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  • Families have options when dementia is the diagnosis

    Betsy Smith,
    News Writer
    bsmith@cynthianademocrat.com

    With its culmination in Halloween, October gives us a chance to gleefully give in to ghosts and goblins. Fortunately, November comes and the fearful makes way for Thanksgiving. But for an ever-growing percentage of the population, a flip of the calendar does not eliminate the fearful.  

  • Brown Ambulance earns regional service distinction

    Betsy Smith,
    News Writer
    bsmith@cynthianademocrat.com

    Winning any award feels pretty good, but being honored by your peers carries a special distinction.
    On Sept. 21, Brown Ambulance Service won just such an award at the Kentucky Ambulance Providers Association’s (KAPA) EMS expo in Lexington.
    KAPA initiated the “Regional Service” award to honor those that have “portrayed excellent representation of what an ambulance service should be in the commonwealth.”

  • Handy House court battle rages on

    Betsy Smith,
    News Writer
    bsmith@cynthianademocrat.com

     On Oct. 30, Judge Jay Delaney heard arguments in the ongoing saga of the Handy House. The current injunction pits the Harrison County Heritage Council against the Harrison County Fiscal Court in an attempt to stay the demolition of the house, which could have begun as early as Nov. 1.
    The Heritage Council seeks to assume the lease on the house, which was once held by the Harrison County Historical Society.  

  • Clothing Closet is meeting the needs of Harrison County’s needy

    Betsy Smith,
    News Writer
    bsmith@cynthianademocrat.com

    For 17 years, volunteers at the Harrison County Clothing Closet have worked hard to provide clothing for citizens in need. As any of the volunteers will tell you, it is not a simple task.  

  • Band finishes third in state competition

    The Harrison County Marching Thorobreds stormed into the KMEA State Marching Band Finals after a strong semifinals performance Saturday at Nelson County High School.  The band earned the opportunity to march in the showcase of bands, featuring the four finalists from each class at the University of Louisville’s Papa John Cardinal Stadium later that evening. HCHS placed third overall.  

  • Furnish earns national FFA office

    Harrison County’s Gracie Furnish has made history as an HCHS FFA alum.
    Last week she was elected to a national office at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana.
    Furnish is one of six officers who were named on Saturday to hold the office for a one-year term. Furnish will serve as vice president of the Eastern Region.
    She is from a Harrison County farming family. She is the daughter of Brian and Amy Furnish.

  • Pharmacist receives 8 years in federal prison

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A former Cynthiana pharmacist will be serving 85 percent of an eight-year prison sentence issued in federal court last week.
    Michael Ingram, 37, entered guilty pleas in July 2017 on 2015 federal indictments that detailed his involvement in conspiracy to distribute Oxycodone and money laundering.

  • Museum receives 1800’s heirloom quilt

    Betsy Smith,
    News Writer
    bsmith@cynthianademocrat.com

    Every quilt has a history.  Many of their stories are long forgotten, but some have survived, passed down through generations.
    The Cynthiana Harrison County Museum possesses one of the latter, lovingly displayed in a wooden and glass table-top case that was specially commissioned by the artifact’s donor.  The treasure was recently given to the museum by a Texas woman, Susan Harrison, who has family ties to Harrison County.

  • Museum displays treasure and technology

    Betsy Smith,
    News Writer
    bsmith@cynthianademocrat.com

    If asked, most people would probably guess that the fax machine was invented in the late 19th century--just another hunk of plastic invented to streamline business.
    According to FaxAuthority, it was invented in 1843.

  • Walnut Street mural celebration

    A completion celebration was held Tuesday at the Walnut Street location of Cynthiana’s latest Arts Council-sponsored mural. Jerielle Hanlon, muralist from Lexington, brush painted the three whiskey bottles from some historic Cynthiana distilleries. Hanlon completed her project in two weeks.