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  • Intern joins Democrat staff

    A summer intern has joined the staff of The Cynthiana Democrat.
    Kristie Hamon, 21, of Frankfort will be working with the news department for the next 10 weeks.
    Hamon is a senior at Eastern Kentucky University where she is a journalism major with a psychology minor.
    She is residing in Frankfort with her family and will be commuting to Cynthiana for the summer.

  • Judge breaks tie vote on construction bid issue

    The Harrison County Judge-Executive was called upon to vote due to a split between the magistrates for allowing an outside business to reconstruct a county road.
    Bids for the reconstruction of Nebo Road, which will be done using state funding, were heard Tuesday night during the second May fiscal court meeting.

  • Business owners respond to smoking ban proposal

    By Kristie Hamon, Summer intern
    A proposed smoking ban brought two Cynthiana business owners to the podium during Tuesday’s Cynthiana City Commission meeting.
    Avi Bear, the head of planning and zoning and owner of Avi’s Oven Art, said he is all for banning smoking in public but said it was important to define what ‘public’ includes.

  • Missing man found in Ohio

    A Harrison County man has been located in another state after his family reported him missing on Thursday, May 17.
    According to the Harrison County Sheriff’s report, Richard Eugene Cain, 64, was reported missing last Thursday after he failed to return home.
    “A missing person report was filed by Cain’s wife, Peggy, on Thursday,” said Harrison County Deputy Robert Peak. “Deputy Kreer took the report around 9 p.m. that night when Cain failed to return home from his daughter’s house in Florence.”

  • CLARIFICATION

    In a Planning and Zoning story from last week’s Cynthiana Democrat, it was indicated that five acres would be required for all buildable lots in the county. However, the 5-acre requirement in the proposed P&Z regulations is for agriculturally zoned properties only.

  • Free fishing weekend June 2-3

    Kentucky’s Free Fishing Weekend, which began more than 30 years ago, offers youngsters and families an opportunity to try fishing at no cost on June 2-3.
    All anglers, both youngsters and adults, may fish without a license those two days. However, all anglers must still observe minimum size limits and creel limits.
    At several locations around the state, Kentucky Fish and Wildlife has partnered with sportsmen’s clubs, parks departments or other government agencies to provide a variety of fishing events and activities for new anglers.

  • Crossword Puzzle

    STATEPOINT CROSSWORD
    THEME: PROM

    ACROSS
    1. Spooky spot?
    6. Marlboro debris
    9. Leak gradually
    13. “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” spin-off
    14. NHL’s rival, 1972-1979
    15. “Is Your Mama a _____?”
    16. It narrows toward point
    17. Hula garland
    18. Desert mirage?
    19. *Queen’s accessory, pl.
    21. *Corsage
    23. Fey’s Lemon
    24. It can be found at a brewery
    25. Breckenridge pastime
    28. ____-a-sketch

  • ‘A good kid’ remembered

    A 22-year-old man was pronounced dead on the scene of an automobile accident located on New Lair Road Monday morning.
    “He was another son to me as all my employees are,” said Mark Cockrell, owner of Cockrell’s Auto Center, of Austin Galbreath. “A good kid who was always here to work and was really going to be someone one day.”
    According to Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Peak, Galbreath was traveling south on New Lair Road in his 1995 Ford Mustang, when he hydroplaned on the wet road.

  • Graduation plans for May 25

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    In just a few short days, members of Harrison County’s Class of 2012 will walk across the stage and collect the piece of paper that is their ticket to the next phase of their lives.
    Graduation will be held Friday, May 25, at 7:30 p.m., at Harrison County’s Athletic Complex, weather permitting.
    The students opted to have their own class officers as this year’s commencement speakers. Delivering addresses will be: Whitney Gaunce, Allison Cordray, Katelyn Horschler and Macy Gasser.

  • Officials question P&Z reg changes

    A special Harrison County Fiscal Court meeting was held on Tuesday, May 15, to discuss proposed changes in planning and zoning.
    Zoning Administrator Bonnie Skinner, chairman Avi Bear and planning and zoning attorney Brian Privett were present at the special meeting to give an outline and answer questions involving the proposed changes.
    Great attention and discussion was given to a new article proposed by planning and zoning which would increase the required lot size for newly built homes in the county.