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  • County water manager retiring

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    After 38 years working at the Harrison County Water Association, Danny Northcutt is set to retire at the end of December.
    Northcutt began working for the HCWA, 11 years after graduating from Harrison County High School in 1967.
    “Right after high school, I began working at Bundy Tubing and stayed there for 11 years,” he said.

  • Drug trafficking target of round-up

    Local law enforcement joined with state and Bourbon County to serve 29 arrest warrants on alleged drug traffickers.
    According to Harrison County Sheriff Shain Stephens, the multi-agency round up resulted in numerous arrests in Harrison and Bourbon counties.
    Many of those arrested last week are alleged to have made drug sales in Cynthiana.
    The extensive undercover investigation concentrated primarily on drug traffickers bringing crack cocaine and other illegal rugs from other counties into Harrison County.

  • Retired teachers donate to Family Resource

    The Harrison County Retired Teacher Association recently donated $275 to the local Family Resource Youth Service Center (FRYSC) shoe fund. HCRTA members know first hand how important a good pair of shoes is to a student who is in need. The members were very pleased to have the opportunity to support their community in this manner. HCRTA member, Jennifer Muntz presents FRYSC Directors, Kim Brooks and Shelia Price with a donation for the Resource Center shoe fund.

  • Harrison County retired teachers support food pantry

    Working together to fight hunger in Harrison County is one way the Harrison County Retired Teachers Association is making a difference in its hometown.
    Taking advantage of a match grant funded by AARP-KY and KRTA, HCRTA members are contributing to help alleviate hunger locally by donating $513 and 42 food items to the Harrison County Food Pantry.
    In Kentucky, hunger threatens 13.4 percent of its citizens and of those, 5.40 percent are seniors at risk. Overall, the state ranks 20th nationally for at-risk seniors.

  • Harrison teen charged in Pendleton following chase

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A Harrison County teen who is accused of leading a high-speed chase through two counties, now faces charges in Pendleton County.
    Harrison Schweitzer, 18, was charged on Saturday, Dec. 3, on Harrison County charges that stemmed from an incident that allegedly originated in the Walmart parking lot in Cynthiana.
    Cynthiana Police Ptl. Barry Sparks got behind Schweitzer near Walmart and made attempts to stop Schweitzer numerous times.

  • Fiscal court hears Planning Commission recommendations

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court heard the first reading of four ordinance changes handed to them by the Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Commission on Tuesday night.
    “We believe these changes are for the better of Harrison County, not only right now, but in looking down the road 20 years and beyond,” said planning commission chairman Avi Bear, who along with planning commission director Bonnie Skinner spoke at the meeting.

  • Bell-ringing with the Salvatation Army

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Did you know that a San Francisco Salvation Army captain started the first kettle fundraising drive in 1891 and by 1897, the program was running nationwide.
    From those humble beginnings well over 100 years ago, the Salvation Army has grown nationally and internationally to become the largest organization of its kind in the world.
    In Harrison County, John Hodge has been the local chairman of the Salvation Army for the past nine years.

  • Watts takes over at Shropshire Animal Shelter

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter has its second director in two months as Ashley Watts took over after the late-September resignation of Erin Gaunce.
    Watts, 24, and the mother of three, has worked at the animal shelter for four years.
    She began as a Kentucky Transitional Aid Program employee at the shelter for almost three years and was a part-time employee after that.

  • Christmas trees are Stoss niche

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Depending on what source one might find, the tradition of families erecting Christmas trees in their home, could be over 1,000 years old, or older.
    In North America, particularly the United States, it seems that the custom of putting up and decorating Christmas trees can most accurately be traced to Germany and German immigrants into the U.S.
    The timing of when to put up one’s Christmas tree is also subjective.

  • More entries mean parade route changes

    The 2016 Cynthiana Christmas Parade is this Friday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m.
    Dress for warmth and plan to see one of Cynthiana’s largest Christmas parades in years.
    Due to the number of entries, some last-minute changes had to be made to the parade route.
    The parade line up will begin on Oddville Avenue and the parade begin on Walnut Street around St. Edwards.