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  • Sunday liquor sales public forum is Monday

    The Cynthiana City Commission will host a public forum on Monday, July 17, at 6:30 p.m. at the Harrsion County Extension Office.
    The commission agreed to open discussion to the public regarding the sale of liquor-by-the-drink and package liquor in Cynthiana. Commissioners approved the first reading of an ordinance that would allow both on Sundays.
    However, according to the agenda for Monday, a second option is to limit Sunday sales to liquor-by-the drink.

  • Cynthiana prisoner dies in jail

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Kentucky State Police is investigating an in-custody death of a Cynthiana man.
    Nicholas Hounchell, 25, was arrested Saturday night by Cynthiana Police after a woman on St. Clair Street reported a man in her garage.
    According to the CPD citation, Ptl. Vance Meighan arrived at the St. Clair address and allegedly found Hounchell naked in her detached garage.
    Meighan wrote in his report that it was apparent that Hounchell was under the influence.

  • Local animal shelter welcomes new manager

    Taylor Cusick,
    Summer intern
    tcusick@cynthianademocrat.com

    Potential pet owners need look no further than the Harrison County Animal Shelter. The shelter is located on New Lair Road and has recently welcomed a new manager, Thomas E. Hearn.
    Hearn, 53, is a Harrison County resident whose passion for animals radiates from him during conversation. When asked what he enjoyed most about the job, Hearn had a difficult time narrowing it down to one specific thing.

  • Museum Treasure Hunt Week 6
  • Local services could benefit recovering addicts

    Taylor Cusick,
    Summer intern
    tcusick@cynthianademocrat.com

    Admitting past mistakes is never an easy thing. One Cynthiana resident hopes by embracing her own, she can inspire others.
    Cindy Perkins, 58, is a self-professed recovering drug addict. Perkins says she has used just about everything except heroin and credits a women’s rehab center for saving her life.
    The rehab Perkins attended was a Christian living center designed around building a faith-based sense of community.

  • New vet takes over Brooks Animal Clinic

    Taylor Cusick,
    Summer intern
    tcusick@cynthianademocrat.com

    Cynthiana pets and pet owners take notice, there’s a new doctor in town.
    Doctor Amberlee Cobler, 30, is a veterinarian who has been practicing all over of Kentucky for four years. Cobler initially practiced as a traveling vet under the company name Pet Wellness on Wheels. Now, Cobler will be moving her practice off the road and into a clinic, taking over the Brooks Animal clinic in Cynthiana.

  • Cynthiana makes it . . .

    Editor’s note: The following the third in a series of stories about Cynthiana’s industry and manufacturing operations.

    Taylor Cusick,
    Summer intern
    tcusick@cynthianademocrat.com

    Odds are, people who work anywhere there’s a fear of falling objects have probably seen the name Bullard before.
    Founded in 1898, Bullard Co. is a leader in the production of high-quality protective equipment and is a fifth generation family owned company.

  • Fowler returns to high school as principal

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Steven Fowler, principal for the last 10 years at Southside Elementary School, will change professional residences and become the principal at Harrison County High School, starting with the 2017-18 school year.
    He will succeed Amy Coleman who resigned recently to take a position in the Fayette County School District.

  • Inmates working to reduce sentences

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    For Timothy Henry, who was serving out a 15-year sentence for second-degree arson, having the opportunity for work release in Cynthiana may just be the break he has needed.
    Henry, 35, is from Estill County where he said trouble breeds trouble.
    He admitted that if he was released with nothing better to do than go back to Estill County, he would likely end up back in jail.

  • Summer Food Service Program offered at the following locations

    The Harrison County Board of Education is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.
    Meals will be provided, at a first come, first serve basis, at the following sites and times:
    • River Road Ball Park, May 30-Aug. 4, Monday-Friday from 12-12:30 p.m.
    • Berry City Park, May 30-Aug. 4, Monday-Friday from 12-12:30 p.m.