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  • ELECTION 2018: Candidates make formal announcements

    Dwayne Florence has announced his candidacy for District 7 magistrate. 
    He and his wife Robin have lived in District 7 for 14 years.
    He served as magistrate for four years beginning in 2011. The Florences have four children and 14 grandchildren,
    Robin serves as the director of the Senior Center and Adult Day Health Center.
    Florence said he is looking forward to serving once again in District 7.

  • ELECTION 2018: Candidates make formal announcements

    Hunter Adair, 26, has filed to run for Harrison County Clerk.
    He is the son of Jim Adair, Leandra Franklin Jenkins and Tim Jenkins. He is the grandson of George and  the late Janice Franklin; and the late Betty and Berman Adair.
    “As your county clerk, my goals will be: to utilize and improve technology for efficiency and access to information; to increase and promote voter registration; and to working towards an online database of deeds for public access,” Adair said.

  • ELECTION 2018: Candidates make formal announcements

    Jill Stroub has announced her candidacy for Harrison County Clerk.
    She is  a lifelong resident of Harrison County, growing up four miles out of town on KY 36 West.

  • ELECTION 2018: Candidates make formal announcements

    Christopher (Chris) Denniston is running for Magistrate District 6, in the 2018 campaign.
    He and Amanda Wright Denniston have been married for 18 years; they have two children, Madelynn and Logan, who attend Harrison County schools.
    He is the son of the late Ted Denniston and Kathi and Mark Patrick. His brother Jake Denniston, his wife, Lauren and their two children live in the community as well.

  • ELECTION 2018: Candidates make formal announcements

    Harrison County Deputy Clerk Linda S. Barnes has announced her candidacy for the office of Harrison County Clerk.
    She is the daughter of Margaret Kenney and the late Woodson Kenney. She is one of two siblings, her brother being James Donald Kenney.
    She is a graduate of Harrison County High School and married to Mike T. Barnes, who is a retired employee of T.I. Automotive in Cynthiana.
    The couple has two sons, Chris and Brent, and three grand children.

  • ELECTION 2018: Candidates make formal announcements

    Shain Allen Stephens has announced his candidacy for Harrison County Sheriff.
    Stephens is making his third bid for the office. He is serving the final year of the four-year term and a portion of former Sheriff Bruce Hampton’s term.
    Stephens, 52, is a life-long resident of Harrison County and a registered Democrat.
    He and his wife Rebecca, to whom he has been married for 29 years, have three children, Tiffani (Austin) Sparks, Madison (Eric) Case and Owen, a student at HCHS. The also have one grandson, Cooper Sparks

  • ELECTION 2018: Candidates make formal announcements

    Billie L. Fryman, a Democrat, is seeking the office of 5th District magistrate of Harrison County.
    She has seven sisters and three brothers. Her parents were Benjamin and Sadie Hall. She is a coal miner’s daughter.
    She said she has been influenced by her father. He served as a magistrate for eight years and from that service she said she knows what being a magistrate entails.

  • February is Black History Month

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    If you didn’t know she was 73-years-old, you would guess Lois Gross couldn’t be any older than 40.
    She is witty, nimble on her feet, quick to smile and is kind.
    In spite of all this, don’t mistake the 3M retiree for being something less than tough, for tough she is.
    She grew up during difficult times, and that helped mold her as the person she is today.

  • CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AWARD WINNER

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    It was a struggle to try and coerce Mary Todd Ashbrook to attend the Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet, last Tuesday.
    Her friends wanted her to be surprised at being named 2017 Business Person of the Year, but she would have none of that.

  • Warrant issued for driver from high-speed chase

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A stolen television, squealing tires and reckless driving ended with a chase, two crashes and a warrant for a Carlisle man.
    Cynthiana Police Sgt. Vance Meighan was sitting in his cruiser in the parking lot of Taco Bell when he heard squealing tires coming from the Walmart lot.
    According to his report, just before 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 31,  Meighan heard the commotion and then saw a Dodge Dakota traveling at a high-rate of speed through the lot.