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  • Harrison County Farm Service announces election results

    Harrison County U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Janelle Gardner-Cox announces that County Committee elections are over and the ballots have been counted.
    Kerry Florence of Cynthiana was elected to represent local administrative area (LAA) 3 and Samantha Wright of Cynthiana will serve as the first alternate.

  • ELECTION 2018: Candidates make formal announcements

    Brad Yearsley, 45, has announced his candidacy for District 6 magistrate
    Yearsley, son of Larry and Barbara Yearsley, was born and raised in Harrison County and has been in the community his entire life.
    He is a member of the Leesburg Christian Church and has been a part-time farmer for the last 27 years. He is also employed by the Harrison County Board of Education and has worked in public education for 22 years.
    “I have always loved working with children and have devoted my entire life to it,” Yearsley said.

  • ELECTION 2018: Candidates make formal announcements

    Jeremy Burden has filed for District 5 magistrate for the Harrison County Fiscal Court.
    Burden is a 1999 graduate of Harrison County High School. He is a fourth generation Harrison County farmer and is the son of Kenny and Connie Burden.
    Burden and his wife Stephanie have two daughters, Makenzie and Molly.
    He decided to run for magistrate in hopes of bringing his voice to the fiscal court.
    He said he is dedicated to Harrison County and looks forward to meeting with everyone in his district, most of whom he calls friends and family.  

  • Feb. 15 solar farm meeting open to the public

    Doug Schulte, Kentucky representative for Geenex Solar who is working to develop several large solar farms in Harrison County, has announced an informational meeting at the County Extension Office on Thursday Feb. 15, at 6 p.m.
    This open meeting is designed to provide information about large solar farms.

  • Correction

    The cutline on the front page picture of the Feb. 1 edition of the Cynthiana Democrat, incorrectly stated that Jenny Lynn Varner Hatter had nominated Deanna Murdock as Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year. Murdock was nominated by fellow Southside Elementary School teacher, Mary Norbom.

  • ELECTION 2018: Candidates make formal announcements

    District 5 incumbent Sam Pierce will be seeking reelection as the Republican nominee on the Harrison County Fiscal Court.
    Pierce is a 1966 graduate of Harrison County High School and graduated, with honors, from Centre College in 1970. He received his graduate degree from Auburn University in 1974.
    Pierce had a career teaching history and government at Southern Union Community College in Alabama and also served 16 years as a county commissioner while living in Auburn, Ala. After retiring, Pierce moved home, to Harrison County, in 2008.

  • ELECTION 2018: Candidates make formal announcements

    George (Robbie) Bradford has officially filed to run for Harrison County Magistrate District 1, which includes Southside, Clifton Village and sheriff’s office precincts.
    Bradford is a lifelong resident of Harrison County and is the son of the late George H. Bradford and Frances R. Bradford.
    He was married to Frances Bowman Bradford for 52 years before her death. They had four children, Tammy McDuffey, Allen Bradford, Barry Bradford, and Tiffany Couch (deceased). There are seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

  • ELECTION 2018: Candidates make formal announcements

    Darrell Florence is seeking re-election for Constable, District 8. Florence is currently the Northern Kentucky regional director and secretary for the Kentucky Constable Association. He also serves as a Harrison County Intelligence Liaison Officer for the Kentucky Intelligence Fusion Center, Kentucky Department of Homeland Security.

  • ELECTION 2018: Candidates make formal announcements

    Lourena Judy, who serves as the Commissioner of Public Utilities on the Cynthiana City Commission is seeking re-election.
    She is married to Alan Judy who serves Cynthiana as a detective/sergeant for the Cynthiana Police Department. The couple has triplet daughters, Hannah, Katherine and Meredith.
    Judy said she enjoys spending time with her family.