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  • Kendalls get leukemia diagnosis within two months of each other

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    The chances of someone developing leukemia are small; add to that two people in the same family, but not blood relatives, being diagnosed within two months of one another and it’s extremely unusual.
    Cynthiana Democrat writer and retired teacher/coach Lee Kendall was diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia last June. Doctors confirmed that his sister-in-law, Debbie Dawson Kendall, had the same blood-borne cancer in August.

  • Did You Know

    HMH dedication and open house
    Harrison Memorial Hospital will hold its Dedication and Open House on Friday, May 19 at 3:30 p.m. in the Harrison Memorial Hospital front entrance.
    Tours of the new facility begins at 4 p.m. across from the MRI entrance.
    Light refreshments and gifts will be provided.

    Homemaker’s Community Day is May 12
    The Harrison County Extension Homemaker’s Community Day will be held Friday, May 12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Cynthiana courthouse lawn.

  • The Wooks open summer concert series Friday

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Summer Concert Series kicks off another year of Friday night entertainment this weekend in downtown Cynthiana.
    A well-respected new-age bluegrass band, The Wooks, will be the headliner tomorrow night, May 12.
    The Harrison County High School Jazz Band will get the night started, beginning at 7 p.m., followed by The Wooks.
    The venue for the Summer Concert Series will remain the same as last year, directly in front of the Justice Center   on Court Street.

  • P&Z encourages regulations to streamline private cemeteries in the county

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Commission director Bonnie Skinner appeared before the Harrison County Fiscal Court on Tuesday night, seeking their blessing on a planning commission text amendment relating to cemetery regulations in the county.

  • 18 indictments result from May session of grand jury

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A Harrison County grand jury returned 18 indictments in its May session last week. Charges were primarily for drug-related offenses. However, there were also theft and burglary charges as well as other infractions.
    Steven Thornberry, 22, Cynthiana, was indicted on charges stemming from March 13, 2017.

  • Family seeks answers for missing woman

    UPDATE: Tanya Poe has been located.

    The 33-year-old former Cynthiana woman who had not been seen or been in contact with her family since February has contacted her family.

    Diane Sanders, Poe's mother, said she telephoned after several people told her that her family was anxious to have contact with her. She has been living in Lexington.

    "It's been a blessing with so many people helping," Sanders said Friday morning, wishing to thank all who were involved in the search.

  • Hart appointed to Kentucky Water Resources board

    Rep. Mark Hart, R-Falmouth, was appointed by Speaker Jeff Hoover this week to the Kentucky Water Resources Board. The board, which operates under the Energy and Environment Cabinet and Department of Environmental Protection, addresses challenges affecting water resources in agriculture and rural industries.

  • West Mill Street home construction plans take another turn

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Cynthiana is ready to move forward with the construction of three houses on West Mill Street that are part of the West Redevelopment Project.
    The latest break-through in the on-going struggle to get the homes to Harrison County families before the end of the year has the city contracting with the Cynthiana-Harrison County Home Assistance Inc. (CHCHA) to serve as developer.

  • Fryman recalls measures taken to stall erosion at Robinson Dam

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Robinson Dam on the South Fork of the Licking River was originally constructed in the mid-1800s using wood. At some point in the early to mid 1900s, concrete was added over the existing wooden structure to aid in  flood control and for storing water above the dam for irrigation purposes.
    Robinson Dam is one of five low-head dams on the South Licking River in Harrison County. The other dams in Harrison County are the Terry Dam, A.Keller Dam, Poindexter Dam and Berry Dam.

  • The Clinic Pharmacy honored for its medication therapy management

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Clinic Pharmacy, located in the physician’s annex portion of Harrison Memorial Hospital, has been singled out as one of the top pharmacies in the nation, in regard to medication therapy management (MTM).
    Outcomes MTM, a professional pharmacy organization and one of two major platforms of which pharmacies generally are members, named the Clinic Pharmacy as the best small pharmacy in Kentucky for 2016, in terms of its work helping manage customers’ prescription plans.