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  • Husband and wife win national contest

    Scott Keefer and his wife Kathy Yazell each won $1,000 in H&R Block’s national promotional contest. H&R Block is giving away $1,000 to 1,000 walk-in customers per day, in daily drawings, for 32 days. A total of $32 million will be given away as prizes during this promotion. The promotion began on Jan. 16 and extends to Feb. 19. Pictured, from left, are Scott Keefer, Kathy Yazell and Cynthiana H&R Block office manager Kathy Murphy.

  • Court OKs trial program at Shropshire Animal Shelter

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court voted to restructure responsibilities at the Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter on Tuesday night at its regular meeting.
    Erin Gaunce withdrew her resignation and will now be given the day-to-day responsibilities of running and overseeing the building proper.
    Allen Fryman will continue as the animal control officer, but will relinquish control concerning the upkeep of the facility to Gaunce.

  • McKee, West will have November opponents

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    There will be a Republican primary election in Harrison County in May.
    Three candidates have filed for the 78th House of Representatives seat. Incumbent Tom McKee (D) will have no Democratic opponent. However, Mark Hart of Pendleton County, who ran against him in the last November will be back on the ballot with Republican opponent Sam Pierce.
    Pierce is a Harrison County magistrate.
    In November 2014, only 969 votes separated incumbent McKee from then-mayor of Falmouth Hart.

  • Sn’over winter

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    All hands were on deck last weekend when the first major snow event of 2016 dumped eight inches or so on Harrison County.
    The state, county and city road departments operated at full capacity trying to keep all the roads passable.
    Kevin Florence, supervisor of the Harrison County State Road Department, said that he was pleased with the performance of his department.

  • Cynthiana police, commission pursue bringing K-9 unit to department

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    If all goes according to plan, the Cynthiana Police Department could have two new units within the year.
    Commissioner Roger Slade told commissioners that Ptl. Lewis Crump has been researching K-9 training and opportunities.
    Crump has a 10-week-old Mountain Cur puppy that he would like to have trained as a police K-9, said Slade.
    Fayette County offers some free training that Crump is looking into.

  • Drop your Drawers for The Clothing Closet’s February campaign

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    It might be a little frigid outside, but there’s no better time than now to drop your drawers.
    That’s right. Donna Gayle Northcutt, new coordinator for the Harrison County Clothing Closet, is asking that we drop our drawers for her latest campaign.
    “We’re trying to get 1,000 pairs of new underwear donated,” Northcutt said.
    The drawer drive is between Feb. 1 and 14. However, there is always a need for new underwear.

  • KSP charges Cynthiana man with incest

    A Harrison County man was arrested on  Friday, Jan. 15 and charged with incest.
    Jeffery Morgan, 54, formerly of Indiana, remains in the Bourbon County Detention Center under at $10,000 cash bond.
    According to a press released from the Kentucky State Police, a complaint was made on Jan. 15 of the possible incest, which had allegedly occurred in Harrison County.

  • ‘I have a dream’

    Paula Smith was one of about 30 people who marched in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King on Monday. It was about 10 degrees when the marchers took off around 10 a.m. Monday.

  • Cynthiana man answers missions’ calling

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    When asked where he was from, Paul Waddelow responded, “I’m from all over.”
    And he would be correct.
    He was born to Harvey and LeAnn Waddelow in Zaire, Africa, both 14-year African missionaries.
    After his father suffered serious injuries in a motorcycle accident, the family moved back to the states, to Illinois, when Paul was in the fourth grade.

  • HCHS coach allegedly choked, parent banned from school functions

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A Harrison County basketball coach was uninjured and his attacker has been banned from any school functions.
    According to Ptl. Shannon Clem of the Cynthiana Police Department, freshman coach Colin Duffie was allegedly choked by a player’s parent following a Thursday night practice on the Hilltop.
    The report, filed by Clem, states that two freshmen players were involved in an altercation during practice. The pair was separated by the coaching staff.