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  • Counseling program to assist breastfeeding moms

    Coordinator for WIC (Women, Infants, Children), Cathy Brunker is hoping to start a breastfeeding trend in Harrison County and the WEDCO district.

    “Our goal is to increase the percent of people breastfeeding,” Brunker said Friday afternoon.

    The first of its kind in the district, Brunker hosted training last week for new WIC peer counselors who will assist those WIC mothers choosing to breastfeed their infants.

    The peer counseling and training is part of WIC’s National Breastfeeding Program.

  • City moves ahead with legal action on Main Street property

    The burned out building at 213/215 S. Main St. is one step closer to being torn down.

    At last Tuesday’s meeting, the Cynthiana City Commission voted to proceed with litigation to obtain a certified order to demolish the property.

    Owned by William Ray Asbury, the building suffered extensive damage after a fire on Aug. 9, 2002.

    Lair said Asbury has not responded to letters, phone calls or notices of violation and citations issued by the city.

  • Local college enrollment at all-time high

    When Brian Whalen was laid off from work on Jan. 15, he returned to the classroom.

    “With the economy the way it is, people really don’t have much of an option,” Whalen said.

    Whalen is among the record-breaking 789 students currently enrolled at Maysville Community and Technical College/Licking Valley Campus.

    Last fall semester, MCTC/LVC’s head count was almost 200 students less, at 596.

  • Deputy Fryman retiring Friday

    This Friday will be Wayne Fryman’s last day on the job at the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department.

    Fryman began work as a sheriff’s deputy in 1987.

    “He will be hard to replace,” Sheriff Bruce Hampton said Monday morning. “You don’t put 20 some years in some place and expect to be able to hire somebody the next day that will replace him... He will be very much missed.”

    For the complete story, see this week’s print edition of The Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Judge Delaney appointed to take McGinnis seat

    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear announced Friday that Judge Jay Delaney will be seated to replace Judge Robert McGinnis in Harrison Circuit Court.

    McGinnis resigned earlier this year and has been a senior status judge, which allowed him to continue until a replacement was named.

    Delaney was elected as Harrison District Judge in November 2006 and has served since January 2007.

    He has already announced his intent to seek election to that office in the November 2010 election.

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

  • Brotherly Love

    Amber Campbell, 18, will spend her holiday season giving to others.

    Among the presents she’s bought and wrapped for friends and family, Amber is also giving a very unique gift.

    She will give her brother,  Corey, 19, one of her kidneys on Dec. 29.

    In May 2007, Corey was diagnosed with a rare form of kidney disease.

    When doctors began searching for a kidney donor, Amber became determined to save her brother’s life.

    “From the day of his diagnosis, Amber said she wanted to do it,” Amber and Corey’s mom Jennifer said.

  • Powers retiring as Cynthiana officer

    Cynthiana Police Officer David Powers will be wrapping up a 21-year career with his retirement from the City of Cynthiana on Thursday.

    Powers has been a police officer for 16 years. He also served five years with the city's fire department.

    A new chapter in Powers'  law enforcement career will be opening.

    For more on this story, see this week’s Cynthiana Democrat, on newsstands Wednesday afternoon.

  • Gross is state’s Top Cop for DUI arrests, again

    A Cynthiana police sergeant was recognized Wednesday morning in Lexington for efforts to keep drunk drivers off the roads.

    Sgt. Wilbur Gross received the Governor’s Impaired Drivers’ Enforcement Award for the third year in a row and fifth time since 1998.

    Gross, who has been a police officer for 16 years, three months, made 23 arrests this year and 13 last year.

    “It’s great to be recognized for the job that we do, but I’m not out to get an award, just to get impaired drivers off the road,” Gross said.

  • It’s time again for Santa letters

    The Cynthiana Democrat has been asked by Santa to help with his naughty and nice list.

    The Cynthiana Democrat has agreed to  print Letters to Santa in the newspaper to help him out.

    All letters must arrive by Thursday, Dec. 10, at 5 p.m. Letters will be printed in the Dec. 17 issue of the Democrat.

    Letters can be mailed to Santa at P.O. Box 160, Cynthiana, KY 41031; dropped off at the office at 302 Webster Ave.; or email to rsmiley@cynthianademocrat.com.

    Please limit letters to 75 words or less so that everyone’s letter will get printed.

  • UPG opponents file suit in Harrison court

    Opponents of United Propane Gas, Inc. will take their concerns to court.

    Neighbors of the Connersville Pike/Sea Biscuit Way area filed a suit in Harrison County Circuit Court on Nov. 4, 2009, against the City of Cynthiana, Cynthiana City Commission, Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Commission, Cynthiana-Harrison County Economic Development Authority, Inc. and United Propane Gas, Inc. Also named are individual members of those boards and commissions.

    See more on this story in this week's print edition of The Cynthiana Democrat.