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Today's News

  • McKee seeks re-election as House representative

    State Rep. Tom McKee, (D – Cynthiana), filed on Dec. 22 for re-election for the 78th District of the Kentucky House of Representatives.  The district consists of Harrison, Pendleton, Robertson, and a portion of Campbell counties.

    He and his wife Sue have two children, Katie and Jim, and five grandchildren.  The McKees are members and attend Cynthiana Presbyterian Church where he serves as an elder and deacon.

  • What makes a good politician?

    Members of Congress play a central role in our lives. They shape our health-care system, make crucial decisions about the U.S. economy, and represent the hopes and interests of every American in Washington. Given this fact, I’m always surprised that relatively little attention is focused on examining closely whether someone serving in or running for Congress has the personal attributes it takes to be an effective member of the institution. If someone’s behavior is shady or unsavory, that will make the news.

  • McCauley makes bid for magistrate seat

    Paul McCauley has filed for the republican nomination for magistrate of District 5, which includes the voting precincts 5 and 6, (Sheriff’s office and Northside School.)

    McCauley graduated from Harrison County High School in 1960 and Georgetown College in 1969 with a BS degree in accounting and business. He is a life-long resident of Harrison County; and is married to Evelyn Marsh McCauley.

    See his full announcement in this week's Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Report

    HARRISON COUNTY

    SHERIFF’S REPORT

    ACCIDENTS

    Feb. 23 at 4:18 p.m. -- non-injury, US 27 South, Richard D. Johnson, 26, Mt. Olivet, driving a 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee, struck Kevin Southwood, 24, Georgetown, driving a 1996 Toyota 4Runner.

    CASEee^REPORTS

    Feb. 22 at 11:46 a.m. -- Laura Atkins, Berry, reported an animal complaint.

    Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. -- Barry Martin, 64, Cynthiana, reported theft at his residence.

    Feb. 22 at 10:15 a.m. -- Carol J. Miller, 48, Cynthiana, reported theft of identity of another without consent.

  • Fillies season over as they drop district opener

    In what could only be called a lackluster performance, the Harrison County Fillies lost the first round of the 38th District to Nicholas County, 42-33.

    The Bluejackets, who lost to the Fillies 63-46 on Dec. 14, dominated this game. Harrison County’s only offensive threat all night was senior Kaitlin Johnson who scored 16 points on four three pointers and four-of-six from the line. 

    Nicholas County jumped out to a 6-0 lead at the start as senior Petria Mitchell beat the defense down the floor for some easy baskets.

  • ‘It is only God to whom true parenthood belongs’

    When my oldest daughter was 3, I tore off the stiff back cover of her Precious Moments coloring book.

    Her dark brown eyes wide with horror and grief she cried, “You just broke my heart!”

    It was then that I knew for sure: I am a Bad Mother.

  • Attorneys join law firm with history

    The 100-year-old law firm of Swinford and Sims will be continuing under the same moniker with three new attorneys.

    Frank Benton IV, Frank Benton V and Elaine Griffith have stepped in to take over the operation that was recently vacated by Doug Miller.

    When Miller was appointed Commonwealth Attorney to fill the unexpired term of the late Doug Wright, Miller had to break ties with any private law practice.

    “It’s quite an honor,” said the elder Benton of stepping into an existing practice with the history of Swinford and Sims.

     

  • School Menus

    March 1-5

    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.

    BREAKFAST

    ST. EDWARD SCHOOL

    MONDAY: Cereal, donuts, juice choices, choice of milk.

    TUESDAY: French toast with syrup, bacon, juice choices, choice of milk.

    WEDNESDAY: Cereal, muffins, juice choices, choice of milk.

    THURSDAY: Pancakes with syrup, bacon, juice choices, choice of milk.

    FRIDAY: Cereal, toast, juice choices, choice of milk.

    ALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

    MONDAY: Breakfast pizza or cereal, toast and jelly, fruit or juice, variety of milk.

  • Fillies run afoul in Powell County 82-78 in overtime

    In a game where the home team shot 54 free throws, the Harrison County Fillies dropped an overtime thriller to Powell County, 82-78, Thursday night. 

    The game featured an outstanding scoring performance by Fillies senior Kaitlin Johnson as she scored 29 points in the losing effort. 

    Harrison County jumped out to an early four-point lead and stretched it to five at one point before Powell County came back to tie the score at the end of the first quarter at 16.

  • Early April treatment for emerald ash borer

    The emerald ash borer was first identified in southeast Michigan in the summer of 2002. By 2009, it hit really close to home. The first two confirmed Kentucky sightings where in Jessamine and Shelby counties. 

    In Indiana, the heaviest concentration of infestation is in the northeastern part of the state; the rest of the state is considered intermittently infested.