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  • Nine picked up on trafficking charges

    Becky Barnes,

    Editor

    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

     

    “There’s always going to be more,” said Harrison County Sheriff Shain Stephens after nine suspects were arrested on drug charges Thursday afternoon.

    A multi-agency roundup with the Sheriff’s Office, Cynthiana Police Department and Kentucky State Police served warrants throughout the day.

    More information will be released as it's made available.

  • Four-vehicle crash Monday sends three to hospitals

    Tragedy was averted on Monday after a four-car accident on US 62 West, a mile and a half south of Cynthiana.

    According to a report from Harrison County sheriff’s deputy Robert Peak, Medearis Robertson was stopped on the roadway, westbound, waiting for a vehicle driven by Gwen Whalen to turn left into her driveway.

    A vehicle behind  Robertson, driven by Seth Dingess, Mt. Olivet, struck the Robertson vehicle then careened into the eastbound lane, where it side-swiped the eastbound truck of Billy Clem.

  • General election 2016 dates to remember

    Becky Barnes,

    Editor

    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

     

    As the Nov. 8 election draws near, there are still a few dates to remember.

    Oct. 11 will be the final day to register to vote. Those books will be closed from Oct. 12 to Nov. 14.

    Absentee voting is also approaching with a couple of dates to mark on your calendar.

  • Lizer to step down, Hatterick to run unopposed

    Lee Kendall,

    News Writer

    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

     

    There will be one change on the five-member Harrison County School District Board of Education after the coming November election.

    Gary Lizer, the longest serving member of the local  board of education at 15-plus years, has opted to not seek re-election to another term.

  • McNees retires from long-time post at Senior Citizens Center

    Lee Kendall,

    News Writer

    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

     

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Senior Citizens Center is losing a valuable team member this week.

    Shirley McNees, 77, is a jack-of-all-trades and has decided to retire after 15 years of service at the CHCSCC.

    “Shirley wears many hats and will be very difficult to replace,” said Laira Brogli, a co-worker at the center.

  • "Hot" Rod Run is successful

    Tyler Dale, from the History Channel’s American Restoration and star of The Tyler Dale Project, was the guest star for this year’s Cynthiana Rod Run. Dale met with fans for photographs and autographs at Biancke’s at 1 p.m. Saturday. He also mingled with some of the estimated 10,000 visitors and nearly 1,500 car, truck and motorcycle owners.

  • KSP to conduct traffic safety checkpoints

    The Kentucky State Police at Dry Ridge will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints throughout the post district. These checkpoints will be set up at designated areas on highways where statistics have shown an elevated number of vehicle crashes.

    During the checkpoints officers will be enforcing laws related to Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol, Licensing of Motor Vehicles and Operators, Registration and Insurance Violations, Seat Belt and Child Restraint violations along with Motor Vehicle Equipment Violations.

  • Cynthiana’s Shepard works at Rio Olympics

    Lee Kendall,

    News Writer

    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

     

    There was at least one Harrison Countian who participated in the recently completed Rio Olympics.

    She didn’t win any medals, but Lauren Shepard had an unforgettable experience, nonetheless.

  • Local man charged with impersonating peace officer

    Becky Barnes,

    Editor

    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

     

    A Cynthiana man got to see law enforcement from a different perspective after he was arrested on multiple charges that originate with impersonating a peace officer.

    Martin Taylor, 69, was arrested Friday, Aug. 26, after he allegedly pulled over a woman he had followed into Cynthiana from Joe’s Bar on KY 36 West.

  • Three busted on heroin charges

    Becky Barnes,

    Editor

    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

     

    Three law enforcement agencies teamed up last week for a Cynthiana drug bust.

    The Harrison County Sheriff’s Office, Cynthiana Police Department and Kentucky State Police arrested three people, each on charges of selling heroin at 413 W. Pleasant St. on Thursday, Aug. 25.

    Two  of the three remained in the Bourbon County Detention Center as of Tuesday afternoon.