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Today's News

  • Board fires P&Z Administrator

    Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Administrator Linden Smith has been fired following a February board meeting.

    According to P&Z chairman Avi Bear, the commission voted unanimously to fire Smith at their rescheduled monthly meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 23.

    Smith had been suspended by the commission earlier in the year.

    He had returned back to work from that suspension on Friday, Feb. 19.

    As part of Smith’s suspension terms, Bear said Smith was supposed to write letters of apology to the board.

  • Work begins on River Road bathrooms

    Renovations to River Road Park bathrooms are underway.

    According to Dave Kennedy, city administrative assistant, project demolition is complete.

    Kennedy said the concrete floors will be poured tomorrow.

    The Cynthiana City Commission and the Harrison County Fiscal Court voted to renovate the park bathrooms at their separate meetings last month.

    The project cost is not to exceed $20,000, with the city and county both paying half.

    For the complete story, see this week’s print edition of The Cynthiana Democrat.

  • FSA announces committee election results

    Barry Sims, County Executive Director of the Harrison County Farm Service Agency announces that Ricci Roland has been re-elected to serve a three year term on the Farm Service Agency Committee. His term of office began on Jan. 1, 2010. Mike Stroub will serve as chairperson, Roland will serve as vice chairperson, Thomas Florence Jr. as regular member, and Freda Custard, COC Advisor.

    The Farm Service Agency Committee is responsible for the administration of various Federal Farm programs including Price Support, Conservation and Farm Loan Programs.

  • Church Briefs

    ELMARCH UNITED

    METHODIST

    The fellowship service to support the United Methodist Church Scholarship will be held March 14 at 6 p.m. at Elmarch United Methodist Church. Your support is needed and appreciated.

    RADIO MINISTRY

    “The Hour of Power” Radio Ministry, aired weekly on Saturday mornings on 90.7 FM (The Wind), at 10-11 a.m.

    The Rev. Don Fryman will bring a message each week along with special music by various singers across Harrison County and surrounding counties.

    SALEM CHURCH

    OF CHRIST

  • Post Office should prepare for mass mailing, says citizen

    To the editor:

    Last Thursday, when the mail man delivered my mail, there was no Democrat. I immediately called the office to see if my subscription was still in effect. It was, so I then called the post office. I was told that every family received a free paper. I then asked why no one in my building received one. She repeated the same thing - our carriers were to be back at the post office by 5 p.m. (my mail man comes to my house between 2:30 and 3 p.m. and yet no paper). I was then told the my paper would be in my box on Friday.

  • Harrison archers repeat as region champs

    The Harrison County archery program continued its dominance over the region as each team shot its way to the regional crown Saturday at Harrison County Middle School. The Region 8 tournament featured elementary, middle and high school competitors vying for the top five positions in each division. In addition to first place team honors, Harrison County won 26 of 30 individual awards.

  • Slade is right for commissioner

    To the editor:

    Our community deserves to be represented by someone who is a strong and anchored part of Cynthiana; someone who cares for the future of our town. We deserve someone who wants our community to work together to create a place we are all proud to call home. There is such a person running for city commissioner who embodies all of these traits. This person is Roger Slade. 

  • Museum Musings

    *Log Cabin, December, 1912 -- “Buggies reduced - Your opportunity to buy a first-class buggy at quite a savings in price. George M. Wills”

    *The Cynthiana Times, Dec. 7, 1862 -- “If you want something good for the health, call on Wash Cragmire, at the Rankin House. He keeps the best liquors, finest cigars, and chewing tobacco of any body in town.”

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Report

    HARRISON COUNTY

    SHERIFF’S REPORT

    ACCIDENTS

    March 2 at 7:42 a.m. -- injury, US 62 West, Earline North, 69, Cynthiana, driving a 2001 Buick Leee^Sabre, struck Sandra J. Himes, 36, Cynthiana, driving 1998 Jeep Cherokee.

    March 3 at 6:44 a.m. -- non-injury, Bedford Way, Danielle N. Fryman, 25, Cynthiana, driving a 2003 Toyota Rav 4 struck a deer.

    March 2 at 9:09 a.m. -- non-injury, Rocky Springs Road, Christopher Barrington, 29, Georgetown, driving a 1997 Chevrolet 1500, struck Betty H. Jones, 78, Cynthiana, driving a 1997 Toyota Camry.

  • Harrison County Circuit Court

    HARRISON CIRCUIT COURT

    Judge Jay Delaney

    presiding March 2, 2010

    CRIMINAL CASES

    Virginia Allen, 1981, change of plea; flagrant non-support; guilty plea entered, motion for pretrial diversion granted, order entered.

    Becky Whitaker, 1955, sentencing; theft by failure to make required disposition of property, theft by unlawful taking/disposition-all others; probation granted, 3 year sentence probated for 5 years.