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Today's News

  • Henson plans to run for District 1 magistrate

    Frank Henson is announcing his running for the magistrate seat, District 1 on the Republican ticket.  Henson is a 1971 graduate of Harrison County High School and a 1971 graduate of Morehead State University as a board certified medical technologist.

    Henson and Debbie, his wife of 33 years, have two sons Jon and Joe Henson.

     

  • City suspends CPD officer

    A Cynthiana police officer is suspended after a private employee hearing with city commissioners Thursday afternoon.

    Joe F. Warden, 34, was cited by Chief Ray Johnson for failing to stop at an intersection and colliding with another vehicle while responding to an emergency call on Dec. 26 at 7 p.m., according to the city’s final order of disciplinary action.

    The final order was read by city attorney John Lair following Thursday’s hearing.

    Warden will be suspended without pay for 16 days.

  • Lots of power returns for HCHS softball

    Coach Christine Garnett will field a team of veterans for the 2010 softball season at Harrison County High School. This is a team of veterans that can really hit the ball for power and a high average that also has senior leadership. 

    Sure, gone from last year’s team which finished 29-5 are two talented players, Brittany Murphy and Charley Hatfield, but seven starters return. 

    Murphy and Hatfield were players with experience from their middle school days forward and both good batters and team leaders. 

  • Winter storm

    There was plenty of warning for last weekend’s winter storm that blanketed Harrison County in three to four inches of snow.

    Road crews working in Cynthiana and Harrison County made good use of that forecast by putting down salt brine and generally bracing for the wallop.

    Since it was the weekend and essential travelers were at a minimum, road crews could hold to their task without too much traffic interruption.

  • Palmer seeks re-election to Harrison fiscal court

    Deborah Lemons Palmer has filed for re-election as magistrate for District 1. She was appointed by the governor, following the fiscal court’s recommendation, to complete her late father’s sixth term.

    Lemons Palmer is the daughter of the late Stanley Taylor and Louise Lemons. She has two sons, John Matthew and Joey (Lori) Palmer. She has three grandchildren, Kyle Harp, Shelby and Reece Palmer.

     

  • Mayor, judges, sheriff races contested on 2010 ballot

    Tuesday marked the deadline for candidates in the 2010 election to file with county clerk Linda Furnish or Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson.

    “I would say the number of filings this year is about normal,” Furnish said, noting that almost all county magistrates will face opposition in this year’s election.

    All filing paperwork had to be completed by candidates and turned into the county clerk’s office by 4 p.m. Tuesday.

     

    For a complete list of filings, see this week's Cynthiana Democrat.

  • God doesn’t pluck chickens

    One of the Internet blogs I follow, “The Stretch Marks Blog,” is written by a woman in Texas, Melissa Lee.

    She’s beyond hilarious, loves big hair, “The Bachelor,” her crazy family, chocolate and Jesus.

    She writes mostly about superficial stuff, but not really. There’s a depth to her faith that shines through even her weekly “The Bachelor” recaps.

  • Going public

    It’s just a few days away from Valentine’s Day, but Avi Bear is already trying to sweeten up Cynthiana.

    “This is sort of our ‘Happy Valentine’s Day’ present to the community,” Karen Bear said last Thursday.

    On Monday, the Bears opened a new addition to the business, allowing customers the opportunity to purchase their dessert products individually.

  • Brunker looks for return to city commission post

    Gary F. Brunker has announced his candidacy for Cynthiana City Commission

    Brunker began his state government career as a hearing officer for Kentucky’s Division of Driver Licensing in 1976. During that time, he served in various supervisory roles culminating in his being appointed director.

    His wife, Cathy, is a registered nurse at the WEDCO District Health Department.

     

    For his full announcement, see this week's Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Chasteen enters race for county judge-executive

    Rick Chasteen has announced that he is the Republican candidate for Harrison County Judge-Executive.

    Chasteen and his wife, the former Mary Argo, live on Old Lair Road. He has a son, Christian, and a stepson, Ronnie Kenner. He is the son of Rose Chasteen and the late Earl Chasteen.