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  • What is the worst Valentine's gift you ever bought your wife?

    Buying a Valentine's Day gift for a significant other in pinch seldom ends with warm fuzzy feelings of love and excitement.
    Some men, even after being married for several years, have yet to learn the difference between buying their true love flowers, their favorite candy or a cordless power tool.
    This year, The Cynthiana Democrat set out to find some of the best of the worst gifts that left a few men in hot water.

  • JJ brings Sweets to downtown


    Inside one of the old historical buildings located on East Pike Street comes the smells that every sweet tooth in Harrison County will eventually come to know.
    Josh Jenkins, 20, has ventured into the business world by opening a local “sweet” shop called JJ’s Sweets, located at 211 E. Pike St.
    Jenkins, a 2009 graduate from Harrison County High School, spent one and a half years at Bluegrass and Technical college studying business management before finding his niche in life.

  • Grand jury indicts former Brown employee for theft

    A former employee of Jim Brown was indicted by a Harrison County grand jury on Tuesday on allegations that he took property that belonged to his former employer.
    Allen Bryant, 32, who was an employee of Redd, Brown and Williams Construction Company, which is owned by Jim Brown, was named in a district court indictment for receiving stolen property (less than $500).
    Cpl. Walter Tapp of the Cynthiana Police Department investigated the alleged theft that was to have occurred at the LeBus Storage Units.

  • Meyer returns to Harrison County as new 4-H agent

    Harrison County Cooperative Extension Service has added a new and familiar face to the 4-H program.
    Mike Meyer, a 2008 graduate from the University of Kentucky and former Franklin County 4-H agent, has accepted a 4-H agent position for Harrison County that will eventually replace longtime 4-H advisor William “Bill” Roberts.
    “This is a dream come true for me,” said Meyer. “To work in the county that I live in and have grown up in is very special. The timing has to workout perfectly for situations like this to happen.”

  • Caywood, Wyles will present Love Letters

    A play centered on two characters will be presented Saturday, Feb. 11, at Rohs Opera House’s Aeolian Hall, by William Caywood and Phyllis Wyles. Tickets are $12 for only 60 seats to see the former HCHS teachers perform. Price includes dessert plus coffee or tea. There will be reserved couple and group seating. Biancke’s will be serving a special “Love Letters” Dinner. Also, Flower Depot will provide roses at $55 for a dozen red roses.

  • Grant County teacher charged with growing marijuana

    By Jamie Baker-Nantz, LCNI News Service
    A Grant County Middle School teacher and Berry resident has been arrested for cultivating marijuana.
    Kentucky State Police executed a warrant for Dr. Nicholas Catey, 63, of Berry, at his home on Jan. 20.
    Police said the charges stem from last fall’s marijuana eradication efforts when a fly-over of Grant and Scott counties revealed marijuana growing on Catey’s farm.

  • Clearing debris

    The Kentucky Department of Transportation cleared drift that gathers around the piers of the John Hunt Morgan and the Pleasant Street bridges Monday morning. The Transportation Department monitors the debris that accumulates around the piers after heavy rains. The debris is lifted from the river on an as-needed basis by a clam-bucket, which is brought to Cynthiana by the state’s Road Department.

  • You’ll know where your food originates if you purchase from the farmer

    By Vickie Fryman, Guest columnist
    Have you ever sat down to dinner and taken a good look at your plate and wondered where did this food come from? When did it get harvested or how many miles did it travel to get here?
    In today’s society, changes are all around us everyday from the fuel prices, hair styles, changes in our spending habits and even our eating habits. Each year people make resolutions to make changes to their life styles, including better eating.

  • State opens Internet-use, availability survey as 2010 follow-up

    The Commonwealth Office of Broadband Outreach and Development (OBOD) and the Kentucky Council of Area Development Districts (KCADD) are asking businesses and citizens to participate in a survey that will collect information on broadband use as part of the Broadband KY initiative to help increase internet utilization in the daily lives of Kentuckians.

  • City, county work two fatal accidents over the weekend

    Law enforcement for Cynthiana and Harrison County worked two serious accidents over the weekend.
    An accident was reported on Lafferty Pike (KY 1054) Friday that resulted in the death of Curtis Becker, 49, Cynthiana.
     That crash is being investigated by the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department.
    Cynthiana Sgt. Wilbur Gross is investigating a Saturday morning motorcycle accident on Grandview Drive.