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Local News

  • First day of spring

    The calendar may have said that Wednesday was the first full day of spring, but Mother Nature did not concur. Daffodils on Bridge Street were buried under a couple of inches of snow. Classes were cancelled for Harrison County students who had their ninth day of NTI packets to complete.

  • 51st Lions Club Auction is March 26-30

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The 61st Annual Cynthiana Lion’s Club Radio Auction will be held March 26-30. The auction begins each night at 6:30 p.m. and will be carried live on the local Cable 6 television channel and by WCYN-1400 AM radio. The auction will also be streamed live on the WCYN app at WCYN.com. It is scheduled to end each night at 10 p.m.
    Dustin Rose is heading up the auction this year as the chairman and is looking forward to making money that will stay in Harrison County.

  • Did You Know?

    Rotary
    breakfast, egg hunt is March 31
    Harrison County Rotary and Relay For Life Pancake Breakfast will be held Saturday, March 31 from 8-11 a.m. in the Southside Elementary School cafeteria; followed by the Frankie Taylor Memorial Community Easter Egg Hunt at 11 a.m. at Ingles Stadium. Sponsored by the Rev. Ross Park Committee and the Harrison County Family Resource Center.

    Cynthiana to host first Hemp Day
    in June
    The first Chamber of Commerce-sponsored Hemp Day will be held on Saturday, June 9, in downtown Cynthiana.

  • CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AWARD WINNER

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Thirty-nine years ago, after boasting to all who would listen, Jimmie Cooper assured everyone that his wife was delivering them a son and  he would be named after his Daddy.
    The best laid plans and all that later...
    The doctor told Cooper that he didn’t have a son, but he did have “a truly beautiful baby girl.”
    Since the Coopers had only boy names picked out, that truly beautiful baby girl was named Truly.

  • Drug-trafficking charges top indictments

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Harrison County grand jury met Tuesday, March 6, returning 31 indictments against 25 people. Many of the defendants were arrested in a drug sweep on Thursday. Their information is repeated in a press release from the Bluegrass Narcotics Task Force on page 2.

  • Candidate endorsements for the May 22 primary

    As the 2018 election draws near candidates will begin lining up their followers to write endorsement letters to the newspaper.
    We welcome those local letters. Local being the operative word here.
    We won’t accept letters of mass mailings. With e-mail so prevalent, it’s tougher to determine “mass mailings.” However, if someone sends a letter from Indianapolis endorsing one of our local hopefuls, it’s pretty obvious that it’s from a mailing list.

  • Harrison County Fiscal Court approves jail budget for 2018

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court approved the 2018 jail budget, as submitted by jailer Steve Slade, at its regular meeting on Tuesday night.
    The budget trims $3,200 off last year’s budget and comes in at $942,960. The bulk of the jailer’s office budget is a $655,000 expense earmarked for contracted housing expenses for inmates at other county or regional jail facilities, primarily the Bourbon County Detention Center.

  • Mayor James Smith's State of the City Address, part II

    Good evening fellow commissioners, good evening citizens of the Maiden City.

  • Area narcotics task force makes substantial arrests Thursday

    Agencies assigned to the Bluegrass Narcotics Task Force (Harrison County Sheriff’s Office, Cynthiana Police Department, Bourbon County Sheriff’s Office and Paris Police Department) and the Kentucky State Police began conducting narcotic investigations in Cynthiana, Harrison County. During the course of these investigations, detectives purchased and/or confiscated heroin, fentanyl, prescription narcotics and vehicles from suspects throughout the city and county. 

  • Citizen wants choice for local governments to put fluoride in water

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    “It would be nice to have a choice,” Cynthiana Commissioner Lourena Judy told fellow members of the commission while introducing Cindy Batson at Tuesday’s meeting.
    Batson has been championing state government to amend its mandate for all water treatment facilities to add fluoridation to its public water systems.
    She claims that adding fluoride to the public’s water system is creating over-fluoridation.