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Today's News

  • Emily Paige Craycraft

    Emily Paige Craycraft was born to Steven A. Craycraft II and Rebecca K. Craycraft of Cynthiana on April 21, 2011 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. She weighed 8 lbs. 7 oz., and is welcomed by her brothers, Jacob, Nicholas and Matthew Craycraft.
    Maternal grandparents are Larry and Karen Tubbs of Millersburg, Ky.
    Paternal grandparents are Steve and Sherry Craycraft of Cynthiana.

  • Reunions

    NICHOLS
    The Nichols family reunion will be held July 10 at Kincaid Lake State Park in Falmouth, Ky. A potluck meal will be served at 1 p.m. at the big shelter. All friends and relatives are invited.

    RICHARDSON, FRANKLIN, RITCHIE
    The Richardson, Franklin, and Ritchie reunion will be held Saturday, July 9 at the Richardson home place on Peak Lane beginning at 11 a.m. Bring a covered dish. Lunch will begin at noon. Meat, plates, and flatware will be provided.
    For more information call 234-8880 or 289-2001.

  • City’s budget is tight, says finance commissioner

    Cynthiana Commissioners are describing the 2011-12 $9.25 million city budget as “tight” and “aggressive.” However, one commissioner contends that it may not be tight enough.
    Safety Commissioner Gary Brunker voted against the budget in both its first and second readings this week.
    Brunker explained his vote by saying that the city has to get back to central services, to providing public safety, smooth and clear roads, water and sewer.
    “We’ve taken a pretty good whack at general appropriations,” Brunker said.

  • Smith to celebrate 90th birthday

    The family of Ishmael Smith invites all family and friends to his 90th birthday celebration on Sunday, July 10 from 2-3:30 p.m. at Indian Creek Christian Church. He requests no gifts just your presence.
    He is married to Wyoma Allison Smith.  They have one son, Keith (Joyce) Smith and one daughter, Sheila (Rick) Schuler, six grandchildren and two great-granddaughters.
    Come and join in celebrating his birthday.

  • Noise ordinance for county pondered

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court is playing with the idea of adopting a noise ordinance.
    After the Harrison County Fiscal Court heard parties complaining of excessive and unnecessary man-made noise, added with numerous complaints of other noise problems, the magistrates asked the county attorney to look into writing a noise ordinance.
    It was suggested by County Attorney Bradley Vaughn to use Cynthiana’s noise ordinance as a guide for the county’s.

  • Museum Musings

    * Log Cabin, Dec. 12, 1941 -- “4-H Members to Sell Jimson Weed. A letter has gone out to 4-H members in this county from County Agent H.H. Thompson advising that the uncultivated Jimson weed they have been gathering is to be received and weighed at the E. M. Smith and Son hardware store here Saturday afternoon. A buyer-representative is to be here to purchase the offering. Thompson said that the Jimson weed is being used as medicinal ingredient.”

  • News briefs

    Defense attorneys seek dismissal of Webb rape charges
    Attorneys for accused murderer Bass Webb would like rape charges against their defendant to be dropped.
    Webb and his attorneys were back in court last week for a pretrial conference with Judge Jay Delaney and submitted a motion to dismiss the charges that Webb raped his ex-girlfriend Bryia Runiewicz, whom he is also accused of murdering on July 31, 2009.
    Webb’s trial in Harrison County has been scheduled for December.

  • Buckler wages war against cancer nemisis

    After winning a year and a half battle against breast cancer, Shelly Buckler was told some news that reintroduced her to an all-too-familiar rival.
    Life with cancer has often been described as an emotional and physical battle to simply stay alive.
    Sometimes the fight against cancer is successful, other times the will to fight is not enough to carry the struggling, worn-out body along to the finish line.
    For Buckler, the battle was over with a check-mark in her favor, but the war was far from over.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Birth announced this week are: Dylan Joseph Scott Harris, May 26, son of Jessica Riggle and Simon Harris.
    Father Louis Brinker retires from St. Edward Catholic Church. Brinker was ordained into the Diocese in 1950, and was transferred to St. Edwards on July 1, 1983.
    Robert Gregg, Harrison County band director, is stepping down as the band’s leader. A reception is being planned.
    On-Call Supply opens in community is located at 213 S. Walnut St. and is owned and operated by Scott and Kris Humphrey.

  • HCMS Reading Counts holds annual auction

    Harrison County Middle School has offered the Reading Counts Program in seventh grade for 12 years under the direction of Tammy Bunch and Tamara King.
    Reading Counts is designed to encourage student reading at the middle school level.
    Throughout the school year, students read books and take comprehension tests on the computer. Books are assigned a point value based on reading level. The higher the reading level, the more points the book is worth. Each nine weeks, the top 13 students with the highest points are recognized and their photo appears in the Democrat.