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Local News

  • KSP safety checkpoint locations released

    The Kentucky State Police at Dry Ridge will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints throughout the post district. 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 Violations, Seat Belt and Child Restraint violations along with Motor Vehicle Equipment Violations.

  • CPD investigation continuing into New Year’s Day robbery at Shell Apple Market

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Police are continuing to investigate a New Year’s Day robbery at Shell Apple Market on Pleasant Street.
    Sgt. Jeff Thomas reported that at about 11:30 p.m. last Friday, a man wearing a dark hooded sweat shirt, gloves and blue jeans and brandishing a piece of glass entered the Shell market and demanded money.
    When the clerk hesitated, the white male subject jumped the counter and grabbed the entire cash drawer.

  • Making healthy choices made easier and more affordable

    If the idea of eating nutritious food seems expensive and difficult, it may be surprising to learn it can be affordable and simple to live a healthy lifestyle.
    The University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service makes the healthy choice the easy-and-affordable choice for Kentuckians. Through the Nutrition Education Program’s Healthy Choices For Everybody series, participants focus on building a healthier plate, preparing easy meals that taste great, and saving money on groceries.

  • Chamber nominations sought

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the 2016  annual Chamber Awards Banquet.
    Award categories are: Public Safety, Healthcare, Educator, Citizen, Volunteer, Farmer and Business/Business Person of the year. Winners do not have to be Chamber members. Nominations are open to the community.
    Forms may be submitted online through a link on the Chamber’s Facebook page or picked up at Biancke’s Restaurant or the Chamber office and returned to 201 S. Main St. The deadline for nominations is Feb. 5.

  • Cordle charged after gun incident at Parkland Manor

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A Cynthiana man was arrested Saturday after allegedly having a gun at Parkside Manor.
    Sgt. Jeff Thomas of the Cynthiana Police Department said officers were dispatched to Parkside Manor on Oddville Avenue after receiving a call that a drunk man was there with a gun.
    The suspect was gone from the facility when police arrived. However, witnesses were able to direct police to the residence of Jason Cordle, who was the boyfriend of a Parkside employee.

  • HMH purchases new equipment for pulmonary function testing

    Harrison Memorial Hospital (HMH) is pleased to announce the acquisition of a new pulmonary function testing system, the new MGC Diagnostics Platinum Elite™ body plethysmograph pulmonary function system. The new addition to the pulmonary function lab increases our testing capabilities, while allowing more patients to be tested in less time.

  • 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.