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Today's News

  • Boy Scouts help remove debris from Battle Grove Cemetery

    Members of Boy Scout Troop 60 visited Battle Grove Cemetery and removed fallen limbs from the property, as a result of the ice storm. Pictured above are, from left to right, Jim Swinford, scoutmaster, Shawn Tobin, first class scout, Hunter Henson, life scout, and Jamison Brooks, eagle scout.

  • Sharing warmth

    Every day a child somewhere needs a renewed sense of security.

    He may be removed from his home for his safety. She may be ill and separated from her family. Perhaps their home burned to the ground, or the death of a loved one has left them yearning for the closeness of a hug.

    For years the Peanuts’ character Linus and his cloud-bearing blanket have been synonymous with security.

    Project Linus is a volunteer campaign designed to put blankets into the arms of need and to give back some sense of security.

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, Feb. 19

    Harrison County Historical Society will meet Thursday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. The speaker will be Melissa Jurgenson who will discuss her new book, River Towns of Central KY.  Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

  • Sports Beat

    HCHS ‘white out’ set for Feb. 23

    On Monday, Feb. 23, the Harrison County High School will be hosting the boys’ and girls’ district basketball tournaments. The Fillies and Breds will be playing on Monday, the first night of the tournament.

    Pep Club sponsor Joe Nichols is urging as many people to attend as possible.

  • Lack of neighborly care proves for a "sad situation" during crisis

    To the editor:

    I really hope you print this letter. We all  have been going through a crisis in the past weeks. I have always had a full time job and was a single parent for 18 years.

  • Harrison Co. Sheriff's Report

    HARRISON COUNTY

    SHERIFF’S REPORT

    ACCIDENTS

    Jan. 6 at 8:17 a.m. -- injury, US 62 East, Danyell B. Kearns, 21, Cynthiana, driving a 1995 Pontiac Grand Am struck Amber Espinoza, 21, Clearfield, Ky., driving a 1999 Mitsubishi Montero.

    Jan. 30 at 5:41 a.m. -- non-injury, Ky Hwy 1284, Adrian K. Rueger, 18, Cynthiana, driving a 1994 Nissan Sentra.

    Feb. 8 at 4:05 a.m. -- non-injury, Ky Hwy 353, Angela R. Lemons, 33, Cynthiana, driving a 1990 Toyota Camry.

  • Harrison County District Court

    HARRISON DISTRICT COURT

    Judge Jay Delaney

    presiding Jan. 22, 2009

    SMALL CLAIMS

    Southern States vs. Candace Beagle, court trial; hearing held, judgment for plaintiff for $551.34 plus court costs.

    Southern States vs. Randall Brown, court trial; settlement agreement entered.

    Benjamin L. Clifford vs. Ron Felty, court trial; hearing held, judgment for plaintiff for $1,145 plus court costs.

    Christina Ann Pergram vs. Thomas Ishmeal, court trial; hearing held, settlement agreement entered prior to ruling.

  • After heart attack, Kearns now living heart healthy

    As part of February’s Women’s Heart Disease Awareness month, The Cynthiana Democrat is sharing the stories of four women and their personal accounts of their own heart conditions and recoveries.

    A former cheerleader at Eastern Kentucky University and later a physical education teacher at Harrison County Middle School, Johnetta Kearns never thought she would have a heart attack.

    “Why would I have a heart attack?” Kearns asked at her home one afternoon five years later. “I was somebody you wouldn’t think would have a heart attack.”

  • Early dismissal Mondays nixed for Harrison County schools

    Monday, Feb. 9, will be Harrison County schools’ last early dismissal Monday this year.

    During a special meeting Wednesday evening, Harrison County school board members voted to do away with early dismissal Mondays.

    Superintendent Andy Dotson said the extra hour of class time on Mondays will allow the district to make up for two of the 12 days it has missed this school year.

    Half of those days missed were related to the recent snow/ice storm.

    The board also voted for schools to make up another day on President’s Day.

  • Two lives claimed in wake of outage

    A Harrison County couple is dead and an investigation continues after supposedly high carbon monoxide levels filled James and Norma Penwell’s home on U.S. 27 North.

    A generator was found in the home last Thursday at 12:47 p.m. when Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Terry Barnes responded to a call from the couple’s daughter, who lived out of state and hadn’t heard from her parents in several days.

    When Barnes entered the home, he found the deceased Penwells.