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  • Viewpoint pictures

    The only information about the operation and maintenance of the clock at the Harrison County Courthouse is this framed and typed set of instructions about what parts, and how often, the mechanism should be oiled. Jeweler Steve Ewalt is currently the keeper of the courthouse’s four clocks.

  • It’s about time

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Local jeweler Steve Ewalt remembers Halloween, 2015 very well.
    “Another fellow and I were loading a grandfather clock onto a truck and I heard the clock on top of the Courthouse gonging non-stop,” he said. “I knew something was wrong, so I called Alex Barnett, immediately.”
    That simple scenario has led Ewalt to become the de facto keeper of the clock in downtown Cynthiana.
    Ewalt said the malfunction could have led to a fire, if left unattended.

  • BNTF picks up six on drug trafficking charges last week

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Bluegrass Narcotics Task Force is making a statement with its most recent drug bust that drug traffickers are not welcome in Harrison County.
    “If you’re trafficking drugs you need to pack your bags, either for jail or another place,” said Mark Burden, director of BNTF. “This community has made a firm stance and drug trafficking will not be tolerated.”

  • County gives nod to water meter tax levy to fund E-911

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court requested that county attorney Bradley Vaughn draft an ordinance that would levy a tax on every water meter in the county, with the revenue generated earmarked toward funding the cash-strapped E-911 service.

  • Grand jury indicts 18 last week

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Harrison County grand jury met last week issuing 18 indictments.
    Six of those indicted were picked up Thursday night in a Bluegrass Narcotics Task Force sweep.
    In addition to the six who are named in a separate story, the following were also indicted:
    •Roxanna Jean Crump, aka Roxanna Jean Turner, 52, is charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance (Oxycodone) third or subsequent offenses and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Entrepreneur fair is Saturday

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The first Entrepreneurship Holiday Event will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., at the old Flower Box Florist building, next to Movie Warehouse in the Harrison Square Shopping Center.

  • Never forgotten

    These three veterans were selected to place the ceremonial wreath before the Veterans Monument at Battle Grove Cemetery, during the Veterans Day  program on Sunday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. From the left are Chuck Duffy, Sue Williams and Jim Snodgrass. World War II veteran Noel Phillips passed away a couple of weeks before Veterans Day. Mr. Phillips was to join these three in placing the wreath.

  • Harvest of Hope offering free Thanksgiving dinners

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Harvest of Hope will provided Thanksgiving Day meals again this year for anyone who wants to receive them.
    “It just makes you feel good to provide a meal for people who might otherwise not be able to have a traditional Thanksgiving Day meal,” said Harvest of Hope coordinator, Vicki Faulkner.
    Faulkner was the founder of Harvest of Hope some 12 years ago.

  • News Briefs

    Looking for Christmas/holiday items to Show and Tell at Museum open house
    Looking for Special Christmas/Holiday items to Do you have a special or unique holiday item you’d like to share with our community? A prized Christmas Ornament? Examples of Great Grandma’s Holiday China? A Christmas Story Book from days gone by? A Christmas decoration of special interest or significance? A delicious “family recipe” holiday Christmas Cookie or cake recipe you’d like to share?
     If so… The Cynthiana Harrison County Museum needs YOU.

  • Man who buried hazardous waste in Cynthiana sentenced in federal court

    A former Central Kentucky businessman, who resides in Austin, Texas, was sentenced in U.S. District Court on Nov. 9. Kenneth Gravitt, 63, was sentenced, to 36 months, by Chief U.S. District Judge Karen Caldwell, on convictions relating to the illegal storage, transportation and disposal of hazardous waste.