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Today's News

  • Academic Briefs

    PRE-AP AND AP STUDENT/PARENT NIGHT

    A pre-AP and AP (Advanced Placement) student/parent night will be held Monday, Aug. 23 at 6 p.m. at the Harrison County High School auditorium.

    Information about the program, policies and the AdvanceKY grant program will be shared.

    Food and prizes will also be provided.

    LAIR

  • Cynthiana Police Report

    CYNTHIANA POLICE REPORT

    Case reports

    July 24 – At 6:29 p.m., Debbie Eubanks reported that someone took a bag of her son’s clothes while they were locked in her vehicle, which was parked at Walmart.

    July 25 – At 5:31 a.m., Kevin Henry, Walnut Street, reported that someone broke the windshield in his vehicle and ran a key down the paint.

    July 25 – At 9:45 p.m., a beige sport utility vehicle pulled into the Bridge Street BP and the driver pumped $30.06 worth of gasoline and drove off without paying.

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, Aug. 19

    Harrison County Historical Society will meet Thursday, Aug. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Library Annex. The program will be the Historical Show and Tell. Bring an item to show or just come and see what other people bring. The public is always welcome.

    FRIDAY, Aug. 20

    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Friday, Aug, 20 at Our Little Miracles at 11 a.m.; Robynwood Heights at 2 p.m.

    SATURDAY, Aug. 21

  • Marriage Licenses

    MARRIAGE LICENSES

    Madison Dee Hamilton, 19, and Corey Keaton Ward, 20, married July 10, 2010.

    Sarah Josephine Gaunce, 21, and Joshua Allen Whaley, 23, married July 17, 2010.

    Brandy Leigh Jewell, 36, and Wade Demaree Lemons, 33, married July 3, 2010.

  • Harrison golfers continue busy season

    The Harrison County High school golf teams’ busy season continues as the Breds squad played three matches and the Fillies team played two in the last four days. 

    On Saturday, the Thorobreds were in a 12-team tournament at Powell County where they finished eighth with a team total 334. 

    Eric Sanders led the way for the Thorobreds with an 80, followed by Charlie Ammerman and Anthony Shirley, who each scored 81. Shalyn Barnes wrapped up the scoring for Harrison County with a 92.

  • Humane Society’s annual auction/cookout is a success

    To the editor:

    The Humane Society of Harrison County wishes to extend appreciation to the area businesses, county employees and private individuals who helped to make our fourth annual auction/cookout at Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter on July 24 our most successful event to date.

    Proceeds will be used for several spay/neuter programs as well as many other efforts to promote animal welfare in our county. Thank you to everyone who participated in this worthwhile fundraising activity.

    Members of the Humane Society for Harrison County

     

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Report

    HARRISON COUNTY

    SHERIFF’S REPORT

    ACCIDENTS

    Aug. 10 at 2 a.m. -- non-injury, Ky 1032 East, Daniel L. Holman, 67, Lexington, Ky., driving a 2003 Toyota Tacoma.

    Aug. 7 at 11:50 p.m. -- non-injury, Salem Pike, Gerald Hill, 64, Cynthiana, driving a 2005 Nissan Pathfinder.

    Aug. 6 at 2:23 p.m. -- injury, US 62 West, Gary W. Doyle, 23, Mt. Olivet, driving a 1985 Chevrolet 4CC struck Robert S. Dunn, 60, Berry, driving a 1994 Dodge Power Ram.

  • New flood plain maps raise concerns

    A handful of the 120-plus property owners who received letters citing their possible inclusion on the newly revised flood plain maps attended Tuesday’s Harrison County Fiscal Court meeting to voice concerns.

    Three representatives from the Kentucky Division of Water were on hand to describe the process for the new declarations as well as to explain what those residents can do now.

    However, it was noted that they could not make changes to the maps.

  • Births

    • McKayla-Marie Katherine Insko was born to Randall and Sarah Insko of Cynthiana on Aug. 12, 2010 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. She weighed 5 lbs. 3 oz.

    • Matthew Gage Campbell was born to Patricia Karen Campbell of Cynthiana on Aug. 4, 2010. He weighed 7 lbs. 13 oz.

  • SUMMER ENDS, SCHOOL BEGINS

    Before we know it, it will be that time of year again.

    That time of year when Harrison County kids trade in their days beside a clear blue pool for days underneath a black chalkboard.

    Beach totes will be swapped for backpacks and tall glasses of lemonade will be replaced with milk cartons.

    Cartoons will become something only viewed on Saturday mornings... and after 3:30 p.m. on weekdays.

    It’s back-to-school time.

    As we prepared the Back-to-School section here at the Democrat office, it was hard not to think about my own school days.