The Fourth Sunday Hymn Sing will be held Sunday, May 24 at 6 p.m. at Berry United Methodist Church.

    Special music by Earl Gross, local church singers, and others.

    Everyone is welcome.

    COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN

  • Elridge tells graduates to 'dream big'

    Editor’s note: The original speech has been edited for space.

    Well, you made it! William T. Young said that to my graduating class in 2003 when I graduated from Transylvania University and I always said that if I was ever given the opportunity to speak at a commencement celebration, I would repeat those words because in a great sense, this moment is more than just making it through classes and walking across a stage.

  • Stolen truck returned

    A stolen truck was returned to its rightful owner early Saturday morning.

    A 1989 Chevrolet truck that was reported stolen on April 18 was recovered Saturday morning at the same Kelat farm where it was stolen.

    “Things get returned or we recover things, but usually not at the same scene,” said Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Nathan Gasser. “It’s usually not brought back to that same location.”

    Owner of the truck, Keith Grayson reported the vehicle stolen on April 18 to the sheriff’s office.

  • Drugs put community at risk

    Perhaps I was totally naive, because I used to think that drug use didn’t affect me.

    I didn’t do drugs. It didn’t harm my life, so why should I care?

    As a reporter at The Cynthiana Democrat, I began to realize that drug use is prominent in this community, and its death grip impacts more than just those injecting the narcotics.

    On the front page of last week’s paper, Becky Barnes reported that six individuals had been charged with drug-related offenses, a testament to the fact that drugs are present in our small town.

  • Love and marriage isn’t just an endless date

    While out for our semi-regular Sunday drive, as I flipped through the radio stations I asked my husband what kind of music he liked.

    That’s the kind of questions you ask on a first date, not after 34 years of marriage!

    I’m not sure what that says about the state of our marriage. You don’t even know what kind of music your husband likes?

    Um, not exactly, although I have a good idea what he doesn’t like. I can rule out heavy metal and polka and most music recorded after 1979.

  • ROTC students at Derby’s finish line

    When ‘Mine That Bird’ crossed the finish line at Saturday’s 135th running of the Kentucky Derby, Harrison County High School ROTC students were 10 feet away from history in the making.

    “I’ll never forget it,” said ROTC flight commander Ashley Sadler. “Who has a chance to get that close?”

    While ROTC members have been serving at the Derby for years, this year, uniformed members served as the finish line honor guard.

    “We were about 10 to 12 feet from the horses,” said Chief William Blackburn.