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  • Furnish earns national FFA office

    Harrison County’s Gracie Furnish has made history as an HCHS FFA alum.
    Last week she was elected to a national office at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana.
    Furnish is one of six officers who were named on Saturday to hold the office for a one-year term. Furnish will serve as vice president of the Eastern Region.
    She is from a Harrison County farming family. She is the daughter of Brian and Amy Furnish.

  • Pharmacist receives 8 years in federal prison

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A former Cynthiana pharmacist will be serving 85 percent of an eight-year prison sentence issued in federal court last week.
    Michael Ingram, 37, entered guilty pleas in July 2017 on 2015 federal indictments that detailed his involvement in conspiracy to distribute Oxycodone and money laundering.

  • Museum receives 1800’s heirloom quilt

    Betsy Smith,
    News Writer
    bsmith@cynthianademocrat.com

    Every quilt has a history.  Many of their stories are long forgotten, but some have survived, passed down through generations.
    The Cynthiana Harrison County Museum possesses one of the latter, lovingly displayed in a wooden and glass table-top case that was specially commissioned by the artifact’s donor.  The treasure was recently given to the museum by a Texas woman, Susan Harrison, who has family ties to Harrison County.

  • Museum displays treasure and technology

    Betsy Smith,
    News Writer
    bsmith@cynthianademocrat.com

    If asked, most people would probably guess that the fax machine was invented in the late 19th century--just another hunk of plastic invented to streamline business.
    According to FaxAuthority, it was invented in 1843.

  • Walnut Street mural celebration

    A completion celebration was held Tuesday at the Walnut Street location of Cynthiana’s latest Arts Council-sponsored mural. Jerielle Hanlon, muralist from Lexington, brush painted the three whiskey bottles from some historic Cynthiana distilleries. Hanlon completed her project in two weeks.

  • FFA students highlight agriculture programs at HCHS

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A contingent of Harrison County High School’s FFA students appeared before the board of education Tuesday to highlight some of the things taking place in their program.
    Annie Furnish, president of the Harrison County Chapter of FFA, invited six of her classmates to present an overview of the classes offered and how those will help them advance in agriculture at the next level.

  • HCHS Marching Thorobreds advance to state’s semi-finals

    On Saturday, Oct. 21, the Harrison County High School Marching Thorobreds travelled to Bourbon County High School to compete in the first round of the Kentucky Music Educators Association State Marching Band Championship.  
    The band, after another strong performance, placed second overall, just behind Bourbon County.  

  • School superintendent Andy Dotson weighs in on pension reform

    Betsy Smith,
    News Writer
    bsmith@cynthianademocrat.com

    Harrison County School Superintendent Andy Dotson had a great deal to say about the proposed changes to the Teachers’ Retirement System.  Though no bill has been released,  Dotson predicts that if the proposal outlined by Gov. Matt Bevin last Wednesday become law, Kentucky will see long lasting negative impacts on employees, children, and communities.

  • Three sentenced to prison last week

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Three individuals were given prison sentences in Harrison County Circuit Court last week.
    Michael Campbell was sentenced to six years in prison on multiple charges including five counts of theft of identity, two counts of theft by unlawful taking less than $10,000, 18 counts of theft by unlawful taking under $500, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, and four counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

  • Attorney finds Cynthiana welcoming for law practice

    Betsy Smith,
    News Writer
    bsmith@cynthianademocrat.com

    When Nolan Weddle finished law school at the University of Kentucky and then passed the Kentucky Bar Exam, he did not immediately send out stacks of resumes, hoping to land a job at a big law firm; he did not set his sights on huge financial success in one of the more lucrative law specialties often featured in John Grisham novels.