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  • Volunteers work to improve conditions for dogs that have been chained, abused, neglected

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Tracy Miller is the founder  and president of a dog advocacy group in Georgetown known as SOAR (Speak Out and Rescue.)
    “Essentially, we are a small group of volunteers who love dogs and are advocates for those dogs who are chained, abused or neglected,” Miller explained.

  • County Clean-up will be April 18-22

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court will sponsor a county-wide clean-up scheduled for April 18-22. Items may be brought to the county barn on Connersville Pike each day from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.
    No tires will be accepted this year, and the county will pay $10 for each appliance that is brought in for disposal, with a limit of two items per family.
     

  • HCHS grad is Harvard bound . . . maybe

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Shane Fowler has experienced more in his short 25 years on earth, than most people will experience in a lifetime.
    The 2011 graduate of Harrison County High School, was a first-team all-state baseball player and played on a state championship team for the Thorobreds in 2010.
    He received an academic scholarship to UK where he started out in pre-med, worked as a medical intern for a year at NYU, and ended up with a degree in communications and a minor in biology.

  • P&Z hearing postponed for rural Dollar General

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A public hearing that was previously scheduled for Monday, April 16, to discuss a zone change for property on U.S. 27 North has been postponed.
    Bonnie Skinner, director of the  Cynthiana and Harrison County Planning and Zoning, said the property owner/contractor, Mike Rozier, Carrollton, Mississippi, was unable to get the information needed for the zone change request completed.

  • Candidate forum is Saturday morning

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a “Meet the Candidates” forum on Saturday, April 14, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Harrison County Extension Office.
    The forum will include all local candidates running for county offices in the upcoming May primary election.
    Candidates will have an opportunity to introduce themselves and will be asked questions. Former Cynthiana Democrat publisher George Jacobs will serve as moderator.

  • Hope indicted for DUI crash into church steps last fall

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A Harrison County grand jury met last week returning nine indictments, one from an alleged DUI last fall.
    Terry Hope, 55, will face an 18-count indictment from charges regarding an Oct. 3, 2017, accident on Church Street.
    The grand jury charges that Hope was driving under the influence when he drove onto the sidewalk and into the church steps at Cynthiana Baptist Church while children from the day care were playing in the fenced area behind the church.

  • Candidate forum is Saturday morning

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a “Meet the Candidates” forum this Saturday, April 14, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Harrison County Extension Office.
    The forum will include all local candidates running for county offices in the upcoming May primary election.
    Candidates will have an opportunity to introduce themselves and will be asked questions. Former Cynthiana Democrat publisher George Jacobs will serve as moderator.

  • MCTC has $71 million impact on region’s economy, study shows

    For most people, a $7 return on every dollar invested is considered a good return. That’s the average amount students attending Maysville Community & Technical College (MCTC) receive, according to a new study by Emsi. Additionally, the study shows taxpayers receive a $4.70 return on investment (ROI) and society benefits $9.60 in added state revenue and social services savings for every dollar invested in MCTC.

  • State representative explains pension bill vote

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    According to Rep. Mark Hart (R), the controversial public pension bill that was rushed through the General Assembly on Thursday, March 29, will have little, if any, impact on current or retired teachers.
    On Thursday, Senate Bill 151, a bill that previously had dealt with waste-water treatment, was amended to include many provisions in the stalled Senate Bill 1, that originally included public pension language.

  • Four defendants learn their fate during Tuesday formal sentencing

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Four individuals were sentenced in Harrison Circuit Court on Tuesday.
    Martin Taylor, who last month changed his plea to guilty, was sentenced to three years in prison which was probated for five years on conditions set by the court.
    Taylor was convicted on charges of impersonating a peace officer on three different occasions. He also pleaded guilty to unlawful imprisonment.