http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Licking River death ruled drowning, says coroner http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/licking-river-death-ruled-drowning-says-coroner <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 9.0px 'Franklin Gothic T'"> By Josh Shepherd, <span style="font: 7.0px 'Franklin Gothic T'">News writer</span></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 8.7px; font: 9.0px 'Nimrod MT'"> The body of a Georgetown man was found floating in the South Fork of the Licking River Saturday evening. The autopsy report concluded that the man had drowned.&nbsp;</p> Cell tower worker’s last picture was Harrison vista http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/cell-tower-worker%E2%80%99s-last-picture-was-harrison-vista <img src="http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/sites/www.cynthianademocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/c.waits_.road_.tragedy_9874.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="164" height="85" /><p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 9.0px 'Franklin Gothic T'"> By Josh Shepherd, <span style="font: 7.0px 'Franklin Gothic T'">News writer</span></p> Hampton steps down, Stephens to take over as sheriff http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/hampton-steps-down-stephens-take-over-sheriff <img src="http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/sites/www.cynthianademocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/c.shain_.bruce_9346_0.jpg" alt="Shain Stephens is expected to be sworn in on Aug. 1 as Harrison County Sheriff, taking over for the retiring Bruce Hampton, right. Hampton has served Harrison County for 25 years as sheriff." title="Shain Stephens is expected to be sworn in on Aug. 1 as Harrison County Sheriff, taking over for the retiring Bruce Hampton, right. Hampton has served Harrison County for 25 years as sheriff." align="left" hspace="6" width="86" height="85" /><p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 9.0px 'Franklin Gothic T'"> By Josh Shepherd, <span style="font: 7.0px 'Franklin Gothic T'">News writer</span></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 8.7px; font: 9.0px 'Nimrod MT'"> Harrison County Sheriff Bruce Hampton officially announced that he will take an early retirement from office effective July 31.</p> Fiscal court takes steps for non-taxing sewer district http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/fiscal-court-takes-steps-non-taxing-sewer-district <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; font: 9.0px 'Franklin Gothic T'"> By Josh Shepherd, <span style="font: 7.0px 'Franklin Gothic T'">News writer</span></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; text-indent: 8.7px; font: 9.0px 'Nimrod MT'"> The Harrison County Fiscal Court took the first step in addressing the Cedarbrook sewer treatment mess by approving the first reading of an ordinance to create a Harrison County Sanitation District.</p> City declares emergency for 911 staffing http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/city-declares-emergency-911-staffing <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 9.0px 'Franklin Gothic T'"> By Becky Barnes, <span style="font: 7.0px 'Franklin Gothic T'">Editor</span></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 8.7px; font: 9.0px 'Nimrod MT'"> A shortage of telecommunicators in the E911 service prompted the Cynthiana City Commission to declare an emergency for the purpose of hiring dispatchers on a temporary basis.</p> Harrison County shows its character in the bad times and the good http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/harrison-county-shows-its-character-bad-times-and-good <p> I don&rsquo;t think it&rsquo;s possible to write too much in praise of our crew of first responders. In fact, it&rsquo;s a topic that should be addressed annually at the very least, if not more.<br /> But after this past week, I think it&rsquo;s especially important to give everyone praise for their work.<br /> After all, this holiday week was the perfect definition of Charles Dickens&rsquo; most famous phrase &mdash;<br /> <strong><em>&ldquo;It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.&rdquo;</em></strong><br /> <br /> <strong>The worst of times</strong><br /> Chamber welcomes Marble Creek Rangers to Friday’s Concert Series http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/chamber-welcomes-marble-creek-rangers-friday%E2%80%99s-concert-series <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 8.7px; font: 9.0px 'Nimrod MT'"> This Friday night music will be back once again on East Pike Street from 7-9 p.m. Bring lawn chairs, family and friends and listen to the sounds of the Marble Creek Rangers featuring: Eric Cummins, Brandon Bowlds, Michael DeLong, Martie Clough and Don Rogers.</p> 5th Jungle Golf Tournament this weekend at CCC http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/5th-jungle-golf-tournament-weekend-ccc <p> The annual member/guest golf tournament at the Cynthiana Country Club has been held for years with the name being changed to the Jungle in 2009. &nbsp;<br /> This was a result of the untimely death of one of the most outstanding people in the area, Jim Letcher, who was a key leader in the Cynthiana Country Club, the Cynthiana Lions Club, the Cynthiana Christian Church and much more. &nbsp;<br />