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  • Forum opens discussion about teen suicide

     

    Attendance for the “Understanding Teenagers” forum at Harrison County High School exceeded the expectations of its organizers and seemed to launch a community dialogue about what steps the community can do to address, and reduce, the incidence of teen suicide.

  • Santa letters requested, deadline is Dec. 12

    Once again, The  Cynthiana Democrat has agreed to help Santa Claus out with his mail.
    Letters to Santa will be printed in the Dec. 22 issue so be sure to get them here early because there will be no second chance.
    Letters must be received in the office no later than Monday, Dec. 12. Don’t disappoint Santa, grandparents, aunts and uncles who look forward to seeing those letters published.
    Letters may be dropped off at the Cynthiana Democrat Office, 302 Webster Ave.; mailed to P.O. Box 160; or email to rsmiley@cynthianademocrat.com.
     

  • Snow is in the forecast; road crews gear up for the slick season

    The plow blades have been sharpened. The salt domes are full. It’s snow and ice season, and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KYTC) maintenance crews are prepared and ready to battle the elements to keep Kentuckians moving this winter.

  • WKYT News anchor and Cynthiana girl to be grand marshal for Christmas parade

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Former Harrison County resident and current WKYT-TV news anchor Amber Philpott will be the grand marshal presiding over this year’s annual Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade.
    The parade will take place on Friday, Dec. 16 and will begin from Flat Run Veterans Park at 7 p.m., the second straight year the parade has been in the evening.

  • Downtown tap room coming soon to Cynthiana

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    A trio of entrepreneurs are on the verge of opening a new business in downtown Cynthiana.
    Maiden City Brewing Company is set to open its tap room sometime in mid-December and hopes to get its own craft beer up and running in the spring of 2017.
    The business will be located on Pike Street, right next door to Vanhook’s Hardware store.
    Currently the owners are working feverishly, converting the old JJ’s Restaurant into their vision for a tap room.

  • Postal carrier to retire at the end of the month

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    After 32 years working for the federal government, local postal carrier Eric Reed will be retiring at the end of this month.
    Reed, 57, and a 1978 graduate of Harrison County High School, served for 13 years in the United States Army and for the last 19 years as a postal carrier.
    After graduating from high school in 1978, Reed attended college at Eastern Kentucky University for one year, before enlisting in the Army.

  • Students, faculty mourn death of senior

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    One Harrison County High School teen was laid to rest Tuesday morning and another is still in the fight for his life.
    Funeral services were held Tuesday for Brett Persinger, 18, who was killed in a traffic accident last Wednesday just before noon.
    Max Ogden, 17, remains hospitalized at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.
    Persinger, a senior, and Ogden, a junior, played baseball under Coach Mac Whitaker.

  • Funeral services Tuesday for HCHS teen killed last week

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Funeral services will be held Tuesday for the Harrison County High School senior who was killed in an automobile accident last Wednesday.
    Brett Persinger, 18, was the passenger in a vehicle driven by Max Ogden. The pair were traveling down the hill on New Lair Road behind the high school when the car they were in collided with a cement truck that was headed up the hill.
    Ogden remains in the hospital.

  • Teen Court completes training, sworn in

    Fifty Harrison County students who have completed Teen Court training were sworn in as officers of their county court Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016.
    District Court Judge Bill Kuster, who serves Harrison, Pendleton, Nicholas and Robertson counties and oversees the local Teen Court program, performed the ceremony at the Harrison County Judicial Center.  
    Teen Court members performed two mock trials for the audience, and Cynthiana Police Department K9 Officer Eddie Quinn and (Canine Officer) Hano served as special guests, providing demonstrations for the audience.

  • Youth, enthusiasm come with new CPD officers

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Cynthiana’s newest “Boys in Blue” are living their dream and bringing youthful enthusiasm with them.
    “When you’re little you want to grow up to be an astronaut, a firefighter ... or a cop. I always wanted to be the cop,” said Ptl. Barry Sparks.
    In the last year, Cynthiana has added four new police officers, Sparks, Zachariah Zerbee, Vance Meighan and Andrew Dutton.