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  • Palmer seeks re-election to Harrison fiscal court

    Deborah Lemons Palmer has filed for re-election as magistrate for District 1. She was appointed by the governor, following the fiscal court’s recommendation, to complete her late father’s sixth term.

    Lemons Palmer is the daughter of the late Stanley Taylor and Louise Lemons. She has two sons, John Matthew and Joey (Lori) Palmer. She has three grandchildren, Kyle Harp, Shelby and Reece Palmer.

     

  • Mayor, judges, sheriff races contested on 2010 ballot

    Tuesday marked the deadline for candidates in the 2010 election to file with county clerk Linda Furnish or Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson.

    “I would say the number of filings this year is about normal,” Furnish said, noting that almost all county magistrates will face opposition in this year’s election.

    All filing paperwork had to be completed by candidates and turned into the county clerk’s office by 4 p.m. Tuesday.

     

    For a complete list of filings, see this week's Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Going public

    It’s just a few days away from Valentine’s Day, but Avi Bear is already trying to sweeten up Cynthiana.

    “This is sort of our ‘Happy Valentine’s Day’ present to the community,” Karen Bear said last Thursday.

    On Monday, the Bears opened a new addition to the business, allowing customers the opportunity to purchase their dessert products individually.

  • Brunker looks for return to city commission post

    Gary F. Brunker has announced his candidacy for Cynthiana City Commission

    Brunker began his state government career as a hearing officer for Kentucky’s Division of Driver Licensing in 1976. During that time, he served in various supervisory roles culminating in his being appointed director.

    His wife, Cathy, is a registered nurse at the WEDCO District Health Department.

     

    For his full announcement, see this week's Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Chasteen enters race for county judge-executive

    Rick Chasteen has announced that he is the Republican candidate for Harrison County Judge-Executive.

    Chasteen and his wife, the former Mary Argo, live on Old Lair Road. He has a son, Christian, and a stepson, Ronnie Kenner. He is the son of Rose Chasteen and the late Earl Chasteen.

     

  • Perkins files as candidate for District 7 constable

    Kevin Ray Perkins has filed to run for constable in the seventh district.

    A registered Democrat, Perkins has lived in Berry for eight years.

    He is married to Amber Perkins and they have three children, Levi, 8, Addison, 5, and Brookelyn, 2.

     

  • Insurances gone, pension payments OK, says Grede

    Former Cynthiana Grede employees received a surprising piece of mail recently when they were told their benefits would soon be terminated.

    On Tuesday, there remained some confusion over what the local retirees and those who were left unemployed at Grede’s close in 2001 might face. Some are anticipating the loss of health insurance, life insurance and retirement.

    Although Grede chairman Richard Koenings was unavailable for comment as of press time, a human resources spokesperson said pension benefits would not be affected by the bankruptcy.

  • COMMITTEE: A. Keller Dam improvements long overdue

    As the owner of River Road Bait and Tackle, Bobby Perkins said he used to see three or four boats on the Licking River each day.

    “Now you don’t see nobody,” Perkins said Tuesday morning in his store lined with fishing lures, poles and buckets.

    After being in business 30 years, Perkins said the store has suffered a 40 percent revenue decrease in the last 15 years.

    Part of the loss, Perkins said, he blames on the river’s current water level.

  • Arrests made in animal thefts

    Three Lexington residents were arrested late last week following their alleged involvement in the January break-in at the Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter.

    Monique Watts, 22, Timothy Watts, 24, and William K. Jackson, 29, were arrested on charges of third degree burglary, second degree criminal mischief and theft.

    “More charges may be filed against one for intimidating a witness,” Cpl. Walter Tapp of the Cynthiana Police Department said Friday.

    For more on this story, see this week's Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Benefit will help family of transplant recipient

    A benefit is being held in Louisville for a Cynthiana teen who recently received a kidney transplant from his sister.

    Corey Campbell received a kidney transplant on Dec. 29 after suffering from Focal Segmental Glomeruloscierosis (FSGS), which was diagnosed in May 2007. Shortly after receiving a kidney from his sister, Amber, his new kidney became re-infected with the disease.

    According to Corey’s aunt, Donna Doyle, the Campbell’s have been financially, physically and emotionally stretched.