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Today's News

  • Tapp looks to lock-in Gold Award through art showing

    Harrison County Junior Aleesha Tapp is one art show away from earning her Girl Scout Gold Award.
    Like the Eagle Scout Award, the Gold Award is equal to a veteran Girl Scout. However, what makes this future Gold Award winner different is the fact that it will be the first time ever a mother and daughter duo are both Gold Award achievers in Harrison County.
    Tapp, now 16, enrolled in the Girl Scouts at the age of five. Thousands of boxes of cookies later, she finds herself one major project away from earning her Gold Award status.

  • Nine technical students honored for excellence

    On March 14, Kentucky Tech – Harrison Area Center inducted nine new members into The National Technical Honor Society. Eight of these new members came from the technical programs at Kentucky Tech. Also, this year, one student was inducted from the Family and Consumer Science Program at Harrison County High School.
    The motto of The National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) is “Success Favors the Prepared Mind,” and its mission is to support a select group of students who demonstrate honesty, service, leadership and skill development in a technical career.

  • UK dean visits Licking Valley campus
  • Mackall visits elementary schools
  • Honor Roll

    ST. EDWARD SCHOOL
    The St. Edward Catholic School Honor Roll for the third quarter includes:
    First Grade
    Courtney Collins, Samuel Finch, Sydney Furnish, Andrew Harpe, Rachel Rion.
    First Grade - A/B
    Jacob LaFleur.

    Second Grade
    Ian Boland and Morgan Cooper.
    Second Grade - A/B
    Nicholas Barry and Victoria Gasser.

    Third Grade
    Maria Furnish and Bailey Lawrence.
    Third Grade - A/B
    Mynor Spence, Payton Walker, Noah Daily, Lucy Barry, Eli Hargett, Grace Hughes.

  • Plans announced for Bluegrass Community Walk for tsunami relief

    Concerned citizens in the Bluegrass region wishing to show their support for the victims of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear plant damage in Japan will have an opportunity to on Saturday, March 26 at the Bluegrass Community Walk for Tsunami Relief.  
    The walk will begin at 10 a.m. at Coldstream Park. The walk is a free community event. Donations for Japan disaster relief will be accepted by the Bluegrass Chapter of the American Red Cross.

  • Murder trial reset

    The family of murder victim Bryia Runiewicz left the courthouse Tuesday morning visibly shaken by the news that the accused Bass Webb would not stand trial for their loved one’s death until December.
    Dora Clair, the victim’s mother, as well as other family members, have maintained a constant vigil of court proceedings, attending each court appearance Webb makes in Harrison County.

    Due to conflicting schedules among the attorneys, the trial, which was originally scheduled for March 21-29, will not be held until Dec. 1-16.
     

  • Mike’s Minute


    The weather is wonderful and the hotel is great, but there is not a lot of time to relax and enjoy it.  
    Four grandchildren and a bunch of ball games does not allow for much “free” time.  
    I’m not complaining mind you, but when I am this busy little things set me off.  
    I am currently having problems with my iphone connection, which causes sending video issues and double and triple work, which sets me off.  

  • We’ve come a long way, baby

    In just a few weeks I will celebrate 35 years at The Cynthiana Democrat.
    Hard to believe I have been here this long. When I started, my colleagues and mentors referred to me as “the baby,” since I was barely 18 years old and had just graduated from high school.
    The day I was hired, I was asked to immediately go to work that afternoon... no drug test, no physical, no typing test and no computer!

  • Beshear calls special session to discuss Medicaid cuts, high school drop out age

    FRANKFORT – When the General Assembly arrived at the Capitol in early January, the top priority for everyone was already clear: Close an unexpected deficit in Medicaid.