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Today's News

  • Donkeyball draws crowd despite other activities

    I would be remiss if I didn’t comment on the donkey basketball game held at the middle school on Friday, May 6.  
    Erin Butler did an outstanding job organizing and putting the event together.  It was well run and very well attended even though there was a softball game, baseball game and a tennis match going on at the same time.  
    Marshall’s Tractor Supply was the winning team though there was not a Marshall on a donkey.  They ran rough shod (donkey term) over Southern States in the championship game.

  • Jet’s John Conner visits with Harrison County football team

    Former University of Kentucky fullback and current New York Jet John Conner visited the Harrison County High School weight room Friday afternoon and talked to the football team.  
    Coach Mark Carroll and 27 of his players were on the Hilltop to gain some wisdom and conditioning tips from Conner and Clif Marshall of Ignition, who brought Conner in to speak to the players of his alma mater.  

  • Harrison District Court

    Judge Charles W. Kuster Jr.
    presiding May 5, 2011
    PROBATE CASES
    Estate of Agnes S. McDowell Trust, settlement; passed.
    FELONY CASES
    Matthew T. Baker, 1977, show cause deferred/installment payment; 37 hours community service converted back to fines and costs.
    MISDEMEANOR CASES
    Donna M. McGee, 1959, show cause deferred/installment payment; paid.
    David L. Ritchie, 1991, show cause deferred/installment payment; paid.

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Department

    Traffic Cases
    The following information from the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office indicates drivers and/or owners whose vehicles were involved in accidents.

    May 6 – At 11:40 p.m., a non-injury accident was reported on Wornall Lane. Neva Crump and a Chevy pick-up truck, driver unknown, were traveling on Wornall Lane and struck side mirrors. The Chevy truck continued north on Ammerman Pike where the vehicle struck three different mailboxes before fleeing the scene.

  • Cynthiana Police Department

    Case reports
    May 1 – At 1:20 a.m., police were called to Elm Street reference to a harassment.
    May 2 – At 4:39 a.m., police were called to Harrison Memorial Hospital in reference to a juvenile female who was intoxicated.
    May 1 – At 11:42 a.m., Jessie Florence of Victory Lane Car Wash reported that someone tried to remove a 10 -foot section of pipe from the car wash overnight.
    May 1 – At 12:20 p.m., police were called to Church Street on a domestic/custody situation.

  • Lenton Food Drive
  • HCHS Students of the Month

    The Harrison County High School students of the month for April are: from left, Luke Arthur, son of Allen and Allyson Arthur and Dillon Pulliam, son of Bill and Debbie Pulliam. Sponsor is Major Plumbing Supply.

  • Academic briefs

    Annastasia K. Hicks, a senior at Harrison County High School, is the recipient of a major scholarship to attend Heidelberg University.
    Hicks, the daughter of John and Tamera Hicks of Cynthiana, is the recipient of the Trustees Award of $13,000 a year for four years. The award was announced following Heidelberg’s annual scholarship competition in  February.

  • Uniform

    Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Jeremy M. Spears, a 2006 graduate of Harrison County High School, Cynthiana, Ky., recently completed Naval Nuclear Power Training Pipeline.
    During the course with Nuclear Power Training Unit, Ballston Spa, N.Y., Spears received instruction about nuclear theory, chemistry, physics, reactor operations, safety and security. Upon completion of the course, Spears qualified as a Naval nuclear operator.
    Spears joined the Navy in April 2009.

  • Greene named executive director of the Ephraim McDowell Health Care Foundation

    Former Cynthiana Democrat editor, Randy Greene, who is now living in Danville, has been appointed to the position of executive director of the Ephraim McDowell Health Care Foundation (EMHCF).  Greene has been the interim executive director since January 2011.
    Greene served as the Grant Research and Development Analyst for EMHCF from 2009 until his appointment as interim executive director.  During that time he secured over $300,000 in new grant awards and helped to manage nearly twice that amount of grants.