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  • Desert Storm ring found downtown

    Several events were held in Cynthiana on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. Area restaurants had specials for veterans and their families.
    One veteran, who likely had lunch at Paula’s Restaurant lost what can only be described as a sentimental piece of jewelry.
    AnaMae Brooks was walking along the sidewalk in front of Paula’s on Saturday, Nov. 11, and found a ring from Operation Desert Shield.

  • Riggle seeks election to office of Harrison County Clerk

    William (Willie) J. Riggle has officially filed to run for Harrison County Clerk. 
    Riggle was raised in Harrison County and is the son of the late William Prentice Riggle and Marlene Riggle of Cynthiana. 
    He is a 1978 graduate of Harrison County High School.  Riggle has been married to his wife, Sharon Doyle Riggle for 32 years, they have three daughters Jessica Harris, Stephanie Thomas and Rebecca Riggle, as well as six grandchildren.

  • Trooper’s youth influenced his State Police career

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Chris Turley has been retired from the Kentucky State Police since 2009, but still makes Cynthiana his home and is still involved in youth sports.
    A Lexington native, Turley, 59, is the second youngest of seven children and graduated from Bryan Station High School in 1976.
    He then earned a degree from Morehead State University in 1980, in political science and corrections.

  • 59 candidates file for election to public office

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Fifty-nine local candidates have filed for an elected office for the 2018 election. The deadline was Tuesday at 4 p.m.
    In the partisan races, there are 49 Democrats and 10 Republican candidates. Fifteen will be unopposed.
    Commonwealth Attorney for the 18th Judicial Circuit, Doug Miller, will be running unopposed in his bid for re-election.

  • Budget cuts worry school leaders

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Harrison County Superintendent of Schools Andy Dotson, along with every other superintendent from around the state, are sitting on pins and needles as they continue to lobby state legislators to modify Gov. Matt Bevin’s 2018-19 biennial budget proposal.
    Bevin’s proposal eliminates state funding for several education-related programs and slashes funding for others that will have a dramatic impact on local school district budgets.

  • Two students arrested Friday following separate threats

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    In two separate and unrelated incidents, two Harrison County High School students have been arrested. A juvenile has been charged with terroristic threatening and an 18-year-old student, Brandon Iles, has been charged with terroristic threatening and harassing communications.
    The first suspect, a juvenile, was taken into custody about 6:45 a.m. after an all-night investigation by the Cynthiana Police Department.

  • Two suspects arrested following separate threats against students

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    In two separate and unrelated incidents, two Harrison County High School students have been arrested.
    The first suspect was taken into custody about 6:45 a.m. after an all-night investigation by the Cynthiana Police Department.
    According to Superintendent Andy Dotson, he was informed at 10:11 p.m. Thursday that a threat had been made against Harrison County High School and its students.

  • Homemaker News: Oddville Homemaker Club

    The Oddville Homemakers group is consisted of 23 members. The late Charlotte Northcutt was the president, and Linda Moore is the acting president. The homemakers group are well skilled. All are unique in their own way, so this makes the club a fun group.
    The regular monthly meeting are held on the second Wednesday of the month at the Extension Office at 10:30 a.m. (most of the time). Everyone brings a dish and have a potluck for lunch.

  • Hawkins retires from CFD
  • Kentucky State Police investigates fatal fire in Bourbon County

    Kentucky State Police Post 6, Dry Ridge, are investigating a house fire at 502 High St. in Paris, that claimed the life of a Bourbon County man.
    At approximately 2:20 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 23,  Kentucky State Police was notified of a possible fatal fire at the above address. Upon the fire being put out a male subject was located within the residence. The male subject was identified as Troy Clifton, 47 of Paris, KY. The cause of the fire and the cause of death have yet to be determined. An autopsy of Clifton has been scheduled to be performed.