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Today's News

  • Grand jury issues arson indictment

    William Keith Lea, 30, is one of five individuals indicted by the Harrison County grand jury on Tuesday.

    Lea is charged with second degree arson for allegedly starting a fire the day after Christmas at the home of Mary Epperson, 50 Spruce Drive, in White Oak Subdivision.

    At the time of the fire, Chief Jay Sanders of the Cynthiana Fire Department, termed the fire “very suspicious.”

    Kentucky State Police Det. Curtis Combs served as a witness in the Commonwealth’s presentation to the grand jury.

  • No snow play

    Step away from the video games. Let go of the joy stick. Turn off the television.

    Go play in the snow!

    Finding snow pictures is getting more and more difficult as pastimes have changed direction.

    I hate to sound like my grandfather spinning a yarn, but when I was growing up, a big, even a moderate, snowfall meant a day with rosy cheeks and cold hands.

    My friends and I would go from yard to yard creating snowmen to adorn each of our lawns. We would also build igloos and have snowball wars.

    Now, it’s all about the video wars.

  • Clifford announces for District 6 constable

    Dwight “Keith” Clifford has filed the required forms to run for constable in the sixth district. The district is composed of the 11th and 12th precincts (Westside and Connersville). He is married to Leslie Patterson Clifford and has one son, C.J., 27. Keith has been a resident of Harrison County for over 35 years and lives in Connersville.

     

  • School Menus

    March 8-12

    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.

    BREAKFAST

    ST. EDWARD SCHOOL

    MONDAY: Cereal, donuts, juice choices, choice of milk.

    TUESDAY: Waffles, bacon, syrup, juice choices, choice of milk.

    WEDNESDAY: Cereal, cinnamon toast, juice choices, choice of milk.

    THURSDAY: Scrambled eggs, biscuits, juice choices, choice of milk.

    FRIDAY: Cereal, muffins, juice choices, choice of milk.

    ALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

  • State tells local leaders how viaduct could be finished ahead of schedule

    A new plan could mean a new viaduct this year.

    After meeting with the Department of Highway Engineers on Monday, Mayor Jack Keith said there is a proposed plan to close off all traffic to the US 27 North viaduct, re-routing vehicles down Church Street.

    Re-routing all traffic, Keith said, would allow contractors to finish the viaduct before the scheduled completion date in 2011.

    “It could be done this year if re-routed,” Keith said at Tuesday evening’s city commission meeting.

    For more about this story, see this week's Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Candidates shouldn’t run if they can’t fulfill the position’s demands

    There’s no doubt in my mind that it’s going to be an exciting election year.

    Cynthiana and Harrison County voters will actually have decisions to make this year when they step into the voting booth. Almost every magistrate seat has a set of contenders and the commission will have a spot on the May primary ballot since over eight candidates filed for the four commission positions.

    Both for the county and city, many of the candidates are new to the local political world. While not endorsing anyone, I think that’s exciting to see.

  • Wells makes bid for District 7 magistrate position

    Larry Wells has filed as a candidate for magistrate to represent District 7 on the Harrison County Fiscal Court.

    Wells, 59, is a life long resident of District 7 having grown up on Casey Mill Road, then moving to Berry in 1967 when his parents, the late Grover and Ruth Wells, purchased the StarLite Restaurant.

    Wells is married to Diana Cooper Wells and they have three children, T.J., Brittany and Lucas. The Wellses raised their children and still reside in the same house Larry lived in when he graduated from Harrison County High School in 1969.

     

  • New Drivers

    NEW DRIVERS

    Victoria Brockmeyer, Joshua Curtis, Brandi Poteet, Annastasia Hicks, Kimberly Darby, Mariah Nichols, and Lauren Ishmael.

  • City, county give nod to bathroom improvements at River Road Park

    River Road Park bathrooms will receive renovations, beginning as early as next week.

    During Tuesday evening’s separate city commission and fiscal court meetings, each board voted to fix the restrooms at the park, with the cost not exceeding $20,000.

    The cost will be split equally by the city and county.

    See this week's Cynthiana Democrat for more on this story.

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, March 4

    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Thursday, March 4 at 10:30 a.m. in Claysville; 2:30 p.m. at Edgemont; and from 3-3:30 p.m. in White Oak.

    FRIDAY, March 5

    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Friday, March 5 at 10:30 a.m. at the Cynthiana Baptist Daycare; and from 3-4 p.m. at Grand Haven.

    SATURDAY, March 6