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  • 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.

  • Former state Rep. McKee honored for years of public service

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Former state Rep. Tom McKee was honored on Thursday night, March 2, with a dinner and several testimonials about him and his years of service as an elected official in Harrison County and beyond.
    Over 175 people attended the dinner that was provided by the Harrison County Beef Cattle Association.
    McKee has been an ordained deacon and elder at the Cynthiana Presbyterian Church for decades and is known for never missing a Sunday service.

  • Leaders teach SAFETY first

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Local comedian Will Hinton will admit that when his idea for a mentoring group came about there were a few hitches in making it work.
    Two years ago, Hinton and a few other men thought they could welcome kids between 6 and 17 years old into a group where they could have positive role models. They wanted to show the kids that they could have fun and learn some life skills.

  • Cynthiana is 17th safest city in state

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Cynthiana is in the top 20 of safest cities in the state, according to the National Council for Home Safety and Security.
    Cynthiana Police Chief Ray Johnson said he was notified on Monday that the city was 17th among all the cities in Kentucky.
    Johnson said information from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report statistics is used to determine the top 50 cities, based on population, the number of violent crimes, crimes against property and the number of cases solved.

  • Daylight Savings Time returns March 12

    Daylight Savings Time will return on Sunday, March 12. So remember to forward your clocks ahead by one-hour on Saturday evening before going to bed.
    Eastern Standard Time will return on Sunday, Nov. 5.
     

  • Circus train makes final pass through Cynthiana

    Kailan and Kysen Harris-Combs watched as the many train cars emblazened with the Ringling Bros. and Barnun and Bailey Circus passed through Cynthiana Tuesday afternoon. The circus will be at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati March 10 -19. People stood at CSX crossings to watch at the train made its last trek through Harrison County. The RBBC will be retiring later this year.

  • Passenger from Sunday crash remains critical

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    A single-vehicle accident on US 62 about 10 miles east of Cynthiana, resulted in both occupants of a 2006 Dodge pick-up truck being air-lifted to UK, early Sunday afternoon, March 5.
    According to Dep. Lance Hutchison, Larry Gaunce was driving the pick-up truck and may have encountered some kind of mechanical failure, which led to the accident.
    “The wreck is still under investigation, but we are thinking that a tire may have blown,” Hutchison said.

  • Martin welcomes new machinery to Hilen Hills

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Raymond Hilen Martin II, better known as R.H., has owned Hilen Hills Welding and Fabrication since its opening in 1991. He incorporated his company in 1993.
    Martin took to Facebook about three weeks ago with some clues, concerning a new piece of machinery he had purchased in November of 2016.