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  • Commission ends Handy House era

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    After wrestling with the issue for years, a unanimous vote by the Cynthiana City Commission Tuesday gave consent for the demise of the Handy House.
    Commissioners were hopeful that the old home that looks over Flat Run Veterans’ Park could be used as housing quarters for firefighters and that bays would be added to both sides for trucks.
    However, Chief Jay Sanders and Commissioner Roger Slade explained that the house could not be used for a new fire house.

  • Man who conned elderly woman changes plea

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Raymond Wainscott, Cynthiana, changed his plea in Harrison Circuit Court last week on a theft by deception charge.
    Wainscott, 25, was indicted in June under allegations that he conned an elderly neighbor out of more than $21,000.
    According to a release from the Office of the Attorney General, which provided a special prosecutor in the case, Wainscott agreed to a five-year sentence and to pay more than $21,000 in restitution to his neighbor.

  • Slip sliding away

    A tractor-trailer bound for 3M on New Lair had a detour into the Old Cynthiana Graveyard about 3 a.m. on Saturday. The empty rig was headed south off of the Joe B. Hall bridge on North Main Street when the driver lost control on the snow-covered road and slid across the northbound lane at the old cemetery, according to Cynthiana Police Sgt. Jeff Thomas. No one was injured.

  • St. Edward to celebrate Catholic Schools Week

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Father Douglas Lauer, currently in his 11th year as priest at St. Edwards Catholic Church, is preparing for a week-long celebration.
    Catholic Schools Week will begin next week on Sunday, Jan. 31, and last until Sunday, Feb. 7.

  • Woman arrested on a warrant gets drug possession charges

    Ashley E. McDaniel was arrested around 9 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 24, at 302 N. Poplar St. on an outstanding warrant.
    According to the report filed by Cynthiana Ptl. Andrew Dutton, police were going on an anonymous tip that McDaniel was at the Poplar Street location.

  • School administration considers snow day clemency through education alternatives

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    As of Tuesday, students in Harrison County have missed five days of school.
    Robert Switzer, director of pupil personnel, told school board members at their regular meeting that he is looking into an opportunity for snow days to be counted as instructional days.
    He explained that the district would have to apply for and be approved by the Kentucky Department of Education.

  • Husband and wife win national contest

    Scott Keefer and his wife Kathy Yazell each won $1,000 in H&R Block’s national promotional contest. H&R Block is giving away $1,000 to 1,000 walk-in customers per day, in daily drawings, for 32 days. A total of $32 million will be given away as prizes during this promotion. The promotion began on Jan. 16 and extends to Feb. 19. Pictured, from left, are Scott Keefer, Kathy Yazell and Cynthiana H&R Block office manager Kathy Murphy.

  • Court OKs trial program at Shropshire Animal Shelter

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court voted to restructure responsibilities at the Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter on Tuesday night at its regular meeting.
    Erin Gaunce withdrew her resignation and will now be given the day-to-day responsibilities of running and overseeing the building proper.
    Allen Fryman will continue as the animal control officer, but will relinquish control concerning the upkeep of the facility to Gaunce.

  • McKee, West will have November opponents

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    There will be a Republican primary election in Harrison County in May.
    Three candidates have filed for the 78th House of Representatives seat. Incumbent Tom McKee (D) will have no Democratic opponent. However, Mark Hart of Pendleton County, who ran against him in the last November will be back on the ballot with Republican opponent Sam Pierce.
    Pierce is a Harrison County magistrate.
    In November 2014, only 969 votes separated incumbent McKee from then-mayor of Falmouth Hart.

  • Sn’over winter

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    All hands were on deck last weekend when the first major snow event of 2016 dumped eight inches or so on Harrison County.
    The state, county and city road departments operated at full capacity trying to keep all the roads passable.
    Kevin Florence, supervisor of the Harrison County State Road Department, said that he was pleased with the performance of his department.