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  • GREAT MUSEUM TREASURE HUNT
  • Judge imposes sentences in seven cases

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Five of the seven individuals sentenced last week in Harrison Circuit Court will be serving prison terms.
    Justin Mattingly, received a five-year sentence on drug-related charges including trafficking in heroin and methamphetamine, possession of other controlled substances and tampering with physical evidence.
    Mattingly’s five-year sentence will run consecutively with a sentence from Campbell County Circuit Court.

  • Phase I program to begin July 19

    By Jessica Barnes, County
    extension agent for agriculture
    and natural resources
    The Harrison County Ag Development Committee will open the application process for the 2018 County Agricultural Investment Program (CAIP) on July 19, 2018.  

  • Looking back

    The following information was taken from Indian Creek Christian Church’s history brochure.
    The Indian Creek Christian Church was planted in 1803 under the influence of Barton W. Stone.
    The church was organized as one of the original members of the Springfield Presbytery. After only nine short months, the presbytery dissolved itself so that its churches could exist as “Christians only.” 
    The “Christians” at Indian Creek first met in the Endicott Meeting House.

  • Court approves 50-cent raises for jailer’s deputies

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    In lieu of getting a new transportation vehicle in 2018, jailer Scott Slade asked and was approved to give raises to his 10 deputies.
    “They haven’t had a raise since 2013,” Slade told members of the Harrison County Fiscal Court on Tuesday.
    The court approved Slade’s request for a 50-cent across-the-board raise, which includes the active hourly rate from $12 to $12.50 and the stand-by/on-call rate to $6.25.

  • Looking back

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    One of the older businesses still in operation in Cynthiana is Smith Insurors, Inc., located on East Pike Street in the downtown area of the city.
    The agency has been in operation, by one name or another, since 1904 in Cynthiana. The Smith family have been the sole owners of  the agency since 1953.

  • Returning Dad
  • 16 indictments issued by grand jury

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    At its July 3 session, the Harrison County grand jury issued 16 separate indictments.
    Phillip Doolin, 57, was named in a three-count indictment along with Shane Whitaker, 43, who faces a five-count indictment.

  • Work begins for HMH turning lane

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    A highway safety improvement project at the entrance of Harrison Memorial Hospital is in the process of beginning.
    According to Bob Yeager, chief district engineer for Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6, “This project will add a turn lane into the Harrison Memorial Hospital and the roadway elevation will be raised to help improve the sight distance.”

  • Did You Know?

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) recently awarded a contract for a preventive maintenance project on US 27 in Harrison County. This project involves application of a cost-effective treatment, known as cape seal, to extend the life of the pavement. These treatments last up to 60% as long traditional asphalt projects for less than a third of the cost.  The construction limits are from KY 982 (Edgewater Road) to KY 982 (New Lair Road) 2.1 to 2.6 mile-marker.