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Today's News

  • DOWNTOWN FIRE

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Fifty first responders were on the scene in downtown Cynthiana on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 7, as a structure fire at the two-story building on Walnut Street that housed Paula’s Family Restaurant.
    “We got the call of a fire in progress at 2:55 p.m. and were on the scene in less than one minute,” said fire chief Jay Sanders of the Cynthiana Fire Department.

  • Dr. King remembrance march will be Monday

    A remembrance and march is held annually on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This year’s celebration begins at 9:30 a.m. with march prep time. The march will begin about 10 a.m. from Ebenezer United Methodist Church.
    Special services will start after the march at EUMC. Sen. Reginald Thomas (D) will be the guest speaker.
     Refreshments will be served at the church, after the march. The march route is dependent on the weather. The 2018 celebration will be Monday, Jan. 15. MLK Day is always held the third Monday of January.
     

  • Local writer earns prestigious Eclipse Award

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A Cynthiana freelance writer who is no stranger to accolades in the horse racing industry has won the prestigious Eclipse Award.
    Denise Steffanus, owner and operator of Rose Run Farm, learned recently that she would be the recipient of the prestigious Eclipse award for a story that focused on drug-related contamination in stable areas.
    “It’s the epitome of my career,” Steffanus said of earning the award for a story about which she is very passionate.

  • First baby of 2018 at HMH

    Paisley Sue Kiskaden was the first baby born at Harrison Memorial Hospital in 2018. She was born at 8:05 a.m. on Jan. 3 and was 19.5 inches long. She weighed eight pounds and one ounce. She is the daughter of Kayal Reyes and was delivered by Dr. Derek Clarke. As the first-born baby at HMH, Paisley Sue and her mom received gifts from HMH, the HMH OB Department, the HMH Auxiliary, the HMH Massage Therapy Department and Blanket Buddies.

  • Grand jury issues 16 indictments in first session of 2018

    Five defendants from the family-affair drug bust that was made last month were among the 16 people indicted by a Harrison County grand jury on Jan. 2.

  • Magistrates want moratorium on solar farm licenses

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    With County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett absent, Tuesday night’s fiscal court meeting was a brief one.
    Magistrate Brad Marshall was appointed chairperson by the court and presided over the meeting.
    Toward the end of the meeting, magistrates Larry Wells and Bradley Copes sought permission for the court to unilaterally and immediately enact a moratorium on solar farm licenses, until conditional use zoning restrictions can be implemented.

  • Trindy’s hiring displaced staff from Paula’s Restaurant

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Mindy Tindle, owner and operator of Trindy’s Family Bistro on Walnut Street, has come to the rescue for the cook and wait staff who previously worked at Paula’s Family Restaurant.
    On Sunday afternoon, Paula’s Family Restaurant was destroyed as a fire gutted the entire two-story building owned by Hoss and Paula Wilson, where the restaurant was located.

  • Candidate announcement deadline is Feb. 5

    The Cynthiana Democrat welcomes announcements for candidates in the 2018 elections.
    The announcement is a one-time no-charge story that will appear in the paper no later than Feb. 8.
    Information and a photograph must be at the newspaper office no later than Feb. 5 at 1 p.m.
    There is a 350-word limit to what should be a brief biography and include the candidate’s reason for seeking office.

  • More than 12,000 acres approved for hemp planting

    The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) has approved 225 applications from growers to cultivate up to 12,018 acres of industrial hemp for research purposes in 2018. More than 681,000 square feet of greenhouse space were approved for indoor growers in 2018.

  • Rep. Hart receives committee appointment

    House Majority Leadership has appointed Rep. Mark Hart, R-Falmouth, to the House Standing Committee on Elections, Constitutional Amendments and Intergovernmental Affairs.