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Today's News

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Jacob Bradley Nichols, Dec. 31, son of Jim and Susan (Nunnelley) Nichols; Emily Ryan Northcutt, Dec. 22, daughter of Robert and Tonya Northcutt.

    Harrison County residents will be receiving phone calls and/or visits from people who are helping prepare for Enhanced 911.

    25 years ago . . .

  • Gabbard trial gets underway in Falmouth

    The three-day trial for a Pendleton County man accused of wanton murder in the death of Commonwealth Attorney Doug Wright got underway Tuesday in Falmouth with jury selection, opening statements and witness testimony for the prosecution.

    Daniel Gabbard, minister at a Cincinnati church, was charged following the June 8, 2009, fatal crash at Butler. Gabbard is accused of being intoxicated at the time of the crash. He is charged with wanton murder and driving while intoxicated.

  • Library creates room for books

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library is running out of room.

    “We’re out of space at our library,” director Pat Barnes said Tuesday morning.

    Based on population, Barnes said a 12,000-square-foot library would be recommended for Harrison County.

    The current library is 9,600 square feet.

    To combat crowded shelves, Barnes said the library is making several changes.

  • Two at UK following Monday wreck

    Two Cynthiana residents are recovering at UK Chandler Hospital after a Monday evening collision.

    Vernon Moore, 57, was driving a 1979 GMC truck and was traveling southbound toward Cynthiana on US 27 around 5 p.m.  when he struck a 2003 GMC truck driven by Pearl Ashcraft, 59.

    Cynthiana Police Cpl.  Walter Tapp said Moore struck Ashcraft’s vehicle head-on in the southbound lane of the highway, near the viaduct.

    “He crossed over the center line and he hit her,” Tapp said.

  • Boughs of silver, bulbs of blue make memorable tree

    I remember my aunt having the most beautiful Christmas tree ever.

    I was probably 10 or so when my family traveled to St. Petersburg, Fla., for a Christmas vacation.

    We walked into my aunt’s house, happy to be out of the car for awhile. And there, just inside the door, was the  biggest and brightest tree I had ever seen. There were blue bulbs and baubles hanging from the boughs.

    The boughs, yes the boughs.

  • Addison Louise Simpson

    Addison Louise Simpson

    Addison Louise Simpson was born to P.J. and Jennifer Simpson on Nov. 2, 2009. She weighed 9 lbs. 1 oz., and is welcomed by her brother, Daniel Simpson.

  • Church Briefs

    HELENA UNITED

    METHODIST

    Helena United Methodist will be hosting a Community Healing Prayer Service on Jan. 10 at 3:30 p.m. at the church located on Route 324 off of Hwy 11; Helena Road,       May’s Lick, Ky.

    Special music will be provided. The public is invited.

    If you have any questions or need further information contact me either by email: lizl@maysvilleky.net or cell phone: 859-652-4745.

    UPPER ROOM GOSPEL

  • Thorobreds tame the Panthers 86-56 Tuesday night

    After a bit of a slow start, the Harrison County Thorobreds turned up the defense and ran off with a 30-point win at Augusta. 

    The 8-5 Breds trailed for much of the first period before superior athletic ability allowed them to run off seven straight to end the period and take an 18-11. 

    Malcolm Thomas scored the final points in this period with a three, a lay in and a put back to give his team the lead.

  • T-shirt gospel: ‘Life is good’

    One day last week, as I drove back to the newsroom after doing an interview, the message on the spare tire cover on the black Jeep in front of me caught my attention:

    Life is good.

    I had just come from one of my favorite places, the Key Training Center. A longtime resident had spent an entire year buying toys for the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program and she was bursting with joy.

  • Grand jury session is Tuesday

    A new grand jury will be seated Tuesday.

    The jurors will be presented cases that have been bound over from district court for possible indictments.

    Also, Ed Davender, who is charged with selling season tickets that he did not have, and Bass Webb, who is accused in the murder of Bryia Runiewicz, will be in Harrison Circuit Court Tuesday for pretrial hearings, according to informaton from the Harrison County Circuit Clerk's office.

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