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  • Harrison County grand jury issues 13 indictments for April

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Harrison County grand jury met last week and issued 13 indictments.
    Three individuals were named in separate indictments, but were listed as co-defendants in a case where property had been taken from Gary Mastin.

  • Rorer is Business Person of the Year

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Harrison Machine Shop has grown from a one-man operation in 1975 to a small company that employs 19 people in 2017.
    2016 Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year, Joe Rorer has overseen that growth and has completely transformed the company that he purchased for $20,000 as a 22 year-old.

  • Three sentenced to prison on heroin, meth charges

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Three individuals received prison sentences last week in Harrison Circuit Court while two others had their sentences diverted.
    Eric Cantrell, 31, was sentenced to 15 years in prison on convictions of manufacturing methamphetamine (first offense), first-degree possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine) third or subsequent offense; possession of drug paraphernalia; tampering with physical evidence; six counts of unlawful possession of methamphetamine precursor.

  • Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday on the Hilltop

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The 12th Annual Frankie Taylor Community Easter Egg Hunt will be held at Ingles Stadium on Saturday morning, April 15, beginning at 11 a.m.
    Frankie Taylor, who died on March 18, 2006,  was a magistrate on the Harrison County Fiscal Court and was known far and wide as a man who loved children and loved seeing them have fun.
    The annual Easter Egg Hunt has been held in his honor since his passing.

  • Bluegrass Greensource presents fourth annual Main Street Clean Sweep

    Main Street Clean Sweep will take place in Cynthiana on Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Harrison County Court  
    House.Bluegrass Greensource provides volunteers an event t-shirt (as long as supplies last) bags, gloves, and litter grabbers. Individuals, families, clubs, organizations, and businesses are encouraged to volunteer, and may register at www.bggreensource.org/main-street-clean-sweep/.

  • CORRECTION

    A story in the March 30 issue of The Cynthiana Democrat incorrectly identified Donald Herrington as being part of the fall drug round-up. Herrington was actually arrested following a traffic stop.

  • Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum

    Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum will be closed on Friday, April 14 in observance of Good Friday.

  • Enter contest for a chance to win gift certificate prizes

    Make sure to check out the Easter ads that were in The Cynthiana  Democrat April 6, 2017, issue. Several of the ads contain scrambled words. See if you can solve the puzzles.  
    Cut out the ad, put your name and phone number on the entry blank and take the ad with the solved words to participating businesses. Each participating business has a registration box for your entry and a chance to win $80 worth of gift certificates from the various participating businesses. April 14, 2017, at noon is deadline to submit entries.

  • Field & Main Bank’s grand opening

    Field & Main’s chairman and CEO, Scott Davis, left, and Tonya Dryden, marketing president for Field & Main-Cynthiana, presenting a portrait to James Swinford of Swinford’s grandfather. M.C. Swinford was an attorney, former Cynthiana mayor and state representative. He was also founder and president of Harrison Deposit  Bank, which was located at Pike and Walnut streets, the former home of Field & Main Bank.

    Field & Main Bank opened in its new location on Feb. 21 and held a formal ribbon cutting on March 22.

  • City considers changes at Pike and Miller intersection

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Cynthiana City Commission is re-evaluating the intersection at Miller and Pike streets after a recommendation from the state Transportation Cabinet to remove the stop light.
    Mayor James Smith said at Tuesday’s meeting that the state’s recommendation is the result of a traffic study that determined there was not enough traffic flow to warrant a light there.
    Smith made a motion to accept the state’s recommendation. Commissioner Roger Slade seconded the motion.