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  • Grand jury issues indictments for rape, drugs, fraud

    Becky Barnes,

    Editor

    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

     

    A 21-year-old Cynthiana man is charged with the rape two separate rape incidents and has been indicted by the Harrison County grand jury.

    Frazier Clark faces a six-count indictment for charges that include second-degree rape stemming from a 2015 incident where he is alleged to have sex with a less-than-14-year-old girl; a third-degree rape charge from July 2016 where the victim was less than 16 years old.

  • News Briefs

    ‘Smoke on the Mountain’ will appear at Rohs Nov. 4-5

    The Rohs Opera House and the Lexington-based “Off Main Actors Group” have partnered to bring the Off Broadway musical Smoke on the Mountain to the stage of the Rohs Opera House on Nov. 4-5.

    A faith-based production, ‘Smoke on the Mountain’ tells the story of a Saturday Night Gospel Sing at a small country church in the North Carolina Smoky Mountains in 1938.

  • News Briefs

    ‘Smoke on the Mountain’ will appear at Rohs Nov. 4-5

    The Rohs Opera House and the Lexington-based “Off Main Actors Group” have partnered to bring the Off Broadway musical Smoke on the Mountain to the stage of the Rohs Opera House on Nov. 4-5.

    A faith-based production, ‘Smoke on the Mountain’ tells the story of a Saturday Night Gospel Sing at a small country church in the North Carolina Smoky Mountains in 1938.

  • Southern Lovin' Charm ribbon-cutting
  • Penn has book signing at museum Saturday

    Lee Kendall,

    News Writer

    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

     

    Cynthiana native William A. “Bill” Penn will appear at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum for a book signing this Saturday, Oct. 8 ,from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

    His book, Kentucky Rebel Town, The Civil War Battles of Cynthiana and Harrison County, has a publication date of Oct. 7, 2016, so the museum book-signings will be the first for his book. 

  • HOSTAGE SITUATION

    The Cynthiana Police Department held at training session last Thursday at City Hall. Police Chief Ray Johnson was taken “hostage” while negotiator Sgt./Det. Alan Judy negotiated with the perpetrator (Assistant Chief William Denton). Above, Ptl. Lewis Crump III gears up for a  possible confrontation with the perpetrator who was hold Johnson with a mock bomb. Denton was taken into custody without incident and the chief was released. 

  • Schools make major gains in KPREP scores

    Lee Kendall,

    News Writer

    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

     

    State KPREP test scores were released last week and the Harrison County School District improved nearly eight points, ranking as the 66th best-scoring district of the 173 school districts in the state for the 2015-16 school year.

     As a district, Harrison County achieved a Distinguished classification and is designated as a High Performing district.

  • FREE MONEY, FREE LAND

    Becky Barnes,

    Editor

    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

     

    If the city can’t use up $198,000 in the next 15 months, it will be forced to pay back $1.2 million to the government. 

    Nearly 10 years ago, the city received a $1.2 million Community Development Grant to help revitalize the west side of town. 

  • Former superintendent of schools dies

    Lee Kendall,

    News Writer

    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

     

    Former Harrison County Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Roy Woodward, 73, passed away peacefully on Friday, Sept. 30 in his hometown, Owensboro, following a long illness.

    Dr. Woodward served as superintendent in the Harrison County School District for 16 years, beginning in July of 1992 and ending with his retirement in June of 2008.

  • KSP Post 6 Dry Ridge welcomes five new supervisors

    KSP Post 6 Dry Ridge Welcomes five New Supervisors 

    Sgt. Toby Gardner, a 16-year veteran of the Kentucky State Police, was promoted to sergeant on Sept. 1, 2016, and transferred from Morehead, Post 8 to Dry Ridge, Post 6. 

    He is a resident of Morehead, and attended Rowen County High School. He went on to attend Morehead State University where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in University Studies.