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  • Christmas tree safety advised by fire chiefs

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    For many, Christmas season begins right after Thanksgiving, with Christmas trees and other decorations going up.
    Harrison County Volunteer Fire Chief Charles Allen Carson and Cynthiana Fire Chief Jay Sanders warn that several things can be done to keep the excitement of the Holidays from turning tragic, due to fire.
    Both agree that, with live trees, the two most important     actions that home owners can take are:

  • Warming holiday hearts with Socks of Love

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Members of the Cynthiana Presbyterian Church met on Sunday, Nov. 29, to start the Advent season with a brunch.
    During the brunch, one of the activities the membership opted to involve themselves in is the “Socks of Love” program.
    Each child in Harrison County participating in the Angel Tree program, will receive a pair of socks stuffed with toiletries.

  • Foster care review board member needed for Harrison County

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Patty Tripp, chairman of the local Citizen Foster Care Review Board is seeking volunteers to serve on her board.
    Tripp’s board serves Harrison, Pendleton and Nicholas counties.
    Those interested in volunteering must complete a six-hour initial training session and consent to a criminal record and central registry check.
    New volunteers are trained in the following:
    •Department of Community Based Services procedures.

  • Harrison County jobless rate falls from October 2014 to October 2015

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    From October, 2014 to October, 2015, the jobless rate in Harrison County dropped from 4.7 percent to 3.9 percent, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
    Unemployment statistics are based on estimates and are compiled to measure trends, rather than actually to count people working.

  • Barnett given green light for shopping center road improvements

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    In a special called meeting last Thursday, the Harrison County Fiscal Court unanimously passed a resolution giving County Judge Executive Alex Barnett authority to sign agreements for resurfacing several county roads.
    Barnett, who was not in attendance at the meeting, presided over by Magistrate Brad Marshall, will be able to immediately utilize funds up to $200,000.

  • Kiskaden, Peak honored by KOHA

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Two local law enforcement officers were honored last Wednesday, in Louisville, for their service in keeping Cynthiana and Harrison County’s roads safe.
    Sgt. Michael Kiskaden, of the Cynthiana Police Department and Deputy Robert Peak, of the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department,received Governor’s Impaired Driving Enforcement Awards  for keeping impaired drivers off roads.

  • County receives $1 million for Cedarbrook sewer

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court received a $1 million grant from the Community Development Block Grant at their monthly meeting on Tuesday.
    “I come bearing gifts,” said state Rep. Tom McKee, who presented the check to county judge-executive Alex Barnett and Scott Herrington, District 4 Magistrate.
    That grant money, coupled with a $1.5 million loan taken out earlier with the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority, will complete two county sewage projects.

  • Murder-for-hire case goes to grand jury

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    The case of the former Harrison County teen accused in a murder-for-hire affair is going to the grand jury.
    Robert Webber, 19, was arrested Tuesday, Nov. 17, following an investigation that led police to Webber and a juvenile, who has also been charged.
    The juvenile’s information is being withheld in accordance with the Kentucky Open Records statutes.

  • Christmas parade is Friday

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Christmas lights have been strung on Main Street and the Christmas tree is decorated. Now, it’s time for the annual Cynthiana Christmas parade.
    This year will be different from years past. The parade will wend its way through Cynthiana’s streets in a nighttime event.
    According to Tomi Jean Clifford, who took over parade plans after Main Street Program coordinator Karey Riddell had to take a medical leave, the parade will follow the same route it has always followed.

  • Multi-state burglary suspects nabbed

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Two Florida men, who are suspects in several multi-state burglaries, including two in Harrison County, were apprehended on Nov. 18 in Georgetown.
    David Scott and Kristopher Wooten were taken into custody by the Kentucky State Police, following a high-speed pursuit. A third suspect, Kareem Brown, fled and is still at-large.
    All three are suspected of burglarizing two homes in Harrison County, on the same day they were arrested in Georgetown.