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  • First Stop clerk robbed Friday, flees on foot with citizens in pursuit

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Police are continuing their search for a man they say robbed a clerk at First Stop on Friday evening.
    Ptl. Nathan Balk of the Cynthiana Police Department said a man walked into the convenience store on West Pleasant Street around 6:30 p.m. Friday. He waited in line and when it was his turn he demanded cash from the clerk.

  • Fire at Paula’s Restaurant originated on first floor

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The investigation into the Jan. 7 fire at Paula’s Restaurant has determined the blaze began on the first floor.
    “We still don’t know what the cause of the fire was, but it did start on the first floor and not in the basement,” said Cynthiana Fire Department chief Jay Sanders on Monday morning.
    Sanders said that three agencies joined forces investigating the fire, including the CFD, ATF and KSP.

  • Public meeting planned for solar farm discussion

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court announced a public meeting that will be held on Feb. 15 at the Extension Office, designed to allow public input concerning the proposed solar farm in western Harrison County.

  • School administration concerned about possible cuts in state’s budget

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Members of the Harrison County Board of Education are skeptical about Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposed budget that he says will not affect school districts’ SEEK funding.
    “To say that SEEK would be untouched is incorrect,” Harrison County Superintendent Andy Dotson told board members on Tuesday. Dotson is concerned that an estimated $600,000 will be cut from the district’s transportation budget. He said that breaks down to about $211 per child.

  • He’s the real deal and loves every minute

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    If Bob Johnson is not Santa Claus in civilian clothes, well then, there just must not be a Santa Claus.
    He certainly looks and sounds like Santa. He has the white hair and beard, the twinkle in the eye and the jolly demeanor that the real Santa Claus must have.
    Johnson, 64, has lived in Harrison County since 2007, when his reindeer flew him in from Detroit.

  • Chamber to honor citizens at annual banquet Tuesday

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The 48th annual Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 30, at Indian Creek Christian Church. The doors will open at 6 p.m., with the meal served at 6:30.
    “I encourage everyone to get there early,” said Chamber director Tomi Jean Clifford. “Nineteen businesses have sponsored tables and there is a gift from those businesses on every seat.”

  • Everything is looking rosy for Baby Eden

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    At just a few weeks old, Baby Eden Todd Carter, was put on a list for a liver transplant.
    After a series of doctors, specialists and hospitals  determined that the tiny infant had biliary atresia, the roller coaster to recovery has been a long one.
    Eden was born on July 1, 2017. She has undergone a number of surgeries and has spent countless days in the hospital or recovering at the Ronald McDonald House.

  • Did you know

    Amateur winter photography contest for adults
    An Amateur winter photography contest for adults to be sponsored by the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Entries accepted Jan. 2-31. Grab the camera and get creative.
    Amateur photographers (ages 18 and up) may enter the contest for a chance to win a Walmart gift card.
    Participants can submit up to two winter-themed photographs. Photos can be 4x6, 5x7, or 8x10, with or without mats. Include name and phone number on the back of each entry.

  • Deputy Peak makes election bid for Harrison County Sheriff

    Deputy Sheriff Robert Peak has officially filed to run for Harrison County Sheriff.  Robert was born and raised in Harrison County and is the son of Andy and Betty Faye Estep Peak. He is the grandson of the late Roy Jr. and Ann Bowman Peak, and the late Bob and Patricia Hampton Estep.  
    Upon graduating Harrison County High School in 1997, he attended college where he  graduated with honors from Eastern Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Police Administration.  

  • Smith seeks second term as mayor of Cynthiana

    James Smith has announced that he will seek a second term as mayor of Cynthiana.  He was elected on his first attempt at public office in 2014 and has recently completed his third year in office.  During that time, Cynthiana has experienced a revival in several areas.
    The downtown business district has grown in the number of new businesses locating there and the renovation of many of the historic buildings.
    Occupational job growth has grown 12% during those three years and is a reflection of more people working and higher wages.