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  • Harrison County School salaries released this week

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Harrison County School District has released its salaries for all school staff, as required by law.
    For the 2016-17 fiscal year, total salaries amounted to $16,357,729. Harrison County salaries make up nearly 70 percent of the $26,421.040 total budget.
    An increase of $334,975 is budgeted for this year’s salaries.
    The top 18 salaries are paid to administrators and principals, which are 12-month positions.
    Superintendent Andy Dotson earned $134,508 in 2016-17.

  • It’s time for a Taste of Harrison County

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A Taste of Harrison County will get underway around 9 a.m. Saturday morning on the heels of the Born to Run 5K and just prior to the Little Feet, Big Feet fun walk/run.
    The Born to Run 5K, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, and the final leg of the Chamber’s Triple Crown, will begin at 8 a.m.
    The Little Feet, Big Feet will begin at 9:30 a.m. and is sponsored by CHP Wellness.

  • Cynthiana son leaves Houston home

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    It’s often been said that if you don’t like the current weather in Kentucky, just wait a day or two and it’ll change.
    We can have hot and oppressively humid summers and snowy, bone-chillingly cold winters.
    If we’re lucky, we can have several weeks of moderate weather in the spring and fall where, like the Three Little Bears, everything is “just right.”

  • 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.