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  • Christmas Parade will be Dec. 8

    The annual Cynthiana Christmas Parade will meander through the streets of the Maiden City, beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 8.
    Sponsored by the Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce and Cynthiana Main Street, this year’s parade will feature a variety of floats, classic cars, tractors, the award-winning HCHS marching band and, of course, a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus.
    The grand marshal for this year’s parade will be former HCHS football standout Teddy Taylor.

  • Red State BBQ grand opening

    Red State BBQ had its official Cynthiana grand opening last week. The first 15 people in line, received certificates good for one free BBQ sandwich per month, for the next year.

  • Entrepreneurs feeling HEAT with a little help from retirees

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Economic Development Authority is turning up the HEAT on helping new entrepreneurs get their businesses up and running.
    Last March, Garnett Furnish, EDA director, formed a committee of former successful businesspersons to formulate plans to be proactive in encouraging new businesses to open in Cynthiana and Harrison County.
    This new organization was named the Harrison Entrepreneurship Assistance Team, or HEAT.

  • Relay for Life Quarter Auction is Saturday at Elk’s

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    This Saturday will mark the seventh year for Harrison  County’s quarter auction to benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. It will also be the final year for co-chairpersons Jeni Valentine and Judy Faulkner to bring it all together.
    Valentine said the pair are looking to step back and let someone else take the lead.
    However, they want to step away with the biggest auction yet.

  • Fiscal court members remain skeptical about industrial bond for solar company

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    After hearing from two representatives of the proposed solar farm that will be located in western Harrison County, the Harrison County Fiscal Court tabled the issue, where Bluebird Solar was seeking the court to agree to sponsor a $100 million industrial revenue bond.
    Tim Eifler, a tax attorney representing Bluebird Solar, gave a presentation to the court, showing the tax revenue the court could expect to generate from the project over a 30 year period.

  • Grand jury indicts 12 in November session

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Harrison County grand jury met on Nov. 7 and returned 15 indictments against 12 individuals.
    Glen Neace, 41, faces a six-count indictment on charges stemming from an Oct. 8 incident investigated by Det. Justin Jett of the Cynthiana Police Department.

  • Former Cynthiana man sentenced to life in prison

    Rocky Ashby, formerly of Cynthiana, was sentenced to life in prison following his conviction in Taylor  County for murdering his former girlfriend in July 2016.
    Tara Simpson Lamer of Campbellsvile was shot twice in the head by Ashby, against whom she had previously filed emergency protective orders. Lamer had also told officers that she had been held in Georgetown against her will and that Ashby had threatened to kill her.
    According to Channel 18 News, Ashby can seek parole after serving 20 years of his life sentence.
     

  • Sunday event to help Eden’s family

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    When Baby Eden Todd Carter was born on July 1, 2017, she was a little jaundiced, but nothing that caused concern for the doctors. However, in just a few short weeks, the concern became real.
    At just a little over a month old, Eden became very jaundiced.
    Her parents, Chris and Ashley Coppage Carter, who are from Harrison County and living in Lemoore, California, with Eden’s big sister, Ivy Blair, noticed one morning in mid-August that Eden’s eyes were yellow.

  • Police Recruits
  • Gracie Furnish: Her FFA journey began in middle school

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Gracie Furnish’s smile alone might have landed her a national office, but it was more than the infectious smile that appealed to the judges.