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  • McGrath, Hall gain party nominations

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Former Marine fighter-pilot Amy McGrath carried Harrison County and also swept to victory in the 19-county 6th Congressional District Democratic Party primary, on Tuesday.
    McGrath defeated Lexington Mayor Jim Gray in Harrison County, 656-534. Four other Democratic Party candidates received votes.
    Reggie Thomas got 65 votes, Geoff Young received 41 votes, Daniel Kemph got 14 votes and Theodore Green received three votes in Harrison County.

  • HCHS grad appointed to lead DOC

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    A 1980 graduate of Harrison County High School is now in charge of the Kentucky Department of Corrections.
    Jim Erwin, 55, has been in corrections for his entire adult life. One year ago, he was named interim commissioner of the DOC and on May 8 of this year, the interim tag was removed.
    “I was the interim commissioner for 364 days,” he laughed. “Now I officially have the job on a permanent basis.”

  • Board says Dotson leadership exemplary

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    “Exemplary.” That was the word used to describe Superintendent Andy Dotson’s performance over the last year.
    The superintendent’s evaluation is a standardized document that allows school board members to comment and rank seven standards: Strategic leadership, instructional leadership, cultural leadership, human resource leadership, managerial leadership, collaborative leadership and influential leadership.

  • Stephens in; Barnes moves ahead

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com
    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Sheriff Shain Stephens will serve another four-year term as the Harrison County sheriff after he handily defeated Robert Peak in Tuesday’s primary election.
    Stephens won every precinct in the county and garnered 61 percent of the votes cast for the office.
    Stephens received 2054 votes to Peak’s 1306.

  • Tick season underway across Kentucky

    State public health officials to host Facebook Live discussion about tick awareness, prevention on June 4.
     
    With spring now in full swing, people are taking advantage of the warmer weather and spending more time outside.
    This also is the time when tick activity increases across Kentucky.
    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources and the Kentucky Department for Public Health are reminding people to take precautions against tick bites, which can transmit serious and potentially deadly illnesses.

  • Viewpoint pictures
  • Boyd’s Station project gets underway

    Don’t be surprised or frightened if you see some strange photographers in Harrison County this summer.

    Boyd’s Station is proud to announce the 2018 Reinke Grant for Visual Storytelling recipients are Ohio University’s Michael Swensen and University of Kentucky’s Arden Barnes.

  • Viewpoint

    The Cynthiana Democrat will reach a significant milestone this summer. It will celebrate its 150th anniversary, with a special issue in late June.
    The news staff at the paper is asking for any and all old pictures that will help tell the story of Cynthiana and Harrison County during the past century and a half.
    The staff would also like to hear your input on what the most significant newsworthy events, of local interest, the Maiden City has experienced through that time.

  • News Briefs

    Hart appoint to government contract review committee
    Rep. Mark Hart, R-Falmouth, was recently appointed to the Government Contract Review Committee.
    As a member of the committee, Hart will review agreements by and between state agencies and other service contracts, such as the Kentucky Lottery Corporation, the Kentucky Housing Corporation, and state universities within the Commonwealth. Hart will also be responsible examining other contract aspects, such as length and responsibilities.

  • Commission approves Root, re-appoints Aldridge

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Cynthiana City Commission appointed Darwin Root to a four-year term on the Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Commission at its regular meeting on Tuesday night at the Harrison County Board of Education office.
    Root, the former Harrison Memorial Hospital CEO, will replace Bob Owen on the planning and zoning commission board.
    The commission also reappointed Michael Aldridge to another term on the Housing Authority board of directors.