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Today's News

  • Catching up with Flat Stanley’s travels

    When Harrison County Middle School sixth grader Jami Davis sent her Flat Stanley to President Barack Obama, she didn’t think she would hear anything back.

    And when sixth grader Cory Moore sent his Flat Stanley to Michael Jordan, former NBA player, he wasn’t expecting anything in return.

    They both were pleasantly surprised.

    “She didn’t even know what to say,” HCMS teacher Resa Hersel said about Jami’s response after the middle school recently received a package from the White House.

  • Building stands as reminder of 7-year-old fire

    Seven years after fire destroyed one Main Street building, the structure at 213/215 S. Main St. remains standing.

    “It’s an eyesore,” Charlie Nigg said he frequently hears from customers. “They say it should have been taken care of a long time ago.”

    Nigg owns Chase Jewelers, located across the street from the burned building.

    “What I hear is that it needs to be torn down...” Nigg said. “They (people) are shocked to hear it’s been there seven years...”

  • Thorobreds hammered at Clark, 86-29

    The Harrison County Thorobreds faced the highly rated George Rogers Clark Cardinals Tuesday night in Winchester and were given a sound beating, 86-29. 

    The Cardinals came into the game sporting a 13-4 record, having played a tough schedule which included the King of the Bluegrass in Louisville.  There was no doubt that they had earned the lofty ranking as they pulled away from the start in this outing.

    Clark scored first on a basket by Robbie Stenzel but Jared Martin connected on a three to give Harrison County its first and only lead of the evening. 

  • Engagement

    •Whitney Leigh Duke of Georgetown, Ky., and John Milton Sosbe of Cynthiana, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The wedding will take place on June 26, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. at Providence Baptist Church, Frankfort, Ky. Formal invitations are being sent.

  • Barnett death is loss for community

    Harrison County lost a really good man last week when Kenton Barnett passed away. 

    I would say when a person looks in the dictionary under gentle giant you might see his picture.   

    Since I am not a native, as most know, I only knew Kenton for a short time, but I never met a better man. I put him right there with John Swinford as people who are class gentlemen. 

  • Christmas Day fire may have been arson

    Police and fire officials are investigating two fires at the same residence on two nights... the first on Christmas night.

    “Very suspicious in nature,” is what Cynthiana Fire Chief Jay Sanders is calling the blazes that left a White Oak Subdivision woman, her granddaughter and great-grandchildren, looking for a new residence.

    Mary Epperson’s home at 50 Spruce Drive was gutted by fire that started around 7 p.m. Christmas night. She was in Georgetown at the time. The second fire was about the same time the very next night.

  • First day for students will be Aug. 10, 2010

    As the school system gears up for Christmas break, dates for next school year are now official.

    At Tuesday evening’s school board meeting, the Harrison County Board of Education approved the school calendar for the 2010-2011 school year.

    “The first day for teachers will be Aug. 9,” Lloyd Ogden, director of pupil personnel, told board members.

    The first day for students will be the following day on Aug. 10.

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

     

  • H1N1 still a worry for health officials

    Months after an outbreak of the H1N1 virus, health officials say they are ready for another possible wave of the virus in the spring.

    “All the factors are there to potentially cause another outbreak,” said Spencer Cathy, WEDCO director of administrative services and the acting public health director.

    WEDCO clinic nurse administrator Deena Moreland said the district has been told to expect an increase in H1N1 cases toward the end of February and the beginning of March.

    Cathy said

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

  • Sports Beat

    Youth teams travel

    this weekend

    to Fleming County

    The Harrison County third through the sixth grade teams will hit the road again this weekend for a tournament in Fleming County. 

  • ‘Operation Flamingo Road’ indictments issued

    In its first session of the new year, the Harrison County grand jury had a full day of testimony and indictments.

    Twenty-four indictments were returned on Tuesday, most were the result of the Operation Flamingo Road arrests that occurred in late October. There were also theft and burglary indictments as well.

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