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  • Cpl. Brett was Marine 1 crew chief

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    There’s not many of us who can say they spent a lot of time with a sitting President of the United States.
    Harold Brett is one who can say that.
    Now a  53-year-old Harrison County resident, Brett served as the crew chief for Marine 1 when Ronald Reagan was President of the United States.
    He was crew chief for 113 “lifts” during his 18-month hitch on Marine 1 and had the highest possible security clearance.

  • Suspects in Harrison, Scott burglaries ID’d

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    After a padlocked building he owned on Rutland Road was broken into, and thousands of dollars worth of property was stolen, Donald Davis installed a couple of trail cameras, designed to locate deer, outside his property.
    According to Harrison County Sheriff’s deputy Robert Peak, those trail cameras were instrumental in cracking a three-person multi-county burglary ring.

  • News Briefs

    Santa letters requested;
    deadline is Dec. 8
    The  Cynthiana Democrat has agreed to help Santa Claus out with his mail again this year.
    Letters to Santa will be printed in the Dec. 14 issue so be sure to get them here early because there will be no second chance.
    Letters must be received in the office no later than Friday, Dec. 8. Don’t disappoint Santa, grandparents, aunts and uncles who look forward to seeing those letters published.

  • Flanery ends 50-year styling career

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    After 50 years of standing behind a chair, holding a pair of scissors or setting color or a perm, Bonnie Flanery is ready to travel.
    Flanery, who owns The Hair House on Pike Street in downtown Cynthiana, began “doing hair” when she was 17 years old.
    At the time, there were no state requirements such as licensing.
    She said she started by styling hair for the women in church who wanted “up-do’s.”

  • Christmas Parade will be Dec. 8

    The annual Cynthiana Christmas Parade will meander through the streets of the Maiden City, beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 8.
    Sponsored by the Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce and Cynthiana Main Street, this year’s parade will feature a variety of floats, classic cars, tractors, the award-winning HCHS marching band and, of course, a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus.
    The grand marshal for this year’s parade will be former HCHS football standout Teddy Taylor.

  • Red State BBQ grand opening

    Red State BBQ had its official Cynthiana grand opening last week. The first 15 people in line, received certificates good for one free BBQ sandwich per month, for the next year.

  • Entrepreneurs feeling HEAT with a little help from retirees

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Economic Development Authority is turning up the HEAT on helping new entrepreneurs get their businesses up and running.
    Last March, Garnett Furnish, EDA director, formed a committee of former successful businesspersons to formulate plans to be proactive in encouraging new businesses to open in Cynthiana and Harrison County.
    This new organization was named the Harrison Entrepreneurship Assistance Team, or HEAT.

  • Relay for Life Quarter Auction is Saturday at Elk’s

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    This Saturday will mark the seventh year for Harrison  County’s quarter auction to benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. It will also be the final year for co-chairpersons Jeni Valentine and Judy Faulkner to bring it all together.
    Valentine said the pair are looking to step back and let someone else take the lead.
    However, they want to step away with the biggest auction yet.

  • Fiscal court members remain skeptical about industrial bond for solar company

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    After hearing from two representatives of the proposed solar farm that will be located in western Harrison County, the Harrison County Fiscal Court tabled the issue, where Bluebird Solar was seeking the court to agree to sponsor a $100 million industrial revenue bond.
    Tim Eifler, a tax attorney representing Bluebird Solar, gave a presentation to the court, showing the tax revenue the court could expect to generate from the project over a 30 year period.

  • Grand jury indicts 12 in November session

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Harrison County grand jury met on Nov. 7 and returned 15 indictments against 12 individuals.
    Glen Neace, 41, faces a six-count indictment on charges stemming from an Oct. 8 incident investigated by Det. Justin Jett of the Cynthiana Police Department.