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  • 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.

  • Court approves purchase of used vehicles for jailer

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court gave the go-ahead for Jailer Steve Slade to negotiate with the Paris Police Department, to buy two 2011 Crown Victoria cruisers.
    The vehicles will replace two high-mileage, high-maintenance Ford Explorers that are currently being used by Slade and his deputies to transport prisoners.
    Slade was not in attendance at the meeting, but Magistrate Brad Marshall spoke on his behalf.

  • Whitaker named grand marshal

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Former HCHS basketball standout, and current University of Kentucky assistant coach, Camryn Whitaker will be the grand marshal at this year’s Christmas parade.
    “We just got confirmation from her,” said Cynthiana Main Street Director Karey Riddell last Wednesday.
    Whitaker is in her first season as an assistant coach for the Wildcats women’s team, where she is responsible for coaching guards and is also the team’s recruiting coordinator.

  • ‘A Cynthiana Christmas’ begins tomorrow

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Tomorrow night, Cynthiana Main Street kicks off the first of three straight Fridays that will celebrate “A Cynthiana Christmas.”
    Red State BBQ will have a food truck available, beginning at 5 p.m., on Joe B. Hall Court.
    Main Street director, Karey Riddell noted that a previously advertised “craft beer” offering would not be offered this year.

  • Kendall returns to Democrat staff as reporter/photographer

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Former Cynthiana Democrat sports writer Lee Kendall has returned to the newspaper business as the new staff writer/photographer.
    Kendall, who is also a retired Harrison County school teacher and coach, has been hired to fill the position left by Kelly McKinney, who resigned last month.
    Kendall, 56, will be primarily covering county government, including happenings through the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office as well as the Harrison County Fiscal Court meetings.