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  • Court says no more family insurance on new hires

    Harrison County Fiscal Court decided to cut insurance costs by no longer paying 100 percent of premiums on future county employee dependants and spouses.
    Insurance may well have been the main topic for the Harrison County Fiscal Court as magistrates were forced to consider future insurance premium costs.
    Personnel committee chairman William Fritz brought before the court the ongoing issue and concern of paying 100 percent of insurance for county employees and their families.

  • Local group offers homes to those willing to sweat

    What better Christmas present than to find out you’ll be getting a new home?
    Cynthiana-Harrison County Home Assistance Inc. has the land, has approved plans and has the money for its fifth home. What it doesn’t have is a willing family to accept the terms that will give them a new home.
    The deadline to apply for the CHCHA house is Dec. 14.
    The three bedroom house will be built on an Elmarch Avenue lot and will have a maximum house payment of $325.

  • HCHS Speech Team finishes sixth in Danville

    The Harrison County High School Speech Team took sixth place out of 29 teams at the Danville “Tournament of Firsts” Speech Competition on Nov. 17. Pictured are, from left, coach Laura Sanders, Jackson Sanders, Ross Smith, Erin Bradford, Jacob Sanders, Josh Godman, Jared Thomas and Lauren Shepherd.

  • Senior Center needs funding to continue

    Harrison County’s Senior Citizens Center director is unsure what the new year will hold for services currently offered for the elderly.
    The Harrison County Senior Citizens Center has long served the disabled and elderly of Harrison County, however, lack of funds has recently threatened the future of the service.
    “I don’t know what 2013 will be like for us,” said director Tracy Whitaker. “It looks worse all the time, but we are staying optimistic.”

  • Cynthiana Christian to host Crist Family for Dec. 6 concert

    Members of Cynthiana Christian Church invite the community to join them on Thursday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m. for a concert by the nationally acclaimed Crist Family.  Having relocated from Seattle, Wash., to just north of Knoxville, Tenn., this group is considered to be one of the fastest-rising family groups in gospel music today.  
    They have performed in 28 states and Canada, and have graced the stage at nearly every major event in gospel music.

  • When nine hearts collide

    The Brady Bunch have nothing on the Hisle Huddle.
    Here’s the story of a lovely lady who wanted a family of her own. Fertility issues, however, left her childless, but willing to pursue other options.
    “Everywhere I turned I would see signs about foster parenting; there would be flyers on my car and it just seemed right,” said Dayve Hisle, 29, a former teacher’s aid at Eastside Elementary School.

  • Letters to Santa needed

    Once again, The Cynthiana Democrat has agreed to help Santa Claus out with his mail.
    Letters to Santa will be printed in the Dec. 20 issue so be sure to get them here early because there will be no second chance.
    Letters must be received in the office no later than Monday, Dec. 10. Don’t disappoint Santa, grandparents, aunts and uncles who look forward to seeing those letters published.
    Letters may be dropped off at the Cynthiana Democrat Office, 302 Webster Ave.; mailed to P.O. Box 160; or email to rsmiley@cynthianademocrat.com.

  • Eastside hosts Pow-wow

    As the holidays get closer, the Harrison County Food Pantry’s needs get bigger.
    Harrison County Food Pantry coordinator Margaret Watson said Tuesday that the food pantry stock is beginning to run low again.
    “This time of year pulls on a lot of people,” said Watson. “The past few weeks we have not bought eggs in order to save for the turkeys we want to buy for the holidays.”
    Watson said the food pantry is in need of any items that people are willing to donate including peanut butter and cereal.

  • Wreck victim taken to UK Hospital

    A Harrison County man was airlifted to the University of Kentucky hospital following a single vehicle wreck on US 27 South Monday afternoon.
    Geoffrey Saylor, 34, was involved in a single-vehicle wreck approximately seven miles from town on US 27 South near the Harrison/Bourbon County line.
    According to Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Nathan Olin, Saylor was traveling south on US27 when he apparently lost control of his Buick LeSabre.

  • News Briefs

    Cynthiana Post Office closing
    The Cynthiana Post Office will be closing at noon on Friday, Nov. 23. Regular hours will resume on Saturday, Nov. 24.


    Cynthiana Democrat and Harrison Shopper
    The Cynthiana Democrat and Harrison Shopper office will be closed Thursday, Nov. 22. Regular hours will resume Friday, Nov. 23.

    Toy and Coat Drive underway
    The 8th annual Toy and Coat Drive for the children will be running through Dec. 15. All donations should be received at Cash Express by Dec. 15.