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  • Area businesses to have ‘Safe Halloween’

    Harrison County children will have the chance to trick-or-treat from local businesses on Saturday, Oct. 24. “Safe Halloween,” will feature at least a dozen local businesses handing out candy.
    The event was coordinated by the Cynthiana Chiropractic Center. Ashlee Gaunce with the Chiropractic Center said the employees of the clinic wanted to be able to offer a safe environment for kids’ trick-to-treating.

  • Electricity class may be in ATC future

    Kelly McKinney,
    News Writer
    kmckinney@cynthianademocrat.com

     A coming change at the Harrison County Area Technology Center sparked an idea for principal Nicki Jones.
    Jones had long thought about bringing electric-related career pathways to the center.
    So when the school decided to move its industrial maintenance program from Bourbon County to Harrison County, she seized the opportunity.
    “When we bring that program here, we can add a maintenance of PLCs (programmable logic controllers) class,” Jones said.

  • Fiscal court hires new deputy for the Sheriff’s Department

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court on Tuesday approved the hiring of a new deputy for the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office.
    Judge-Executive Alex Barnett said the sheriff’s office had money set aside in its budget for the additional deputy.
    In other business Tuesday, the fiscal court:

  • Mark A. Sadler Trucking to relocate to Harrison County Business Park

    Kelly McKinney,
    News Writer
    kmckinney@cynthianademocrat.com

    After a narrow vote last Thursday by the Harrison County Economic Development Authority (EDA), another business is en route to Harrison County’s business park.
    The Mark A. Sadler Trucking Company has agreed to purchase a lot of just over 8.4 acres in the park for $65,000.
    EDA board members voted 4-3 to offer the land to the company at that price.

  • News briefs for Oct. 15, 2015

    ‘Thriller on Main’ coming Saturday
    Zombies will again lurch their way through downtown streets during Thriller on Main this Saturday.
    Zombies will dance to Michael Jackson’s Thriller.
    The event also will feature music, a costume contest and several vendors.
    Thriller on Main will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The zombies come out at 8 p.m.

    Headless Horseman rides into Rohs

  • Three candidates in running for Cynthiana City Commission seat

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Three candidates have filed to run for the unexpired term open on the Cynthiana City Commission.
    The winner will be decided during the Tuesday, Nov. 3, general election.
    Jada Walker Griggs, who was appointed to fill the first year of Walter Tapp’s two-year term, will be joined by Josh Jenkins and John Carter on the ballot.
    Each of the three candidates expressed interest in the position at the time of Tapp’s resignation.

  • 'The Walking Dead' family plans for restaurant, event venue

    Kelly McKinney,
    News Writer
    kmckinney@cynthianademocrat.com

    Despite protests from neighboring property owners, a conditional use permit to build a restaurant, hosting facility and parking lot in Harrison County was granted Monday to Sonia Kirkman, whose husband Robert co-created the well-known series “The Walking Dead.”
    The permit was issued by the Harrison County Board of Adjustment (BOA) with several restrictions to reduce the chances of the facilities bothering neighbors.

  • Cynthiana mired in rehab, road projects

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    It’s been a long summer for motorists trying to maneuver Cynthiana’s streets.
    Drivers have been met with orange cones and men in fluorescent green vests at nearly every turn. However, Gary Royalty, public works/utilities director for Cynthiana, is beginning to stamp several projects “Complete.”
    The waterline and sewer service rehab, with a price tag of nearly $5 million, was the most vast.

  • Cynthiana man charged in Kentucky Bank robbery

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Less than two hours after the Kentucky Bank in Paris was robbed at gunpoint on Saturday, police had a Cynthiana man in custody.
    As of Wednesday morning, Billy Sanders, 51, remained at the Bourbon County Detention Center on charges of first-degree robbery and first-degree wanton endangerment.
    Det. Tony Asbury of the Paris Police Department said a man walked into the Lexington Road Branch of Kentucky Bank at 11:12 a.m. on Saturday, brandished a handgun and demanded money from a teller.

  • Missing Shady Lawn resident found