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Today's News

  • Brunker looks for return to city commission post

    Gary F. Brunker has announced his candidacy for Cynthiana City Commission

    Brunker began his state government career as a hearing officer for Kentucky’s Division of Driver Licensing in 1976. During that time, he served in various supervisory roles culminating in his being appointed director.

    His wife, Cathy, is a registered nurse at the WEDCO District Health Department.

     

    For his full announcement, see this week's Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Chasteen enters race for county judge-executive

    Rick Chasteen has announced that he is the Republican candidate for Harrison County Judge-Executive.

    Chasteen and his wife, the former Mary Argo, live on Old Lair Road. He has a son, Christian, and a stepson, Ronnie Kenner. He is the son of Rose Chasteen and the late Earl Chasteen.

     

  • Perkins files as candidate for District 7 constable

    Kevin Ray Perkins has filed to run for constable in the seventh district.

    A registered Democrat, Perkins has lived in Berry for eight years.

    He is married to Amber Perkins and they have three children, Levi, 8, Addison, 5, and Brookelyn, 2.

     

  • Insurances gone, pension payments OK, says Grede

    Former Cynthiana Grede employees received a surprising piece of mail recently when they were told their benefits would soon be terminated.

    On Tuesday, there remained some confusion over what the local retirees and those who were left unemployed at Grede’s close in 2001 might face. Some are anticipating the loss of health insurance, life insurance and retirement.

    Although Grede chairman Richard Koenings was unavailable for comment as of press time, a human resources spokesperson said pension benefits would not be affected by the bankruptcy.

  • Thieves can’t steal community support

    When vandals broke into the Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter in January, Animal Control Officer Allen Fryman said the offense was a “slap in the face.”

    Fifteen animals along with numerous bags of dog food, cat food, treats and cat litter were taken during what Fryman said was the worst break-in he had ever seen.

    There’s not much that can sweeten that sting, but one could argue that an outpouring of community support comes pretty close.

    “Harrison County is a great community,” Fryman said almost two weeks after the break-in.

  • Engagements

    •Mary Joan Volkert and Brian Wilson announce engagement. A July wedding is being planned.

  • Church Briefs

    FIRST UNITED METHODIST

    March Women’s Meetings

    Circle of Sisters: March 8 at 6:30 p.m. Hostess and program will be by Meg Ammerman.

    Webber-McDaniel Group: March 9 at 7 p.m. Anna Ruth McLoney will be the hostess.

    General Meeting: March 11 at 6 p.m. A joint meeting with the Methodist Men.

    Rees-Lebus Group: March 17 at 1 p.m. at Biancke’s Restaurant.

    RADIO MINISTRY

    “The Hour of Power” Radio Ministry, aired weekly on Saturday mornings on 90.7 FM (The Wind), at 10-11 a.m.

  • Sportsmanship: When did we lose it?

    It may have started disappearing when athletes started doing little dances to draw attention to themselves when they scored a touchdown. It may have started disappearing when soccer players took their shirts off and ran around the field after they scored.

    I don’t know when sportsmanship went away, I just know it’s gone. 

    Sure players line up after basketball games to shake hands, and football coaches walk across the field to shake hands after a game, at least in college and professional games, but it is for show and not sincere in most cases.

  • Destiny Elizabeth Cox

    Destiny Elizabeth Cox

    Destiny Elizabeth Cox was born to Nicholas James Cox and Brittany Elizabeth Campbell of Cynthiana on Feb. 23, 2010 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 lbs. 1 oz.

  • Farm Bureau assists local veterinary

    Three Kentucky veterinarians were recently selected to receive assistance in repaying their students loans under a new program addressing the shortage of large food animal veterinarians and technicians in the state.

    Dr. Patricia Davis of Cynthiana was one of the veterinarians chosen for this program.

    Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Education Foundation is administering the program on behalf of the Kentucky Cattleman’s Foundation.

    Dr. Davis is a 2009 graduate of Tuskagee University and is practicing at the Harrison Veterinary Clinic in Cynthiana.