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  • Beaver Baptist makes donation to Autism support

    Beaver Baptist Church donated its first place Christmas parade float winnings to Harrison County Autism Support Group. Pictured from left are: Beaver Baptist Church Pastor Kevin Strausbaugh, Angie Owsley and Karey and Noel Riddell, representing the Autism Support Group.

  • Court tables zoning recommendation for limited RV electrical hook-ups

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    At a special meeting of the Harrison County Fiscal Court on Tuesday, Jan. 17, the court voted to table one ordinance passed down from the Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Commission.
    The ordinance, dealing with an attempt to regulate the usage of recreational vehicles as temporary residences, was the topic of some heated discussion after county attorney Brad Vaughn finished with the second reading of the proposed ordinance.

  • Rose, 94, still holds basketball records

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Jimmie Rose has lived a full life, to say the least.
    The 94 years-young retired basketball coach and Methodist evangelist, has lived in Cynthiana for 25 years.
    Born and raised in Olive Hill, Rose counts among his former and current friends people like Adolph Rupp, Ed Diddle, Happy Chandler and Joe B. Hall, as well as virtually anyone else he has come in contact with through his nationwide Methodist evangelism career.

  • Pike, Pleasant to have areas of no parking

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Changes are ahead for those who are used to parking on the street in some areas of town.
    The Cynthiana City Commission approved first readings of ordinances establishing no-parking zones in specific areas of Pike and Pleasant streets.
    Cynthiana Mayor James Smith said that these changes were being made at the request of the state Transportation Department, which maintains those streets.

  • MLK Day March, remembering Dr. King

    Around 50 people of all races and ages participated in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. march in downtown Cynthiana. This year’s march was held on Monday, Jan. 16, one day after Dr. King’s actual birthday. The march began at Ebenezer United Methodist Church, wound through downtown Cynthiana and ended at Macedonia Baptist Church. Following the march, a special service honoring Dr. King was held at Macedonia, followed by a meal.

  • Sanders sentenced to 12 years in bank heist

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A Cynthiana man has been sentenced following his guilty pleas on charges that resulted from an armed robbery at Kentucky Bank in Paris.
    Billy Sanders, 52, Cynthiana, was sentenced to a total of 12 years in prison on 19 charges including first-degree robbery, receiving stolen property (firearm), tampering with physical evidence and 16 counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.

  • Harrison grand jury issues seven indictments from Jan. 3 session

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A Harrison County grand jury issued seven indictments on Tuesday, Jan. 3.
    To men face charges relating to an Oct. 27 robbery of Robert Hines.
    According to the court documents, Justin Brown Jr., 19,  was indicted for first-degree robbery.
    The grand jury alleges that Brown threatened physical force with a deadly weapon to accomplish the theft.
    Brandon Stanley, 20, was also indicted as a co-defendant in the robbery.

  • Chamber nominations needed for annual awards

    The annual Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce honors banquet is quickly approaching.
    Nominations are being sought for the seven areas of recognition. The deadline to have those nominations turned in is Monday, Jan. 30.
    Forms are available at the Chamber office, Biancke’s and JJ’s.
    They are looking to recognize 2016’s best health care provider, volunteer, farmer, business person, citizen, educator and safety official.
    The banquet is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 23, and will be held at the Harrison County Extension office.

  • Retired teachers make donation to HCHS Youth Services

    Harrison County Retired Teachers donate to the Harrison County Youth Service Center. Inspired by fellow retired teacher, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, members of the Harrison Co. Retired Teachers have donated $50 to the HCHS Youth Service Center to be used for essential school supplies. HCRTA members took advantage of a matching grant funded by AARP-KY and KRTA. Dr. Andrus founded the National Retired Teachers in 1948 and AARP 10 years later. HC FRYSC Coordinators Kim Brooks and Sheila Price accept a  

  • Browning accepts plea agreement, sentenced

    Larry Browning, who was indicted in August on illegal sexual abuse charges, entered a guilty plea last Friday, one week before a two-day jury trial was scheduled.
    Browning and the Commonwealth’s Attorney reached a plea agreement where Browning was sentenced to serve 214 days in jail with credit for the time already served.
    He entered guilty pleas to charges of third-degree criminal attempt to commit sodomy with a victim under 16 years old (a class A misdemeanor) and three counts of harassment, also misdemeanor charges.