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  • Woman charged in last week’s stabbing

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Sonya Kiskaden was arrested Tuesday afternoon by Cynthiana Police Det./Sgt. Alan Judy and charged with first-degree assault.
    Police questioned Kiskaden immediately following last Wednesday’s stabbing of Teresa Barnes at her residence at 107 E. Pearl St.
    Ptl. Jeff Thomas was the first officer on the scene of the stabbing, which occurred around 9:30 a.m.
    According to an affidavit for a search warrant, Thomas described what he saw at Barnes’ home.

  • Save-a-Lot has grand re-opening

    Cynthiana’s Save-a-lot held its grand opening at the new Church Street location on Wednesday, March 16. Save-a-Lot is now located adjacent to Ken’s NewMarket after moving from the U.S. 27 South building. Shoppers lined the parking lot in anticipation of the store’s opening and the advertised sales.

  • Fiscal court hears budget requests Tuesday

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court had its first 2016-2017 budgetary workshop on Tuesday night.
    The court will meet two more times before agreeing to a final budget for the coming fiscal year. After agreeing to the final budget, it will be submitted to Frankfort for  approval.

  • Hinton Mills holds grand opening

    Hinton Mills--Cynthiana had their grand opening last Thursday. Pictured during the ceremonial ribbon-cutting are, from the left, Kentucky Agriculture Secretary Ryan Quarles, Kentucky Treasurer Allison Ball, Hinton Mills--Cynthiana store manager Dwight Leslie, Hinton MIlls CEO Frank “Bud” Hinton III, Hinton Mills president Adam Hinton, US Representative Andy Barr and Cynthiana mayor James Smith.

  • Military Ball 2016
  • Eckler at HMH after ATV accident

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    A Harrison County man was injured in two-vehicle accident last Monday, March 21, and was eventually air-lifted to the UK Medical Center.
    Carl Ray Eckler was driving a Polaris EFI all terrain vehicle on Jones Lane when a vehicle driven by Zachary Arnold, also of Harrison County, struck him.

  • Charles Tribble Conservation Scholarship applications due

    The Harrison County Soil & Water Conservation District is offering $1,000 scholarships available for 2016.  These scholarships are open to any high school senior or graduate who is a resident of Harrison County and will be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours at a two or four year accredited institution in a conservation, environmental, and/or science program of studies.  Applications are due to the conservation district by April 11, 2016.

  • Light It Up Blue: Autism Awareness Day is Saturday

    The Harrison County Courthouse will go blue Saturday to begin Autism Awareness Month. Saturday, April 2, is  Autism Awareness Day and will be celebrated with the courthouse lights going blue.
    This year’s event will be held at the courthouse beginning at 8 p.m.
    The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
     

  • HCHS graduation moved to Thursday, May 26

    After announcing last week that Harrison County High School’s graduation and the last day of school for students would be Friday, May 27, a change had to be made.
    Graduation has been moved to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 26. Thursday will also the final day for classes and will be a half day.
    Project Graduation will be held on Thursday following graduation.

  • Currans overseeing growth at her beloved HMH

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Shelia Currans has health care in her blood. The current CEO of Harrison Memorial Hospital, began working at HMH in 1974 as a student nurse and has been there ever since.
    She is the daughter of a life-long health care provider and each of her three sisters are also employed in the health-care field.
    Her mother, Bettye Marshall, is a retired R.N. and Director of Nursing at HMH. She spent her entire career at the local hospital.