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  • Penn has book signing at museum Saturday

    Lee Kendall,

    News Writer

    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

     

    Cynthiana native William A. “Bill” Penn will appear at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum for a book signing this Saturday, Oct. 8 ,from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

    His book, Kentucky Rebel Town, The Civil War Battles of Cynthiana and Harrison County, has a publication date of Oct. 7, 2016, so the museum book-signings will be the first for his book. 

  • HOSTAGE SITUATION

    The Cynthiana Police Department held at training session last Thursday at City Hall. Police Chief Ray Johnson was taken “hostage” while negotiator Sgt./Det. Alan Judy negotiated with the perpetrator (Assistant Chief William Denton). Above, Ptl. Lewis Crump III gears up for a  possible confrontation with the perpetrator who was hold Johnson with a mock bomb. Denton was taken into custody without incident and the chief was released. 

  • Schools make major gains in KPREP scores

    Lee Kendall,

    News Writer

    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

     

    State KPREP test scores were released last week and the Harrison County School District improved nearly eight points, ranking as the 66th best-scoring district of the 173 school districts in the state for the 2015-16 school year.

     As a district, Harrison County achieved a Distinguished classification and is designated as a High Performing district.

  • FREE MONEY, FREE LAND

    Becky Barnes,

    Editor

    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

     

    If the city can’t use up $198,000 in the next 15 months, it will be forced to pay back $1.2 million to the government. 

    Nearly 10 years ago, the city received a $1.2 million Community Development Grant to help revitalize the west side of town. 

  • Former superintendent of schools dies

    Lee Kendall,

    News Writer

    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

     

    Former Harrison County Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Roy Woodward, 73, passed away peacefully on Friday, Sept. 30 in his hometown, Owensboro, following a long illness.

    Dr. Woodward served as superintendent in the Harrison County School District for 16 years, beginning in July of 1992 and ending with his retirement in June of 2008.

  • KSP Post 6 Dry Ridge welcomes five new supervisors

    KSP Post 6 Dry Ridge Welcomes five New Supervisors 

    Sgt. Toby Gardner, a 16-year veteran of the Kentucky State Police, was promoted to sergeant on Sept. 1, 2016, and transferred from Morehead, Post 8 to Dry Ridge, Post 6. 

    He is a resident of Morehead, and attended Rowen County High School. He went on to attend Morehead State University where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in University Studies. 

  • Information needed on WW I veteran

    French historian and World War I expert Gilles Lagin is seeking information on Russell Story Rankin, a Great War veteran who is buried in Battle Grove Cemetary.

    Lagin is in the process of completing a film documentary and book with Rankin playing a prominent role.

    Cynthiana resident Mike Hudgins happened upon some information concerning Rankin and forwarded that to Lagin, who took an interest in Rankins WW I exploits.

  • KSP to conduct traffic safety checkpoints

     The Kentucky State Police at Dry Ridge will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints throughout the post district. These checkpoints will be set up at designated areas on highways where statistics have shown an elevated number of vehicle crashes.  During the checkpoints officers will be enforcing laws related to Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol, Licensing of Motor Vehicles and Operators, Registration and Insurance Violations, Seat Belt and Child Restraint violations along with Motor Vehicle Equipment Violations. 

  • Trick-or-Treat is Oct. 31

    Becky Barnes,

    Editor

    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

     

    Trick-or-Treat will be Monday, Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m., in Cynthiana, Commissioner Roger Slade announced during Tuesday’s Cynthiana City Commission meeting.

    A previous commission established Oct. 31 as Trick-or-Treat night unless Oct. 31 fell on a Sunday or the Friday of a home football game.

  • Harrison County Resource Fair 2016

    Several agencies joined up for a the first Harrison County Resource Fair on Saturday, Sept. 24, at Rev. Ross Park. Attendees were treated to a free lunch from the Harrison County Beef Cattle Association after visiting each of the resource booths. There were representatives from Community Action, the Cynthiana Police Department, Harrison County/UK Extension Service, Wedco, the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library,  Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Champions for a Drug Free Harrison County and Cynthiana Mayor James Smith.