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  • Trial continued for man accused of impersonating police officer

    A bench trail that had been scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 14, was continued to Feb. 13.
    Martin Taylor was to appear before Judge Jay Delaney to answer to charges that he had impersonated a police officer on three separate occasions.
    He was arrested in August 2016 and charged with three counts of impersonating an officer as well as unlawful imprisonment and wanton endangerment.
    According to earlier stories, Taylor allegedly pulled over motorists claiming that he was an officer of the law.

  • SAFETY Alliance holds Christmas party

    Jayden Fulz is excited to receive Legos during Sunday’s SAFETY Alliance Christmas party. Each child received a Christmas gift from Santa. The SAFETY Alliance (Social Alliance for Empowering the Youth) meets monthly at the Harrison County Health Center/Wedco office on Oddville Avenue.

  • Salem Pike family loses home, belongings

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Harrison County Volunteer Fire Department, with help from the Cynthiana Fire Department, were unable to salvage much from a Salem Pike home, early Sunday afternoon.
    A passerby saw smoke and flames at about 2 p.m. at the home of Anthony and Candice Blackwell. Eight minutes later the first fire truck arrived at the scene, but by that time the house was totally engulfed in flames.

  • Police charge five in family-affair bust

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A father and his two sons as well as two others were arrested Tuesday night on multiple drug charges.
    Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Mark Burden said the department and future Harrison-Bourbon Drug Task Force had been investigating for about two weeks prior to the arrests.
    Burden said they received a complaint that between 30 and 40 cars were going to this Corinth-area house every day.

  • Custard fatally shot Sunday

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A Cynthiana man was shot and killed while attempting to get into his ex-wife’s home on Sunday evening.
    According to Kentucky State Police Trooper Charles Loudermilk, Marcellus Custard was fatally wounded by a shot from within the residence at 3663 KY 1842 North.
    Loudermilk said that Custard had broken a window and was reaching through to open the door when the shot was fired.
    There were two people inside the residence, Jackie Hess and her boyfriend.

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  • Jones keeps Christmas tradition alive

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    “You can tell I like Christmas,” Juanita Jones said, shortly after an interview with her began.
    Jones makes no bones about it...she loves the holiday season and particularly loves to decorate both the inside and outside of her home, with all things Christmas.
    No fewer than 30-40 different outside decorations are in place, along with hundreds of feet of lights around her house, fencing and trees.

  • Natural gas price drops for Columbia Gas of Kentucky customers

    Columbia Gas of Kentucky has received approval from the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) for its most recent Gas Cost Adjustment (GCA). On Nov. 29, Columbia Gas of Kentucky’s gas supply cost decreased from $5.6645 per Mcf (1,000 cubic feet) to $5.3629 per Mcf. The new gas supply cost will remain in effect until the next scheduled Gas Cost Adjustment in March 2018.

  • Concert band program

    Band students from Harrison County High School and Harrison County Middle School welcomed guests to the high school auditorium on Sunday for their annual Christmas concerts. The programs were under the direction of HCHS director John Merz and HCMS director Julie Lucky.

  • Harrison County has substitute bus driver shortage

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Harrison County School District is looking for a few good men and women to help with a substitute bus driver shortage.
    According to Transportation Director Bill Blackburn, the Harrison County District has six substitute drivers at its disposal, but needs more.