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  • Gross drops from jailer race

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Harrison County’s May primary election has had a couple of changes in the last couple of weeks.
    Harrison County Jailer candidate Wilbur Gross has officially withdrawn from the race; and District 1 magisterial candidate George Bradford passed away on Tuesday, April 24.
    Gross, a former Cynthiana Police sergeant and current 9-1-1 dispatcher, said Tuesday that he just felt like he needed to concentrate on his family and his health.

  • 100 NEW JOBS

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    E-Z Pack Refuse Hauling Solutions LLC, a manufacturer of commercial truck bodies, will invest more than $6.85 million and create 100 jobs with an expansion at its Harrison County facility within the next year.
    Company president Frank Busicchia said the expansion will take place within the existing building, with no new construction taking place.

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  • Cynthiana Main Street receives 2018 National Main Street Accreditation

    Cynthiana Main Street has been designated as an accredited Main Street America™ program for meeting rigorous performance standards set by the National Main Street Center.
    Each year, the National Main Street Center and its coordinating program partners announce the list of accredited Main Street America programs in recognition of their exemplary commitment to preservation-based economic development and community revitalization through the Main Street Approach.

  • Court moves ahead with solar farm ordinance

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    By a vote of 6-2, the Harrison County Fiscal Court accepted the first reading of a solar energy ordinance, at its regular meeting on Tuesday night, as it was amended by the Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Commission.
    The planning commission held a public hearing on Feb. 19 for the purpose of amending the original ordinance to now require a conditional use permit for future solar energy systems in the county.

  • Biancke inherited family’s entrepreneurial spirit

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Charlie Biancke comes from a family of entrepreneurs.
    His father owned a couple of liquor stores in Cynthiana. One grandparent owned a grocery store and another grandparent owned Biancke’s Restaurant.
    All wanted him to eventually take over their business interests when he got old enough.
    With that entrepreneurial spirit ingrained in him, and with all those options at his disposal, Charlie opted to shoe horses.

  • News briefs

    Drug take-back Saturday at Walmart
    The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department and Cynthiana Police Department will be at Walmart Saturday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for the National Drug Take-Back Day event.
    “This is a good time to purge your cabinets and closets of old prescriptions,” said Sheriff Shain Stephens, who added that they will not be able to accept syringes or liquids.

    Farmer’s Market set
    to open May 5

  • Jailer, magistrate candidates respond at forum

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    At the Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce’s  Meet the Candidates Forum on April 14, three candidates for jailer and several candidates for magistrate positions took part in the forum.

    Three Democratic Party candidates will be on the May primary ballot for Harrison County Jailer. They include current jailer Steve Slade who is seeking reelection, Wilbur Gross and C.J. Current. There is no Republican Party candidate.

  • Did You Know?

    LVS concert, Rohs play this weekend
    There will be plenty to whet the appetite of those seeking entertainment this weekend in downtown Cynthiana.
    The Licking Valley Singers will be performing a variety of songs under the umbrella of Songs in the Key of Life, Reflections on Humankind’s Indomitable Spirit.

  • Student safety remains No. 1 concern

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    As the 2017-18 school year winds down, officials are still concentrating on the safety of students.
    At Tuesday’s regular monthly meeting of the Harrison County Board of Education, members voted unanimously to apply for a 3M Gives grant that would help fund a protective window film for all Harrison County Schools.