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  • Harrison County unemployment rate remains constant

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Harrison County’s unemployment rate has held steady over the last year, according to the latest figures from the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet in Frankfort.
    The January 2016 unemployment rate in Harrison County is 5.6 percent, the same as it was in January of 2015. According to the Kentucky Labor Force estimates, Harrison County has 459 unemployed out of an eligible labor force of 8,219.

  • 1964: A big year for Harrison County schools

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    1964 was a tumultuous year. It was the year that LBJ defeated Barry Goldwater in the Presidential election, the year the Beatles first came to America, the year that Cassius Clay defeated Sonny Liston and became the heavyweight champion of the world...and the year that all the county schools merged into one Harrison County School District.
    The end of the 1963-64 school year was the final year for five different out-lying county schools.

  • Public hearing for proposed needle exchange program March 22

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court heard a presentation from Crystal Caudill Miller of the Wedco Health Department on Tuesday night, seeking support for a needle exchange program.
    If implemented, the program would allow intravenous drug users to receive clean hypodermic needles after they bring in used needles for disposal.
    Miller told the court that health care providers are solidly behind the needle exchange initiative.

  • Daylight Savings Time returns this weekend

    Daylight Savings Time (DST) returns this Sunday, March 13, beginning at 2 a.m. Residents may want to set their clocks ahead one hour before going to bed.
    Daylight Savings Time will allow for longer daylight for all activities.
    Eastern Standard Time will resume on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016, at 2 a.m.

  • ‘You don’t do things to get awards’ says 2015 winner

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    There just aren’t enough hours in the day, or days in the week, for Roger Slade.
    The Cynthiana native is on the city commission serving his third term, currently as Commissioner of Public Safety. He is a co-owner of the Rohs Opera House. He and his wife Shelly operate Abstract Distractions, a new business in downtown Cynthiana. Oh, he also works full-time as a teacher at Eastside Elementary school.

  • Local Republican voters choose Trump

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Harrison County’s results from Saturday’s Republican Party caucus mirrored the state results on a smaller scale.
    Presidential candidate Donald Trump claimed the majority of the votes for the state, earning him 17 of the state’s 46 Republican delegates.
    Statewide, Trump picked up 35.92 percent of all votes. Harrison County added 265 votes to Trump’s total Kentucky votes of 82,493.

  • Chamber honors its citizens at annual banquet

    Cynthiana Fire Department assistant Chief Darrin Hawkins earned the 2015 Chamber of Commerce Public Safety Professional Award. Hawkins and other Chamber honorees were announced at last Thursday’s annual Chamber of Commerce awards banquet. See the media feature for more photos from the event which was held at the Cynthiana Christian Church.

  • Biker airlifted from KY 36 wreck

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    A Georgetown man was airlifted from the scene following an accident on KY 36 west, Monday afternoon about 3:30 p.m.
    Charles “Mark” Carter was apparently test driving a motorcycle that he was interested in purchasing, when he lost control in one of the “S” curves around the old Webber’s Sausage plant.
    A west-bound car driven by Barbara Puckett was struck by the motorcycle.

  • Car slides into creek
  • Lincoln Day Lunch welcomes Republican candidates

    harrison county lincoln day. The Harrison County Lincoln Day Lunch was held at the Cynthiana Country Club on Saturday, Feb. 27. There were 85 in attendance with a slate of speakers including US Sen. Rand Paul, US Rep. Thomas Massie, US Rep. Andy Barr, state Sen. Steve West, and candidates Sam Pierce, Mark Hart, and Roger Brill. Mike Fisher of the Harrison County Republican Party is pictured with Rand Paul. Republican state representative candidates Mark Hart and Sam Pierce addressed the crowd as did Andy Barr.