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  • Holly overcomes Burden of doubt

    Holly overcomes Burden of doubt, becomes Business Person of the Year

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Holly Burden has grown from a woman who went into business with much trepidation, to a woman who now has a goal to expand her business  beyond Cynthiana.
    The co-owner of A Touch of Health, with her husband Mark, opened the doors of her massage business in 2005.

  • Northside Wax Museum

    Last week, students at Northside Elementary School presented a “wax museum”. Students selected historical figures, researched them, created a visual display and “became” that character, telling museum patrons about themselves. Pictured is Denver Northcutt, portraying Chief Blackfish, leader of the Shawnee Indians during the days of Daniel Boone and Simon Kenton in frontier Kentucky.

  • Jury trials set for four Harrison County defendants

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Defense attorney James Lowry, representing Timothy Garrison, appeared in Harrison Circuit Court Tuesday to waive formal arraignment on behalf of his client.
    Garrison was indicted earlier this month on multiple drug, gun and fraud charges.
    A not-guilty plea was entered and a jury trial set for June 24 with the final pretrial conference on June 7.

  • McKee back in Frankfort following heart surgery

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Thanks to a sinus infection, State Rep. Tom McKee is presently waiting, along with the rest of the General Assembly, to take action on the current state budget.
    McKee said he went to see a physician’s assistant the week before President’s Day with that sinus infection.
    “The PA listened to my heart and didn’t like what she heard,” McKee said on Tuesday while in Frankfort. “She said it just didn’t sound quite perfect.”

  • HMH offers treatment and care for lymphedema patients

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    March is Lymphedema Awareness Month and Harrison Memorial Hospital is doing their part to educate the public about the malady that affects 3-5 million Americans each year.
    A press release from HMH says that, “lymphedema is an abnormal accumulation of lymphatic fluid in the soft tissues of the body. Lymphedema can cause abnormal swelling of the arms, legs, breasts, abdomen, neck or head.”

  • Farmer of the Year is no farmer, yet he farms

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    He grew up on a farm. He’s arguably been on more farms in Harrison County over the last 32 years than any one else.
    But the 2015 Chamber of Commerce Farmer of the Year, hasn’t been a farmer since he first moved to Harrison County.

  • City begins plans for children’s water park

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    It’s still in the early planning stage, but a shallow-water children’s playground may be in the future for Flat  Run Veterans’ Park.
    Cynthiana City Commissioner Mark Mattmiller said at Tuesday’s meeting that a $100,000 Land and Water Conservation Fund grant is being sought to help defray the costs of building the park.
    Mattmiller said he is working with Mayor James Smith and Chamber director Tomi Clifford.

  • Judge imposes sentences in three cases

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A Harrison County man who had been indicted on rape and sexual abuse charges was sentenced on Tuesday in Harrison Circuit Court.

  • Former educator ordered to undergo competency hearing

    Former Harrison County teacher, William Hyatt, will have a competency hearing on April 19.
    Hyatt, who was charged in 2015 on four counts of first-degree sexual abuse, entered a not-guilty plea to those charges last year. A two-day trial was set for last May but was postponed.
    Charges against Hyatt were filed by the Kentucky State Police in Harrison and Fayette counties. They stem from allegations of abuse from 1979 to 1981, according to Kentucky State Police Det. Luke Vanhoose.

  • Harrison County unemployment rate remains constant

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Harrison County’s unemployment rate has held steady over the last year, according to the latest figures from the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet in Frankfort.
    The January 2016 unemployment rate in Harrison County is 5.6 percent, the same as it was in January of 2015. According to the Kentucky Labor Force estimates, Harrison County has 459 unemployed out of an eligible labor force of 8,219.