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  • THE END OF A NEWSPAPER ERA

    By Becky Barnes, Editor

    After 38 years of ink pumping through his veins, Cynthiana Democrat publisher George Jacobs is retiring.

  • Edgemont named in civil suit

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer

  • Passed-out driver careens toward tracks

    By Becky Barnes, Editor

    A Georgetown man was arrested Tuesday afternoon in Cynthiana on drug-related charges after he crashed into a ditch line that runs along the railroad tracks.

  • Corrections

    In the feature story on Suzanne McComas, it was another private investigator, McComas’ colleague, that discovered a murder witness had lied because her apartment window faced in the opposite direction.
    In the public records section, in an injury accident on Rocky Springs Road on July 29, it was Heidi Coghill’s car, not Gregory Baxter’s, that went off the road and overturned.

  • Water Day 2014
  • Did You Know 8-7-14

    Amish family’s cash stolen
    Last Thursday afternoon, cash was taken from the buggy belonging to an Amish man who was selling fresh vegetables in front of the Farmers Deposit Bank on U.S. 27 South.
    Ptl. Nathan Linville said the call to police was actually made by one of Jacob Yoder’s customers. She told police that Yoder told her about the theft and she in turn called the police.

  • Charlotte’s Web, Dracula on stage this fall

    The theater season in Cynthiana will be an experiment in contrasts this fall when two productions of classic stories hit the stage.
    The Rohs Theater Company is in the last month of rehearsal for the children’s classic “Charlotte’s Web,” which is set for performances in the last week of September.
    On the heels of that production, the harriCYN Community Theater Group will present its version of the famous gothic horror, “Dracula,” for Cynthiana’s much anticipated Halloween celebration throughout October.

  • Rod Run organizers ready for third event

    With only two weeks left before the third installment of the Cynthiana Rod Run on Saturday, Aug. 23, there is still plenty of opportunity for local businesses to get involved and benefit from the association, said Rod Run Committee Chair Jerry Adams.

  • Indictments issues in five cases

    A Harrison County grand jury met Tuesday and returned felony indictments against four Harrison Countians.
    Davi Demon Stanley, 21, will be placed under a $10,000 bond for two charges of selling or transferring a controlled substance (marijuana) to a minor, second or subsequent offenses, and two counts of second degree unlawful transaction with a minor.
    According to the indictment, Stanley allegedly sold marijuana to two different minors on May 21, 2014.
    Cpl. Walter Tapp of the Cynthiana Police Department (CPD) is investigating the case.

  • Walls, ceiling damaged during wiring heist at Concept

    Sometime before Tuesday, July 29, someone entered the Concept Packaging building and removed nearly all of the building’s wiring.
    Det. Alan Judy said there was extensive damage to the building where the walls were cut into to expose the wire and the ceiling was ripped down.
    “The damage is throughout the building,” Judy said, noting that the warehouse is used as a storage area but the office is vacant.
    Typically, once the wiring is taken from a building or other source, the outer coating is removed and wire sold for scrap, Judy said.