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  • 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.

  • New fire station proposal includes Handy House in early discussions

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    After seven years of back-and-forth banter ... tear it down, preserve it ... a totally different option was presented at Tuesday’s Cynthiana City Commission meeting.
    Safety Commissioner Roger Slade and Fire Chief Jay Sanders presented a proposal to relocate the main fire station on the hilltop at Flat Run Veterans’ Park.
    Slade proposed that the fire station would incorporate the Handy House if feasible.

  • Seven charged by grand jury

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A Cynthiana man was arrested early Wednesday morning on a indictment for failure to comply with Sex Offender Registration (SRO).
    Harry Warciski, 29, was arrested by Kentucky State Police and taken the Bourbon County Jail following his indictment in Harrison County grand jury on Tuesday morning.
    According to the indictment, between March 10 and Dec. 1, Warciski failed to notify SRO of his address change after having previously been convicted of a sex crime.

  • Heroin dealer gets 14-year jail sentence

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    The third and final defendant in a pre-Christmas 2014 drug bust was sentenced in Harrison Circuit Court Tuesday.
     David Sexton, 48, was sentenced to 14 years in prison and probation was denied.
    Sexton entered guilty pleas to each of 29 drug-related charges made on Dec. 15, 2014.
    Sexton, his spouse, Joanne Tuite, and her daughter, Kaitlyn Tuite, were arrested by a trio of law enforcement agencies who collaborated on the investigation and bust.

  • Santa letters now being accepted

    The Cynthiana Democrat is helping Santa find out what you would like for Christmas this year, and will publish children’s letters to Santa in the Dec. 17 issue.
    The deadline to submit your letters is Thursday, Dec. 10, at 11 a.m.
    Letters may be dropped off at the office location at 302 Webster Ave.; mailed to P.O. Box 160, Cynthiana, KY 41031; or email to rsmiley@cynthianademocrat.com.

  • Whitaker to be grand marshal

    Whitaker to be 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.

  • Airport expansion inspected