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Today's News

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Birth announced this week are: Dylan Joseph Scott Harris, May 26, son of Jessica Riggle and Simon Harris.
    Father Louis Brinker retires from St. Edward Catholic Church. Brinker was ordained into the Diocese in 1950, and was transferred to St. Edwards on July 1, 1983.
    Robert Gregg, Harrison County band director, is stepping down as the band’s leader. A reception is being planned.
    On-Call Supply opens in community is located at 213 S. Walnut St. and is owned and operated by Scott and Kris Humphrey.

  • HCMS Reading Counts holds annual auction

    Harrison County Middle School has offered the Reading Counts Program in seventh grade for 12 years under the direction of Tammy Bunch and Tamara King.
    Reading Counts is designed to encourage student reading at the middle school level.
    Throughout the school year, students read books and take comprehension tests on the computer. Books are assigned a point value based on reading level. The higher the reading level, the more points the book is worth. Each nine weeks, the top 13 students with the highest points are recognized and their photo appears in the Democrat.

  • Academic briefs

    Samantha Cecile Stubbs graduated cum laude from Kentucky Christian University in Grayson, Ky. on May 7, 2011, with a Bachelor of Arts in Counseling Psychology.
    She is a 2007 graduate of Harrison County High School, and the daughter of Linda Stubbs and Mark Stubbs.

  • Harrison County opens Public Library Workforce Center

    Harrison County residents seeking employment opportunities now have more computer access, training and job workshops at the new Public Library Workforce Center (PLWC).
    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library is one of 45 public libraries in the state that will have a PLWC.
    The centers house computers and software that will be used to provide training in a formal workshop setting to Kentucky residents seeking employment opportunities.

  • Academic briefs

    Lesley Ann Hatfield, Valedictorian of the 2011 graduating class at Lee High School, is the daughter of Myron and Joyce Hatfield of Pennington Gap, Va., formerly of Cynthiana.
    Her school activities included JV basketball, JV softball, varsity softball, and Color Guard, and the Lee High Generals Marching Band. She was a member in Spanish Club, Science Club, Senior Beta Club, Co-ed Hi Y, DECA and FBLA.
    Hatfield has been recognized as a National Honor student. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and has been a Girl Scouts of America member for 13 years.

  • Academic briefs

    PERKINS
    Gary Allen Perkins of Cynthiana graduated from Samford University during spring commencement on May 14, 2011. Perkins earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree.
    Samford University is consistently ranked in the top tier of its peer group by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1841, it is the largest private university in Alabama.

    SMITH

  • Academic briefs

    Lesley Ann Hatfield, Valedictorian of the 2011 graduating class at Lee High School, is the daughter of Myron and Joyce Hatfield of Pennington Gap, Va., formerly of Cynthiana.
    Her school activities included JV basketball, JV softball, varsity softball, and Color Guard, and the Lee High Generals Marching Band. She was a member in Spanish Club, Science Club, Senior Beta Club, Co-ed Hi Y, DECA and FBLA.
    Hatfield has been recognized as a National Honor student. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and has been a Girl Scouts of America member for 13 years.

  • Relay for Life
  • Relay for Life
  • Life of a bagworm is a drag

    Who among us is guilty of not noticing it until it’s too late?  
    Yes, all of a sudden there is nothing left of your blue spruce or arborvitae.Bagworms have been munching on the needles for weeks and we wonder how it all happened.  
    Well, they are at work right now so go outside and take inventory of your evergreens because that’s what the bagworm likes the most. Now is the time they do their damage unless we put a stop to it.
    Ten years ago or so I saw the worst bagworm infestation I have ever seen in my life.