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Today's News

  • Harrison County weather goes online

    Harrison County weather information can now be found at the tip of a finger.

    The Kentucky Mesonet recently installed an automated weather and climate monitoring system in Robinson.

    “For a weather bug, this thing is fabulous,” said Harrison County Extension Agent Gary Carter.

    By visiting the Kentucky Mesonet website at www.kymesonet.org, viewers can see the temperature, precipitation, humidity, solar radiation, wind speed and direction for all Mesonet stations, including Harrison County.

  • Church Briefs

    BERRY UNITED

    METHODIST

    A Soup Dinner and Basket Auction will be held Friday, Nov. 20 at the National Guard Armory located on New Lair Road, Cynthiana. Dinner will start at 5:45 p.m. and will be served through-out the evening. Dinner will consist of: various soups, sandwich, drink, and desert for a love donation. Basket Auction will start at 7 p.m., and consist of several theme baskets, three refinished trunks with some antique items in them, various Longaberger Baskets, several country hams, Kentucky, Louisville and Tennessee items, with several various other items.

  • Father honored for service during WWII and Korean War

    To the editor:

    Our father, Noel Phillips Sr. was with the 735th Tank Battalion under the command of General George S. Patton during World War II. Dad entered the war in August of 1944 in France. He was in the 735th until the end of the European war that ended on his 20th birthday.

  • Colts strip Breds’ advancement bid

    On Friday night the very first football playoff game in the new stadium took place between the Harrison County Thorobreds and the West Jessamine Colts. The Breds entered the game with a 5-5 record, while the Colts were 8-2, with losses only to Boyle County and Lexington Catholic.

    The sparse crowd was barely settled in before West Jessamine went on a seven-play, 63-yard drive resulting in a 23-yard touchdown run by Colt halfback Parker Ball. The Colt’s were on top 7-0 with barely over three minutes gone by.

  • All America selections for 2010

    I can’t believe it’s almost 2010; another year of gardening and another year for the All America Selections. 

    The AAS have an inherent good gardening stamp of approval. The designation signals superior performance in a plant that usually includes vegetables, annuals and bedding plants. More recently they have added a cool-season award to the list so gardeners can start planting now.  

  • Chapter 9 - Dog Gone Wild

    Right after I left the tent, I began marking the tree stumps with pink paint. I looked behind every bush and under every rock I saw. I was so scared when I moved a rock and a snake scurried away! I hoped Woody hadn’t encountered any snakes. I called Woody’s name over and over, but he didn’t respond.   Continually marking the stumps, I tried to constantly be aware of my surroundings. I spotted a Dogwood tree and smiled. That was my brother’s favorite tree! Maybe I would bring Woody back to see it after we found him.  Finally, I heard something.

  • Remembering and honoring those men and women who served

    There is confusion between Memorial Day and Veterans Day sometimes.

    Memorial Day, sometimes called Decoration Day, is a day to honor deceased friends and family, usually on the last Monday of May.

    Veterans Day, Nov. 11, is a federal holiday to honor all veterans - both living and deceased. It is a time to honor the deceased and to recognize and thank those living that served and those that are serving the citizens of the United States throughout the world.

    You probably know a veteran of past service, and more than likely, you have close kin that served.

  • School board member Lucy Vanhook will resign

    The Harrison County Board of Education will soon be one member short.

    According to information obtained Monday morning in an open records request, member Lucy Vanhook is resigning from the board due to “increasing conflicts with her work schedule and board meetings.”

    Assistant Superintendent DeeGee Fischer said Vanhook’s resignation will be effective Dec. 30, 2009.

    For the complete story, including how the position will be filled, see this week’s edition of The Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Harrison County District Court

    HARRISON DISTRICT COURT

    Judge Jay Delaney

    presiding Oct. 26, 2009

    PROBATE CASES

    Estate of Buddy D. Casey, probate hearing; order entered.

    Estate of Ray Ledford, motion hour; (motion for exemption of inheritance tax), order entered.

    Estate of Rita Carol Maybrier, probate hearing; petition passed.

    Estate of Earl Glenn Rawlings, probate hearing; will admitted as self-proven, order entered.

    CIVIL CASES

    Cumberland Financial Service vs. Candy Beagle, motion hour; motion passed.

  • Harrison Co. Fillies look to seniors for leadership

    Second year Head Coach Jason Crisp is counting heavily on his four seniors to lead the Fillies as they strive to improve on last year’s 10-20 season. 

    “They have to be the ones to show the younger players how to score, defend and rebound,” he remarked. 

    The four are led by veteran point guard Lorainne Dennie, who Crisp said needs to be the leader on and off the floor. 

    “She has to score more yet look for assists and cut down on turnovers,” said Crisp.