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  • Above Suspicion

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The community of Berry was abuzz with activity this past weekend.
    An entire production team took over much of the small Harrison County town as pre-production filming of “Above Suspicion” began.
    The old Berry Bank, no longer in operation, became the Leviso Fork Bank, for the movie. That bank in Harlan, Ky., was robbed by one of the central characters in the movie.

  • Serious injury avoided by man run over by train

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A Cynthiana man escaped serious injury early Saturday morning when he was run over by a train.
    Justin Kearns, 26, was allegedly passed out in the area separating the rails of the tracks about 4 a.m. Saturday, according to Ptl. Eddie Quinn of the Cynthiana Police Department.
    Quinn said when he was dispatched to the tracks, between the Oddville and Pearl Street crossing, where a man had reportedly been struck by a train, he thought he would find the worst possible situation.

  • Sadieville mayor has spent nearly half a century in public service

    Kristy Robinson Horine.
    Bluegrass Area Development District

    Nearly 15 years ago, Claude Christensen circled the globe in 21 days.
    He started in Washington, D.C. and during the course of his travels he stopped in London, Azerbaijan off the Black Sea, Kyrgyzstan, Kathmandu, New Dehli, Bangkok, Tokyo, and Detroit.

  • Did You Know

    HCHS graduation is tonight on the Hilltop
    HCHS graduation is scheduled for tonight at the Harrison County Athletic Complex, weather permitting.
    The North Gate only, will be used for ticket-holders and will open at 5:30 p.m.  Graduation will commence at 7 p.m.
    In the event that bad weather occurs, the ceremony will be moved into the HCHS auditorium, also beginning at 7 p.m..

  • HMH opens KidTown Preschool on campus

    In an effort to extend services in our community, Harrison Memorial Hospital has expanded its child care services to include KidTown Preschool.
    KidTown Preschool will open on Aug. 8, 2016, on the HMH campus. Currently, we have limited openings available for children ages four and five.

  • Murdock, Peak and Ping receive Excellence in Teaching awards

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Three Harrison County School District teachers were  among several educators who were honored on Saturday, May 31, in Campbellsville.
    The 30th Annual Excellence in Teaching Awards Ceremony was hosted by Campbellsville University on Saturday, with DeAnna Murdock, Betty Faye Peak and Mary Beth Ping those Harrison School District teachers who were honored.

  • Senior Citizens Center celebrates Older Americans every day

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Harrison County Senior Citizens Center is wrapping up “Older Americans Month”, though current director Robin Florence has a mission of making every month special for those who use the center’s services.

  • Four CPD officers graduate with ERU training

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Cynthiana Police Department now has a trained group of men prepared to take on emergency situations such as hostage, civil disturbances, active shootings, VIP protection and more.
    Assistant Chief Bill Denton, Sgt. Michael Kiskaden, Ptl. Eddie Quinn and Ptl. Lewis Crump III recently graduated from Emergency Response Unit training in Lexington (ERU).
    “We work as a team,” said Denton. “There are no individuals.”

  • Kearns launches cemetery project for Eagle Scout honor

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    A Nicholasville teenager with Harrison County ties is near completion of a community service project that will lead to Eagle Scout status.
    John Kerry Kearns, 13, is an eighth-grader at West Jessamine Middle School and is the son of Kerry and Jacqui Kearns.

  • Hano brings experience to CPD

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    One of the Cynthiana Police Department’s most recent hires is a veteran of police work. He also met the advertised requirement of being certified.
    Hano is a German Shepherd who made his way to the CPD with his handler, Ptl. Eddie Quinn.
    Quinn had been with the CPD for a few months when he expressed his interest in bringing Hano back to active duty.