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  • Fallis indicted on heroin charges Tuesday in Harrison Circuit Court

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Harrison County grand jury returned an indictment against Brian Fallis on Tuesday morning.
    Fallis, 33, is charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance (heroin) third or subsequent offense, possession of drug paraphernalia and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence, second offense.

  • 50 years ago ...

    Kelly McKinney,
    News Writer
    kmckinney@cynthianademocrat.com

    It was 1969, and Bill Talbott was living the good life. He had just finished high school. He had a good job, working for the government. He lived in a nice city.
    But just a year later, Talbott’s life was turned upside down.
    “When somebody tells me to go to hell, I tell them I’ve already been there,” the now 64-year-old said.

  • Cooking school coming Nov. 12

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A Taste of Home Cooking School is returning to Cynthiana for a one-night show.
    Cynthiana Democrat ad manager Trish Jenkins said this year’s show, which will be Thursday, Nov. 12, will again be a treat for all who attend.
    There will be goody bags for all ticket holders, as well as door prizes provided by area businesses and local and  national sponsors, she said.

  • Griggs returns as city commissioner

    Kelly McKinney,
    News Writer
    kmckinney@cynthianademocrat.com

    With a lead of a little more than 100 votes, Jada Walker Griggs will remain Cynthiana city commissioner after Tuesday’s general election.
    Griggs garnered 542 votes from Cynthiana voters, while runner-up Josh Jenkins brought in 437 votes.

  • Scott County man found trapped in car days after going missing

    Kelly McKinney,
    News Writer
    kmckinney@cynthianademocrat.com

    An elderly Scott County man was found in Harrison County in a wrecked vehicle at least four days after being reported missing.
    Wilbur Harrod was found Oct. 28 in his car off the side of the road and over an embankment on White Oak Pike, Harrison County Sheriff’s deputy Paul Olin said.
    The sheriff’s office received the information on the missing man on Saturday, Oct. 24, Olin said.

  • Former Falmouth police chief accepts plea agreement

    Attorney General Jack Conway and his Office of Special Prosecutions today announced the guilty plea of Mark Lane Posey, Cynthiana, in Franklin Circuit Court.  
    Posey was Chief of Police in Falmouth, Ky. from March 2008 until his resignation Feb. 5, 2015.   
    On Friday morning, Posey pled guilty to:
    •Abuse of Public Trust Over $500, a Class D Felony, 2 year sentence
    •Theft by Unlawful Taking of a Firearm, a Class D Felony, 1 year sentence

  • Coyotes are often heard and not seen; take precautions

    Kelly McKinney,
    News Writer
    kmckinney@cynthianademocrat.com

    Though at this time of year a howling in the night probably conjures up images of werewolves, the eerie, goosebump-inducing sound is most likely being made by a coyote.
    Coyotes are very active in the state right now, said Laura Palmer, wildlife biologist for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife.
    The increased activity is likely due to the breaking up of family groups, which leads to  young adults seeking their own territory, Palmer said.   

  • Update of current road construction projects

    KYTC District 6
    Road Report
    Grant County:
    • KY 36 (Stewartsville Road) - A resurfacing project is in progress on KY 36 from Heekin-Clark’s Creek Road to KY 1995. Work will take place during daytime hours, 8 a.m. until 7 p.m., Monday through Sunday. Completion date is Nov. 15, 2015.
    • KY 36 (Williamstown-Cynthiana Road) - A repair project of three slides began on Oct. 13 on KY 36. They are located at the 18, 18.4 and 21.7 mile-marker. Completion date is Nov. 15, 2015.

  • KSP traffic safety checkpoints for November

    (Dry Ridge, KY) – The Kentucky State Police at Dry Ridge will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints throughout the post district. These checkpoints will be set up at designated areas on highways where statistics have shown an elevated number of vehicle crashes.  During the checkpoints officers will be enforcing laws related to Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol, Licensing of Motor Vehicles and Operators, Registration and Insurance Violations, Seat Belt and Child Restraint violations along with Motor Vehicle Equipment Violations.

  • Magistrates approve new roof for sheriff’s office building

    Kelly McKinney,
    News Writer
    kmckinney@cynthianademocrat.com

    When Harrison County Fiscal Court members made the trip to Berry for their meeting on a wet, chilly evening on Tuesday, one of their sole orders of business was to address the sheriff’s office’s leaky roof.
    The roof had begun leaking again with the recent rain, Sheriff Shain Stephens said. Now, after fighting drips for several months, he has relief in sight.