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  • City moves ahead with splash pad project

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A splash pad for Flat Run Veterans’ Park came a step closer Tuesday with the Cynthiana City Commission’s unanimous approval to authorize Mayor James Smith to sign a Land and Water Conservation grant application.
    Smith said the grant will provide funds for the construction of the splash pad.
    In other business the commission:
    •Heard Smith report that the Westside Development Project is still looking for families who want to own their own homes.

  • Baker indicted by grand jury on three robberies and one attempted robbery

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Harrison County grand jury returned six indictments on Tuesday.
    Matthew Baker and Chelsea Durbin were indicted for their involvement in robbing Speedway on Feb. 23. Baker was indicted on three additional but separate incidents.
    In the Speedway incident, Baker is charged with first-degree robbery and fleeing police.

  • Berry woman charged with last week’s Circle K armed robbery

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Cynthiana police have made an arrest in the early morning robbery of Circle K last Wednesday morning.
    Paula J. Clay, 51, Berry, was arrested just hours after the armed robbery by Cynthiana Police Sgt. Alan Judy. She was booked at the Bourbon County Detention Center around noon.
    According to court documents, a black woman entered Circle K around 2 a.m. During the course of the robbery, she threatened the clerk with a handgun.

  • Home and Garden Show is moving

    The Cynthiana Democrat’s 13th annual Home and Garden Show, which has been at the Burley Co-op building on U.S. 27 North in recent years, will be moving to the former Save-A-Lot building on U.S. 27 South.
    The dates will remain the same -- Saturday, April 23, and  Sunday, April 24. Saturday hours will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 12:30 to 4 p.m.
    This year’s show will feature more than 60 booths. Visitors will be able to register for numerous prizes.

  • Wind damage at Prizing House not an issue for prom

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    High winds over the weekend, ripped part of the roof off of The Prizing House, but will have no impact on the Harrison County High School prom that is scheduled to be held there April 16.

  • New director hired for Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Ten people applied and three were interviewed for the vacancy that was created when Pat Barnes announced her intention to retire, a few months ago as the library director at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.
    Bessie Davis, originally from Kathlene, Georgia, was hired by the library board and started work on Friday, April 1.

  • Cunningham has been living her dream

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Northside Elementary first grade teacher Pam Cunningham is doing exactly what she always dreamed of doing...being a school teacher.
    She was recently named Educator of the Year by the Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce for 2015, after being nominated by her principal at Northside, Sharon Hill.

  • City leaders say ‘yes’ to needle-exchange program

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    After nearly an hour of public comments and Cynthiana City Commission discussion, city leaders agreed to move forward with a syringe exchange program.
    The proposal to provide a needle-exchange source for drug addicts first came on the Harrison County scene last June.
    The Wedco District board of health was the first to approve the plan. That was followed by a nod from the local board of health.
    Last month, the Harrison County Fiscal Court also said yes.

  • Woman charged in last week’s stabbing

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Sonya Kiskaden was arrested Tuesday afternoon by Cynthiana Police Det./Sgt. Alan Judy and charged with first-degree assault.
    Police questioned Kiskaden immediately following last Wednesday’s stabbing of Teresa Barnes at her residence at 107 E. Pearl St.
    Ptl. Jeff Thomas was the first officer on the scene of the stabbing, which occurred around 9:30 a.m.
    According to an affidavit for a search warrant, Thomas described what he saw at Barnes’ home.

  • Save-a-Lot has grand re-opening

    Cynthiana’s Save-a-lot held its grand opening at the new Church Street location on Wednesday, March 16. Save-a-Lot is now located adjacent to Ken’s NewMarket after moving from the U.S. 27 South building. Shoppers lined the parking lot in anticipation of the store’s opening and the advertised sales.