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Today's News

  • Court begins liquor-by-the-drink talks

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Though no action was taken, the Harrison County Fiscal Court began discussion concerning allowing liquor by the drink in qualifying county restaurants or venues at their regular meeting on Tuesday night.
    County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett began the discussion by informing the court that at least one business had come to him and said they would like to be able to serve alcohol, by the drink.

  • Purdom wins appeal of 2014 conviction

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    In November 2014, former Farmers National Bank officer Edgar Purdom Jr. was convicted on four counts of distributing sexual performances by a minor and one count of possessing matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, by the Lawrence County (Ky.) Circuit Court in Louisa.
    After leaving Farmers National Bank, Purdom moved to Louisa and was employed as president of the Louisa Community Bank.

  • Kearns launches cemetery project for Eagle Scout honor

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    A Nicholasville teenager with Harrison County ties is near completion of a community service project that will lead to Eagle Scout status.
    John Kerry Kearns, 13, is an eighth-grader at West Jessamine Middle School and is the son of Kerry and Jacqui Kearns.

  • Four CPD officers graduate with ERU training

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Cynthiana Police Department now has a trained group of men prepared to take on emergency situations such as hostage, civil disturbances, active shootings, VIP protection and more.
    Assistant Chief Bill Denton, Sgt. Michael Kiskaden, Ptl. Eddie Quinn and Ptl. Lewis Crump III recently graduated from Emergency Response Unit training in Lexington (ERU).
    “We work as a team,” said Denton. “There are no individuals.”

  • Did You Know

    HCHS graduation is tonight on the Hilltop
    HCHS graduation is scheduled for tonight at the Harrison County Athletic Complex, weather permitting.
    The North Gate only, will be used for ticket-holders and will open at 5:30 p.m.  Graduation will commence at 7 p.m.
    In the event that bad weather occurs, the ceremony will be moved into the HCHS auditorium, also beginning at 7 p.m..

  • HMH opens KidTown Preschool on campus

    In an effort to extend services in our community, Harrison Memorial Hospital has expanded its child care services to include KidTown Preschool.
    KidTown Preschool will open on Aug. 8, 2016, on the HMH campus. Currently, we have limited openings available for children ages four and five.

  • Murdock, Peak and Ping receive Excellence in Teaching awards

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Three Harrison County School District teachers were  among several educators who were honored on Saturday, May 31, in Campbellsville.
    The 30th Annual Excellence in Teaching Awards Ceremony was hosted by Campbellsville University on Saturday, with DeAnna Murdock, Betty Faye Peak and Mary Beth Ping those Harrison School District teachers who were honored.

  • Senior Citizens Center celebrates Older Americans every day

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Harrison County Senior Citizens Center is wrapping up “Older Americans Month”, though current director Robin Florence has a mission of making every month special for those who use the center’s services.

  • Hano brings experience to CPD

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    One of the Cynthiana Police Department’s most recent hires is a veteran of police work. He also met the advertised requirement of being certified.
    Hano is a German Shepherd who made his way to the CPD with his handler, Ptl. Eddie Quinn.
    Quinn had been with the CPD for a few months when he expressed his interest in bringing Hano back to active duty.

  • Thorobreds sweep District 38, await Saturday draw for Region

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer
    hoosiers49@gmail.com

    When your team’s pitching allows one hit in two games, your fielders make no errors and your team scores 31 runs, the chances of winning are pretty good.  
    That is just what the Harrison County Thorobreds did Sunday and Monday in Carlisle as they swept past Robertson County and Nicholas County to win the 38th District tournament.
    On Sunday, the Breds used four pitchers to combine for a no hitter in blanking the Black Devils of Robertson County, 21-0.