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Today's News

  • Thieves can’t steal community support

    When vandals broke into the Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter in January, Animal Control Officer Allen Fryman said the offense was a “slap in the face.”

    Fifteen animals along with numerous bags of dog food, cat food, treats and cat litter were taken during what Fryman said was the worst break-in he had ever seen.

    There’s not much that can sweeten that sting, but one could argue that an outpouring of community support comes pretty close.

    “Harrison County is a great community,” Fryman said almost two weeks after the break-in.

  • Engagements

    •Mary Joan Volkert and Brian Wilson announce engagement. A July wedding is being planned.

  • Church Briefs

    FIRST UNITED METHODIST

    March Women’s Meetings

    Circle of Sisters: March 8 at 6:30 p.m. Hostess and program will be by Meg Ammerman.

    Webber-McDaniel Group: March 9 at 7 p.m. Anna Ruth McLoney will be the hostess.

    General Meeting: March 11 at 6 p.m. A joint meeting with the Methodist Men.

    Rees-Lebus Group: March 17 at 1 p.m. at Biancke’s Restaurant.

    RADIO MINISTRY

    “The Hour of Power” Radio Ministry, aired weekly on Saturday mornings on 90.7 FM (The Wind), at 10-11 a.m.

  • Sportsmanship: When did we lose it?

    It may have started disappearing when athletes started doing little dances to draw attention to themselves when they scored a touchdown. It may have started disappearing when soccer players took their shirts off and ran around the field after they scored.

    I don’t know when sportsmanship went away, I just know it’s gone. 

    Sure players line up after basketball games to shake hands, and football coaches walk across the field to shake hands after a game, at least in college and professional games, but it is for show and not sincere in most cases.

  • Destiny Elizabeth Cox

    Destiny Elizabeth Cox

    Destiny Elizabeth Cox was born to Nicholas James Cox and Brittany Elizabeth Campbell of Cynthiana on Feb. 23, 2010 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 lbs. 1 oz.

  • Farm Bureau assists local veterinary

    Three Kentucky veterinarians were recently selected to receive assistance in repaying their students loans under a new program addressing the shortage of large food animal veterinarians and technicians in the state.

    Dr. Patricia Davis of Cynthiana was one of the veterinarians chosen for this program.

    Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Education Foundation is administering the program on behalf of the Kentucky Cattleman’s Foundation.

    Dr. Davis is a 2009 graduate of Tuskagee University and is practicing at the Harrison Veterinary Clinic in Cynthiana.

  • COMMITTEE: A. Keller Dam improvements long overdue

    As the owner of River Road Bait and Tackle, Bobby Perkins said he used to see three or four boats on the Licking River each day.

    “Now you don’t see nobody,” Perkins said Tuesday morning in his store lined with fishing lures, poles and buckets.

    After being in business 30 years, Perkins said the store has suffered a 40 percent revenue decrease in the last 15 years.

    Part of the loss, Perkins said, he blames on the river’s current water level.

  • Arrests made in animal thefts

    Three Lexington residents were arrested late last week following their alleged involvement in the January break-in at the Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter.

    Monique Watts, 22, Timothy Watts, 24, and William K. Jackson, 29, were arrested on charges of third degree burglary, second degree criminal mischief and theft.

    “More charges may be filed against one for intimidating a witness,” Cpl. Walter Tapp of the Cynthiana Police Department said Friday.

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

  • Thorobreds fall in district final, 55-49

    The old saying is that “it is hard to beat your sister three straight times.” That is especially true if you shoot 27 percent from the field when you are playing the game. 

    This is not to say that Pendleton County’s 38th District Champion team is anybody’s sister, but so goes the old saying. It is hard to play against an evenly matched team and win three straight times no matter the circumstances, but poor shooting will doom a team every time.

  • Benefit will help family of transplant recipient

    A benefit is being held in Louisville for a Cynthiana teen who recently received a kidney transplant from his sister.

    Corey Campbell received a kidney transplant on Dec. 29 after suffering from Focal Segmental Glomeruloscierosis (FSGS), which was diagnosed in May 2007. Shortly after receiving a kidney from his sister, Amber, his new kidney became re-infected with the disease.

    According to Corey’s aunt, Donna Doyle, the Campbell’s have been financially, physically and emotionally stretched.