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Local News

  • 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.

  • Gaunce family purchases Drake, Whaley, McCarty Funeral Home

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Gaunce Corporation purchased the Drake-Whaley-McCarty Funeral Home from Carriage Funeral Services last week, and is in the process of taking over its new business venture.
    The Gaunce family currently owns the Mathers-Gaunce Funeral Home in Carlisle. The husband and wife team of Brent and Emily Gaunce, along with Brent’s mother, Brenda Gaunce are the co-owners and the three are excited about expanding their business into Cynthiana and Harrison County.

  • Candidates begin filing for May primary election

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    With the filing deadline less than a month away, candidates are beginning to announce their candidacy for Harrison  County public offices. All of the city and county seats will be up for grabs in 2018.
    Some elections will get underway with the May 22 primary election. The rest will be finalized in November.
    The deadline to file papers with the Harrison County Clerk is Tuesday, Jan. 30.
    As of Thursday, Dec. 28, the following candidates have filed their papers:

  • Investigation Discovery (ID) to feature Pikeville, Ky. murder on ‘The Perfect Suspect’ series

    On Thursday, Jan. 4 at 9 p.m. ET, true-crime network Investigation Discovery (ID) will be retelling the murder of Susan Smith in Pikeville, Kentucky on its new series The Perfect Suspect.

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  • Asian Garden Buffet now offers sushi and hibachi station

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Asian Garden Buffet was closed for three months for renovations and reopened on Christmas Day, with a huge crowd.
    Asian Garden has now added a sushi and hibachi station, to accompany the buffet.
    “It is still one price for everything,” said owner Eric Dong. “You can have special orders at the hibachi and can also get sushi, or you can do the buffet, too. It is all included.”
    The cost for one adult buffet is $9.75.

  • And, Luke makes five

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    It was during the holidays last year that the Peak family met a little boy from China who stole their hearts.
    Luke, who was 6 at the time, was in the United States for the sole purpose of finding a forever family. Ashley Peak saw a Facebook post of a friend of a friend about Luke.
    From there, the Peaks never looked back.
    On Dec. 21, the Peak family returned to Cynthiana following a two-week stay in China that included the adoption of Luke.

  • Preparing for snow removal

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The State Road Department was not necessarily dreaming of a white Christmas, but with the small dusting Harrison County received on Christmas Eve, the two crews that treat the roads were ready and willing to do their jobs.
    This is the second winter season that the state road department in Kentucky will be impacted by an order passed down by Gov. Matt Bevin to prioritize snow removal.