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Today's News

  • Book fair returns to HCHS library

    The new librarian at Harrison County High School is bringing back something which has been gone for some time - a book fair.

    From Oct. 27 through 31, the library will be host to a Scholastic book fair and will have special events and expanded hours to go along.

    On Monday, HCHS is having parent-teacher conferences. Librarian Stacy Cawley used that opportunity to expand library hours from 7:30 a.m. until 7 p.m.

    That way, she said, “Parents have a chance to get in.”

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Victoria-Anne Marie McIntyre, Oct. 1, daughter of James Darrell McIntyre and Stephanie Marie White; Chesney Brooke Taylor, Oct. 19, daughter of Chris and Amy Taylor; John Austin Webb, Sept. 21, son of John A. and Tina Faye Webb.

    The site for the MCC/Licking Valley Center was approved and will soon have a permanent home on the Hilltop. The campus will be located across from Harrison County High School and adjoining the vocational school. LVC will receive $2.5 million toward the project by Kentucky Gov. Paul Patton.

  • HCHS Fillies advance to district finals

    The Harrison County Fillies volleyball team got the toughest draw possible in the 38th District Tournament, but have met the first two challenges and earned a guaranteed spot in next week’s 10th Region Tournament.

    Fillies coach Bill Faulkner recognized how difficult the draw was, but also realized that facing the three toughest teams in the 38th District would serve his team well down the road.

  • City considers hiring more officers

    The Cynthiana Police Department may soon be four men stronger in its 16-member force.

    At a special meeting on Tuesday, commissioners voted to hire two police officer recruits after a lengthy discussion.

    Cynthiana Mayor Jim Brown wanted to hold off hiring the recruits citing the city would be better served if it could get two certified officers.

    The recruits must complete a 16-week academy in Richmond before being road-ready.

    Brown indicated that there may be certified officers interested in the positions from a neighboring department.

  • Hold off on fertilization for now

    Our current weather conditions demand that we rethink some of our fall chores.  Fall lawn and tree fertilization should come later this year then normal because of the drought conditions.  An application of high nitrogen now would only burn up what little green grass you may have and force trees to work more then they should under stressful conditions.

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana Democrat, Oct. 1960 - “Who will buy Monticello and why? These are the questions in the minds of many Cynthianians two days before the palatial residence comes under the auctioneer’s hammer Saturday. The sprawling three-story, 27 room Victorian mansion will be sold by Cummins, Renaker, Whalen and Smith realty and auction firm at 10 a.m. on the premises. Monticello, built in 1883, is a Cynthiana landmark and was once a ‘showplace of the Commonwealth’ by the late Dr. Henry Bromley, who with Mrs. Bromley, held it until their deaths.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Colby Tyler Adams, Oct. 6, son of Joe Jr. and Kristin Adams; Dylan Tate Gasser, Sept. 25, son of Shane and Britt Gasser; Robert Therman Linville, Oct. 9, son of Robert and Linnette Linville; Hayden Stuart Switzer, Oct. 10, son of Amanda and Stuart Switzer.

  • Church Briefs

    BERRY UNITED METHODIST

    Basket Auction and Soup Dinner

    The Berry United Methodist Basket Auction and Soup Dinner will be held Friday, Nov. 14 at the Harrison County 4-H Grounds, Ky. Hwy. 27 S, Cynthiana, at 5:30 p.m. Various soups and deserts will be served for a love donation. Gospel music will be performed while you eat. Basket auction will start  at 7:30 p.m.

    Raffle tickets for beef

  • Property Transfers

    Property Transfers

    Julie L. Bailey and James G. Bailey, through Kelli G. Mulberry power of attorney, to Phyllis Penick, track 15 of Maric Farm No. 7, $37,163.65.

    21st Century Mortgage Corp., through Kristi Ridner, to Holiday Homes Inc., property at 1717 Robinson Road, $54,569.46.

    Daryl W. Northcutt and Kimberly Northcutt to Mary Beth Mullins, lot 13, Block C, Unit 2 of Cedarbrook Subdivision, $78,000.

    William H. Fritz and Charlene P. Fritz to Leslie F. McCarty and Charles Nicholas McCarty, 3.357 acres on Ky. 32 West.

  • Morgan’s Raid subject of library special

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library and the Harrison County Historical Society have a special treat for the community.

    Next Thursday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m., Civil War author Lester Horowitz will be a guest speaker at the library. The event will also serve as the society’s monthly meeting.

    Horowitz will speak on Morgan’s Raid, which he detailed in his book, The Longest Raid of The Civil War: The Raid of General John Hunt Morgan, which was nominated for the Pulitzer in History.