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Today's News

  • Way back when

    10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Daniel Spencer Free, April 6, son of Bryn and Tammy Free; Zachary Allen Kennedy, April 20, son of April and Brandon Kennedy; Kasey Michelle Pike, April 3, daughter of Harold Joseph Jr. and Susan Denise Courtney.

    Industrial Park work to begin with bid awards. Work should get started within 30 days.

    Snake Lick Road in northern Harrison County to close to through traffic for the next month or two in order to replace the bridge.

  • Track squads finish 4th at Scott Co. meet

    The Scott County All Comers Meet was held on Tuesday, April 27, with nine girls’ and boys’ teams in competition. 

    Coach Danny Simpson reports that the teams are progressing, but that they have a ways to go. 

    “Our schedule keeps getting tougher,” he observed. “We need to stay healthy and continue to improve as we near the regional competition. We are a much better team than we were a month ago.” 

    On this cold and windy Tuesday, the teams had some good individual and relay results.

  • Resident supports Fuller and Newberry in primary election

    To the editor:

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, May 6

    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Thursday, May 6 in Claysville at 10:30 a.m.; Edgemont at 2:30 p.m.; and White Oak from 3-3:30 p.m.

    HMH Auxiliary Purse and Accessory Sale by The Bag Ladies on Thursday, May 6 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Harrison Memorial Hospital front lobby.Proceeds to benefit the HMH Auxiliary.

  • Only in Harrison County...

    As a reporter, I’ve heard of many crazy things. But for the first time, I actually sat in my Democrat office and laughed out loud.

    It was a Friday morning call from Jo Banks. A coordinator for the Youth Livestock Club, Jo keeps me updated on the goings-on of the organization.

    I wasn’t surprised to hear from her. But I was surprised to hear what she had to say.

  • Newberry’s volunteer service proves he is the best candidate

    To the editor:

  • Parent thanks local businesses for supporting baseball teams

    To the editor:

  • Cynthiana Police Report

    CYNTHIANA POLICE DEPARTMENT

    Case reports

    April 17 – At 1:19 p.m., a property damage complaint was made by Brittany Sumpter at 213 Pike St. She said that someone broke out the windows in the kitchen and bathroom with rocks and entered the apartment and put holes in the wall and busted a television.

    April 17 – At 12:17 a.m., police made a routine traffic stop and arrested a passenger in the vehicle, Michael Wilson, and charged him with possession of marijuana.

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Report

    HARRISON COUNTY

    SHERIFF’S REPORT

    ACCIDENTS

    April 27 at 9 a.m. -- non-injury, US 62 West, Jessica Thompson, 27, Cynthiana, driving a 1995 Chevrolet Impala, struck Gerrick F. Burke, 25, Hager Hill, Ky., driving a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 PU.

    April 25 at 1:07 p.m. -- injury, Ky 32 West, Jeffrey L. Southwood, 44, Georgetown, driving a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am.

    April 23 at 3:15 p.m. -- injury, Ky 36 West, Scott Beach, 39, Williamstown, Ky., driving a 1999 Chrysler Cirrus, struck Emalee N. Rosa, 18, Cynthiana, driving a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt.

  • CATCHING SOME ZZZ’S

    Sleep is nice.

    Some days, sleep is very nice.

    But sleep for some people, especially kids, isn’t so easy without a bed.

    Introducing the Build-A-Bed project.

    Volunteers from across the state of Kentucky will come together on May 8 at noon at the Kentucky National Guard headquarters in Frankfort, to begin a 24-hour bed-making blitz.

    Three beds will be donated to children in each county of Kentucky.

    Last year’s Build-A-Bed effort yielded 57 beds for kindergarten students through high school seniors.