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  • Pierce is running for state rep.

    Harrison County magistrate Sam Pierce is running for state Representative District 78, which includes Harrison, Pendleton and part of Scott County. Pierce will be on the Republican primary ballot on May 17.
    Pierce, who serves as vice-chairman of the Harrison County Republican Party, is also Caucus chairman for Harrison County’s Republican Presidential Caucus, which will be held on Saturday, March 5.
    Pierce reminds Republican voters that the caucus will only be to vote for president. All other offices will be on the May 17 primary ballot.

  • Cynthiana Explorers improve at Winterfest

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    It was an experience of a lifetime for a handful of Harrison County youth -- a first trip out of state, a night spent in a hotel, a weekend of competition.
    Cynthiana’s Police Explorers traveled to Gatlinburg, Tennessee, for Winterfest, Feb. 12-14.
    “They put the skills that they have learned to use,” said Cynthiana Police Sgt. Alan Judy, who serves as one of the police leaders for the Explorers. Ptl. Lewis Crump is the other officer leader.

  • ‘Tuey’ recalls sports at Banneker

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    William Frazier has been a rolling stone his entire life. Never one to settle into a single niche for long, Frazier, soon-to-be 89 years old, remembers growing up in a segregated Cynthiana with a kind of fondness.

  • True charged with shaking baby

    A Harrison County man was arrested on Wednesday, Feb. 17 and charged with wanton endangerment for allegedly shaking, and injuring, a 7-month old infant.
    Tpr. David Jones, public affairs officer for the Kentucky State Police, Dry Ridge Post, released the following information on Monday, Feb. 22.
    “The Kentucky State Police, Post 6, Dry Ridge received a complaint from Cynthiana dispatch of an infant that had been taken to Harrison Memorial Hospital with injuries. The infant was transferred to University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.

  • Shell, Speedway robbed Tuesday

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Two Cynthiana convenience stores/gas stations were targets of a lone robber early Tuesday morning.
    Cynthiana Police Chief Ray Johnson said Tuesday afternoon that just after midnight a man walked into Shell Apple Market on Pleasant Street brandishing a tire tool and demanding money.
    Johnson said the cashier complied, handing over what was in the cash drawer.
    The cashier told police the suspect then left on foot.

  • Brown retiring after 35 years with the Techau family business

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    She has spent over half of her life working for one family.
    She has risen through the ranks from cashier to corporate secretary and several positions in between.
    On her 68th birthday, Pat Brown will be retiring from Ken’s NewMarket after being with the Techau family for 35 years.

  • City commission approves six-month trial for K-9 cop

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Cynthiana Ptl. Eddie Quinn and his K-9 cop Hano were given the go ahead at Tuesday’s city commission meeting.
    Safety Commission Roger Slade said there is money in the budget to cover the costs of a kennel for the cruiser as well as the additional liability insurance needed.
    “I would like to bring him on,” Slade said of Hano, the aggressively trained and drug tracking German Shepherd.

  • HCMS awarded Teaching Art Together grant

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Harrison County Middle School was recently awarded a $1,200 grant from the Kentucky Arts Council, earmarked for a resident artist to come to the school for two weeks.
    Debbie Pulliam, HCMS art teacher, spearheaded the grant-writing effort.

  • Suit brought against local bank by Millersburg group

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    A $2 million law suit was filed against Farmer’s Deposit Bank on Feb. 2 of this year, in Bourbon County Circuit Court.
    The legal papers were served to Farmer’s Deposit Bank on Feb. 8. The bank has 20 days to answer after having been served.
    Farmer’s Deposit Bank President and CEO, Brent Hoptry declined to comment on the law suit, except to say, “As much as I would like to chat about this issue, I just cannot comment on pending litigation.”

  • Southside Elementary to host District Governor’s Cup

    A Harrison County school will host the 75th District Governor’s Cup Competition next week.
    Southside Elementary School will host the academic event, sponsored by the Kentucky Association for Academic Competition, on Saturday, Feb. 27.
    Harrison County’s four elementary schools will face each other in the competition.
    Governor’s Cup features eight events, including Quick Recall, which is the only one open to the public. Quick Recall begins at 11:30 a.m.