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  • By-pass project meeting is April 5

    This summer will be a busy one for travelers on the north end of Cynthiana.
    Contractors will be putting the finishing touches on the U.S. 27 North viaduct as well as beginning a two-year, by-pass construction project.
    Workers are already on the new viaduct and a winter respite. However, the by-pass won’t get underway until an April 5 open house at Northside Elementary is held to remind residents of the project plans.

  • 20th annual Community Health Fair is Wednesday, March 23

    Harrison Memorial Hospital keeps tradition alive by gearing up for 20th annual Harrison County Community Health Fair.
    The 20th annual Harrison County Community Health Fair will be held on Wednesday, March 23, from 7-11 a.m.., at the Harrison County Middle School.
    “We started this program in 1992,” said Cheryl Case, County Agent for Family and Consumer Science. “It originally was meant to allow non-insured farmers in Harrison County to have a medical check-up for free.”

  • Natural gas prices decrease for Columbia Gas customers

    Columbia Gas of Kentucky has received approval from the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) for its most recent Gas Cost Adjustment (GCA). Columbia Gas of Kentucky’s gas supply cost will be $5.8813 per Mcf (1,000 cubic feet), a decrease of almost 16 percent from the previous quarter. This price will remain in effect until the next scheduled Gas Cost Adjustment in June 2011.

  • Pretrial set for man charged in Nicholas accident

    Two Cynthiana men made their court appearances in Nicholas County last week on charges associated with a Feb. 19 accident.
    Not guilty pleas were entered by Dustin Lewis on 38 counts of wanton endangerment, DUI (first offense) and disregarding stop sign.
    A preliminary hearing was set for March 30.
    Lewis’ attorney is James Brannon of Paris.
    Joe D. Ashbrook, 23, entered into a diversion agreement on an alcohol intoxication charge. A review was set for Sept. 7.

  • This week's headlines

    Lance Phillips and Curtis Stillwell share the same life-threatening disease.
    Now, a year after their treatments, they share news of good health.

    Work has resumed on the U.S. 27 North viaduct. Workers will be concentrating on the approaches to the bridge as well as Church Street.
    Constuction is also slated to begin this summer on the bypass around Cynthiana.

    These are just two stories we are working on for this week’s Cynthiana Democrat.
     

  • Cynthiana woman killed in Tuesday wreck

    Eighty-nine-year-old Helen Florence was killed Tuesday morning when she apparently lost control of her car on U.S. 62 East and hit a tree.
    “She is one of the sweetest ladies you would ever want to know,” said long-time neighbor Mary Coy, who will remember Florence waving to her every morning they were outside.
    “She was just a wonderful woman and she will be missed,” Coy said, adding that Mrs. Florence was extremely proud of her children and grandchildren.

  • One Recovery

    Nothing on earth can compare to a mother’s love for her baby boy, and thanks to answered prayers and a miracle from above, Clayton is still here to experience that unconditional love.
    Clayton Arnold is your typical Harrison County 8-year-old boy. He is never too far from Mommy’s side, but always one step behind Daddy while on the job.
    Last Christmas however, proved not to be so jolly for Clayton, but instead the beginning of a journey that would have everyone he knew and loved living through a nightmare that seemed never ending.

  • Dr. Stephens is first recipient of Chamber’s newest award

    Fifty years and counting. That’s how long Dr. Don Stephens has served the medical field. Those years Stephens has tried to keep Harrison Countians healthy likely played a role in Stephens being presented the first-ever Chamber of Commerce Health Care Person of the Year.
    With his own little cheering section in the back of the room applauding vigorously, Stephens walked to the podium to accept the Health Care person of the year award at the annual Chamber banquet.

  • Plum Court man beaten, robbed Tuesday night

    Police are looking for three persons of interest following a Tuesday night armed robbery on Plum Court.
    Det. Alan Judy  of the Cynthiana Police Department said that at 10:45 p.m. a man at 107 Plum Court was robbed “of items on his person” by two men with weapons. A female suspect was also involved.
    Judy said the victim was beaten up by the men and received minor injuries.
    Police would like to talk to Tesa Nichols, Brian Fryman and Donnie A. Moore. Judy asked that if these people are located to call police at 234-7100.

  • Daylight Savings Time returns

    Just like a sunflower turning its head to catch the sun, we too have discovered a way to get more from the sun.
    Daylight Savings Time (DST) will take effect on Sunday, March 13, at 2 a.m. So before you head to bed Saturday night, set your clocks ahead one hour.
    DST gives us the opportunity to enjoy longer spring and summer evening activities.