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  • Court considers tax break for new industry

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court okayed a proposal by County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett to have County Attorney Brad Vaughn draft an ordinance that will provide incentives for prospective new businesses to come to Harrison County and purchase land in the Industrial Park.

  • Dog training, kennel get nod from board

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Professional dog trainer Michael Oldfield was given the go-ahead by the Harrison County Board of Adjustments for his kennel, Mossy Creek Retrievers, located at his home on Carl Stevens Road.
    In October of 2016, Oldfield applied for a conditional use permit to allow him to train labrador retrievers at his home.
    Oldfield relocated to his current residence about a year ago and was unable to get his dog training enterprise up and running as quickly as he would have liked.

  • Cynthiana makes it,,,

    Taylor Cusick,
    Summer intern
    tcusick@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Cynthiana Publishing Company is a paper printing palace located on Webster Avenue down the hill from the high school.
    Cynthiana Publishing Co. is owned by Landmark Community Newspapers LLC, and has been serving the state of Kentucky since 1956. It is also the home of The Cynthiana Democrat.      

  • Over 100 participate in Chamber's Glow Run

    Cynthiana’s Michael May finished as the over winner in Saturday’s Chamber of Commerce-sponsored Glow Run with a time of 20:07. Over 100 participants signed up. The course began at Northside Elementary. Abby Smith was the top female finisher with a time of 25:53.

  • Sunday liquor sales public forum is Monday

    The Cynthiana City Commission will host a public forum on Monday, July 17, at 6:30 p.m. at the Harrsion County Extension Office.
    The commission agreed to open discussion to the public regarding the sale of liquor-by-the-drink and package liquor in Cynthiana. Commissioners approved the first reading of an ordinance that would allow both on Sundays.
    However, according to the agenda for Monday, a second option is to limit Sunday sales to liquor-by-the drink.

  • Cynthiana prisoner dies in jail

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Kentucky State Police is investigating an in-custody death of a Cynthiana man.
    Nicholas Hounchell, 25, was arrested Saturday night by Cynthiana Police after a woman on St. Clair Street reported a man in her garage.
    According to the CPD citation, Ptl. Vance Meighan arrived at the St. Clair address and allegedly found Hounchell naked in her detached garage.
    Meighan wrote in his report that it was apparent that Hounchell was under the influence.

  • Local animal shelter welcomes new manager

    Taylor Cusick,
    Summer intern
    tcusick@cynthianademocrat.com

    Potential pet owners need look no further than the Harrison County Animal Shelter. The shelter is located on New Lair Road and has recently welcomed a new manager, Thomas E. Hearn.
    Hearn, 53, is a Harrison County resident whose passion for animals radiates from him during conversation. When asked what he enjoyed most about the job, Hearn had a difficult time narrowing it down to one specific thing.

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  • Local services could benefit recovering addicts

    Taylor Cusick,
    Summer intern
    tcusick@cynthianademocrat.com

    Admitting past mistakes is never an easy thing. One Cynthiana resident hopes by embracing her own, she can inspire others.
    Cindy Perkins, 58, is a self-professed recovering drug addict. Perkins says she has used just about everything except heroin and credits a women’s rehab center for saving her life.
    The rehab Perkins attended was a Christian living center designed around building a faith-based sense of community.

  • New vet takes over Brooks Animal Clinic

    Taylor Cusick,
    Summer intern
    tcusick@cynthianademocrat.com

    Cynthiana pets and pet owners take notice, there’s a new doctor in town.
    Doctor Amberlee Cobler, 30, is a veterinarian who has been practicing all over of Kentucky for four years. Cobler initially practiced as a traveling vet under the company name Pet Wellness on Wheels. Now, Cobler will be moving her practice off the road and into a clinic, taking over the Brooks Animal clinic in Cynthiana.