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  • Counselor hopes to help others find sense of peace

    Vickie Whalen hopes to help others find the same kind of joy she has through offering new pastorale counseling.

    Despite the general, popular feeling toward counseling, Whalen is certain that everyone needs some kind of counseling in their daily lives.

  • Ball Park Gets New Sod

    Volunteers helped Brad Steele, second from left, Cynthiana-Harrison County Recreation Department director, lay sod on the River Road Park t-ball field. Helping were, from left, Jim Milam, Steele, Lawrence Nickerson, Cynthiana City employee, and members of the Harrison County High School football team Dalton Moore, Grant Carr, Malcolm Walker and Dominique Walker (not pictured) and Randy Hutchison, far background, city employee. Jess Burrier donated the sod.

  • Bridge’s condition raises concern

    Harrison County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett has declared a state of emergency due to the poor conditions of a bridge located on Two Lick Road.

    According to Barnett, the state bridge inspector has lowered the maximum capacity from 18 tons to only three tons for the bridge.

  • Treasure Finders to be here April 16
  • Correction

    In last week’s issue of The Cynthiana Democrat, Dancing with the Stars was incorrectly stated as being sponsored by the Harrison County Dance Team. The event this year was sponsored by the Harrison County Relay for Life.

  • EDA director updates Chamber on working projects

    “It’s only going to get better from here,” Darlene Bussell told a group of Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber members at a luncheon last week.
    Bussell, who is executive director of the Harrison County Economic Development Authority, said there are several projects in the works that will be improving unemployment figures.
    She said much of what she is working on must remain confidential to meet the criteria for earning Cabinet for Economic Development incentives.

  • Central Kentucky Strongman Classic
  • Soldier support group asks for help with care packages for troops

    A local soldier support group is calling on the community to help send care packages to soldiers serving in Afghanistan.
    Being away from home often leaves a major void in one’s heart.
    Something as simple as a favorite movie or a picture of family members is all it takes to remind those serving why they are serving.
    The 149th Vertical Construction Company, which is currently stationed in Afghanistan, will be receiving care packages from supporters in Harrison County in the near future.

  • Industrial Hemp Bill passes in waning hours of session

    Kentucky House of Representatives passed the hemp bill by a vote of 88-4 just before midnight of the last day of the regular session.
    No doubt Sen. Paul Hornback, sponsor of the highly publicized Senate Bill 50 “ industrial hemp bill”, had his breath held as the vote was tallied in the Kentucky House of Representatives last Tuesday night.
    The house voted on the hemp bill, which creates an administrative framework for industrial hemp production in Kentucky, with just 45 minutes before midnight on the last day of the regular session.

  • Commission orders efficiency study of Cynthiana Police Department

    The Cynthiana City Commission voted unanimously last week to seek an efficiency analysis and operational review of the Cynthiana Police Department.
    Safety Commissioner Gary Brunker said Tuesday that he had been thinking about having the study done for some time and that many departments have them periodically. However, with the recent submission of a petition concerning management at the police department, Brunker said, it was the best time to move forward.