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  • Blackburn escapees captured in Harrison

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Two escaped convicts from the Blackburn Correctional Complex in Lexington were recaptured Tuesday afternoon in Harrison County.
    Jordan Green  and Waltez Franklin walked away from the minimum-security prison sometime before 8 p.m. Monday night.
    A railroad employee called Kentucky State Police around 1:25 p.m. Tuesday advising that he saw two men who could be the escapees from Blackburn on the railroad tracks.

  • Southwood indicted on importing heroin charge

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A Harrison County grand jury returned seven indictments on Tuesday, two of which were misdemeanor charges.
    John Southwood, 31, faces a six-count indictment on drug-related charges.
    The grand jury alleges that on Nov. 8, Southwood brought heroin into Kentucky from another state with the intent to sell or distribute the substance.

  • First baby of 2016 welcomed at Harrison Memorial Hospital

    Ezra Ward Jackson, born to Heather and Aaron Jackson of Berry, Ky., was the First Baby of 2016, born at Harrison Memorial Hospital on Jan. 5, 2016 at 9:24 a.m. He weighed 9 lbs. and was delivered by Dr. Derek Clarke. Ezra is welcomed by his sisters, Evalee and Ava. He received gifts from HMH, HMH OB Department, HMH Auxiliary and Project Linus.

  • KSP makes heroin bust following traffic stop

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A Cynthiana man is in jail after allegedly being caught with a large amount of heroin and cash.
    Timothy  Garrison, 54, was arrested following a traffic stop on U.S. 27 North around 8:45 p.m. Monday.
    According to the arrest citation, a Kentucky State Police trooper observed Garrison on U.S. 27 North driving a 2005 Dodge Ram truck, and was allegedly unable to maintain his lane.

  • Police nab suspect following high-speed chase

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A Tuesday afternoon high-speed chase ended with a suspect in custody facing multiple charges.
    Cynthiana Police Department Ptl. Michael Coppage was attempting to serve a warrant on Brandon Cummins, 33, for third degree rape when Cummins took off in a 1995 Nissan Altima.
    Police first located Cummins around 2:40 p.m. Tuesday on Rodgers Park. Cummins was allegedly attempting to meet with the 14-year-old victim of his alleged rape.

  • LOOKING BACK AT 2015

    Heroin continues to plague the community

  • Former Falmouth police chief has sentence probated for three years

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Former Falmouth Police Chief Mark Lane Posey was sentenced to three years probation in Franklin County Circuit for crimes committed while he was chief of police.
    Posey entered guilty pleas in October to charges of
    •Abuse of Public Trust Over $500,
    •Theft by Unlawful Taking of a Firearm, and
    •Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument Second Degree (14 counts).

  • McKee files for re-election

    Kentucky state representative and chairman of the Kentucky House Agriculture & Small Business Committee, Tom McKee (D-Cynthiana), has filed for re-election to his House District 78 seat that encompasses Harrison and Pendleton counties and portions of Scott County.  
    McKee holds a national position, serving as the chairman of the Southern Legislative Conference (SLC) Agriculture & Rural Development Committee.  

  • Burden assumes interim Main Street post

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Cynthiana Main Street program has a new, albeit temporary, director.
    Harrison County native, and business owner, Stephanie Pierce Burden assumed control of CMS on Tuesday as the program’s interim executive director.
    “It’s an odd situation and an odd transition,” said the 34-year-old mother of two. “I just want to maintain the enthusiasm that has been generated downtown.”

  • Creating Christmas

    Tayana and Karissa Williams are excited to open their packages at the Social Alliance for Empowering the Youth (SAFETY) Christmas party on Sunday. Children in the group were able to visit with Santa and open gifts