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  • Mother, son charged with trafficking

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Michelle Slade, 47, of Cynthiana, and her son, David Slade, 24, also of Cynthiana, were arrested last Thursday outside their home on Haviland Lane.
    Both were charged with multiple offenses, including receiving stolen property (under $10,000), first-degree degree trafficking of heroin over two grams, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and prescription of a controlled substance not in a proper container.

  • Federal Drive to become one-way

    Federal Drive in Cynthiana will soon become a one-way street.
    The Cynthiana City Commission took action to change, what has been a two-way street at its recent meetings.
    Mike Buis, director of the Cynthiana Housing Authority, said the action was the result of parking on both sides of Federal Drive, which made it difficult for traffic, especially school buses, to get through.
    He said he was immediately receptive when approached by Cynthiana Mayor James Smith.

  • Berry citizens start Neighborhood Watch

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

      There’s not a lot of crime in the little community of Berry, but the second largest town in Harrison County is taking a big step in making its streets even safer.
    Berry city officials are very close to having their town officially become a Neighborhood Watch community.
    Essentially, Neighborhood Watch is a program where citizens are on the alert for suspicious or criminal activity...neighbors helping neighbors.

  • Home for Christmas?

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com
    At 5:36 p.m. Sunday, a 9-1-1 call came into Cynthiana dispatch of an injured dog that was on the porch of a U.S. 62 East home.
    Deputy animal control officer, Erin Gaunce, found the dog in a bloody heap. The dog had been shot in the hip and its tail had been torn away from the rump.

  • Janurary target for Ruler Grocery opening

    JayC Food Stores, a division of the Kroger company, is opening its 41st grocery store under the banner of Ruler Foods.  
    The store will open early in January, at 111 Riverside Drive in Cynthiana.  According to Paul Bowen, president of JayC, the new Ruler food store will provide another grocery shopping alternative for Cynthiana and the surrounding area.

  • School calendar for 2016-17 to be decided Tuesday

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Next Tuesday night, the Harrison County Board of Education will meet in its regular monthly session, one week early, and will make a decision on the calendar for the 2016-17 school year.
    According to Superintendent Andy Dotson, the District Leadership Team has recommended two calendars for the board’s consideration.

  • Christmas tree safety advised by fire chiefs

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    For many, Christmas season begins right after Thanksgiving, with Christmas trees and other decorations going up.
    Harrison County Volunteer Fire Chief Charles Allen Carson and Cynthiana Fire Chief Jay Sanders warn that several things can be done to keep the excitement of the Holidays from turning tragic, due to fire.
    Both agree that, with live trees, the two most important     actions that home owners can take are:

  • Warming holiday hearts with Socks of Love

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Members of the Cynthiana Presbyterian Church met on Sunday, Nov. 29, to start the Advent season with a brunch.
    During the brunch, one of the activities the membership opted to involve themselves in is the “Socks of Love” program.
    Each child in Harrison County participating in the Angel Tree program, will receive a pair of socks stuffed with toiletries.

  • Foster care review board member needed for Harrison County

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Patty Tripp, chairman of the local Citizen Foster Care Review Board is seeking volunteers to serve on her board.
    Tripp’s board serves Harrison, Pendleton and Nicholas counties.
    Those interested in volunteering must complete a six-hour initial training session and consent to a criminal record and central registry check.
    New volunteers are trained in the following:
    •Department of Community Based Services procedures.

  • Harrison County jobless rate falls from October 2014 to October 2015

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    From October, 2014 to October, 2015, the jobless rate in Harrison County dropped from 4.7 percent to 3.9 percent, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
    Unemployment statistics are based on estimates and are compiled to measure trends, rather than actually to count people working.