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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.

  • Restaurateur returns home with Jake’s Diner

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Jake’s Diner opened in Cynthiana on April 24, and by all accounts, business is booming.
    Co-owner Larry White is returning to Cynthiana after 20 years and likes what he has seen so far.

  • Local artist chosen for Derby celebration

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    “I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free,” said Renaissance artist  and sculptor Michelangelo Buonarroti.
    Harrison County artist and sculptor Ben Mansur feels the same way, except his medium is wood, not stone.
    Mansur is one of 15 Kentucky artists, who will exhibit and sell their work during the Governor’s Derby Celebration, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday, May 7, on the lawn of the Old State Capitol.

  • Potential property for CFD discussed

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    In executive session at its meeting on Tuesday night, the Cynthiana City Commission agreed to allow Mayor James Smith to act on its behalf to negotiate with an un-named private land-owner to acquire property ear-marked as a site for construction of a new fire department.

  • Fifteen indictments handed down by grand jury

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Fourteen people were indicted by the Harrison County Grand Jury on Tuesday, May 3, including two women involved in a downtown stabbing on March 30.
    Sonja Kiskaden was indicted on first degree assault charges and first degree burglary charges in the alleged stabbing of Teresa Barnes. Her bail was set at $100,000.

  • Did You Know

    Sanders to speak at prayer breakfast
    The Harrison County Ministerial Association is hosting a prayer breakfast, Thursday, May 5, (7-8 a.m.) at Biancke’s in conjunction with the National Day of Prayer. Theme: Into The Heat with Cynthiana Fire Chief Jay Sanders.
    Breakfast, by ticket only ($10 each), are available at Biancke’s or Harrison County Ministerial Association members.

    Safe Sitter
    classes to be offered
    Toddler Village Day Care is offering Safe Sitter Classes at Harrison Memorial Hospital on June 23 and 24.

  • Jury finds woman guilty of animal cruelty

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Just over a year after her initial arrest, a Cynthiana woman has been convicted on multiple animal cruelty cases.
    Janet Arvola, 50, was taken to Bourbon County Detention Center last Friday, April 22, following a 10-hour jury trial that ended with guilty verdicts on 15 of 18 charges.
    “I can’t remember an animal cruelty case ever going to trial,” said Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Nathan Gasser.

  • Noises off

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Rohs Theatre Company will provide four performances of the Broadway hit, Noises Off, this weekend at the Rohs Opera House.
    Written by Michael Frayn in 1982, Noises Off has enjoyed great success in London, New York and community theatres all across the United Kingdom and the Unites States.
    It has been produced in theatres in London’s West End and on Broadway in New York on multiple occasions since opening in 1982.

  • Dotson given perfect evaluation

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Harrison County Schools Superintendent Andy Dotson is exemplary, so says the five-member school board.
    In each of seven evaluated areas, board members unanimously declared the highest ranking allowed.
    The state established an evaluation change three years ago. However, it wasn’t required to be followed until last year.
    Harrison County opted to begin immediately, so this is the third evaluation under the new process.

  • Morgan’s first raid coming to Flat Run Park this weekend

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Morgan’s Cavalry Trilogy will kick-off this weekend in Cynthiana and Harrison County as a significant number of Civil War re-enactors will retrace Confederate Gen. John Hunt Morgan’s first foray into town.
    Later this summer, September 14-18 in northern Ohio, the second stanza of the trilogy will be played out,  Morgan’s Raid: The Pursuit.
     The final chapter, Morgan’s Last Raid, will be  coming back to Cynthiana in September of 2017.