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Today's News

  • Case honored as National History Day Teacher of the Year

    James S. “Jamie” Case, a 1985 graduate of Harrison County High School, was recently honored at this year’s National History Day state competition in Frankfort by being named the National History Day Teacher of the Year.

    Case, who teaches eighth grade U.S. History at Clark Middle School in Winchester, has worked with his students on various historical projects, which include papers, documentaries, performances or exhibits about specific individuals in history.

  • Class of 2009 to graduate 218 seniors on June 5

    With the school year drawing to a close, Harrison County High School is preparing for the graduation of the class of 2009 next Friday evening.

    “This is a cumulation of 13 years of hard work and the kids deserve a classy celebration,” said HCHS graduation coordinator Jenny Nichols. “...This is going to be a gathering of a couple thousand people.”

    Addressing the 218 candidates for graduation will be former HCHS principal Jerry Jenkins.

  • Extreme Makeover home was a gift and shouldn’t be sold

    To the editor:

    The entire Hassel family story is a disgrace and humiliation to this community.

    This community stood tall and proud when Ty Pennington and his crew came to Cynthiana and put us on national television, along with our local Sosbe Construction and all other local contractors who so graciously gave of their time to help this family with medical problems and medical bills and now they want to bail.

    Well, first, let me say, you’ll be lucky to get the price you’re asking because of the location of the house in Sunrise.

  • Beaver Baptist Church celebrates 200 years at Sunday service and reception

    “And a door was opened for experience.”

    This phrase was repeated in the early minutes of Beaver Baptist Church in reference to a time set aside for those who wished to be baptized or move their church letter. However, it may best summarize the church’s history, for since the church doors opened 200 years ago, there have been many human and spiritual experiences.

    “And a door was opened for experience,” is descriptive of the mission and purpose of Beaver Baptist since its beginning on May 27, 1809, to the present.

  • Hassall family is more important to our community than a house

    To the editor:

    I have never written to the editor before, but quite frankly, I’ve grown impatient with my own silence. There was a letter sent to the Democrat regarding the Extreme Makeover Home owned by the Hassalls. I have to admit, I was a bit perplexed at the attack on this family for their decision to sell it. Did I miss something or isn’t this their home? This isn’t Harrison County’s home, although the county could buy it if they so choose.

  • Ash pest confirmed in Kentucky

    For over a decade entomologists to the north have been monitoring a pest that has devastated ash tree populations. Michigan was the first see the drama unfold, and all told since active monitoring of the emerald ash borer, an estimated 40 million trees have been killed. 

    It was inevitable that the pest would move south despite active efforts to contain the pest through quarantines, voluntary and mandatory felling of ash trees and a campaign to prevent the movement of firewood out of infected areas.

  • Grable retiring as St. Edward principal

    When Mary Grable retires as St. Edward’s principal at the end of this school year, it’s obvious what she will miss most - the children.

    “Being with the kids is what I’m really going to miss,” she said. “...It will be a hard change for me.”

    Indeed.

    Grable has been in some sort of classroom with children for almost 40 years.

  • Harrison County District Court

    HARRISON DISTRICT COURT

    Judge Jay Delaney

    presiding May 18, 2009

    CIVIL CASES

    Asset Acceptance LLC vs. Victoria G. Almeida, motion hour; granted in principal amount of $1,960.89, post-judgment interest and costs.

    Bradley Warren Stump vs. Laura Baily, court trial; hearing held, forcible detainer granted, to vacate on or before May 25.

    Asset Acceptance LLC vs. Julie Baker, motion hour; order entered.

    HSBC Bank Nevada, N.A. vs. Cathy J. Bowman, motion hour; passed to be re-noticed.

  • Alfalfa leafhoppers can cause damage in late cuttings

    The adult leafhopper is winged, pale green, wedge-shaped insect about 1/8 inch long. The pale green to yellow nymphs, are wingless, smaller than the adults, and very quick. Consequently they can remain unnoticed until the plants show “hopperburn.” Both stages feed on the undersides of leaves. They run when disturbed, moving quickly to the opposite side of the leaf or steam like a squirrel running around a tree trunk.

  • Evan Braxton Gann

    Evan Braxton Gann

    Evan Braxton Gann was born to Benjamin and Angel Gann of Cynthiana on April 17, 2009 at Harrison Memorial Hospital.

    He weighed 7 lbs. 15 oz., and is welcomed by his brother Dustin Ford Gann, and sister Chelsey Maria Gann.

    Maternal grandmother is Doris Adams of Cynthiana.

    Paternal grandparents are Sammy and Sherry Gann of Cynthiana, and Lou Etta Wiglesworth of Sadieville, Ky.; paternal grandparent is Cleada Neal of Cynthiana.