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  • Candidates for clerk, magistrates, commission make introductions

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Also at the Oct. 1, Harrison County Tea Party Debate/Forum, candidates in four more local contested elections were given the opportunity to introduce themselves.
    Linda Barnes and Jill Stroub were each given five minutes to talk about themselves and what their qualifications are to fill the County Clerk position that will be vacated by the retirement of Linda Furnish.

  • Pet costume contest set for Oct. 29

    The Humane Society of Harrison County’s annual Spooky Boo Wow parade will not be held this year. The Humane Society will be joining Dairy Queen for its second annual Howl-o-ween Pet Costume Contest on Monday, Oct. 29, 5-8 p.m. Judging will begin at 6:30 p.m.
     

  • Barn hunt will be held at Harrison County farm Oct. 19-21

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Oh rats!
    What’s this world coming to? Entertainment and education if you attend the Oct. 19-21 Zombie Barn Hunt at the  Bob and Sandy Stoss farm at 95 Wornall Lane.
    The Stoss’ barn has been turned into a dog’s playground for three days of rat hunting. It’s not about turning dogs loose in the barn to barbarically track down and kill pesky rats.

  • ARToberfest is downtown this Saturday

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The annual ARToberfest will be held on Pike Street, in downtown Cynthiana, Saturday. Oct. 13, from 1-9 p.m. Pike Street will be closed to thru traffic, beginning at 9 a.m on Saturday morning from Walnut Street to Main Street.
    According to Community Events Committee member Lourena Judy, over 30 vendors will be set up along the block-long strip of Pike Street.

  • City buys old Lerman building, will stabilize in first phase

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The City of Cynthiana has agreed to purchase the old Lerman Brothers building that is located on both the Pike Street and Main Street sides of the Farmers Deposit Bank in downtown Cynthiana.
    Mayor James Smith said the City agreed to purchase the three-story building at a price of $46,000 from previous owners Sam and Jack Arnold.

  • Toyota ‘leads the way’ for Harrison students

    A national model for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) career pathways in Cynthiana is bulldozing the obstacles girls face for a career in manufacturing.
    Harrison County High School freshman Kara Hines says there are so many great options in STEM, she “just can’t pick right now.”  

  • Harrison man indicted on rape, sodomy charges

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Twenty-three-year-old Jefferson Patrick Acton Jr. has been in jail since Aug. 5, one day after an alleged incident that resulted in rape and sodomy charges.
    A Harrison County grand jury indicted Acton on Oct. 2 on 13 counts of sexual abuse charges and set his bond at $75,000.

  • Judge: Burden can run as write-in

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    On Monday, Oct. 8, Harrison County Circuit Judge Jay Delaney ruled against a request by sitting fiscal court magistrate Sam Pierce to disallow Jeremy Burden from running against him as a write-in candidate in the Nov. 6 general election.
    Pierce, through attorney Nolan Weddle, filed a Motion for Injunctive Relief with the Harrison County Circuit Clerk’s office on Sept. 21, seeking to keep Burden from running against him in the fifth magistral district general election in November.

  • Viewpoint pictures

    Front row, from left, Wilder Clifford, Johnnie Petty, Herschel Earle, Robert Lenox, Harry C. Million, Thomas Lindsey; second row, Wallace Lemons, Theodore Renaker, James Maddox, Shirley Moore, James Cloe, Harold Maines, William Renaker, Russell Dearing, William Miller, Ralph Brannock; third row, Carl Barnes, Lonnie Phillippe, Billie Hill, James T. Perrin, Kenneth Dogett, William Hill, Cecil Maddox, Carl Lyons, A.W. McNees, Wilford Gillispie; fourth row, Billie Bedford, James Gill, Wesley Townsend, James E. Hardin, Billie Barnes, Curtis Sanders.

  • Rotary Award Presentation