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Local News

  • Postal carrier to retire at the end of the month

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    After 32 years working for the federal government, local postal carrier Eric Reed will be retiring at the end of this month.
    Reed, 57, and a 1978 graduate of Harrison County High School, served for 13 years in the United States Army and for the last 19 years as a postal carrier.
    After graduating from high school in 1978, Reed attended college at Eastern Kentucky University for one year, before enlisting in the Army.

  • Students, faculty mourn death of senior

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    One Harrison County High School teen was laid to rest Tuesday morning and another is still in the fight for his life.
    Funeral services were held Tuesday for Brett Persinger, 18, who was killed in a traffic accident last Wednesday just before noon.
    Max Ogden, 17, remains hospitalized at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.
    Persinger, a senior, and Ogden, a junior, played baseball under Coach Mac Whitaker.

  • Funeral services Tuesday for HCHS teen killed last week

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Funeral services will be held Tuesday for the Harrison County High School senior who was killed in an automobile accident last Wednesday.
    Brett Persinger, 18, was the passenger in a vehicle driven by Max Ogden. The pair were traveling down the hill on New Lair Road behind the high school when the car they were in collided with a cement truck that was headed up the hill.
    Ogden remains in the hospital.

  • Teen Court completes training, sworn in

    Fifty Harrison County students who have completed Teen Court training were sworn in as officers of their county court Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016.
    District Court Judge Bill Kuster, who serves Harrison, Pendleton, Nicholas and Robertson counties and oversees the local Teen Court program, performed the ceremony at the Harrison County Judicial Center.  
    Teen Court members performed two mock trials for the audience, and Cynthiana Police Department K9 Officer Eddie Quinn and (Canine Officer) Hano served as special guests, providing demonstrations for the audience.

  • Youth, enthusiasm come with new CPD officers

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Cynthiana’s newest “Boys in Blue” are living their dream and bringing youthful enthusiasm with them.
    “When you’re little you want to grow up to be an astronaut, a firefighter ... or a cop. I always wanted to be the cop,” said Ptl. Barry Sparks.
    In the last year, Cynthiana has added four new police officers, Sparks, Zachariah Zerbee, Vance Meighan and Andrew Dutton.

  • CPD conducts prostitution sting

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Cynthiana Police Department detectives worked a prostitution sting last week that netted three arrests on misdemeanor charges.
    Amber Fick, 28, Cynthiana, was arrested on Wednesday, Nov. 16, and charged with prostitution after detectives recognized her in an on-line escort service ad.
    “She had a web page and was soliciting escorts,” said Det. Justin Jett.
    Jett and Det./Sgt. Alan Judy set up a meeting with Fick specifying what was included in her $80 price.

  • Free meals, delivery available for Thanksgiving

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The 11th Annual Harvest of Hope Thanksgiving Day meal will be held at the Harrison County High School cafeteria on Thursday, Nov. 24.
    The Thanksgiving Day meal is presented by the Unity Christian Church and is directed by Vickie Faulkner of the Community Education Center.
    “Last year we served 989 meals and all but about 75 of them were deliveries,” Faulkner said of the free meal. “We had 40 sets of drivers making multiple deliveries.”

  • Celebrating nearly a year with donor heart

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Eddie Wayne Fryman has a lot to be thankful for, this Thanksgiving. He is primarily thankful for the gift of life that was supplied by a person that he does not know.
    Fryman, 58, is a happy man by nature with smiling, squinty eyes. However, a year ago, he was anything but happy. His life was hanging in the balance.
    This time a year ago, he didn’t know if he would see another Christmas, let alone another Thanksgiving.

  • News Briefs

    Auditions coming for spring session of the Licking Valley Singers
    The Licking Valley Singers Community Choir will be holding auditions the first week in December for their Spring Choral Session  “The Fab 4 – A Beatles Tribute”
    For more information on LV Singers or to schedule an audition contact Director Karen Bear at 859-234-4393 or email rubybear@bellsouth.net.
    Deadline to sign up for auditions is Monday Nov. 28.
    Santa letters requested

  • Veterans honored at Battle Grove

    Veterans from every branch of service were honored Friday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. at Battle Grove Cemetery. The annual event drew a large crowd of veterans and citizens who wanted to thank those veterans for their service. Above,  members of the American Legion Post 109 from Falmouth, provided a 21-gun salute at the conclusion of the  program. Dale Kendrick served as the guest speaker with special music by Karen Bear, Carol Hyatt, Lee Stritesky and the Harrison County High School band.