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Today's News

  • Sanders sentenced to 12 years in bank heist

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A Cynthiana man has been sentenced following his guilty pleas on charges that resulted from an armed robbery at Kentucky Bank in Paris.
    Billy Sanders, 52, Cynthiana, was sentenced to a total of 12 years in prison on 19 charges including first-degree robbery, receiving stolen property (firearm), tampering with physical evidence and 16 counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.

  • MLK Day March, remembering Dr. King

    Around 50 people of all races and ages participated in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. march in downtown Cynthiana. This year’s march was held on Monday, Jan. 16, one day after Dr. King’s actual birthday. The march began at Ebenezer United Methodist Church, wound through downtown Cynthiana and ended at Macedonia Baptist Church. Following the march, a special service honoring Dr. King was held at Macedonia, followed by a meal.

  • Pike, Pleasant to have areas of no parking

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Changes are ahead for those who are used to parking on the street in some areas of town.
    The Cynthiana City Commission approved first readings of ordinances establishing no-parking zones in specific areas of Pike and Pleasant streets.
    Cynthiana Mayor James Smith said that these changes were being made at the request of the state Transportation Department, which maintains those streets.

  • Rose, 94, still holds basketball records

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Jimmie Rose has lived a full life, to say the least.
    The 94 years-young retired basketball coach and Methodist evangelist, has lived in Cynthiana for 25 years.
    Born and raised in Olive Hill, Rose counts among his former and current friends people like Adolph Rupp, Ed Diddle, Happy Chandler and Joe B. Hall, as well as virtually anyone else he has come in contact with through his nationwide Methodist evangelism career.

  • Court tables zoning recommendation for limited RV electrical hook-ups

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    At a special meeting of the Harrison County Fiscal Court on Tuesday, Jan. 17, the court voted to table one ordinance passed down from the Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Commission.
    The ordinance, dealing with an attempt to regulate the usage of recreational vehicles as temporary residences, was the topic of some heated discussion after county attorney Brad Vaughn finished with the second reading of the proposed ordinance.

  • CYNTHIANA POLICE DEPARTMENT

    CYNTHIANA POLICE DEPARTMENT
    Arrests, citations, warnings
    Jan. 7 -- Elizabeth N. Barron, 24, was arrested on a Harrison County warrant.
    Jan. 7 -- Randy M. Mullins, 24, was arrested on a Harrison County warrant for fourth-degree assault, minor injury, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia.
    Jan. 8 -- Shane Thompson, 26, was arrested on three Harrison County warrants and charged with fleeing/evading police on foot.

  • Three founding heroes to be honored at Museum event Jan. 28

    On Saturday, Jan. 28, at 1 p.m., the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum will be honoring three of its founding members as “Everyday Heroes.”
    Martha Barnes, Herby Moore and the late George Slade, who died in June 2005, will be feted during the special Museum program.
    “There were lots of early meetings in 1993,” said Barnes, remembering how the idea for a museum evolved.
    The first meetings were held at the Moore home.
    Barnes said it took about a year from idea to opening. The museum officially opened on July 29, 1994.

  • New Year, New You is Saturday at Cheers

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    It’s a New Year! A time when many are looking for a New You.
    On Saturday, Jan. 21, all of the opportunities to meet a New Year’s resolution will be together in one place.
    The Cynthiana Democrat, Cheers Party and Event and Bourbon Community Hospital are bringing New Year, New You to Cynthiana.
    The event will be held at Cheers on Connersville Pike in the former Tussey Furniture building, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

  • Kelly retires from city public works

    Cynthiana public works employee Erman Kelly, center, was recognized for his retirement from the city. Kelly served in public works for 18 years. Cynthiana Mayor James Smith, left, and Jada Griggs, public works commissioner.

  • Tom McKee Day

    Former 78th House Representative  Tom McKee was honored by the  Cynthiana City Commission Tuesday. Mayor James Smith presented McKee with a copy of a proclamation for Tom McKee Day, which was Tuesday, Jan. 17.