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Today's News

  • Court allows free dumping during county clean-up week

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    There was a  short agenda at Tuesday night’s Harrison County Fiscal Court meeting.
    The court announced that its annual county-wide clean-up week will commence next week, April 19-23.
    The county barn will accept all forms of refuse, except for tires and household trash, free of charge.
    Times for bringing items for drop-off will be 8 a.m until 3 p.m., daily.

  • Harrison County grand jury issues 13 indictments for April

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Harrison County grand jury met last week and issued 13 indictments.
    Three individuals were named in separate indictments, but were listed as co-defendants in a case where property had been taken from Gary Mastin.

  • Rorer is Business Person of the Year

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Harrison Machine Shop has grown from a one-man operation in 1975 to a small company that employs 19 people in 2017.
    2016 Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year, Joe Rorer has overseen that growth and has completely transformed the company that he purchased for $20,000 as a 22 year-old.

  • Three sentenced to prison on heroin, meth charges

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Three individuals received prison sentences last week in Harrison Circuit Court while two others had their sentences diverted.
    Eric Cantrell, 31, was sentenced to 15 years in prison on convictions of manufacturing methamphetamine (first offense), first-degree possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine) third or subsequent offense; possession of drug paraphernalia; tampering with physical evidence; six counts of unlawful possession of methamphetamine precursor.

  • Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday on the Hilltop

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The 12th Annual Frankie Taylor Community Easter Egg Hunt will be held at Ingles Stadium on Saturday morning, April 15, beginning at 11 a.m.
    Frankie Taylor, who died on March 18, 2006,  was a magistrate on the Harrison County Fiscal Court and was known far and wide as a man who loved children and loved seeing them have fun.
    The annual Easter Egg Hunt has been held in his honor since his passing.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Harrison Thomas Cook, March 2, son of Eric and Tanya Benson Cook; Kyle Patrick Roark, March 16, son of Jimmy and Lesley Roark; Peyton Eli Wilson, March 21, son of Tim and Beth Wilson.
    Cub Scouts plan activities: April 14 will be the second annual Kite Festival at Oddville Park; April 21 will be Council Derby in Lexington; May 4-6 is Run for the Roses at Camp McKee; and May 18-19 is an event for Pack 60 - Crossover Ceremony and Camp Out at Little Switzerland on Old Lair Road in Harrison County.

  • Boy Scout Troop 76
  • Museum Musings

    * Pearl Patterson Johnson -- “Each spring a million daffodils break through the frost-sealed earth, as if God wrote in flower gold the message of rebirth.”
    * Cynthiana Democrat, April 13, 1939 -- “Twenty Cynthiana and Harrison County boys left Monday for the Civilian Conservation Corps Camp at Carlisle where they will remain for a week before being assigned to some other government reservation. Miss Violet Long, county welfare nurse, is certifying agent for CCC.”

  • Marriage Licenses

    Cynthia M. Townsend, 28, and Chad Allen Herrington, 29, married March 24, 2017.
    Helen Marie Goins Perkins, 59, and Joseph Herman Clark, 60, married March 25, 2017.
    Sandra Robin McElfresh, 48, and Mark Allen Ray, 56, married March 29, 2017.
    Casey Michelle York, 26, and Christopher T. Custard, 34, married April 1, 2017.
    Kristen Renee Stanfield, 27, and William John Lewis Jr., 26, married April 4, 2017.

  • Dylan Garner Slucher

    Dylan  Garner Slucher was born to Jakob and Virginia Slucher of Cynthiana on March 19, 2017 at Harrison Memorial Hospital.
    He weighed 7 lbs. 4 oz., and is welcomed by his brother Brantley and sister Avery.
    Maternal grandparents are Tressie Faulkner of Cynthiana and Jerry Faulkner of Berry, Ky.; maternal great-grandparents are the late Donald and Martha Brown and Adrian and Georgia Faulkner.