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Today's News

  • Gross is state’s Top Cop for DUI arrests, again

    A Cynthiana police sergeant was recognized Wednesday morning in Lexington for efforts to keep drunk drivers off the roads.

    Sgt. Wilbur Gross received the Governor’s Impaired Drivers’ Enforcement Award for the third year in a row and fifth time since 1998.

    Gross, who has been a police officer for 16 years, three months, made 23 arrests this year and 13 last year.

    “It’s great to be recognized for the job that we do, but I’m not out to get an award, just to get impaired drivers off the road,” Gross said.

  • It’s time again for Santa letters

    The Cynthiana Democrat has been asked by Santa to help with his naughty and nice list.

    The Cynthiana Democrat has agreed to  print Letters to Santa in the newspaper to help him out.

    All letters must arrive by Thursday, Dec. 10, at 5 p.m. Letters will be printed in the Dec. 17 issue of the Democrat.

    Letters can be mailed to Santa at P.O. Box 160, Cynthiana, KY 41031; dropped off at the office at 302 Webster Ave.; or email to rsmiley@cynthianademocrat.com.

    Please limit letters to 75 words or less so that everyone’s letter will get printed.

  • UPG opponents file suit in Harrison court

    Opponents of United Propane Gas, Inc. will take their concerns to court.

    Neighbors of the Connersville Pike/Sea Biscuit Way area filed a suit in Harrison County Circuit Court on Nov. 4, 2009, against the City of Cynthiana, Cynthiana City Commission, Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Commission, Cynthiana-Harrison County Economic Development Authority, Inc. and United Propane Gas, Inc. Also named are individual members of those boards and commissions.

    See more on this story in this week's print edition of The Cynthiana Democrat.

  • USDA NRCS in Kentucky announces 2010 Farm Bill Program participation

    Application and Ranking Schedules for 2010. First ranking cut-off period for Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP) applications will be January 29, 2010

    After the harvest season, November is usually the time we celebrate and give thanks. It is also time for producers and landowners to consider planning for the next growing season.

  • Crash puts end to high-speed police chase downtown

    For the second time in as many weeks, a police chase that originated in another county ended with a crash in Harrison County.

    Cynthiana Police Cpl. Walter Tapp said that April D.  Caskey, 29, faces a long list of charges in Harrison and Bourbon counties after a Saturday evening pursuit.

    According to Tapp, Cynthiana’s 911 dispatch involved local law enforcement at 5:02 p.m.

  • Dotson Brother’s sponsors FFA scholarship program

    The Harrison County FFA is participating in the 2009 Hometown Scholarship program, presented by Dotson Brother’s Dodge Dealership in Paris, Ky.

    The Hometown Scholarship program is a campaign that generates scholarship funds for high school FFA Chapters. The FFA Chapter will be accepting donations in support of the scholarship program. With each $5 donation the donor will be entered into a drawing for a new 2010 Dodge Ram Heavy Duty truck and can redeem their ticket stub at the Dotson Brother’s dealership for a T-shirt while supplies last.

  • Turner eyes re-election bid for fifth term as Harrison TO

    Incumbent candidate for Harrison County Transportation Officer, Larry Turner, has announced that he will seek the office for a fifth term.

    Turner, 63, said he has maintained “an excellent working relationship with our fiscal court.” He said that in many counties that is not the case. He also said he has worked well with local law enforcement agencies and courthouse staff.

    Turner retired from LexMark in 1992 at which time he sought his first term.

  • Harrison County Circuit Court

    HARRISON CIRCUIT COURT

    Judge Robert McGinnis

    presiding Dec. 1, 2009

    CIVIL CASES

    LaSalle Bank National Association vs. Kevin Kennedy, motion hour; (motion to confirm report), approved.

    Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. unknown Executor/Executrix of unknown Estate of Clyde Hibbler III, motion hour; sustained order.

    Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. vs. Bob L. Massey, motion hour; (motion for writ of possession), sustained order.

    Deutsche Bank National Trust Company vs. Penelope Allen, motion hour; sustained order.

  • Firefighters’ OT at center of Labor Cabinet suit

    The city of Cynthiana has joined other local governments in a petition against the Kentucky Labor Cabinet.

    Filed in Franklin County Circuit Court on Nov. 16, the petition asks for declaratory judgment and injunctive relief on an issue affecting firefighters across the Commonwealth.

  • Searching for the dark cloud’s silver lining

    Good news for all you cranky pants people: According to an Australian study, thinking negatively and being sad may actually be good for you.

    The study, conducted by a psychology professor at the University of New South Wales, showed that people with negative moods seem to be less gullible and better able to judge other people and their surroundings.