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Local News

  • LVS Spring Concert is next weekend

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Tickets are now on sale for the spring performance of Broadway and Beyond, a two-day chorale concert that features the 54-member Licking Valley Singers, with a special three-song set by the Harrison County High School Singers.
    Performances will be held at the Cynthiana Baptist Church with the Friday night show beginning at 7:30 p.m. and the Sunday afternoon matinee at 2:30.

  • Chamber’s honor is surprise for Hawkins

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Growing up, Darrin Hawkins had no real idea what he wanted to have as a vocation when he was an adult.
    He did know what he didn’t want to do.
    “My whole family had been in the military, and I knew I did not want to do that,” he said.
    After graduating from Harrison County High School in 1988, he still didn’t know what he really wanted to do.

  • Father/daughter charged with rape, wanton endangerment

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A Cynthiana man is charged with rape and his daughter with wanton endangerment.
    According to court documents, Susan Huff, 33, was arrested on March 20 by Kentucky State Police for allegedly placing children in her care in danger by leaving them alone with her father, Melvin Ballard, who is on the sex offender registry.

  • Bogus Bills

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A slew of bogus $100 bills have slipped into the area.
    Sgt. Nathan Linville of the Cynthiana Police Department said 18 of the fake bills were found on Riggs Avenue.
    “It looked like someone just threw them out the window,” Linville said.
    Some of the bills have also shown up at businesses. He said he wants everyone to be on the look out for the bills.

  • Family Dollar clerk held at gunpoint

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Cynthiana Police are continuing a search for a man who robbed the Family Dollar Store on West Pleasant Street  Friday.
    The white man, estimated between 5-foot-8 and 5-foot-10, entered the store around 5:45 p.m. and pointed a gun at the cashier. He was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

  • Cynthiana-Harrison County Airport announces summer schedule of events

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Airport has a full spring and summer of activities planned, beginning with their Wings and Wheels event this Saturday, April 16.
    “Wings and Wheels is a day for the community to get up close and personal with airplanes, classic cars, antique tractors and motorcycles,” said event organizer ReJeana Craft.

  • LVS sponsors Macbeth

    On Tuesday, April 19, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., students and community members from Cynthiana and surrounding areas will be able to travel back to Medieval Scotland.
    No, it isn’t a time machine.  Instead, the Licking Valley Campus Literati student group and the Cynthiana Arts Council have joined forces in order to host members from the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s Education Outreach Program, as they present Macbeth.

  • City moves ahead with splash pad project

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A splash pad for Flat Run Veterans’ Park came a step closer Tuesday with the Cynthiana City Commission’s unanimous approval to authorize Mayor James Smith to sign a Land and Water Conservation grant application.
    Smith said the grant will provide funds for the construction of the splash pad.
    In other business the commission:
    •Heard Smith report that the Westside Development Project is still looking for families who want to own their own homes.

  • Baker indicted by grand jury on three robberies and one attempted robbery

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Harrison County grand jury returned six indictments on Tuesday.
    Matthew Baker and Chelsea Durbin were indicted for their involvement in robbing Speedway on Feb. 23. Baker was indicted on three additional but separate incidents.
    In the Speedway incident, Baker is charged with first-degree robbery and fleeing police.

  • Berry woman charged with last week’s Circle K armed robbery

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Cynthiana police have made an arrest in the early morning robbery of Circle K last Wednesday morning.
    Paula J. Clay, 51, Berry, was arrested just hours after the armed robbery by Cynthiana Police Sgt. Alan Judy. She was booked at the Bourbon County Detention Center around noon.
    According to court documents, a black woman entered Circle K around 2 a.m. During the course of the robbery, she threatened the clerk with a handgun.