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Today's News

  • Harrison among quarantined counties

    State officials have issued a quarantine for Harrison and 19 additional Kentucky counties regulating the transportation outside those counties of articles that could harbor the emerald ash borer.

  • Kearns attends KY Circuit Court Clerks Summer College

    Kathy Kearns, circuit court clerk for Harrison County, participated in the 2009 Circuit Court Clerks Summer College June 10-12 in Lexington.

    The Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) hosted the college, which offered sessions on how to improve and safeguard the Office of Circuit Court Clerk. Participants received 12.25 hours of continuing education credit.

  • Smith elected as National Beta Club vice president

    “I wood, would you?”

    Wood Smith, a 17-year-old student at Franklin County High School and Kentucky Beta Club vice president asked that question to the 3,200 plus attendees of the National Beta Club this past weekend in Orlando, Fla., and the answer was a resounding “Yes, I would,” as they elected him National Beta Club vice president. 

  • Build it and they will come

    I really don’t have an axe to grind. I know money is tight for everyone right now, including our local government entities, but for the life of me, I don’t understand why upgrading our local recreation facilities has taken such a back seat.

    How long has it been since we have had a public swimming pool? I know that the democratic process is deliberate and plodding, but if we go much slower with the promise of a new recreation facility on the Handy Farm, now know at Flat Run Veterans’ Park, we’ll actually go back in time.

  • Engagements

    • Brandy Nicole Perry and James Marshall Franklin, Aug. 15, 2009, at 5:30 p.m. at Robinson Christian Church.

  • Governor appoints Miller as Commonwealth Attorney

    Cynthiana attorney Doug Miller has been appointed by Gov. Steve Beshear as Commonwealth Attorney for the 18th Judicial Circuit.

    Miller will be filling the position left vacant with the tragic death of Doug Wright.

    For the complete story, see this week’s edition of The Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Khloe is cancer-free

    Khloe Fryman sits in her momma’s lap with her face scrunched in a smile that makes her bright blue eyes disappear. She buries her face, then peeps up with a giggle that causes her Pebbles’ top knot to bobble. By all appearances, Khloe is no different than any other baby.

    She turned one this month. Next month she will face another one-year anniversary -- the day she was diagnosed with cancer.

  • Harrison Co. Sheriff's Report

    HARRISON COUNTY

    SHERIFF’S REPORT

    ACCIDENTS

    June 26 at 11:43 p.m. -- non-injury, Ky 1054 South, Leslie B. Winkle, 40, Berry, driving a 2004 Chevrolet Trail Blazer.

    June 26 at 11:28 p.m. -- non-injury, Ky 36 East, Mary Lang, 38, Cynthiana, driving a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu.

    June 29 at 12:10 p.m. -- non-injury, Dutch Chapel Road, David R. Slade, 17, Cynthiana, driving a 1985 Ford Bronco II struck James C. Watts, 48, Cynthiana, driving a 2004 Dodge Neon.

  • Sports Beat

    Cross Country practice to begin

    Coach Danny Simpson announces that Cross Country practice will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 15 and Thursday, July 16 at the old track. All high school and middle school boys and girls interested in running Cross Country are invited to attend. For more information call Simpson at 234-9218 or 235-1453.

    Golf tryouts July 15

  • Laytart brings music to Chamber

    It’s a Thursday lunch hour at the Chamber of Commerce and music fills the air.

    “It’s just fun...” Beth Laytart said in between songs, her hands resting in her lap before they swim up and down the ivory keys once more. “I get to offer something to the community.”

    Laytart, who serves as the music director at Cynthiana Christian Church, began playing the piano at age nine.

    And this summer, she has begun entertaining Chamber visitors and The Vault customers every Thursday beginning at 11:30 a.m.