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Today's News

  • Grace Notes

    It seems the older I get, the less space I have in my brain, like all the file folders in the filing cabinet are full.
    More often than I care to admit, I’ll write myself a quick note intending to develop it into a column later, but when later comes I’ll have no clue what I was thinking when I wrote the note.
    However, all is not hopeless, as occasionally I go through my folder of assorted notes and cobble together a column of bits and pieces and random musings in the hope that something might be helpful to someone.

  • Hardin, Stephens earn Roads Scholars, Masters certification

    Two Cynthiana men are recent graduates of the Kentucky  Roads Scholars and Road Masters programs through the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
    Casey Hardin and Jarrod Stephens were honored at a ceremony on Dec. 8 in Lexington.
    The pair were among 144 Roads Scholars and 119  Road Masters who completed the 2016 training program. In total, the state recognizes 2,723 Roads Scholars and 2,060 Roads Masters who have completed the program.

  • Viewpoint

    Good-bye 2016.
    Many can probably say that 2016 was a very good year, while others are still dealing with tragedies that have shaken their families.
    Cynthiana has fared well in the last 12 months under the leadership of several young minds and bodies. Young being younger than me!
    There are still some things I’d like to see, maybe not in 2017, but certainly sooner rather than later.
    I would like for the power lines downtown to be buried. Is that a life or death wish? Of course not. However, I’m thinking big here.

  • Grayson honored

    Cynthiana’s out-going commissioner, Billy Grayson, was honored at the Dec. 20 meeting, which was Grayson’s final meeting. Grayson has been serving on the commission for seven years. During his tenure, he oversaw the renovation of the City Hall gymnasium, was instrumental in repairing the A.Kellar Dam and revamping the Parks and Rec. Department.

  • Business owner stops pre-Christmas theft; police make arrest Wednesday

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    An attempted theft was thwarted by a downtown businessman on Wednesday, Dec. 21.
    Hal Williams, owner and operator of Hal’s Flowers, located on Church Street, detained Rhandi Courtney, after she entered his store and money from his deposit bag came up missing.
    “She comes in the shop fairly regularly and I help her out from time to time and will buy her lunch,” Williams said.

  • Harrison court districts unaffected by redistricting

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    On Dec. 20, following a two-year study, Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton, Jr. announced the first Judicial Redistricting Plan that Kentucky has seen in decades
    The redistricting plan will be taken up by the Kentucky General Assembly which convenes its “short session” on Jan. 3.
    If the plan is adopted by the General Assembly, it will become effective in 2022 when all circuit, district and family court judges will be up for election.

  • Cynthiana’s commissioners take oath for 2017

    Cynthiana’s City Commissioners took the oath of office on Tuesday, Dec. 20, during the last regular meeting of the year.  Cynthiana Mayor James Smith announced that the selection of commissioner departments will be made at the first meeting of the new commission on Jan. 3. Billy Grayson has overseen the Department of Finance during his tenure on the commission. Mattmiller is currently serving as Commissioner of Public Utilities; Griggs is over the public works department and Slade is now serving as Commissioner of Public Safety.

  • Search continues for Nicholas County woman

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Harrison County Search and Rescue team has joined forces with 17 other agencies in Nicholas County to search for a missing 58-year-old woman.
    Lori Feltz left her Hick Hardy Road home around 9 a.m. Monday going for a walk along a route she was known to take routinely.
    Shaun Brewer of Harrison County Search and Rescue said Feltz is described as being about 5-foot-7, with reddish hair and weighing about 230 pounds. She has some mental disabilities.

  • Ecklar indicted on manslaughter charge

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    A Harrison County man was indicted by a Hamilton County (Ohio) grand jury on Friday, Dec. 23, for corrupting another person with drugs, leading to serious bodily harm and was also charged with involuntary manslaughter.
    Chad Allen Ecklar, 30, whose address is listed on Cincinnati Police records as 119 Northside Drive, Cynthiana, was arrested on Dec. 14, in a Columbia Parkway parking lot, in Cincinnati.

  • Sports This Week

    Dec. 28 – Jan. 4

    Wrestling
    Friday, Dec. 30 at Tates Creek Invitational
    Wednesday, Jan. 4 Sectional Duals at Walton Verona

    Breds Basketball
    Wednesday, Dec. 28 at Powell Co. Tournament vs. Boone Co. 2 PM
    Thursday, Dec. 29 at Powell Co. Tournament
    Friday, Dec. 30 at Powell Co. Tournament
    Tuesday, Jan. 3 vs. Beechwood (H) JV/V  6/7:30 PM

    Fillies Basketball
    Wednesday, Dec. 28 at W. Jessamine Tournament TBA