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Today's News

  • Ballot finalized for November general election

    As fall draws near, so does the general election.

    Two school board positions will be on November’s ballot.

    Mary June Brunker, who was appointed to fill Lucy Vanhook’s remaining term, will run against Mike Fisher for the second division seat.

    For the first division school board seat, Dr. Don Stephens will run unopposed.

     

    For the complete list of those candidates running in November's general election, see this week's print edition of The Cynthiana Democrat.

  • First furlough day is Friday

    State agencies and offices will observe the first of six mandated furlough days this Friday.

    Due to the furlough day, the Harrison County PVA office will be closed Friday.

    PVA administrator Carla Harney said the office will also be closed Monday in observance of Labor Day.

    Some state offices and services will remain open Friday, including state parks, Kentucky State Police and several Transportation Cabinet services.

  • Academic Briefs

    AP SCHOLAR AWARDS

    Five students at Harrison County High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams.

  • 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.