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  • Fiscal Court okays 2017-18 jail budget

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court accepted the 2017-18 jail budget that was submitted by jailer Steve Slade, in spite of rising costs for housing inmates in different facilities.
    “We are spending a lot of money for this, but it is still much less than what it would cost if we had our own jail,” said County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett. “If you look at the expense incurred by counties that do have jails, we are still in pretty good shape.”

  • Did You Know

    Quarter auction to benefit
    clothing closet
    A quarter auction will be held Saturday, March 25, at the Cynthiana Elks Lodge with proceeds to benefit the Harrison County Clothing Closet. Funds will be used to purchase undergarments for those in need.
    Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. with the auction getting underway at 10:30 a.m.
    There will be a $5 admission that will include three paddles. Additional paddles, limit five, will be available for $1 each.
    Concessions will also be available.

     

  • Chamber Educator of the Year

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    If anyone was born to be a teacher, it is Stephanie Whitson.
    The 2016 Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year has been teaching for 16 years, all at Eastside Elementary School and comes from a family of teachers.
    “I most definitely feel like this is what I was born to do,” she said during an interview last week. “I am a very spiritual and faith-based person and I just feel like this is the plan that God has for me.”

  • Eight indictments issued by grand jury

    Robin Smiley,
    news writer
    rsmiley@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Harrison County grand jury met on Tuesday, March 7 and issued eight indictments.
    Included in the indictments were:
    The grand jury charges that Jackie Caskey, 59, operated a motor vehicle while under the influence - fourth or subsequent offense with aggravating circumstance, terroristic threatening in the third degree, criminal mischief in the third degree and disorderly conduct in the second degree.
    Caskey is alleged to have committed the offense in December, 2016.

  • Three air-lifted after Saturday head-on crash

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Tragedy was averted on Saturday afternoon as three people were air-lifted from the scene of a three-vehicle accident on Ky 36, three and a half miles west of Cynthiana just past Hendricks Lane, on Saturday afternoon at about 3 p.m.

  • Former U.K. Wildcat Kenny Walker talks basketball with Lions

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    University of Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari has been at the forefront when it comes to recruiting one-and-done players.
    Count former UK star Kenny Walker as one who is not particularly fond of that current trend.

  • Former state Rep. McKee honored for years of public service

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Former state Rep. Tom McKee was honored on Thursday night, March 2, with a dinner and several testimonials about him and his years of service as an elected official in Harrison County and beyond.
    Over 175 people attended the dinner that was provided by the Harrison County Beef Cattle Association.
    McKee has been an ordained deacon and elder at the Cynthiana Presbyterian Church for decades and is known for never missing a Sunday service.

  • Leaders teach SAFETY first

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Local comedian Will Hinton will admit that when his idea for a mentoring group came about there were a few hitches in making it work.
    Two years ago, Hinton and a few other men thought they could welcome kids between 6 and 17 years old into a group where they could have positive role models. They wanted to show the kids that they could have fun and learn some life skills.

  • Cynthiana is 17th safest city in state

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Cynthiana is in the top 20 of safest cities in the state, according to the National Council for Home Safety and Security.
    Cynthiana Police Chief Ray Johnson said he was notified on Monday that the city was 17th among all the cities in Kentucky.
    Johnson said information from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report statistics is used to determine the top 50 cities, based on population, the number of violent crimes, crimes against property and the number of cases solved.

  • Daylight Savings Time returns March 12

    Daylight Savings Time will return on Sunday, March 12. So remember to forward your clocks ahead by one-hour on Saturday evening before going to bed.
    Eastern Standard Time will return on Sunday, Nov. 5.