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Local News

  • KSP to conduct traffic safety checkpoints

    (Dry Ridge, KY) – The Kentucky State Police at Dry Ridge will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints throughout the post district. These checkpoints will be set up at designated areas on highways where statistics have shown an elevated number of vehicle crashes.
    During the checkpoints officers will be enforcing laws related to Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol, Licensing of Motor Vehicles and Operators, Registration and Insurance Violations, Seat Belt and Child Restraint violations along with Motor Vehicle Equipment Violations.

  • Main Street program vows to "clean up this town"

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer
    Cynthiana Main Street has vowed to clean up this town and its going to do it with as many community volunteers as it can get.
    There are many cost effective ways to impact the quality and attractiveness of the historic district of downtown Cynthiana, said Emily Ammerman, director of the Cynthiana Main Street program.
    One proactive measure is for community volunteers to work together for one or two hours to sweep up and pick up from the downtown city streets, she said.

  • Fiscal court approves four vehicles for sheriff’s department, one for roads

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer
    The Harrison County Fiscal Court approved four of the six trucks that Sheriff Shain Stephens had requested in a previous meeting for use by the deputies in his department.

  • Court ruling saves Kentucky public libraries

    By Scott Wartman
    The Kentucky Enquirer
    It doesn’t look like libraries in Kentucky will have to close after all.
    The Kentucky Court of Appeals in a 3-0 decision handed down on Friday reversed two circuit court decisions in Kenton and Campbell counties that declared the library districts in those counties had improperly raised taxes for decades.

  • News briefs

    HCHS Parent Site Based Decision  Council elections to begin April 20
    Harrison County High School will be accepting nominations for Parent Site Based Decision Making Council positions for the 2015-2016 school year on Monday, April 20. The nomination form must be filled out completely and returned to the high school front office in a sealed envelope.
    Deadline for submission is Friday, April 24 at 3 p.m.

  • HCHS Parent Site Based Council elections to begin April 20

    Harrison County High School will be accepting nominations for Parent Site Based Decision Making Council positions for the 2015-2016 school year on Monday, April 20. The nomination form must be filled out completely and returned to the high school front office in a sealed envelope.

    Deadline for submission is Friday, April 24 at 3 p.m.

  • Home and Garden Show coming on April 25, 26

    The Cynthiana Democrat’s annual Home and Garden Show is gearing up for its 12th extravaganza. The show is held in partnership with the Burley Co-op and sponsored by Blue Grass Energy, Window World and Storm Shield. 

    The show will be held Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, April 26, from 12:30 to 4 p.m. at the Burley Co-op Building on U.S. 27 North.

  • Meat, produce spill on U.S. 27 North

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer

    An overturned truck blocked two lanes of traffic on U.S. 27 north for over four hours last Wednesday as local haulers cleaned up its entire cargo of ruined steaks, seafood and vegetables that had spilled out along the roadway.

  • Phillips credits family for strong work ethic

    By Becky Barnes, Editor

    Judy Ankeny Phillips was one of the Chamber of Commerce honorees who knew ahead of time that she was an award recipient.

  • Traffic violation leads to high-speed chase on Pleasant Street Saturday

    By Becky Barnes, Editor

    What was supposed to be a traffic stop for Cynthiana Police Ptl. Michael Kiskaden just after midnight on Saturday, April 4, ended with the driver being arrested on numerous charges.