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Local News

  • HMH $15 million expansion complete

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    A large crowd was on hand Friday afternoon, May 19, as Harrison Memorial Hospital celebrated its rededication and grand opening of the hospital’s recent $15 million expansion project and renovation.
    The finished project includes:
    •  a new 20-bed medical/surgical floor, offering private patient rooms.
    • a new Specialty Clinic area which has expanded from 11 to 15 exam rooms.
    • a new Urgent Treatment Center.

  • Veterans pursue Cynthiana-based Marine Corps League detachment

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Plans are in the works to organize and form a local Marine Corps League detachment, based right here in Cynthiana.
    The Marine Corps League was founded in 1923 by Gen. John A. LeJeune, a decorated hero of World War I, commandant of the Marine Corps and the namesake of Camp LeJeune, SC.
    “It’s one of the best kept secrets for all former Marines,” said former MCL Kentucky commandant Zeddie Harmon.

  • School officials release plans for Class of 2017 graduation

    Harrison County School District has released the following information regarding the Friday, May 26, graduation, which gets underway at 7 p.m.
    There are 210 potential graduates in the Class of 2017. Class officers will serve as commencement speakers along with members of the Harrison County Board of Education.
    Senior awards are Monday, May 22, 2017 at 6 p.m. in the auditorium.
    Baccalaureate will be Tuesday, May 23, at 6 p.m. in the auditorium. No tickets are required.

    Sequence of events
    for graduation

  • City makes plans to hire four police officer recruits

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Four individuals moved one step closer in the arduous journey to becoming a Cynthiana police officer.
    Commissioner Roger Slade asked for approval to offer employment to four police officer recruits pending completion of all the pre-employment screenings.
    Slade said hiring police officers is a long process ... and when they are recruits it’s even longer. Recruits have to attend 21 weeks of school/training before they are ready to patrol with a local field training officer.

  • Carey family unites in fight for life

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

     By profession, Larry Carey was a Kentucky State Police trooper. In his time patrolling the State, he faced very difficult situations, but none more difficult than the one he faced 10 years ago, after he retired from KSP.
    You see, 10 years ago, he was diagnosed with head and neck cancer.
    In June of 2007, he was dressing to go to a funeral visitation when he felt a tiny knot on his neck as he was tying his tie.

  • Search begins for new Eastside principal

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    The search is on for a new principal for Eastside Elementary.
    Belinda (B.J.) Maggard has accepted a position at the central office as the director of technology. Maggard will be assuming the position vacated by Melissa Shepard, who will retire June 30.

  • P&Z oks recommendation for HMH zone change

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    After a lively, and sometimes contentious, public hearing on Monday night, the Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Commission voted to accept a request by Harrison Memorial Hospital to change a zoning classification on property they own. More than 60 people were in attendance.
    At issue was a little more than 26 acres of land, designated as A-1, the hospital purchased from Robert Owen, a member of the joint planning commission.

  • Church Street at Oddville Avenue is closed for the summer

    Work began Tuesday to make road and drainage improvements at the Church Street and Oddville Avenue intersection.
    According to Cynthiana Police Chief Ray Johnson, Church Street is completely closed between Reynolds Avenue and Pleasant Street. Residents can access through either end. However, they cannot cross Oddville Avenue.
    Church Street traffic is re-routed on the north end to Reynolds Avenue then onto Oddville Avenue.

  • Home and Garden Show Food Pantry Donation
  • Trooper Island Golf Scramble is June 23

    Kentucky State Police Dry Ridge Post 6 public affairs officer David Jones has announced that the third annual Lt. Terry Evans Memorial Trooper Island Golf Scramble will be held on Friday, June 23, at Eagle Creek Country Club in Grant County.
    Registration for the scramble begins at 8 a.m. and the scramble is set to tee-off at 9 a.m.