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  • Harrison County students attend HOT conference

    A group of Harrison County High School students attended the HOT (Helping Overcome Tobacco) conference in Lexington at the NorthEast Christian Church on Nov. 13.Peggy Seithers RN, Tobacco Program Specialist for Wedco District Health Department, and Brad Allison with Harrison County Schools, served as chaperones for the event.

    Seventeen counties were represented by over 250 high school students. The event was sponsored by Wedco District Health Department, Harrison County’s Kentucky Agency for Substance Abuse Policy, and the Department of Public Health.

  • Clarification

    In last week’s article regarding the city commission’s deadlocked mayor pro-tem vote, a paragraph citing information provided by City Attorney John Lair during the Monday, Jan. 5, special meeting needs clarification.

    Under a request from Commissioner Jack Keith, Lair said he had researched past court cases relative to the mayor pro-tem vote.

  • Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter's pet adoption list

    Pet Adoption List

    The following pets are available for adoption at the Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter. Female dogs, $75; male dogs, $65; female cats, $58; male cats, $43. Call 234-7138 or 234-1492 for more information.


    Boyfriend - Male, Border Collie/Chow

    Reese - Male, Pit

    Nugget - Female, Boxer/Pit

    Cooper - Male, Setter

    Shea - Female, Great Pyrenees

    Macy - Female, Beagle mix


    Paisley - Calico

    Sandy - Male, buff

  • Ammerman named to dean's list

    The University of the Cumberlands Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs has announced that Rachel Marie Ammerman, Cynthiana, Ky., has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2008 semester.

  • Cpl. Tapp honored by peers as Officer of the Year for CPD

    One of Cynthiana’s long-standing police officers has been honored by his peers.

    Cpl. Walter Tapp, 46, was voted Officer of the Year in December.

    Tapp, who has been with the Cynthiana Police Department for 20 years, said he had no idea his fellow officers were going to select him for the annual recognition.

    During his tenure, Tapp has served with six different chiefs of police. He was hired by then-Chief Bob Barkley.

  • Honor Roll


    The Eastside Elementary Honor Roll for the second nine weeks includes:

    Fourth Grade

  • Mayor post shared

    A week after their deadlocked vote, commissioners voted Tuesday night to split the position of Cynthiana mayor pro-tem between Commissioner Jack Keith and Commissioner Mark Mattmiller, with Keith assuming mayor pro-tem responsibilities this year, and Mattmiller assuming the position at the beginning of 2010.

    Commissioner Amanda Moore explained at the beginning of the meeting that the decision had been reached under the entire commission’s “cooperation and mutual agreement,” saying the decision was in the best interest of the city.

  • Top 10 stories of 2008: Voters make Nov. 4 an historic election

    1. When one reflects on 2008, likely the biggest story is one that extends beyond the borders of Harrison County and Kentucky.

    In an historic election on Nov. 4, voters elected the first African American president.

    Barack Obama defeated Sen. John McCain and will be inaugurated on Jan. 20 as the 44th president of the United States.

    On election night, Obama vowed “This is your victory,” to the American public after garnering 52 percent of the votes.

  • Arson cause of Boyd fires

    Family, friends and neighbors are working to clean up  what is left after an arson fire destroyed a Boyd home Saturday night.

    Kentucky State Police investigators have concluded the fire was set first in a barn on the property, and then on the back corner of a rental house next to the Bell home.

    “You can’t stop an arsonist,” said Charles Bell, son of the home owner.

  • Making ends meet

    Editor’s note: The identity of the subject has not been revealed in order to protect the privacy of the individuals mentioned in the story.

    For many families in Harrison County, Christmas wasn’t quite the same as in years past.

    “Christmas is kind of skimpy this year,” said Jane Doe, in her living room one Monday morning. “This year I just wanted to give the kids a good Christmas since their dad was gone.”

    John Doe is currently serving in Afghanistan. He has been gone a year and won’t return home until March.