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Local News

  • KSP traffic safety checkpoints announced

    The Kentucky State Police at Dry Ridge will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints throughout the post district this month.
    These checkpoints will be set up at designated areas on highways where statistics have shown an elevated number of vehicle crashes. During the checkpoints officers will be enforcing laws related to operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, licensing of motor vehicles and operators, registration and insurance, seat belt and child restraint violations along with motor vehicle equipment violations.

  • Young Eagles and Safety Day is June 10

    The 18th annual Young Eagles and Safety Day will be held at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Airport on Saturday, June 10.
    Free flights will be offered to youngsters between the ages of 8 and 17, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
    Since 1992, more than 2 million Young Eagles have enjoyed a flight, nationwide, sponsored by the Experimental Aircraft Association.
    The Safety Day portion of the day’s activities is set aside for the community to come out and meet First Responders and view their equipment.
     

  • Correction

    A story in last week’s Cynthiana Democrat misidentified a woman sentenced for manufacturing methamphetamine. Brenda Prather was sentenced to 10 years in prison on charges of complicity to manufacture methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with physical evidence and possession of methamphetamine precursor. Probation was denied in her case.
    Betty Prather, who lives at 208 Oddville Ave., was not involved in the illegal activity.

  • HCHS principal, Amy Coleman resigns

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Harrison County High School is in the process of searching for a new head principal, following the resignation of Amy Coleman last week.
    Coleman, 40, submitted her resignation to the Harrison County Board of Education following her appointment as the Professional Growth Effectiveness System coach at Beaumont Middle School in Lexington.
    She has been in the administration at the high school for 14 years, the last seven as the head principal.

  • Chalk it up

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Wylie Caudill and Alan Roque have a couple of interests in common.
    Caudill, 21, is a 2015 graduate of Harrison County High School and just finished his junior year at Eastern Kentucky University.
    Roque is a native of Nepal, the adopted son of Martin and the late Cynthia Smiley Roque and just completed his 8th grade year at Harrison County Middle School.
    In general, they both enjoy cartoon-like characters and specifically they both like the Pokemon character, Charizard.

  • Berry to host its annual festival this weekend

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The City of Berry is celebrating 150 years of being in existence as a city, and this weekend’s Berry Festival will highlight that milestone.
    The Festival will get underway at 9 a.m. and will last until at least 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 3.
    Berry city clerk Christine Philpot said that the Festival got started in 1982 and has been held annually, except for  a period of about five years in the early part of this decade.

  • Saturday’s Relay will be first downtown

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Cancer survivor Gary Philpott will be the featured speaker at Saturday night’s Relay For Life event, June 3, that will be held on the courthouse square in downtown Cynthiana.
    The event is scheduled to begin with a survivor’s reception at the Cynthiana Christian Church at 4:30 p.m.

  • Former mayor Brown dies

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Former Cynthiana mayor James Brown passed away Monday, May 29, after a long illness.
    Brown and his first wife, the late Martha Brown, owned numerous businesses in Cynthiana, including Farmers Deposit Bank, Grand Haven, Shady Lawn and Parkside nursing homes, Thrift Food Mart, Gordon and Smith Men’s Clothier, Ponderosa, Lee’s Famous Recipe and others.

  • Farmer’s Deposit Bank donation

    Farmer’s Deposit Bank made a $400 donation to the Harrison County Area Technology Center, earmarked for the local FBLA program. The donation will help offset expenses for four FBLA students to attend the annual week-long FBLA Leadership Development Camp during the 2017-18 school year. Presenting the check is Farmer’s Deposit Bank COO, Greg Wills. Receiving the check is FBLA vice-president Austin Hill, far right, along with Jason Roush. Roush finished fifth overall in the 2017 FBLA State Competition in  networking concepts.

  • Court sentences seven

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Brenda Prather, who was one of three individuals busted in an active meth lab last October, was sentenced to 10 years in prison last week.
    Prather had entered a guilty plea to charges of complicity to manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance (meth), possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with physical evidence and three counts of unlawful possession of methamphetamine precursor.
    The court denied Prather’s request for probation.