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  • Property still available for redevelopment

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    A once-stagnant attempt to re-develop property along either side of West Mill Street now has new life.
    The flood of 1997 resulted in several properties in that area being completely destroyed.
    By 2007, Cynthiana received $1.75 million in money from a Community Development Block Grant and the Westside Redevelopment Project was born.

  • Grand jury issues 10 indictments Tuesday

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Ten individuals face a mixed bag of charges following Tuesday’s Harrison County grand jury session. Charges range from rape and incest to drug and burglary.
    Brandon Cummins, 33, was named in two indictments on nine charges.
    Cummins is accused of three counts of third-degree rape, which is alleged to have occurred between July 16 and Dec. 15, 2015.

  • Baker charged with robberies

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Following a series of leads and tips, Cynthiana Police were able to make charges against a Cynthiana man for three separate robberies.
    According to court documents, Sgt./Det. Alan Judy of the Cynthiana Police Department had information that Matthew Baker was responsible for the Speedway robbery on Tuesday, Feb. 23.

  • CPD makes arrest in three robberies

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Cynthiana Police have issued three arrest warrants for the two robberies that occurred in Cynthiana early Tuesday morning as well as for a Jan. 1 robbery.
    A police spokesperson said Matthew Baker was arrested in Paris on unrelated charges on Wednesday night.
    Since then, the investigation led police to Baker and were allegedly able to connect Baker with all three robberies.

  • Start ‘The Conversation’ sooner, rather than later

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Conversation Project came into existence in 2010, when Ellen Goodman and several of her colleagues began discussing “good” deaths and “bad” deaths.
    Specifically, they felt that too many people were dying in a way that they would not choose and that too many of their loved ones had feelings of guilt and uncertainty dealing with those deaths.

  • Morgan to muster troops, raid Cynthiana in April

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Civil War trivia buffs are in for a treat this summer. Confederate General John Hunt Morgan will muster his troops between April 29 and May 1, in Cynthiana.
    General Morgan will return in September of 2017 to lead his raids on Cynthiana, providing his muster in a couple of months goes well.
    A top-flight group of re-enactors will descend on Cynthiana later this spring and will enact the first part of a proposed three-year, Morgan’s Cavalry Trilogy.

  • HCHS students have something to SCREAM about

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Harrison County High School has a reading incentive program that few schools in the state have, and one that many schools have asked about.
    The brain-child of current HCHS English teacher Laura Todd Simpson, along with retired librarian Juanita Herrington and deceased English teacher David Rose, the Scream program at HCHS has been going strong since 1996.

  • Court continues E-911 funding discussion

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Though no official action was taken, the Harrison County Fiscal Court again opened discussions concerning how to best fund E-911, going forward.
    “We’re going to have to make a decision on this issue sooner rather than later,” County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett said in addressing the court.

  • Pierce is running for state rep.

    Harrison County magistrate Sam Pierce is running for state Representative District 78, which includes Harrison, Pendleton and part of Scott County. Pierce will be on the Republican primary ballot on May 17.
    Pierce, who serves as vice-chairman of the Harrison County Republican Party, is also Caucus chairman for Harrison County’s Republican Presidential Caucus, which will be held on Saturday, March 5.
    Pierce reminds Republican voters that the caucus will only be to vote for president. All other offices will be on the May 17 primary ballot.

  • Cynthiana Explorers improve at Winterfest

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    It was an experience of a lifetime for a handful of Harrison County youth -- a first trip out of state, a night spent in a hotel, a weekend of competition.
    Cynthiana’s Police Explorers traveled to Gatlinburg, Tennessee, for Winterfest, Feb. 12-14.
    “They put the skills that they have learned to use,” said Cynthiana Police Sgt. Alan Judy, who serves as one of the police leaders for the Explorers. Ptl. Lewis Crump is the other officer leader.