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  • Former state Rep. McKee honored for years of public service

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Former state Rep. Tom McKee was honored on Thursday night, March 2, with a dinner and several testimonials about him and his years of service as an elected official in Harrison County and beyond.
    Over 175 people attended the dinner that was provided by the Harrison County Beef Cattle Association.
    McKee has been an ordained deacon and elder at the Cynthiana Presbyterian Church for decades and is known for never missing a Sunday service.

  • Leaders teach SAFETY first

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Local comedian Will Hinton will admit that when his idea for a mentoring group came about there were a few hitches in making it work.
    Two years ago, Hinton and a few other men thought they could welcome kids between 6 and 17 years old into a group where they could have positive role models. They wanted to show the kids that they could have fun and learn some life skills.

  • Cynthiana is 17th safest city in state

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Cynthiana is in the top 20 of safest cities in the state, according to the National Council for Home Safety and Security.
    Cynthiana Police Chief Ray Johnson said he was notified on Monday that the city was 17th among all the cities in Kentucky.
    Johnson said information from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report statistics is used to determine the top 50 cities, based on population, the number of violent crimes, crimes against property and the number of cases solved.

  • Daylight Savings Time returns March 12

    Daylight Savings Time will return on Sunday, March 12. So remember to forward your clocks ahead by one-hour on Saturday evening before going to bed.
    Eastern Standard Time will return on Sunday, Nov. 5.
     

  • Circus train makes final pass through Cynthiana

    Kailan and Kysen Harris-Combs watched as the many train cars emblazened with the Ringling Bros. and Barnun and Bailey Circus passed through Cynthiana Tuesday afternoon. The circus will be at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati March 10 -19. People stood at CSX crossings to watch at the train made its last trek through Harrison County. The RBBC will be retiring later this year.

  • Passenger from Sunday crash remains critical

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    A single-vehicle accident on US 62 about 10 miles east of Cynthiana, resulted in both occupants of a 2006 Dodge pick-up truck being air-lifted to UK, early Sunday afternoon, March 5.
    According to Dep. Lance Hutchison, Larry Gaunce was driving the pick-up truck and may have encountered some kind of mechanical failure, which led to the accident.
    “The wreck is still under investigation, but we are thinking that a tire may have blown,” Hutchison said.

  • Martin welcomes new machinery to Hilen Hills

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Raymond Hilen Martin II, better known as R.H., has owned Hilen Hills Welding and Fabrication since its opening in 1991. He incorporated his company in 1993.
    Martin took to Facebook about three weeks ago with some clues, concerning a new piece of machinery he had purchased in November of 2016.

  • New artifacts at the museum

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum has some new artifacts.
    The late Clay Stith, who worked for Cynthiana Publishing before opening his own print shop in the mid-70s, purchased a wire stitcher from the publishing company before he left.
    His family recently donated the wire stitcher to the museum, according to Karen Bear, volunteer museum curator.
    It was patented in Rhode Island in 1900 with second and third patents in 1910 by the  Boston Wire Stitcher Co.

  • Chamber winners announced

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards banquet on Thursday night, Feb. 23 at the Extension Office, honoring six different individuals and two groups of people.
    Receiving special recognition were several members of The Walking Dead Day committee.

  • Charges result from 4-car crash Monday

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    A 31 year-old Frenchburg man was arrested on Monday morning following a four-car wreck at the intersection of Pike and Church streets near downtown Cynthiana.
    Michael Sparks, a US military veteran who served three tours of duty in Iraq, was charged with five counts of wanton endangerment, DUI and  driving on a suspended license, after he was medically cleared at Harrison Memorial Hospital.