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  • Downtown haunted house continues through October

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    If seeing ghosts, goblins and all things scary are not your thing, it’s probably best that you avoid the old Ben Franklin building in downtown Cynthiana on Fridays and Saturdays for the rest of October.

  • THRILLER

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Double, double toil and trouble;
    Fire burn, and caldron bubble.
    Fillet of a fenny snake,
    In the caldron boil and bake;
    Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
    Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
    Adder’s fork, and blind-worm’s sting,
    Lizard’s leg, and owlet’s wing,—
    For a charm of powerful trouble,
    Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.
     Double, double toil and trouble;

  • Possible drug dealer arrested

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Another possible drug dealer is off the streets, following the Oct. 12 arrest of Paul Levart, Jr.
    Levart was stopped about 3:30 p.m. last Wednesday at the round-about and was arrested and charged with trafficking in a controlled substance heroin) and tampering with physical evidence.
    He also had an outstanding arrest warrant for failure to pay child support. The arrest warrant for flagrant non-support says Levart has arrearage of over $32,000.

  • Police nab 3 at meth lab

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Three people were arrested Tuesday night following the discovery of an active meth lab by Cynthiana Police officers.
    According to a Cynthiana Police Department spokesman, police received an anonymous tip around 10 p.m. of a strong chemical odor in the 300 block of Penn Street.

  • HCHS band earns grand champion title at Bellevue

    The Harrison County High School Marching Band travelled north to the Bellevue High School Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 8, and walked away as the grand champion.  
    “We have had success at this contest in the past,” said band director John Merz.  “However, the competition here changes every year. We were facing some new challenges and we were thrilled with our result.”  
    Since this is a Mid-States Band Association circuit contest, there were also bands from Ohio.

  • ARTober Fest Featured Young Artist is just 10 years old

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    At only 10 years old, the ARTober Fest’s Featured Young Artist has a talent beyond her years.
    Madison, which is shortened to Maddie by family and friends, Renaker inherited more than her fair share from the creative family gene pool.
    She is quiet and introspective.
    “One day I just got bored,” Maddie said of her first foray into painting. “I started doing it more and more and just better and better.”

  • McKee, Hart talk about state legislation’s affects on local government

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Democratic and Republican candidates for the 78th District House of Representatives faced off Monday night during a Tea-Party-hosted debate held at the Extension Office.
    The 78th District is made up of voters from Harrison, Pendleton and a portion of Scott counties.
    Incumbent candidate Tom McKee (D) and Pendleton County native Mark Hart (R) met on the stage at the Extension office for the second time in as many elections.

  • Commission candidates discuss issues facing Cynthiana

    Lee Kendall,

    News Writer

    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

     

    Seven of the eight candidates on the November ballot for the Cynthiana City Commission were in attendance at the Monday night forum, sponsored by the Harrison County Tea Party, at the Extension Office.

  • Police nab 3 at meth lab

     Becky Barnes,

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  • Newly revamped DVR website offers more online services

    Tired of waiting in long lines or using personal time to renew your vehicle registration? Have you exhausted time and energy trying to enroll in state traffic school or file your trucking taxes? The Department of Vehicle Regulation (DVR) has announced a more convenient option to provide motorists the services they need while keeping them on the road and out of lines. Visit the newly revamped website http://drive.ky.gov.