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  • Muralist anticipates two weeks to complete bourbon-bottle painting

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The third downtown Cynthiana mural project is underway and should be completed in about two weeks.
    This project will depict four bourbon bottles from a bygone era and will be completed by Lexington-based artist Jerielle Hanlon.
    The first two mural projects, The Walking Dead mural on Walnut Street and the mural of Cynthiana native and former UK basketball coach Joe B. Hall on Main Street, were completed by Portuguese graffiti artist Sergio Odeith.

  • HCHS Fillies Volleyball team is 34-0

    The Harrison County Fillies volleyball team holds the 2017 Fall Fling Trophy following Saturday’s championship match. The 34-0 Fillies won five matches Saturday to claim their own tournament. From left, front row, Jenna Collins, Emma Wallace, Angelina Thompson, Shelbi Morris, Ally Mattox, Emma Gooden, and Sarah Dunaway; back row, Katie Stonich, Melony Dunaway, Destin Kenney, Jessalyn Kuntz, Mackenzie Hersha, Hadley Greer, Kelsey Gifford and Sydney Morris

  • Grand jury returns seven indictments

    Robin Smiley,
    news writer
    rsmiley@cynthianademocrat.com

    The grand jury met on Tuesday, Oct. 3, and took action on seven individuals in Harrison County Circuit Court.

  • Cynthiana man charged with child sexual exploitation

    On Oct. 6, around 8:15 a.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Skyler J. Schwachter, 25, on charges related to possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.
    Schwachter was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation and subsequent indictment. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect sharing images of child sexual exploitation online, according to a KSP press release.

  • Solar farm concerns raised at fiscal court meeting

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court revisited some concerns from citizens who feel like the court entered into an agreement with the owners of a proposed solar farm, too hastily.
    Horace Davis, a farmer who owns land on Edgewater Road said he just recently found out that the Geenex-owned solar farm project will be his new neighbor and he isn’t too happy about it.

  • Donald Hill to demonstrate artistry at Artoberfest Saturday

    On Saturday as part of Artoberfest the museum will be hosting local artist Donald Hill who will be demonstrating his wood-burning artistry at the museum from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Hill is an artist wood burner, painter, sketcher, and a woodworker/wood turner.
    He has even created the museums rocks for the Cynthiana Rock Hunt.
    He is an ex officio member of the museum’s Board of Directors and has been involved with the museum for many years.

  • Hilltop Grill robbed last week

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Hilltop Grill owner Odus Fryman Jr. said the delivery he was sent on last Thursday afternoon was likely a set up.
    Around 2:45 p.m., Fryman was sent to a non-existent Broadway address. While he was away, an employee came out of the restroom to find a couple of $5 bills lying on the floor.
    The employee called Fryman and said he saw an individual walking toward the Democrat office on Webster Avenue. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.

  • Champions to hold Community Drug Forum

    Champions for a Drug Free Harrison County will hold a community wide forum on Oct. 9th from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Cynthiana Christian Church.  
    The purpose of this forum is to raise awareness, provide education, and explore solutions in this ongoing fight against addiction in our community.
    Groups and programs wanting to set up resource/information tables are invited to attend along with any citizens that are concerned about this problem and want to be part of the solution.  

  • Artoberfest this weekend in downtown Cynthiana

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Artoberfest will be held on Pike Street this Saturday, Oct. 7 from 3-9 p.m. Pike Street will be shut down to thru traffic from Main Street to the railroad tracks.
    Sponsored by the Community Events Committee, Artoberfest will include demonstrations and art sales by local and regional artists of many genres.

  • Third mural to begin this week on Walnut Street

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The third downtown mural project will get started this week and will be completed within two weeks, said Cynthiana Arts Council member Roger Slade.
    The mural will be located on the south-side of the Licking Valley Laser Works building, directly across the street from The Walking Dead mural.