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Today's News

  • Sheely’s tale comes to life at dinner offering

    “There’s nobody here but you and me tonight...”

    The words of David Sheely’s ghost have become a Harrison County legend.

    And Rohs Opera House co-owners are making sure it’s a story no one will forget anytime soon.

    Set in the courtyard of the old jail, Rohs is bringing Sheely’s story to life at ‘Dinner with David Sheely’ on Friday, Oct. 1, and Saturday, Oct. 2.

    For more on this story, see this week's print edition of The Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Graham races and raises for a cure

    Mandie Graham is running again and racing for a cure.

    A breast cancer survivor, Graham will run Oct. 16 in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Lexington.

    “It really means something to me,” Graham said Monday morning.

    At last year’s race, Graham was the first cancer survivor to cross the 5K finish line in 26 minutes and 25 seconds.

    This year, Graham has new goals.

  • Attempted murder case goes to grand jury

    Sandy Southwood, who was charged last week with attempted murder, appeared in Harrison District Court Monday to hear that her case was being bound over to the grand jury for indictment consideration. Her $500,000 bond was unchanged.

    Southwood, 41, was arrested after she allegedly shot her ex-husband’s fiance on July 31.

    For more on this story, see this week's print edition of The Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Harrison woman part of Scott bust

    A Harrison County woman is behind bars following a drug raid in Scott County.

    Barbara Friend, 49, was arrested at her Harrison County residence last Wednesday morning for first degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

    According to Scott County Deputy Buster Cannon, Friend was one of over 20 individuals arrested during the raid headed up by Kentucky State Police.

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

  • NAMI coordinator to speak at St. James A.M.E.

    National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) outreach coordinator Yolonda Clay will speak Saturday, Sept. 25 at 10 a.m. at St. James A.M.E church on Pleasant Street.

    The workshop is entitled ‘Sharing Hope: Understanding Mental Health’ and focuses on treating depression.

    For more information or to contact Clay, visit namilex.org, e-mail namimac@namilex.org of call (859)272-7891.

  • Scott raid includes Harrison woman

    A Harrison County woman is behind bars following a drug raid in Scott County.

    Barbara Friend, 49, was arrested last Wednesday morning for first degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

    According to Scott County Deputy Buster Cannon, Friend was one of over 20 individuals arrested during the raid headed up by Kentucky State Police, with assistance from the Scott County Sheriff’s Department.

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

  • Drowning victim out of sight only minutes

    A burial service was held Sunday for Jayden Hall, the 20-month-old toddler that drowned in a Harrison County swimming pool last Wednesday.

    According to Kentucky State Police Det. Nate Moore, an autopsy was performed on Jayden’s body last Thursday.

    “Preliminary results indicate the cause of the death as drowning,” Moore said Friday.

    Moore said the investigation continues.

    The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department responded to the Mudlick Road residence after a family member called dispatch.

  • U.S. 27 viaduct to close Sept. 20

    The existing U.S. 27 bridge over CSX Railroad in Cynthiana will be closed to all traffic beginning Monday, Sept. 20. All traffic will be detoured to Church Street. 

    There is a sign directing the detour. Main Street Connector construction is completed and open to all traffic.

    According to a press release from the state’s Transportation Cabinet, total closure is needed to continue new bridge construction. All traffic is expected to be on the new bridge by Christmas 2010. Overall completion of project is slated for summer 2011.

     

  • HIS CASE: Foley takes collection hobby to new level

    Sixty-one years ago, a young man found his calling when he was just nine years old. It was in a plowed field across from the Pleasant Street Bridge.

    Philip Foley, 70, remembers reading a story in his third grade reader about two kids who decided to go looking for arrowheads while they were at their grandma’s house.

    “None of us knew what arrowheads were and the teacher had to explain it to us,” he said. “Three of us boys became intrigued at the thought of finding these and decided to go look for some after school.”

  • Pedestrian struck in front of Walmart

    A Cynthiana woman, Sylvia Fight, 74, has been airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center with life threatening injuries.

    According to Sgt. Wilbur Gross of the Cynthiana Police Department,  Fight was walking in the cross walk at Walmart shortly after 10 a.m. Friday when she was struck by a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer, driven by Lauren Watts, 24.

    Gross said that Fight sustained severe head trauma and was taken to Harrison Memorial Hospital then transferred to Lexington.