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  • Cynthiana’s commissioners take oath for 2017

    Cynthiana’s City Commissioners took the oath of office on Tuesday, Dec. 20, during the last regular meeting of the year.  Cynthiana Mayor James Smith announced that the selection of commissioner departments will be made at the first meeting of the new commission on Jan. 3. Billy Grayson has overseen the Department of Finance during his tenure on the commission. Mattmiller is currently serving as Commissioner of Public Utilities; Griggs is over the public works department and Slade is now serving as Commissioner of Public Safety.

  • Search continues for Nicholas County woman

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Harrison County Search and Rescue team has joined forces with 17 other agencies in Nicholas County to search for a missing 58-year-old woman.
    Lori Feltz left her Hick Hardy Road home around 9 a.m. Monday going for a walk along a route she was known to take routinely.
    Shaun Brewer of Harrison County Search and Rescue said Feltz is described as being about 5-foot-7, with reddish hair and weighing about 230 pounds. She has some mental disabilities.

  • Ecklar indicted on manslaughter charge

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    A Harrison County man was indicted by a Hamilton County (Ohio) grand jury on Friday, Dec. 23, for corrupting another person with drugs, leading to serious bodily harm and was also charged with involuntary manslaughter.
    Chad Allen Ecklar, 30, whose address is listed on Cincinnati Police records as 119 Northside Drive, Cynthiana, was arrested on Dec. 14, in a Columbia Parkway parking lot, in Cincinnati.

  • Maiden City Brewery has grand opening
  • Community Christmas Project
  • New commercial 911 charge on prepaid cell phones benefits all Kentuckians

    Customers who purchase prepaid cell phones or calling cards in 2017 will see a new, small service charge on their receipt, but it is a tax that helps save lives. The charge is comparable to fees that currently appear on customer billings for communications services from traditional wireless providers.
    The new Kentucky law passed during the 2016 legislative session requires retailers that sell cellular phones or calling cards with preloaded minutes to charge an additional flat rate of $0.93 per purchase. The fee is effective Jan. 1, 2017.

  • Kiwanis tree lighting
  • Did You Know

    Office closed
    for Christmas

    The offices of The Cynthiana Democrat and Harrison Shopper will be closed Monday, Dec. 26, so that our staff may spend time with family during Christmas.
    Regular hours will resume Tuesday morning with a 10 a.m. deadline for news copy to be submitted.
    The same hours will apply for the following week of the New Year’s holiday.

    Harrison man charged in Cincinnati
    incident

  • New commission prepared to step into new year

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    The new Cynthiana City Commission is ready to take charge with the coming new year.
    At Tuesday’s meeting, the recently elected Lourena Judy took the oath of office with her term to officially begin at midnight Jan. 1.
    Incumbent commissioners -- Mark Mattmiller, Roger Slade and Jada Griggs -- re-affirmed their oath to the commission.
    Mayor James Smith noted that the first meeting of January (Jan. 3), the commissioners will decide department assignments.

  • NTI will allow at-home work during some snow days

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Every Harrison County School District student was given a packet of information to take home for instructional at-home use, last week.
    The district has enacted a new policy that will allow students to complete school work, for up to 10 days, when school has been called off due to inclement weather or any of a variety of different reasons.