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  • City makes plans to hire four police officer recruits

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Four individuals moved one step closer in the arduous journey to becoming a Cynthiana police officer.
    Commissioner Roger Slade asked for approval to offer employment to four police officer recruits pending completion of all the pre-employment screenings.
    Slade said hiring police officers is a long process ... and when they are recruits it’s even longer. Recruits have to attend 21 weeks of school/training before they are ready to patrol with a local field training officer.

  • Carey family unites in fight for life

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

     By profession, Larry Carey was a Kentucky State Police trooper. In his time patrolling the State, he faced very difficult situations, but none more difficult than the one he faced 10 years ago, after he retired from KSP.
    You see, 10 years ago, he was diagnosed with head and neck cancer.
    In June of 2007, he was dressing to go to a funeral visitation when he felt a tiny knot on his neck as he was tying his tie.

  • Search begins for new Eastside principal

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    The search is on for a new principal for Eastside Elementary.
    Belinda (B.J.) Maggard has accepted a position at the central office as the director of technology. Maggard will be assuming the position vacated by Melissa Shepard, who will retire June 30.

  • P&Z oks recommendation for HMH zone change

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    After a lively, and sometimes contentious, public hearing on Monday night, the Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Commission voted to accept a request by Harrison Memorial Hospital to change a zoning classification on property they own. More than 60 people were in attendance.
    At issue was a little more than 26 acres of land, designated as A-1, the hospital purchased from Robert Owen, a member of the joint planning commission.

  • Church Street at Oddville Avenue is closed for the summer

    Work began Tuesday to make road and drainage improvements at the Church Street and Oddville Avenue intersection.
    According to Cynthiana Police Chief Ray Johnson, Church Street is completely closed between Reynolds Avenue and Pleasant Street. Residents can access through either end. However, they cannot cross Oddville Avenue.
    Church Street traffic is re-routed on the north end to Reynolds Avenue then onto Oddville Avenue.

  • Home and Garden Show Food Pantry Donation
  • Trooper Island Golf Scramble is June 23

    Kentucky State Police Dry Ridge Post 6 public affairs officer David Jones has announced that the third annual Lt. Terry Evans Memorial Trooper Island Golf Scramble will be held on Friday, June 23, at Eagle Creek Country Club in Grant County.
    Registration for the scramble begins at 8 a.m. and the scramble is set to tee-off at 9 a.m.

  • Blue Grass Energy awards 11 scholarships to area students

    Blue Grass Energy is to announcing the winners of its 2017 Scholarship Program. Eleven $1,000 scholarships are being awarded to graduating seniors served by Blue Grass Energy.
    Anna Arthur is the daughter of Allen and Allyson Arthur of Cynthiana. She is graduating from Harrison County High School.
    Nicholas Belen is the son of Robert and Rita Belen of Frankfort. He is graduating from Western Hills High School.
    Virginia Deaver is the daughter of Ron and Bhana Deaver of Berea. She is graduating from Berea Independent Schools.

  • State treasurer returns over $1,000 to Harrison County

    Kentucky State Treasurer Allison Ball returned $1,137.41 worth of unclaimed property to Harrison County during the first quarter of 2017. This initiative proactively searches for unclaimed property in three key areas: local government, schools, and charities.
    “I am a big believer in property rights,” Treasurer Ball said in a statement. “One of my favorite things to do in government is to return people’s property to them. It’s why the Unclaimed Property Division in my office is so important.”

  • Final weekend for The Odd Couple; auditions begin for Arscenic and Old Lace

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    With three more performances of The Odd Couple yet to be staged, the Rohs Theatre Company is already making plans for its fall production of Arsenic and Old Lace.
    The Odd Couple will conclude its six-show run this weekend, with three more performances.
    The curtain will be raised at 7:30 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday night, and at 2 p.m. for a Sunday matinee.