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Today's News

  • 3 killed in 2 weekend wrecks

    Harrison County has added two more fatal wrecks to 2012, bringing the death toll to six so far.
    According to the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department, a fatal wreck was reported on U.S. 62 Saturday, May 26, at 8:25 p.m., near the Oddville-Sunrise intersection.
    Raymond Wiedemer, 24, was driving a 1991 Toyota truck, when he entered a curve and lost control of his vehicle.
    Austin Quesenberry, 17 and Jeremy Jolly, 15, were passengers in the vehicle.

  • Score 'N' More
  • Dam repairs hinge on drop in river level

    By Kristie Hamon, Summer intern
    Final stages in the repair of A. Keller Dam are ready to commence as soon as water levels are low enough for workers to finish laying the last few rocks and pour the cap.
    Billy Grayson, commissioner of public property and finance, and committee member, said the 1997 flood damaged A. Keller Dam, knocking rocks from the top of the dam and halting water flow.

  • Going to Batte

    By Kristie Hamon, Summer intern
    Dorothea “Dottie” Batte will begin training to become the only female on the Cynthiana police force June 3 at an 18-week program at Eastern Kentucky University.
    Batte, who has lived in Cynthiana her whole life and graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in Geology, has worked various jobs in town.

  • Grand Haven gets new director

    Grand Haven Nursing Home is now under the care of new administration director.
    Emily Williams, a native of Ohio County Ky., stepped through the doors to her new position on May 15.
    “I am very excited and nervous all at the same time to be here,” said Williams. “I have high hopes here and I plan on bringing 100 percent everyday to ensure the satisfaction of the employees, but most of all our residents.”
    Williams,25, earned her bachelors degree in Health Science in 2009 and later received her Masters in Public Administration.

  • Food Pantry donation

    Cynthiana Democrat and Harrison Shopper advertising sales representatives Pam Howard and Rebecca White recently presented Marilyn Wash, center, with a check for $468 for the Harrison County Food Pantry. The money was collected at the Cynthiana Home and Garden Show held last month along with numerous boxes of non-perishable food items.

  • Sports beat

    Ashley Coppage named to
    All Star game in June
    Harrison County junior Ashley Coppage has been named to play in the East/West All Star game held this year in Louisville.  The games on June 16 and 17 feature juniors and seniors from all 16 regions divided up to have the team from regions 1-8 face a team made up of players from regions 9-16.  

  • HCHS Athlete Signing
  • Cancer survivors will be honored nationally June 3

    On Sunday, June 3, the American Cancer Society will join millions of Americans in honoring cancer survivors as part of the 25th annual National Cancer Survivors Day, organized by the National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation.
    There are more than 11 million cancer survivors living in the United States, and it is estimated that by 2020 there will be some 20 million people living with a history of cancer.

  • Commissioners want more cuts in budget

    By Kristie Hamon, Summer intern
    Various ideas about how to cut the budget were discussed at the Cynthiana commissioners’ budget workshop on Wednesday, May 23 and Tuesday, May 29. However, no clear plans were made about anything on Wednesday and only a few things were tentatively decided Tuesday.
    On Wednesday, Charleen McIlvain, city clerk, said she had gone back to the department heads and asked them to take another look at their budgets to see what everyday expenses could be cut rather than big things.