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  • Fiscal court hears Planning Commission recommendations

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court heard the first reading of four ordinance changes handed to them by the Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Commission on Tuesday night.
    “We believe these changes are for the better of Harrison County, not only right now, but in looking down the road 20 years and beyond,” said planning commission chairman Avi Bear, who along with planning commission director Bonnie Skinner spoke at the meeting.

  • Bell-ringing with the Salvatation Army

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Did you know that a San Francisco Salvation Army captain started the first kettle fundraising drive in 1891 and by 1897, the program was running nationwide.
    From those humble beginnings well over 100 years ago, the Salvation Army has grown nationally and internationally to become the largest organization of its kind in the world.
    In Harrison County, John Hodge has been the local chairman of the Salvation Army for the past nine years.

  • Watts takes over at Shropshire Animal Shelter

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter has its second director in two months as Ashley Watts took over after the late-September resignation of Erin Gaunce.
    Watts, 24, and the mother of three, has worked at the animal shelter for four years.
    She began as a Kentucky Transitional Aid Program employee at the shelter for almost three years and was a part-time employee after that.

  • Christmas trees are Stoss niche

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Depending on what source one might find, the tradition of families erecting Christmas trees in their home, could be over 1,000 years old, or older.
    In North America, particularly the United States, it seems that the custom of putting up and decorating Christmas trees can most accurately be traced to Germany and German immigrants into the U.S.
    The timing of when to put up one’s Christmas tree is also subjective.

  • More entries mean parade route changes

    The 2016 Cynthiana Christmas Parade is this Friday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m.
    Dress for warmth and plan to see one of Cynthiana’s largest Christmas parades in years.
    Due to the number of entries, some last-minute changes had to be made to the parade route.
    The parade line up will begin on Oddville Avenue and the parade begin on Walnut Street around St. Edwards.

  • Changes ahead for snow, ice removal

    With more than 31,000 tons of salt on hand, combined with 139 snow plows, salt spreaders and other equipment ready in Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Harrison, Kenton, Owen, Pendleton and Robertson counties, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6 crews are now on winter weather duty.
    Harrison County will have five trucks with plows from its state barn on hand, along with two other contracted trucks.

  • 19 indictments issued

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Nineteen indictments were issued last week by a Harrison County grand jury. Two individuals were named in more than one indictment.
    Nathan Howard, 32, faces a litany of felony drug charges that stem back as far as July 2015.

  • Have your eggnog with a twist

    Eggnog Pound Cake Recipe
    Prep time: 25 minutes Cook time: 55 minutes Glazing time: 10 minutes Yield: Serves 16 to 20

    Eggnog can be frozen if you don’t have time to bake the cake and the eggnog is in danger of going sour.
    To make the cake in a standard loaf pan, cut the ingredients in half (use 3 eggs), use a 5x9 or 4x8 loaf pan, and bake for about 50 minutes. It helps to line the loaf pan with buttered parchment paper. You’ll only need about 1/3 of the glaze ingredients.

    Ingredients Cake:

  • City to purchase water treatment pump under emergency order

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Cynthiana City Commission has declared an emergency so that it may purchase a new pump for the water treatment plant.
    Commissioner Mark Mattmiller said Tuesday that the filter back-wash pump is 50 years old.
    The water filtering system requires a back-wash every 80 hours.
    “Parts are no longer available for what we have,” Mattmiller said. “We have to get a new pump.”

  • Chamber Christmas parade will have new route

    Former Harrison County resident and current WKYT-TV news anchor Amber Philpott will be the grand marshal presiding over this year’s annual Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade.
    The parade will take place on Friday, Dec. 16 and will begin from Flat Run Veterans Park at 7 p.m, the second straight year the parade has been in the evening.
    Once the parade gets underway, the route will include the following:
    •  Leaving FRVP, the parade will turn right on Oddville Avenue, and head into town.