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Today's News

  • Food Pantry chairperson thanks community for donations

    Friends of the food pantry and this community have done it again. By this, I mean, you have absolutely out done yourselves this year in supporting this worthwhile mission, the Food Pantry. When I think it can’t get any better, it does. “Praise God from who  all blessings flow.”

  • Clothing Closet helps over 2,000 people thanks to donations

    To the editor,

    What a wonderful year 2008 was for the Harrison County Clothing Closet. With the help of your generous donations of gently used clothing and the monetary donations we were able to help 2,045 less fortunate people.

    First I want to thank each of the ladies and gentlemen that take time out of their busy schedules to help out each Monday and Wednesday at the closet. We can not operate with out them.

  • Daira Grace Palmer

    Daira Grace Palmer was born to David M. and Laira Palmer of Cynthiana on Nov. 10, 2008 at St. Joseph East. She weighed 7 lbs. 15 oz., and is welcomed by her brother, Jonus Levi Palmer.

    Maternal grandparents are William and Marsha Brogli of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparents are Ray and Goldie Sowder, Aliene Whitecotton and the late William M. Brogli.

    Paternal grandparents are David K. and Janice Palmer of Cynthiana; paternal great-grandparents are the late Mr. and Mrs. Ray Palmer, and the late Mr. and Mrs. James E. (Punk) Florence.

  • Marsh steps down as circuit clerk after 33 years in office

    After 33 years on the job, Wanda Marsh celebrated her retirement as Harrison County Circuit Clerk Tuesday afternoon with coworkers, family and friends.

    “It’s been a good 33 years,” said Marsh.

    Marsh’s last day in the circuit clerk office was Wednesday, Dec. 31.

    “I’ve enjoyed my work,” Marsh said. “I’ve enjoyed working with the attorneys and helping the public to the best of my ability.”

    Marsh began her career as a deputy clerk in 1975 under the direction of circuit clerk Zetta Hollar.

  • Grand jury returns four indictments Tuesday

    Four indictments were returned by a Harrison County grand jury on Tuesday during its first session of 2009.

    Daniel Baron, 26, faces a four-count indictment for alleged events that occurred on Nov. 9, 2008.

    According to the grand jury, Baron attempted to flee from police and disregarded directions to stop. He was also accused of driving under the influence of alcohol or other substance, which created a risk of death or injury to other persons.

  • Trunk damage can girdle trees

    The farm looks like a storm hit recently but it’s really just my husband’s new deer deterrent technique. It seems to be working.

    In the past, we have forgone the Irish Spring soap, human hair and coyote urine for more reliable barriers.  Tomato cages, tobacco stakes, wire, spiral plastic trunk wrap, and, yes, an occasional arrangement of lawn chairs have created distance between rutting and browsing deer. 

  • Harrison’s first traffic death of 2009 is Tuesday

    Twenty-one-year-old Danyell Kearns is dead after an early Tuesday morning car collision on US 62 East, about 10 miles from Cynthiana.

    At approximately 8:20 a.m., Kearns was traveling west in a 1995 white Pontiac Grand Am when she struck another vehicle and traveled down an embankment.

    “It looks like she drove off the side of the road and over corrected,” said Harrison County Deputy Sheriff and Accident Reconstruction Specialist Dean Hutchison.

  • Commission deadlocked

    Cynthiana city commissioners remain deadlocked in their attempt to choose a mayor pro-tem.

    In a tied vote, with Commissioner Amanda Moore and Commissioner Mark Mattmiller voting for Mattmiller as mayor pro-tem, and Commissioner Jimmy New and Commissioner Jack Keith voting for Keith as mayor pro-tem, the commission adjourned Monday morning with the hope of coming to a decision at their next meeting on Jan. 13.

  • Currans was destined for career in health care, now leads HMH

    Harrison Memorial Hospital’s new chief executive officer began work on Monday, but Sheila Currans didn’t have any problems finding her way around the hospital.

    Working at HMH since 1973, Currans served as a staff nurse, assistant head nurse, ICU/CCU head nurse and supervisor, Director of Quality, Director of Nursing, and Chief Operating Officer before filling the position left by Darwin Root, who retired on Jan. 2.

    “I loved it all,” Currans said about her previous nursing and management roles at HMH.

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana Democrat, June 1896 - “Regarding amusements, Cynthiana is very critical. Lectures and musical entertainments always draw large houses, but ordinary dramatic performances fare badly. Circuses, of course, are always crowded. Perhaps with a new opera house and a high class of plays the tastes of the people will be changed.”