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  • HMH introduces new massage therapist

    Harrison Memorial Hospital administration announces that Shae Bishop has joined the staff as a massage therapist. Shae is a graduate of the Utah College of Massage Therapy and recently relocated to the area.     

    The types of massages available at HMH are the following:

    •Swedish/classic massage is a form of full-body massage relaxes the body, improves muscle tone and circulation.

  • Fair is in full swing

    The Harrison County Fair began in full swing this weekend with livestock shows beginning Thursday morning.

    This was the first year livestock shows were held prior to other fair and carnival events.

    “This trial year of having the livestock shows for three consecutive days before the other fair events began has been a great success,” said 4H County Extension Agent Bill Roberts. “It’s just gone extremely smoothly... and we were very, very pleased with the gate receipts we took in.”

  • Zone changes needed for new businesses

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Commission will be considering two zone change options that could bring business to the community.

    One request is for property at the new Business Park off U.S. 62 West.

    Frazer LeBus III, vice chairman of the Economic Development Authority for Cynthiana and Harrison County, said United Propane Gas Inc. is looking at property on the north end of Sea Biscuit Way. However, he stressed that negotiations are incomplete.

  • Phone scam being reported

    Late Monday afternoon, The Cynthiana Democrat was made aware of an attempted phone scam targeting the newspaper’s classified advertising customers. As of noon Tuesday, two classified customers reported being contacted by telephone by individuals falsely identifying themselves as employees of the advertising department. Customers were informed by the callers that a payment problem had occurred with their advertisement appearing in the newspaper. The callers then asked for the customers’ credit card number or checking account transaction routing number.

  • Classes begin for students on Aug. 11

    School begins Tuesday, Aug. 11, for Harrison County students.

    This week’s print edition of The Cynthiana Democrat will include a section detailing school bus routes as well as class assignments for each of the six public schools in Harrison County and St. Edward Catholic School.

    See this week’s Cynthiana Democrat, available at newsstands throughout Cynthiana on Wednesday evening.

  • Fryman takes over as animal control officer

    Sgt. Allen Fryman, who has been on active duty with the U.S. Army National Guard, has returned to county government.

    Fryman will assume the role of Harrison County’s Animal Control Officer.

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court made the announcement at its Tuesday meeting. Harold Poe, who has been the ACO, will be moved to the road department pending his retirement in September.

  • First-ever Cynthiana Art Walk will feature log cabin construction for children July 25

    With all the Cynthiana Art Walk events planned for the two-day festival, coordinator Karey Smith said the Cynthiana Arts Council hasn’t forgotten about its youngest citizens.

    “We have a ton of events for the kids,” said Smith.

    The second day of the Art Walk, Saturday, July 25, will offer several options for kids, said children’s’ activities co-chairman Karen Bear.

  • Thirteen candidates were vying for commission appointment

    The Cynthiana City Commission received 13 letters of intent from citizens interested in filling the recently vacant Commissioner of Public Utilities position.

    At its June 9 regular meeting, the commission appointed Billy Grayson to the vacant office.

    The commissioner position, formerly filled by Mayor Jack Keith, became vacant when Keith was appointed as mayor after Jim Brown’s resignation.

    Through an open records request, The Cynthiana Democrat has obtained the names and letters of intent from those individuals who applied for the position.

  • Soldier dies in Sunday morn crash

    The 201st Engineer Battalion is mourning the death of Daniel Westfall, 24, following an early Sunday morning car accident.

    “We lost a good one,” said Sgt. Allen Fryman (ret.) Tuesday morning.

    Westfall was traveling northbound on US 27 North when he lost control of the 2006 KIA Sportage he was driving, said Harrison County Sheriff’s Accident Reconstruction Specialist Dean Hutchison.

    “We don’t know what caused him to go off the road,” Hutchison said. “...We’re looking at possibly speed as a factor.”

  • St. Rep. McKee favored restricted gambling at race tracks

    State Rep. Tom McKee voted in favor of the now defeated expanded gambling at Kentucky’s race tracks.

    McKee, who represents the 78th District, which includes Harrison, Pendleton and part of Campbell counties, said Tuesday morning that he voted for the bill because of the benefits that could be reaped for the agriculture industry and more specifically the horse industry.