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  • Trial set for pair accused of robbing Berry bank

    Trial dates have been set for two Harrison Countians charged in connection with robbing the Berry Branch of Farmers National Bank four years ago.

    James Brandenburg, 39, was indicted last month on a charge of first degree robbery, and Roxanna Crump was indicted for first degree complicity to commit robbery.

    The bank was robbed at gunpoint on July 15, 2004.

    They will go to trial in Harrison Circuit Court on Nov. 20 and 21. Pretrial conferences are set for Nov. 4.

  • Baptist church burglary suspect indicted

    Nearly four months after Cynthiana Baptist Church was burglarized, a suspect stands accused and indicted by a Harrison County grand jury.

    Shannon Bills, 25, was one of 20 individuals indicted by the grand jury on Tuesday.

    Bills faces a nine-count indictment for his alleged role in the June 28 burglary of the church and subsequent activity.

  • Special wheelchair needed for 7-foot tall man

    “Everybody knows me,” George says with a smile that makes the blue of his eyes sparkle.

    At 7-feet tall, George Willen barely fits into the wheelchair he depends on for his mobility. He suffers from cellulitis but is more restricted by complications that have resulted from his unusual height.

    He is a resident of Parkside Manor where he can most always be found sitting in his wheelchair in the parking lot waving at passersby on Oddville Avenue or on the facility’s expansive porch.

  • WWII veterans honored by free trip to memorial in Washington, D.C.

    Are you a World War II veteran? Have you seen the memorial to you in Washington D.C.?

    Are you familiar with the organization Honor Flight?

    If you are a WWII veteran, you’re eligible for a free, one-day trip to Washington D.C. to visit your memorial.

    It is the mission of Honor Flight to honor as many of these ‘ordinary people who saved the world’ by providing  them with an organized and expense-paid trip to visit their memorial.

  • Candidate forum for city commissioners is Monday, Oct. 20

    Four seats are up for grabs on the Cynthiana City Commission. Eight candidates are each looking to fill those positions.

    To assist voters in the Nov. 4 election, The Cynthiana Democrat is hosting a candidate forum on Monday, Oct. 20, with the commission candidates.

    Seven of the eight candidates have committed to participate in the 7 p.m. event, which will be held at the County Extension Office on New Lair Road.

    Incumbent candidate Jimmy New will be unable to attend due to a family obligation.

  • Trick or Treat may be moved back to Oct. 31

    The Cynthiana City Commission will have a special meeting Monday morning to consider a proposal to move Trick or Treat back to Oct. 31.

    Commissioners voted Tuesday to move the children's night out to Saturday, Nov. 1, because of a possible conflict with high school football. However, the Thorobreds are playing out of town on Friday. There are more conflicts on Saturday night with Northside Elementary School's annual Fall Festival and Pee Wee football championship play-offs on the Hilltop.

  • Trick or Treat now Nov. 1

    In a ghoulish unanimous decision, the Cynthiana City Commission voted Tuesday to change Trick or Treat night to Saturday, Nov. 1.

    Commissioners previously set the Halloween tradition for Friday, Oct. 31. However, Mayor Jim Brown came to Tuesday’s meeting suggesting that a Friday night football game which he initially believed to be a Hilltop event, would interfere with children’s activities.

  • Honor Flights take WWII veterans to D.C. memorial

    Are you a World War II veteran? Have you seen the memorial to you in Washington D.C.?

    Are you familiar with the organization Honor Flight?

    If you are a WWII veteran, you’re eligible for a free, one-day trip to Washington D.C. to visit your memorial.

    It is the mission of Honor Flight to honor as many of these ‘ordinary people who saved the world’ by providing  them with an organized and expense-paid trip to visit their memorial.

  • Seven of eight candidates have committed to forum on Oct. 20

    The November General Election is fast approaching. While much media hype has been centered around the Presidential Election, there are important races on a more local level as well.

    One such race will be that of electing four Cynthiana City Commissioners. Only two incumbent candidates will be on the ballot. However, they will be joined by five new candidates. There is also one official write-in candidate who has filed the proper papers with the Harrison County clerk.

  • Five indicted on federal charges

    Five individuals from Cynthiana were indicted by a federal grand jury in U.S. District Court on federal bank robbery charges.

    The four men and one woman are facing charges relative to six bank robberies, four of which were in Harrison County, with a total cache of $36,000, according to a Tuesday press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office Eastern District of Kentucky in Lexington.