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    Oct. 4-8

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    MONDAY: Egg and cheese wrap, fresh fruit, yogurt cups, orange juice, choice of milk.

    TUESDAY: Cereal, toast with butter and jelly, fresh fruit, orange juice, choice of milk.

    WEDNESDAY: Waffles with syrup, bacon, fresh fruit, orange juice, choice of milk.

    THURSDAY: Scrambled eggs, biscuits, jelly, fresh fruit, orange juice, choice of milk.

    FRIDAY: Sausage, biscuit, jelly, fresh fruit, orange juice, choice of milk.

  • Keep positive changes, elect Mark Mattmiller on Nov. 2

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  • The French, German word

    It’s already been an exciting semester for Harrison County High School foreign language teacher Tonya Wagoner.

    Several of Wagoner’s students will be honored for their performance at the State Language Festival in May.

    Four HCHS students, Tori McLaren, Daniel Klapheke, David Roberts and BethAnn McKinney will receive a Kendall Star award at the awards ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 18, in Lexington.

    “The Kendall Star rewards them and kind of encourages them to continue,” Wagoner said.

  • That's just SILLY

    Get silly.

    For Silly Bandz that is. Silly Bandz are multi-colored silicone bracelets that come in various shapes such as a clover, basketball, Spider-Man or even a unicorn.

    This growing fad has caught the attention of more than just Lindsay Lohan and Sarah Jessica Parker though, locals have caught this silly bug too.

    Cynthiana resident Katelynn Bruin said she first found out about the bandz during the middle of school last year from friends.

    Bruin, 11, owns more than 73 bandz and said her favorite one is her tie-dye poodle.

  • Vandals wreak havoc at new park facilities

    Despite the progress of many projects at Flat Run Veterans Park, there’s been numerous acts of vandalism, Commissioner Mark Mattmiller told the commission at its special meeting Tuesday afternoon.

    “This vandalism is just disheartening,” he said.

    Mattmiller said a fire had been set in one of the bathrooms at the park, graffiti had been drawn on the new Farmers Market building and someone had cut the bags of dirt used for the Rotary Club’s earth-bag structure.

  • Burglary investigation continues

    An investigation is continuing into a home burglary that occurred last week in Cynthiana.

    According to a Cynthiana Police Department spokesman, sometime between 2:30 and 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 15, someone entered the Bridge Street home of Frank and Debbie Henson, who were not at home at the time.

    For more on this story, see this week's Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Leesburg store plans center of community clash

    Ned Tawasha has a dream to own his own store.

    Seven years after purchasing the land to build that store, Tawasha’s lot remains empty.

    His plans remain on hold as he waits for two things - approval from the Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Commission on his site development plan and a judgment in the suit filed against him and the Cynthiana-Harrison County Berry Board of Adjustments.

  • Sheriff's department recovers stolen ATM

    The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department recovered a stolen ATM, jukebox and a large change machine over the weekend.

    “They were pried open,” Deputy Tuan Kreer said Monday morning about the machines found on the side of Peak Lane. “All the money was gone.”

    Kreer said the stolen machines were taken from a restaurant in Cold Springs, Ky. between 4-6 a.m. Saturday.

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

  • Cougar on the prowl, say residents

    It was a scream that prompted Wayne Stafford to look outside Saturday morning.

    It was then, he said, that he spotted a cougar.

    In his shop off Dutch Chapel Road, Stafford yelled for his wife and grandson.

    “We watched it for 15 minutes or more,” he said. “At one point, he was looking almost directly at us...”

    The animal, Stafford said, stood only 300 feet from his shop.

    A yellowish brown color, Stafford said the animal was two feet tall and three feet long with a long tail.

  • Building a healthy community

    Harrison County elementary teachers are taking their lessons to the greenhouse.

    As part of a Healthy Communities Grant, Eastside, Northside and Southside elementary students are learning the ABCs of gardening, healthy living and butterflies.

    Fourth grade teacher Judy Clevinger began integrating greenhouse activity into her curriculum in April.

    “It is an authentic learning experience for our kids that hopefully will last them a lifetime,” Clevinger said.

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