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  • Grand jury issues 16 indictments in first session of 2018

    Five defendants from the family-affair drug bust that was made last month were among the 16 people indicted by a Harrison County grand jury on Jan. 2.

  • Rep. Hart receives committee appointment

    House Majority Leadership has appointed Rep. Mark Hart, R-Falmouth, to the House Standing Committee on Elections, Constitutional Amendments and Intergovernmental Affairs.

  • Magistrates want moratorium on solar farm licenses

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    With County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett absent, Tuesday night’s fiscal court meeting was a brief one.
    Magistrate Brad Marshall was appointed chairperson by the court and presided over the meeting.
    Toward the end of the meeting, magistrates Larry Wells and Bradley Copes sought permission for the court to unilaterally and immediately enact a moratorium on solar farm licenses, until conditional use zoning restrictions can be implemented.

  • First baby of 2018 at HMH

    Paisley Sue Kiskaden was the first baby born at Harrison Memorial Hospital in 2018. She was born at 8:05 a.m. on Jan. 3 and was 19.5 inches long. She weighed eight pounds and one ounce. She is the daughter of Kayal Reyes and was delivered by Dr. Derek Clarke. As the first-born baby at HMH, Paisley Sue and her mom received gifts from HMH, the HMH OB Department, the HMH Auxiliary, the HMH Massage Therapy Department and Blanket Buddies.

  • Local writer earns prestigious Eclipse Award

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A Cynthiana freelance writer who is no stranger to accolades in the horse racing industry has won the prestigious Eclipse Award.
    Denise Steffanus, owner and operator of Rose Run Farm, learned recently that she would be the recipient of the prestigious Eclipse award for a story that focused on drug-related contamination in stable areas.
    “It’s the epitome of my career,” Steffanus said of earning the award for a story about which she is very passionate.

  • Dr. King remembrance march will be Monday

    A remembrance and march is held annually on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This year’s celebration begins at 9:30 a.m. with march prep time. The march will begin about 10 a.m. from Ebenezer United Methodist Church.
    Special services will start after the march at EUMC. Sen. Reginald Thomas (D) will be the guest speaker.
     Refreshments will be served at the church, after the march. The march route is dependent on the weather. The 2018 celebration will be Monday, Jan. 15. MLK Day is always held the third Monday of January.
     

  • DOWNTOWN FIRE

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Fifty first responders were on the scene in downtown Cynthiana on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 7, as a structure fire at the two-story building on Walnut Street that housed Paula’s Family Restaurant.
    “We got the call of a fire in progress at 2:55 p.m. and were on the scene in less than one minute,” said fire chief Jay Sanders of the Cynthiana Fire Department.

  • Candidate endorsements for the May 22 primary

    As the 2018 election draws near candidates will begin lining up their followers to write endorsement letters to the newspaper.
    We welcome those local letters. Local being the operative word here.
    We won’t accept letters of mass mailings. With e-mail so prevalent, it’s tougher to determine “mass mailings.” However, if someone sends a letter from Indianapolis endorsing one of our local hopefuls, it’s pretty obvious that it’s from a mailing list.

  • Paula's Restaurant burns Sunday afternoon

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Fifty first responders were on the scene in downtown Cynthiana on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 7, at a structure fire at the two-story building on Walnut Street that housed Paula’s Family Restaurant.
    “We got the call of a fire in progress at 2:55 p.m. and were on the scene in less than one minute,” said fire chief Jay Sanders of the Cynthiana Fire Department.

  • TOP 10 STORIES OF 2017

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Just before 2 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 11, shots rang out to the west of Cynthiana.
    The report was that a man had taken numerous shots at a helicopter that was checking the electrical lines. The pilot and passenger (George McMakin and Ted Clawson) were able to land safely and escape from the gunman by a responding Kentucky State Police helicopter. The KSP chopper was in Harrison County on a training mission and responded immediately.