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Local News

  • KSP identifies checkpoints in Harrison County for traffic safety

    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.

  • Changes made for the 2017-2018 FAFSA

    Those students seeking federal student aid from FAFSA will now need to apply online starting Oct. 1, 2016 at fafsa.gov.
    Needed to apply will be school year attending college, FAFSA submission date, and income information from 2015.
    Students will need to create their FSA ID (username and password); if the student is dependent, at least one parent must also set up and FSA ID and use it to electronically sign the FAFSA, student and parent will need different email addresses.

  • Razor finishes law degree

    Brooke Razor graduated Cum Laude from Villanova Law School on Friday, May 13. During her time at Villanova, she became very involved with campus organizations including the Women’s Law Caucus, Public Interest Fellowship Program with which she served as co-chair of Outreach, and was invited to be on the 3L Legacy committee.

  • The Great Museum Treasure Hunt
  • Class of 2016

    Macy Ollinger looks for family in friends in the Harrison County High School gymnasium last Thursday evening. Graduation had to be moved indoors following a later afternoon shower and the threat of possible thunderstorms. The auditorium was used for overflow guests who could view the ceremony on a large screen. Following graduation, classmates returned to the gym for the annual Project Graduation festivities.

  • 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.