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Today's News

  • Fact or fiction: Officials continue to delve into sightings of wild animal at Connersville

    Rumors continue to spread about a possible wild animal in the Connersville area.

    “His dog was tore all to pieces,” Conservation Officer Patrick Brannen said about Tim Humpheries’ dog.

    Humpheries’ dog was attacked twice in the month of July.

    Last week, another Connersville resident Wanda Jones took her dog to the vet after it was attacked.

    “Whatever it was that attacked that dog, it was the meanest animal you could think of...” Brannen said.

  • Sportsmanship in high school, maybe other levels too

    Before every high school football game, a sportsmanship statement is read to the players and over the public address system in the stadium. 

    Because it is long and there is a lot of noise, it is often not heard in the stadium and many officials choose to paraphrase rather than read the whole statement to the captains. 

    As football season approaches, I thought it would be appropriate to write it in my column so if someone actually reads my column, they will know what is being said on Friday night.

  • School Salaries 2009-2010

    Dotson, Andy-$111,269.04; Fischer, Debra-$109,083.50; Schmidt, James-$96,554.64; Shepard, Melissa-$92,025.84; Case, David-$91,499.04; Hill, Cynthia-$87,847.20; Varner Hatter, Jenny Lynn-$86,004.72; Dycus, Richard-$85,073.28; Asher, Julie-$84,429.36; Yearsley, Brad-$82,138.46; Mcintire, Michael-$82,039.92; Fowler, Steven-$80,391.36; Hill, Sharon-$80,391.36; Glascock, Robin-$76,858.40; Switzer, Robert-$76,346.64; Ruth, Robert-$74,793.12; Purcell, Roger-$73,773.36; Casey, Amy-$69,821.52; Hoskins, Jonathan-$69,181.68; Crisp, Jason-$62,848.24; Graham, Patsy-$60,636.00; Klapheke, Tammy-$60,240.68

  • Harrison County schools begin Tuesday

    The first day of school for Harrison County students will be tomorrow.

    Tuesday will be a full day of instruction. There will be no breakfast served on the first day, but there will be lunch.

    Students may begin arriving at school at 7:30 a.m. Instruction begins at 8:10 a.m. and the day concludes at 3 p.m.

    See photographs from the first day of school in this week’s Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Reunions

    CLASS OF 1995

    The Harrison County High School Class of 1995 will host its 15-year reunion at the Cynthiana Country Club on Aug. 14, 2010 from 7 p.m. to midnight.

    Tickets purchased in advance are $15 for a single and $30 for a couple.

    Payments may be sent to Whitney Slade Hedges at 4049 Ky Hwy 392, Cynthiana, KY 41031 or Christy Furnish Barnes, 1493 Dutch Chapel Road, Cynthiana, KY 41031.

    Tickets purchased the night of the reunion will be $20 for a single and $35 per couple.

    CLASS OF 1990

  • 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.

    GASSER

    Sarina Gasser of Cynthiana was named to the 2010 spring semester Dean’s List at Midway College with a 4.0 grade point average.

    MATTOX

  • Two killed in Thursday morning wreck

    A Harrison County man and woman are dead following an early morning car accident Thursday.

    Harrison County Sheriff Bruce Hampton has released the name of the female  driver involved in the two-car collision on US 62 West near Switzer Pike.

    Miranda Walters, 30, was killed when her red Toyota sedan struck an oncoming gold Toyota sedan.

    Law enforcement officials have yet to release the name of the male driver.

    Hampton said his department continues to work with Georgetown police to identify the body.

  • Purslane turns out to be a tasty weed

    I have long understood that purslane could be used in salads or soups, but have never made much of an effort to harvest and devise a kitchen plan until know. 

    I had this fabulous stand of the weed in my kitchen garden after I pulled the old greens that bolted from the summer heat. It made perfect sense to let it grow and flourish because no lettuce seed would be germinating in this heat and I knew that this garden was free from any herbicides.

    So, the purslane established and I have turned young and old alike onto its culinary virtues.

  • New Drivers

    Anna Hall and Anthony Shirley.

  • A COMMUNITY-WIDE CELEBRATION

    To the Harrison County High School Thorobreds... now known as the 2010 State Baseball Champions:

    Wow! State champs!

    Congratulations on a job and season well done! All your hard work paid off, as you ended the season on a definite high note - claiming the title of Kentucky’s best!