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Local News

  • Zumwalt is new Parks & Rec director

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Barry Zumwalt was hired as the new Cynthiana-Harrison County Recreation Department director on Thursday night, March 23.
    The five-member recreation board interviewed three candidates during the execution session portion of Thursday night’s meeting, then announced Zumwalt’s hiring.

  • Grayson named Citizen of the Year

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Billy Grayson was both surprised and reflective when he was announced as the Citizen of the Year at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce awards banquet in February.

  • Light it up Blue ceremony is Sunday

    Sunday, April 2, is World Autism Awareness Day. A Harrison County ceremony will be held at 8 p.m. at the Harrison County courthouse to help shine the light on autism.
    Organizers are reminding Harrison Countians to light it up at home by replacing porch lights with a blue bulb, which are available at Vanhook Hardware.
    In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved inside to the second floor (handicap accessible).

  • No probation, says judge at sentencing

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Three Harrison Countians face years in prison after Judge Jay Delaney ruled in Harrison Circuit Court last week on drug and other charges.
    Frazier Clark was sentenced to a total of 11 years in prison on charges for which he was indicted on Oct. 4, 2016.

  • Search and Rescue purchases new boat

    The Harrison County Search Team was able to purchase a 19’ Tracker Boat with a 60 hp Mercury motor and trailer Through a KYEM grant. The grant was 100 percent funded by a Kentucky Emergency Management grant and will be used by the Search and Rescue Team for water rescue and recoveries. The boat was purchased from Stokley’s Marine at a cost of $18,342.

  • Tuesday wreck on New Lair Road

    Excessive speed is alleged to be the primary factor in a one-vehicle accident on New Lair Road, early Tuesday afternoon. Travis Rhoads, 31, of Cynthiana, was traveling southbound when he lost control of his vehicle in a curve, on a hillcrest. His vehicle went airborne, sheared off an electrical pole and then impacted a tree. Rhoades suffered minor facial injuries and refused transport by ambulance to Harrison Memorial Hospital. Deputy Sheriff Nathan Gasser said traffic charges against Rhoades are pending.

  • Parks and Rec board conducting interviews for new recreation director

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Parks and Rec board has narrowed its field of director candidates to just three, Commissioner Mark Mattmiller told members of the Cynthiana City Commission Tuesday.
    Mattmiller said interviews for the three are tentatively set for Thursday.
    “The three are all very good candidates,” Mattmiller said, adding that several applications were received for the position.

  • News briefs (March 23)

    Homemakers to host International Dinner
    March 24

    The Harrison County Homemakers will host an International Dinner on Friday, March 24 at 6 p.m. at the Harrison County Extension Office.
    Costa Rico is the country studied this year. Special speaker will be Melody Herrington and a presentation by J.R. Horn. Meal is potluck and open to the community.

  • EDA will host high school seniors for first Industry Day March 30

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Economic Development Authority will sponsor its first-ever Industry Day on Thursday, March 30.
    It will be an opportunity for Harrison County High School seniors to gain some insight into how several local industries work.
    Local EDA director Garnett Furnish said that he borrowed the idea to sponsor Industry Day from some other schools in the region that have had success with the same type of arrangement.

  • Cedar Ridge expansion gets P&Z nod; code enforcement for Berry discussed

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Plans for a  new addition, designed specifically for Alzheimers patients, was okayed by the Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Commission at its regular monthly meeting at the courthouse on Monday night.
    The new construction will take place on the back side of the existing Cedar Ridge Health Campus and will include an additional 13 beds, taking up 10,000 square feet of space.