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  • Santa letters deadline nears

    Time is running out to get those letters to Santa printed.
    Once again, The  Cynthiana Democrat has agreed to help Santa Claus with his mail.
    Letters to Santa will be printed in the Dec. 22 issue so be sure to get them here early because there will be no second chance.
    Letters must be received in the office no later than Monday, Dec. 12. Don’t disappoint Santa, grandparents, aunts and uncles who look forward to seeing those letters published.

  • Seven sentenced Tuesday

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Formal sentencing was held Tuesday for seven Harrison Countians who had previously entered guilty pleas to drug.
    Judge Jay Delaney was presiding in Harrison Circuit Court.

  • Sticky fashion plates

    The Brooks Electric Thunderbolts won the youth division of the 3M-sponsored Post-It Note Fashion Show, held at the Rohs Opera House on Friday night. Katelyn Brooks, left, and her sister, Lucy Brooks were the winning ‘Angels.’

  • Teens charged in separate crashes

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Two Harrison County teens were arrested early Saturday morning in separate but related incidents. Both are facing felony charges.
    The first call started on Taylor Drive around 11:15 p.m. and ended minutes later on Battle Grove Avenue.
    Frank Lang, 18, Cynthiana,  who was driving a Dodge pickup truck, is accused of driving through two yards on Taylor Drive.

  • Cynthiana Fire Department offers Christmas tree safety tips

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Cynthiana Fire Department assistant chief Joey Nelson cautioned those who use freshly cut Christmas trees to make sure they are kept watered and moist.
    Last week, at the regular monthly Chamber of Commerce meeting, Nelson and several CFD firefighters staged a demonstration of what can happen if a spark ignites a dry and brittle Christmas tree.
    “It takes almost no time at all for a dry Christmas tree to catch fire and spread through an entire house,” Nelson said.

  • Santa letters requested, deadline is Dec. 12

    Once again, The  Cynthiana Democrat has agreed to help Santa Claus out with his mail.
    Letters to Santa will be printed in the Dec. 22 issue so be sure to get them here early because there will be no second chance.
    Letters must be received in the office no later than Monday, Dec. 12. Don’t disappoint Santa, grandparents, aunts and uncles who look forward to seeing those letters published.
    Letters may be dropped off at the Cynthiana Democrat Office, 302 Webster Ave.; mailed to P.O. Box 160; or email to rsmiley@cynthianademocrat.com.
     

  • Snow is in the forecast; road crews gear up for the slick season

    The plow blades have been sharpened. The salt domes are full. It’s snow and ice season, and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KYTC) maintenance crews are prepared and ready to battle the elements to keep Kentuckians moving this winter.

  • WKYT News anchor and Cynthiana girl to be grand marshal for Christmas parade

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Former Harrison County resident and current WKYT-TV news anchor Amber Philpott will be the grand marshal presiding over this year’s annual Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade.
    The parade will take place on Friday, Dec. 16 and will begin from Flat Run Veterans Park at 7 p.m., the second straight year the parade has been in the evening.

  • Downtown tap room coming soon to Cynthiana

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    A trio of entrepreneurs are on the verge of opening a new business in downtown Cynthiana.
    Maiden City Brewing Company is set to open its tap room sometime in mid-December and hopes to get its own craft beer up and running in the spring of 2017.
    The business will be located on Pike Street, right next door to Vanhook’s Hardware store.
    Currently the owners are working feverishly, converting the old JJ’s Restaurant into their vision for a tap room.

  • Postal carrier to retire at the end of the month

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    After 32 years working for the federal government, local postal carrier Eric Reed will be retiring at the end of this month.
    Reed, 57, and a 1978 graduate of Harrison County High School, served for 13 years in the United States Army and for the last 19 years as a postal carrier.
    After graduating from high school in 1978, Reed attended college at Eastern Kentucky University for one year, before enlisting in the Army.