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  • 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
  • Harrison among six counties for audit

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Harrison County is among six other Kentucky counties selected for a post-election audit.
    According to information from Attorney General Jack Conway’s office, the counties were selected through a random drawing. The drawing was held Thursday, Nov. 19.
    Harrison County Clerk Linda Furnish said she was notified that Harrison County was selected for audit, however, she has not been given a date for it to be conducted.

  • Rotarians join effort for Adult Education

    Kelly McKinney,
    News Writer
    kmckinney@cynthianademocrat.com

    When the Cynthiana Rotary Club decided recently to find two new service projects, president Amanda Morris wanted those projects to involve more than just writing a check.
    “We help out many, many organizations with funding,” she said. “But I wanted something we could be more involved in.”
    So, when Rotarian Roger Brill brought up the Harrison County Adult Education Program, it seemed like the perfect fit, Morris said.

  • It’s hunting season in Cynthiana: Finding Chamber treasure is the game

    Kelly McKinney,
    News Writer
    kmckinney@cynthianademocrat.com

    Soon, Cynthiana will turn into a hunting ground.
    People all over town will be searching high and low for a hidden treasure.
    The “treasure” is a glass medallion, and the first person to find it will receive $100.
    The hunt, called the “Maiden City Medallion Hunt,” is being put on by the Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce, to commemorate the city’s 222nd birthday.
    The hunt will begin Dec. 10.

  • Florence bids farewell at retirement reception last Thursday

    After 27 years of service as director of the MCTC/Licking Valley Campus, K. Bruce Florence is retiring.  A reception was given in her honor on Nov. 19 Licking Valley Campus. Nearly two hundred people attended the event.
    Community members, faculty and staff attended the reception. Guests were greeted by Florence.
    Finger foods, sandwiches, cheeses, cake and punch were served.  
    Members of the staff designed and executed the pumpkins and decorations.