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  • CPD conducts prostitution sting

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Cynthiana Police Department detectives worked a prostitution sting last week that netted three arrests on misdemeanor charges.
    Amber Fick, 28, Cynthiana, was arrested on Wednesday, Nov. 16, and charged with prostitution after detectives recognized her in an on-line escort service ad.
    “She had a web page and was soliciting escorts,” said Det. Justin Jett.
    Jett and Det./Sgt. Alan Judy set up a meeting with Fick specifying what was included in her $80 price.

  • Free meals, delivery available for Thanksgiving

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The 11th Annual Harvest of Hope Thanksgiving Day meal will be held at the Harrison County High School cafeteria on Thursday, Nov. 24.
    The Thanksgiving Day meal is presented by the Unity Christian Church and is directed by Vickie Faulkner of the Community Education Center.
    “Last year we served 989 meals and all but about 75 of them were deliveries,” Faulkner said of the free meal. “We had 40 sets of drivers making multiple deliveries.”

  • Celebrating nearly a year with donor heart

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Eddie Wayne Fryman has a lot to be thankful for, this Thanksgiving. He is primarily thankful for the gift of life that was supplied by a person that he does not know.
    Fryman, 58, is a happy man by nature with smiling, squinty eyes. However, a year ago, he was anything but happy. His life was hanging in the balance.
    This time a year ago, he didn’t know if he would see another Christmas, let alone another Thanksgiving.

  • News Briefs

    Auditions coming for spring session of the Licking Valley Singers
    The Licking Valley Singers Community Choir will be holding auditions the first week in December for their Spring Choral Session  “The Fab 4 – A Beatles Tribute”
    For more information on LV Singers or to schedule an audition contact Director Karen Bear at 859-234-4393 or email rubybear@bellsouth.net.
    Deadline to sign up for auditions is Monday Nov. 28.
    Santa letters requested

  • Veterans honored at Battle Grove

    Veterans from every branch of service were honored Friday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. at Battle Grove Cemetery. The annual event drew a large crowd of veterans and citizens who wanted to thank those veterans for their service. Above,  members of the American Legion Post 109 from Falmouth, provided a 21-gun salute at the conclusion of the  program. Dale Kendrick served as the guest speaker with special music by Karen Bear, Carol Hyatt, Lee Stritesky and the Harrison County High School band.

  • Did you know?

    Reception Thursday for retiring Senior Citizens board members
    A reception will be held on Thursday, Nov. 17, for  two retiring members of the Harrison County Senior Citizens board of directors.
    The public is invited to stop by the Center on Old Lair Road at 2:30 p.m. to honor long-time members Tommy Kearns and Orville Fowler.

    Community Thanksgiving
    service

  • Fryman returns to Cynthiana as new owner of H&R Block

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

     Harrison County native Zack Fryman is returning to Cynthiana as a franchise owner of H&R Block, located in the Harrison Square Shopping Center.
    Fryman, a 2001 graduate of Harrison County High School, has been a tax professional for 13 years, managing H&R Block franchises in Owenton, Williamstown and Dry Ridge.

  • A Classic Country Christmas comes to the Rohs stage Dec. 11

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Rohs Opera House will be the venue for A Classic Country Gospel Christmas concert that will be held on Sunday, Dec. 11, at 6 p.m.
    Event organizer Stacey Mann said that the money generated from the concert will go to the Harrison County Ministerial Association.

  • City gives nod to Ashford Acres annexation

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Much discussion centered around the topic of annexation at Tuesday’s Cynthiana City Commission meeting.
    Commissioners approved the first reading of an annexation ordinance for Ashford Acres on Millersburg Pike noting that it was good for the city.
    After approving the first reading of the annexation ordinance of Ashford Acres, discussion turned to annexing properties inside the bypass.

  • Five men sentenced

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Formal sentencing was held for several defendants in Harrison Circuit Court on Tuesday with Judge Jay Delaney presiding.
    Those whose cases were finalized were:
    •Shannon Berry, 39, was sentenced to five years in prison on three charges of receiving stolen property (firearm). The five-year sentence will run concurrent with a fourth charge of convicted felon in possession of a handgun.