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  • Cynthiana woman killed in Clark County accident

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A Harrison County woman was killed in an accident in Clark County over the weekend.
    Cathy C. Richie, 56, died as a result of injuries she received in a head-on collision on U.S. 60/Lexington Road, according to Clark County Sheriff Berl Perdue Jr.

  • Peak(ing) at new addition

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    “You have to have faith that God will make it all work out,” said Robert Peak about adding a new member to his family of four.
    Robert and his wife Ashley have two children -- Addison, 13, and Dawson, 11. However, from nearly the beginning of their marriage they knew that down the road they would be adopting a child.
    Initially, the family concentrated on a U.S. adoption. That was until Luke came along.

  • The Wizard of Oz to be staged at HCHS next weekend

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    If you “Follow the Yellow Brick Road,” in a couple of weekends, it will take you to the Harrison County High School auditorium.
    On March 24-26, nearly 100 Harrison County students will come together for four performances of the stage version of The Wizard of Oz.

  • US 62 accident victim dies March 9 at UK

    One of the two people that were air-lifted following a single-vehicle accident on Sunday, March 5, died at the University of Kentucky Medical Center on Thursday, March 9.
    Adam Bonar, 24, of Alexandria, Ky. and formerly of Pendleton County, was a passenger in a pick-up truck driven by Larry Gaunce. The truck ran off the road and struck a tree, apparently as the result of a blown tire. The accident happened on US 62, about 10 miles east of Cynthiana.

  • Fiscal Court okays 2017-18 jail budget

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court accepted the 2017-18 jail budget that was submitted by jailer Steve Slade, in spite of rising costs for housing inmates in different facilities.
    “We are spending a lot of money for this, but it is still much less than what it would cost if we had our own jail,” said County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett. “If you look at the expense incurred by counties that do have jails, we are still in pretty good shape.”

  • Did You Know

    Quarter auction to benefit
    clothing closet
    A quarter auction will be held Saturday, March 25, at the Cynthiana Elks Lodge with proceeds to benefit the Harrison County Clothing Closet. Funds will be used to purchase undergarments for those in need.
    Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. with the auction getting underway at 10:30 a.m.
    There will be a $5 admission that will include three paddles. Additional paddles, limit five, will be available for $1 each.
    Concessions will also be available.

     

  • Chamber Educator of the Year

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    If anyone was born to be a teacher, it is Stephanie Whitson.
    The 2016 Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year has been teaching for 16 years, all at Eastside Elementary School and comes from a family of teachers.
    “I most definitely feel like this is what I was born to do,” she said during an interview last week. “I am a very spiritual and faith-based person and I just feel like this is the plan that God has for me.”

  • Eight indictments issued by grand jury

    Robin Smiley,
    news writer
    rsmiley@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Harrison County grand jury met on Tuesday, March 7 and issued eight indictments.
    Included in the indictments were:
    The grand jury charges that Jackie Caskey, 59, operated a motor vehicle while under the influence - fourth or subsequent offense with aggravating circumstance, terroristic threatening in the third degree, criminal mischief in the third degree and disorderly conduct in the second degree.
    Caskey is alleged to have committed the offense in December, 2016.

  • Three air-lifted after Saturday head-on crash

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Tragedy was averted on Saturday afternoon as three people were air-lifted from the scene of a three-vehicle accident on Ky 36, three and a half miles west of Cynthiana just past Hendricks Lane, on Saturday afternoon at about 3 p.m.

  • Former U.K. Wildcat Kenny Walker talks basketball with Lions

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    University of Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari has been at the forefront when it comes to recruiting one-and-done players.
    Count former UK star Kenny Walker as one who is not particularly fond of that current trend.