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  • New chef heads up Krubaloo’s at Cynthiana Country Club

    When Chef Clayton Lesak decided to leave the Mitchell’s Fish Market in Newport, he wasn’t looking for “just another job.” He was looking for “the right fit.”
    And, as the new chef at Krubaloo’s at the Cynthiana Country Club, Lesak believes he’s found that “fit.”
    Chef Clayton, 31, was formally trained at Keiser University’s Culinary Arts School in Sarasota, Fla.
    “I learned the fundamentals in culinary schools, but learned to cook working in restaurants,” Lesak said.

  • Community baby shower is Tuesday

    The second annual Harrison County Community Baby Shower will be held on April 24. The event will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m at Westside Elementary. A community baby shower is an event for expectant parents and for parents of children from birth to 3 years old.

  • Decorators’ Showcase to benefit local ombudsman agency

    The Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency (NHOA) of the Bluegrass, which includes Harrison County, will hold the 23rd Decorators’ Showcase at Highland Hall, a historic, privately owned home in Lexington. The house, located at 6208 Old Richmond Road, is one of the original Shelby Houses of Fayette County.

  • Deadline nears for candidate endorsement letters

    With an election on the horizon, The Cynthiana Democrat welcomes letters of endorsement for candidates of the 2012 election.
    The last date to publish candidate endorsements for the May 22, 2012, primary election is the May 10 issue. The deadline for that edition is Monday, May 4.
    Letters should be no more than 300 words. All letters must be signed and include a daytime telephone number for verification purposes. Letters will not be published unless the author can be reached during business hours.

  • Tax Day Rally
  • Cynthiana considers smoking ban

    A smoking ban for Cynthiana, that’s what is being proposed to the Cynthiana City Commission by members of the Harrison County Healthy Communities Coalition.
    Janie Whitehead told commissioners Tuesday that the indoor air pollution is 2.4 times higher in Cynthiana than in Georgetown where a smoking ban has been enacted. Cynthiana’s pollution level is also 2.6 times greater than Lexington’s.
    Whitehead said that as of March 1, 33 Kentucky cities have adopted a smoking ban for public and work places.

  • Kay Brown seeks judgment for half

    Kay Brown, estranged wife of former Cynthiana mayor and businessman Jim Brown, is seeking a judgment in bankruptcy court that would give her half of her husband’s holdings.
    The bankruptcy filing puts suits on hold that have been filed against her in Harrison Circuit Court.
    Kay Brown filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy suit in January 2012. That case was moved from a Chapter 11 reorganization to Chapter 7, which turns all of the property over to a trustee and that trustee may sell some or all of the property to settle debts.

  • Copper taken from substation on KY 356

    A copper theft at a Kentucky Utility substation left many homes susceptible to power outages this week.
    According to Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Tuan Kreer, a report was made on Tuesday, April 10, by a Kentucky Utility worker for some missing copper wire located on KY 356.

  • Use alternate U.S. 27 S. route, says Chief

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    Cynthiana Police Chief Ray Johnson is asking motorists to use the alternative route of Ladish Road to Safety Way to New Lair Road when possible.
    Abdallah/Waterworks Road was closed last week due to the instability of the road and will be closed indefinitely.
    Johnson said the road closing has created a hazardous condition for first responders on U.S. 27 South. In the event of an accident or other crisis, police, fire or ambulance cannot get through heavy traffic in a timely manner.

  • Recreation, senior citizens’ needs unresolved, county budget workshop on hold

    By Ben Hyatt, News writer
    The Harrison County Fiscal Court will forgo its next scheduled budget workshop due to unsure group budgets.
    Tuesday, April 17, was set aside by the Harrison County Fiscal Court in order to put the first polishing touches on 2012-13’s budget.
    However, because two remaining groups who are requesting funds from the county are not certain of their needs, the fiscal court has decided that the meeting would serve no purpose.