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  • SAR purchases Revolutionary War-era cannon

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    The city of Berry is the recent recipient of a Woods’ cannon that has been donated by the Blue Licks Sons of the American Revolution.
    Jackie Miller and his son, Jackie Miller II, along with Janie Whitehead, who is the regent for the Cynthiana Chapter of the National Society for Daughters of the American Revolution were on hand to make the presentation Monday.

  • Teens rescued while garage burns

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Tragedy was averted on Saturday afternoon when an alert citizen was able to pull two teenagers from a house that was in danger of going up in flames.
    The Harrison County Fire Department was called to the scene of a garage fire at the home of Greg McLoney on Pedro Pike just after lunch on Saturday.

  • Giving Thanks: After many surgeries, Mashburn stands tall and pain free

    Betsy Smith,
    News Writer
    bsmith@cynthianademocrat.com

    When Amy Mashburn began having back pain while attending college, she drove two hours to see her family doctor back home in Cynthiana. He dismissed her worries, saying that spines are supposed to curve like that. The neurosurgeon she subsequently turned to attributed it to stress.
    During an interview with her, Mashburn said that by the time her son, Christopher, was born in 1998, the problems with her back could no longer be shrugged off.

  • Cpl. Brett was Marine 1 crew chief

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    There’s not many of us who can say they spent a lot of time with a sitting President of the United States.
    Harold Brett is one who can say that.
    Now a  53-year-old Harrison County resident, Brett served as the crew chief for Marine 1 when Ronald Reagan was President of the United States.
    He was crew chief for 113 “lifts” during his 18-month hitch on Marine 1 and had the highest possible security clearance.

  • Suspects in Harrison, Scott burglaries ID’d

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    After a padlocked building he owned on Rutland Road was broken into, and thousands of dollars worth of property was stolen, Donald Davis installed a couple of trail cameras, designed to locate deer, outside his property.
    According to Harrison County Sheriff’s deputy Robert Peak, those trail cameras were instrumental in cracking a three-person multi-county burglary ring.

  • News Briefs

    Santa letters requested;
    deadline is Dec. 8
    The  Cynthiana Democrat has agreed to help Santa Claus out with his mail again this year.
    Letters to Santa will be printed in the Dec. 14 issue so be sure to get them here early because there will be no second chance.
    Letters must be received in the office no later than Friday, Dec. 8. Don’t disappoint Santa, grandparents, aunts and uncles who look forward to seeing those letters published.

  • Flanery ends 50-year styling career

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    After 50 years of standing behind a chair, holding a pair of scissors or setting color or a perm, Bonnie Flanery is ready to travel.
    Flanery, who owns The Hair House on Pike Street in downtown Cynthiana, began “doing hair” when she was 17 years old.
    At the time, there were no state requirements such as licensing.
    She said she started by styling hair for the women in church who wanted “up-do’s.”

  • Christmas Parade will be Dec. 8

    The annual Cynthiana Christmas Parade will meander through the streets of the Maiden City, beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 8.
    Sponsored by the Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce and Cynthiana Main Street, this year’s parade will feature a variety of floats, classic cars, tractors, the award-winning HCHS marching band and, of course, a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus.
    The grand marshal for this year’s parade will be former HCHS football standout Teddy Taylor.

  • Red State BBQ grand opening

    Red State BBQ had its official Cynthiana grand opening last week. The first 15 people in line, received certificates good for one free BBQ sandwich per month, for the next year.

  • Entrepreneurs feeling HEAT with a little help from retirees

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Economic Development Authority is turning up the HEAT on helping new entrepreneurs get their businesses up and running.
    Last March, Garnett Furnish, EDA director, formed a committee of former successful businesspersons to formulate plans to be proactive in encouraging new businesses to open in Cynthiana and Harrison County.
    This new organization was named the Harrison Entrepreneurship Assistance Team, or HEAT.