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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.

  • Judge continues Darby sentencing

    The 24-year-old Cynthiana man who pleaded guilty to reckless homicide and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs/alcohol/etc. will not be sentenced until at least March 1.
    Harrison Circuit Judge Jay Delaney continued the sentencing phase following Darby’s guilty pleas.
    David Darby was charged following an accident which occurred on Jan. 31, 2014, on KY 36 West. Darby lost control of the vehicle while traveling in excess of 30 miles per hour above the speed limit.
    Darby was driving drunk when his passenger, Joshua Frank Fryman, was killed.

  • Court hears grant recommendations

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Before the Harrison County Fiscal met in regular session on Tuesday, a public meeting was held to discuss wants and needs, dealing with a Land and Water Conservation Fund grant request, made through the court, on behalf of the Recreation Department.
    Leeann Lacey of the Bluegrass Area Development District, began the public discussion and soon turned it over to Darrel Baxter, recreation director for Cynthiana-Harrison County.

  • Enhanced technical skills needed in the work force

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Technology is changing the landscape of nearly every aspect of life, none more so than industry.
    On Tuesday at the weekly Cynthiana Lions Club meeting, Terry McMichael gave a presentation concerning the lack of technical skills which potential employees have, and the steps that industries are taking to rectify that problem.

  • Barnes’ retirement ends another career chapter

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    After 10 years as the librarian at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library, Pat Barnes will retire on May 1, of this year.
    The library board is in the process of interviewing a slate of three finalists to replace Barnes.

  • Watson recalls wanting to go back to Banneker

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Bonita Watson has an interesting take on the impact her generation has on young black people today.
    “Young people today, have no idea what older people have gone through for them to have the opportunities they have today,” said the 74 year-old Watson. “And then they often act like fools.”

  • Faulkner gets five years in prison

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Probation was denied for  36-year-old Martha Faulkner in Harrison Circuit Court on  Feb. 2 during her formal sentencing.
    Faulkner was convicted on four heroin-related charges, including importing heroin.

  • No Flint-like problems with Cynthiana’s water

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    According to Todd Blanton of the Cynthiana Water Treatment Plant, Cynthiana residents shouldn’t be concerned that a debacle like the one that has plagued Flint, Michigan, will strike here.
    The Flint water crisis began in April of 2014 when that city’s leaders opted to begin producing their own water out of the local Flint River.
    Previously, Flint had purchased its drinking water from Detroit, which gets its water from Lake Huron.

  • Houston volunteers to make a difference

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Maybe it’s the neon green jacket that draws attention to the man who spends countless hour sweeping the curbs and gutters around Cynthiana. Or, perhaps it’s just the fact that it’s so out of character to see someone picking up trash instead of throwing it out.
    Whatever draws attention to Kenneth Houston, it is all warranted.
    Houston, 44, is a graduate of Harrison County High School.

  • Biancke’s sustains water damage

    Biancke’s Restaurant, in downtown Cynthiana, suffered some water damage on Monday after a pipe leading from the hot-water heater burst.
    Owner, Mary Todd Seaman initially thought she was seeing smoke coming from the basement.
    “I was using my cell phone’s flash light app, as I was going downstairs and I saw what I thought was smoke,” she said on Tuesday. “Thankfully it wasn’t a fire and just a burst pipe.”
    She mistook the steam from the burst pipe for smoke and called the Cynthiana Fire Department.