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  • A Day in the Life of a Cynthiana firefighter

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    The alarm sounds and firefighters scramble to their gear and their trucks.
    Everyone has a job. Even before they sit down to a meal or head to bed, they know what their job is should their meal or sleep be interrupted.
    They know who will drive the truck, who will attach a fire hose to the hydrant and who will be the first to enter the burning building.

  • Cynthiana man indicted in Bourbon County

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A Cynthiana man has been indicted in Bourbon County following a Kentucky State Police investigation.
    Jesse Burrier, 57, was indicted on one count of first-degree sexual abuse, a Class D felony.
    According to David Jones, KSP public information officer, Burrier, whose address was listed as 271 Crestview Lane, Cynthiana, was arrested on Sunday, May 8. The indictment was issued on May 3.
    He was released the same day on a $7,500 cash bond.

  • News briefs

    Homemakers Community Day is Friday
    The Harrison County Extension Homemakers Community Day will be held Friday, May 6 starting at 9 a.m. on the courthouse square. Bake sale, plants and several vendors offering hand made crafts, soaps, embroidery work, and many other items.
    Lunch available from the Harrison County Cattlemen Association.
    Bloodmobile on site. In case of rain the event will move to the Presbyterian Church.

    MCC/LVC
    graduation
    ceremonies
    are May 9

  • New CPD officer sworn in
  • In-person early voting with excuse for May Primary open across Kentucky

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 29, 2016) – Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced today that in-person absentee voting for the May 17 Primary Election is open across the Commonwealth. All counties must allow in-person absentee voting at least 12 working days before the election.

  • Restaurateur returns home with Jake’s Diner

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Jake’s Diner opened in Cynthiana on April 24, and by all accounts, business is booming.
    Co-owner Larry White is returning to Cynthiana after 20 years and likes what he has seen so far.

  • Local artist chosen for Derby celebration

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    “I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free,” said Renaissance artist  and sculptor Michelangelo Buonarroti.
    Harrison County artist and sculptor Ben Mansur feels the same way, except his medium is wood, not stone.
    Mansur is one of 15 Kentucky artists, who will exhibit and sell their work during the Governor’s Derby Celebration, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday, May 7, on the lawn of the Old State Capitol.

  • Potential property for CFD discussed

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    In executive session at its meeting on Tuesday night, the Cynthiana City Commission agreed to allow Mayor James Smith to act on its behalf to negotiate with an un-named private land-owner to acquire property ear-marked as a site for construction of a new fire department.

  • Fifteen indictments handed down by grand jury

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Fourteen people were indicted by the Harrison County Grand Jury on Tuesday, May 3, including two women involved in a downtown stabbing on March 30.
    Sonja Kiskaden was indicted on first degree assault charges and first degree burglary charges in the alleged stabbing of Teresa Barnes. Her bail was set at $100,000.

  • Did You Know

    Sanders to speak at prayer breakfast
    The Harrison County Ministerial Association is hosting a prayer breakfast, Thursday, May 5, (7-8 a.m.) at Biancke’s in conjunction with the National Day of Prayer. Theme: Into The Heat with Cynthiana Fire Chief Jay Sanders.
    Breakfast, by ticket only ($10 each), are available at Biancke’s or Harrison County Ministerial Association members.

    Safe Sitter
    classes to be offered
    Toddler Village Day Care is offering Safe Sitter Classes at Harrison Memorial Hospital on June 23 and 24.