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Local News

  • Lions Club 60th radio auction gets underway March 27

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The 60th Annual Cynthiana Lion’s Club Radio Auction will be held March 27-31. The auction begins each night at 6:30 p.m. and will be carried live on the local Cable 6 television channel and by WCYN-1400 AM radio. It is scheduled to end each night at 10 p.m.

  • Gasser named Public Safety Person of the Year

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Nathan Gasser has been a deputy sheriff on staff at the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office for 17 years and feels fortunate to do what he has always wanted to do.

  • Local man accused of sending obscene pictures of himself

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A 22-year-old Cynthiana man has been charged with sex-related offenses following a Kentucky State Police investigation.
    Steven Thornberry was arrested on March 13 by KSP Tpr. Shayne Currans after allegedly sending obscene pictures of himself to a Harrison County juvenile girl.

  • Cynthiana woman killed in Clark County accident

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A Harrison County woman was killed in an accident in Clark County over the weekend.
    Cathy C. Richie, 56, died as a result of injuries she received in a head-on collision on U.S. 60/Lexington Road, according to Clark County Sheriff Berl Perdue Jr.

  • Peak(ing) at new addition

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    “You have to have faith that God will make it all work out,” said Robert Peak about adding a new member to his family of four.
    Robert and his wife Ashley have two children -- Addison, 13, and Dawson, 11. However, from nearly the beginning of their marriage they knew that down the road they would be adopting a child.
    Initially, the family concentrated on a U.S. adoption. That was until Luke came along.

  • The Wizard of Oz to be staged at HCHS next weekend

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    If you “Follow the Yellow Brick Road,” in a couple of weekends, it will take you to the Harrison County High School auditorium.
    On March 24-26, nearly 100 Harrison County students will come together for four performances of the stage version of The Wizard of Oz.

  • US 62 accident victim dies March 9 at UK

    One of the two people that were air-lifted following a single-vehicle accident on Sunday, March 5, died at the University of Kentucky Medical Center on Thursday, March 9.
    Adam Bonar, 24, of Alexandria, Ky. and formerly of Pendleton County, was a passenger in a pick-up truck driven by Larry Gaunce. The truck ran off the road and struck a tree, apparently as the result of a blown tire. The accident happened on US 62, about 10 miles east of Cynthiana.

  • Fiscal Court okays 2017-18 jail budget

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court accepted the 2017-18 jail budget that was submitted by jailer Steve Slade, in spite of rising costs for housing inmates in different facilities.
    “We are spending a lot of money for this, but it is still much less than what it would cost if we had our own jail,” said County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett. “If you look at the expense incurred by counties that do have jails, we are still in pretty good shape.”

  • Did You Know

    Quarter auction to benefit
    clothing closet
    A quarter auction will be held Saturday, March 25, at the Cynthiana Elks Lodge with proceeds to benefit the Harrison County Clothing Closet. Funds will be used to purchase undergarments for those in need.
    Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. with the auction getting underway at 10:30 a.m.
    There will be a $5 admission that will include three paddles. Additional paddles, limit five, will be available for $1 each.
    Concessions will also be available.

     

  • Chamber Educator of the Year

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    If anyone was born to be a teacher, it is Stephanie Whitson.
    The 2016 Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year has been teaching for 16 years, all at Eastside Elementary School and comes from a family of teachers.
    “I most definitely feel like this is what I was born to do,” she said during an interview last week. “I am a very spiritual and faith-based person and I just feel like this is the plan that God has for me.”