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  • 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.

  • Kuster files for re-election

    18th Judicial District Judge Charles W. Kuster Jr., filed for re-election at the offices of the Secretary of State Alison Lundergan-Grimes on Nov. 30, 2017.  Kuster has served as district judge for Harrison, Pendleton, Nicholas and Robertson counties since 2010. He previously served as Harrison County Attorney from 2000 to 2010. He is married to Robin Shaw Kuster and has one step-son, Joshua D. O’Brien. “I am excited by the opportunity to continue to serve the 18th Judicial District to the best of my ability over the next four years.”

  • Sentencings issued in four Circuit Court cases

    Four Harrison County defendants learned their fate in Harrison Circuit Court last week.
    Christopher Hall was sentenced to one year in prison on a charge of first-degree bail jumping. His sentence will be served consecutively to his other sentence in Harrison Circuit Court.
    His request for probation was denied.
    Heather Bailey was sentenced to one year in jail on her charge of first-degree bail jumping. The sentence was also set to run consecutively with other cases in Harrison, Johnson, Floyd and Madison counties.

  • Grand jury indicts four last week

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Six indictments were returned last week by a Harrison County grand jury against four individuals.
    Cassie Slade (also known as Cassie Overly), 27, was named in two indictments, both for theft of identity and for being a persistent felony offender.
    The grand jury alleges that on Aug. 18, Slade used or possessed information that identified her as Frances Overly for the purpose of avoiding detection.