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  • Help for Harvey victims

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Pastor Benny Northcutt and four members of his Central Christian Church congregation left on Tuesday afternoon to deliver two trailers of supplies to a Houston church that was ravaged by last week’s Hurricane Harvey.
    Northcutt, Robin Kern, Brian Northcutt, Randy Stumbo and Eric Moore will take turns driving the two trailers during the 18-hour trip to Houston.
    “We intend to drive non-stop and should arrive about 3 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon,” Northcutt said.

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  • My CDL: Kentucky’s exclusive electronic method of receiving CDL documents

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Having launched My CDL - the Commonwealth’s document portal for commercial drivers – in May to maximize efficiency and improve customer satisfaction, the Kentucky Division of Driver Licensing (DDL) is now establishing the My CDL portal as the exclusive electronic means of receiving paperwork from commercial driver’s license (CDL) holders.

  • City begins foreclosure action

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Cynthiana City Commission is ready to move ahead with litigation that would foreclose on a Main Street lot. The property, owned by Billy Asbury, burned several years ago and was left as a vacant shell for many years.
    The city razed the building and now holds a lien for the cost of the demolition plus taxes. The lien is over $26,000.
    City attorney John Lair told the commission that the property would be sold at public auction at the courthouse.

  • Charges pending from 3-vehicle crash on the bypass

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Criminal charges against a Cynthiana man involved in a three-car accident are pending the outcome of toxicology reports, said Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Lance Hutchison.
    Hutchison said he was dispatched to the Bypass between KY 352 and KY 32 around 5:15 p.m. Friday.
    According to Hutchison, James Reed Hope, 44, was driving a 1994 Honda Accord, and attempted to pass a 2007 Chevrolet Colorado, driven by Brandon Brown of Paris.

  • Smiths to be featured Chautauqua guests at Millersburg festival

    David Stone,
    News writer
    dstone@lcni.com

    A festival in Millersburg will be an event of historical proportions for members of a Cynthiana family.
    But then, most events in which the Smith family — four of whom are Chautauqua performers — participates can be of historical proportions.
    “It’s a great way to learn history,” said Betsy Smith. “This is something we just love to do.”

  • Chamber makes community donations

    At its August breakfast meeting, the Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce donated Maiden City t-shirts to the Cynthiana Fire Department for its help setting up Chamber events this summer.

  • Democrats to host, rename dinner in honor of John Swinford

    David Stone,
    News writer
    dstone@lcni.com

    A former state legislator and Harrison County lawyer is being honored as the namesake of a dinner local Democratic Party leaders hope will become an annual event.
    The John Swinford Dinner will be 6 p.m. on Sept. 14 at the Cynthiana Country Club. Naming the event for Swinford was a logical step, Democratic Party Executive Chairman Steve Moses said.
    “John Swinford supported the Democrats tremendously,” Moses said. “He really was a die-hard Democrat.”

  • Coulson announces candidacy for 78th District House seat

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Cynthiana resident Greg Coulson, 34, has announced his candidacy for Kentucky representative in the 78th House District.
    Coulson, a Democrat, is seeking the seat that is presently held by Falmouth Republican Mark Hart.
    Coulson and his wife Courtnie and their 3-year-old daughter Molly moved to Harrison County to be closer to their families.
    Coulson is a native of Grant County and the son of Cheryl Coulson. His brother, Danny, also lives in Williamstown.

  • Friends make blooming difference at Edgemont

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Though not related biologically, Pat Slade and Ruth Stidham consider themselves “sisters in the faith” and in all other blooming things.
    They go to church together at the Kingdom Hall Jehovah Witness Church in Harrison County. That’s where they met and that’s how they found their common adoration of plants.
    “Gardening is a release,” Slade said last week while visiting Stidham at Edgemont Manor Nursing Home.