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  • Great Museum Treasure Hunt - Week 4
  • Planning commission endorses solar ordinance

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Commission adopted a new zoning ordinance draft and forwarded it to the Cynthiana City Commission and the Harrison County Fiscal Court for approval.
    A German-based solar energy company is looking to open a solar energy “farm,” complete with several hundred or more solar panels somewhere in Kentucky.

  • Coming Home Cynthiana and Fabulous 4th next weekend

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Next weekend promises to be full of activity as two different events will be held, celebrating the Fourth of July.
    The annual Fabulous Fourth Celebration will be held at Flat Run Veterans Park on Saturday, July 2, beginning at 2 p.m.
    Sponsored by the Cynthiana Rotary Club, The Fabulous Fourth will culminate with the always-popular fireworks display at dusk.

  • Police meet Running Man Challenge with zombie flare

    The Cynthiana Police Department was attacked by zombies last Thursday. At least that’s the call that went out to Scannerland. CPD officers, with the help of some local zombies, met the Running Man Challenge head on. The Running Man Challenge has gone through police departments across the country.

    The video, which is available for viewing on the Cynthiana Police Department's facebook page, was directed and filmed by Derek Bradshaw of Lexington, with assistance from Josh Judy of Cynthiana.

  • Harrison County Relay for Life is Saturday

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The 19th annual Harrison County Relay for Life celebration for cancer survivors and those who succumbed to the illness, will be held this Saturday, June 25, on the Hilltop at Ingles Stadium, from 3 p.m. until 11 p.m.
    Fourteen teams have joined forces in this year’s event that is titled “Festival of Hope” to raise funds that will be given to the American Cancer Society.

  • Local woman charged with importing heroin

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    State, county and city law enforcement made an arrest Tuesday, June 14, following several months of investigation.
    Detectives and officers with Kentucky State Police DESI-East, KSP Post 6, Harrison County Sheriff’s Department, Cynthiana Police Department, and KSP K9 conducted a traffic stop on U.S. 27 North near Kelat, which resulted in the arrest Kathy Callahan.

  • Police rescue woman from river Friday

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A Cynthiana woman was rescued from the South Fork of the Licking River by Kentucky State Police and Cynthiana Police officers on Friday, June 17, around 11:30 a.m. after she jumped from the Pleasant Street bridge.
    A witness told Ptl. Shannon  Clem of the Cynthiana Police Department that Tina Maybrier was sitting on the bridge wall. The witness asked if Maybrier was all right and told her not to jump. However, before the witness could get to her, Maybrier had jumped into the water.

  • Robinson Dam hazards to top town meeting

    Harrison County’s Search and Rescue (SAR) Team will host a town forum on Monday, July 11, with the dangers of swimming at the Robinson Dam as the topic.
    “I don’t think people realize how dangerous it is there. We are not even into summer yet and I know there will be another one,” said SAR Chief Ra’Jeana Craft following the weekend drowning of Steve Bell.

  • Handy House 11th-hour proposal questioned by fiscal court

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Just as he did last week, Eric Whisman appeared again at a local government meeting.
    Last week, the director of the Kentucky Trust for Historic Preservation spoke before the Cynthiana City Commission seeking a reversal on the decision to raze the Handy House at Flat Run Park.
    On Tuesday night, at its regular meeting, Whisman appeared before the Harrison County Fiscal Court with the same agenda.

  • Young Eagles 2016

     Nearly 200 school-aged children took advantage of Young Eagles Day at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Airport on Saturday, June 11. Several local pilots used their planes to give these children the thrill of flying.