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  • Super Saturday is coming to Cynthiana on Sept. 23

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The first annual Cynthiana Super Saturday will be a day-long extravaganza in downtown Cynthiana on Saturday, Sept. 23.
    Presented by the Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce, Cynthiana Main Street and the Community Events Committee, Cynthiana Super Saturday promises to be a fun-filled day for all ages and for people with a wide variety of interests.
    The day gets underway at 9 a.m. with  a Chamber of Commerce Ping Pong Drop from a helicopter.

  • Grand jury issues indictments against 13 defendants

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Thirteen individuals were recently indicted by a Harrison County grand jury on charges ranging from flagrant non-support of minor children to fleeing or evading police.
    Scott Goble, 31, was named in two indictments all stemming from an Aug. 10 incident where he allegedly attempted to flee from law enforcement after it was determined he had an outstanding warrant.

  • Dr. Slone joins new veterinarian in Cynthiana practice

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    A new veterinarian with literally a world of experience has joined the Pet Wellness Veterinary Center, specializing in large animals.
    Dr. Kevin Slone, originally from Stamping Ground has joined the practice of Dr. Amberlee Cobler as an associate.
    “I am very happy to be back in a rural setting and am excited to get to know the folks around Harrison County,” Slone said.

  • Court says yes to Sunday liquor sales in the county

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court, by a 4-3 vote, passed the second reading of an ordinance that will allow Sunday sale of package and by-the-drink, alcoholic beverages in Harrison County.
    The ordinance specifies that only licensees with the proper credentials will be allowed to participate and then only between certain hours.
    Section one of the ordinance says:

  • Mother barricades herself, children in home during shooting

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Emilie Fuhr arrived at her home on KY 1842 around 1:45 p.m. She was standing at the mailbox when she heard the first of several gun shots.
    Fuhr said that living in the country she thought nothing of the shots.
    She got back into the car with two of her three children and drove to her residence. Then she heard a helicopter and the area around her home was filled with law enforcement.
    She said she called E911 and was advised to stay in the house with doors locked.

  • MONDAY SHOOTING

    Becky Barnes, Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com
    Lee Kendall, News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    A 20-hour man-hunt ended on Tuesday morning when four Harrison County deputies apprehended Thomas Field VanMeter in a rain-soaked field near his farm on White Oak-Tricum Pike (KY 1842).
    He has been charged with four counts of attempted murder: two against police officers and two against the men in a helicopter that was shot down.

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  • Deputies capture alleged shooter

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Harrison County Sheriff’s deputies have captured Thomas Field VanMeter.
    About 9:30 a.m., VanMeter was captured in the area where a shooting occurred on Monday.
    There were no injuries from yesterday’s shoot-out with law enforcement and none reported this morning from his capture.
    As law enforcement was drawn in from adjoining counties as well as Frankfort, VanMeter was spotted crossing through fields on KY 1842.

  • No school Tuesday, Sept. 12

    Harrison County law enforcement was joined Tuesday afternoon by several other agencies in a search for an active shooter. That person has not been located. 

    Just before 2 pm Monday a KU helicopter was shot down around White Oak Pike and Fritz Lane. The two pilots were not injured and picked up by a KSP helicopter. 

    Harrison County sheriff's deputies were fired on by the shooter and they returned fire. It is not know if the shooter was hit. 

  • 2016-17 Harrison County School District salaries

    Dotson, Andy    $134,508.24
    Shepard, Melissa    $111,361.41
    Case, David    $105,013.44
    Hatter, Jenny Lynn    $92,583.60
    Asher, Julie    $90,387.36
    Switzer, Robert    $89,583.60
    Yearsley, Brad    $89,415.84
    Maggard, Belinda    $89,224.06
    McIntire, Michael    $87,843.60
    Fowler, Steven    $86,848.32
    Hill, Sharon    $86,848.32