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Local News

  • HMH lab receives accreditation

    Harrison Memorial Hospital Laboratory in Cynthiana, Ky., has been awarded accreditation by the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), based on the results of a recent onsite inspection.
    The laboratory’s medical director, Patrick C. Crowe, M.D. was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided.  Harrison Memorial Hospital’s Laboratory Department is one of more than 7,700 CAP-accredited laboratories worldwide.

  • Elks receive grant to benefit VA Hospital

    The Cynthiana Elks Lodge secured a $2,000 Beacon Grant and used the funds to purchase much-needed clothing for patients at the VA Hospital in Lexington.  Pictured are Patrick Sinclair, VA chief of volunteer services, receiving supplies from Elks Lodge member Brian Kinney.

  • School board reviews annual audit at special meeting

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Annual audit results for the Harrison County Board of Education were revealed at a special meeting on Tuesday afternoon.
    According to Kristen Ledingham of VonLehman CPA and Advisory Firm, the school district had a clean audit, except for a couple of minor dings with the food service arm of the district.

  • Plans advance for HMH senior living development

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Bids will be sought as early as mid-January after the Harrison Memorial Hospital Foundation received the go-ahead from the Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Commission on its proposed senior citizens community, on Monday night.
    This was the third time the hospital’s proposal was brought before the planning and zoning commission, but the first time that no one was in attendance to speak against the proposed community.

  • CPD Officer Sparks recognized for DUI arrests

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Cynthiana Police Officer Barry Sparks was recognized at Tuesday’s Cynthiana City Commission meeting for his award from the governor’s office.
    Sparks was recently honored at a governor’s reception for his efforts to reduce impaired driving.
    According to Cynthiana Safety Commissioner Roger  Slade, Sparks was responsible for 37 percent of all DUI arrests in Cynthiana during the 12-month period.

  • AJ Flowers closing its doors

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    If you’re looking for a deal for last minute Christmas gifts, stop by AJ Flowers and Gifts on Main Street in downtown Cynthiana.
    Owners Jim and Donna Roberts are going out of business, after 18 years. Everything in the store is now listed at 50 percent off.
    Jim Roberts said that his daughter, the third partner in the business, took a job in Alabama, which led to the closing.

  • Maiden City Brewery celebrates one-year anniversary

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Maiden City Brewery is in the process of celebrating its one-year anniversary, and will do so in style on Friday, Ded. 22 when it unveils its first bottled beer line.
    “Until now, everything we have sold has been from the tap,” explained co-owner Alex Caldwell. “This will open up an entirely new market for us.”

  • 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.