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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Fillies soccer enters 2018 season with optimism though there are holes to fill

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer
    hoosiers49@gmail.com

    The Harrison county Fillies soccer team will enter the 2018 season with some very familiar faces missing from the lineup.  
    Coach Kevin Gaunce lost eight seniors who had participated in three region semi-finals and one region final in their four years of varsity play.  

  • Did You Know?

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    This Friday evening, July 13, the third installment of the Chamber of Commerce-sponsored Summer Concert Series will take place on Court Street, between the Courthouse and the Justice Center.
    Kenny Owens and Group Therapy will be the featured band on what is tagged as “The Great Outdoors Night.”

  • Record number to play in Jungle this weekend at the Cynthiana Country Club

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer
    hoosiers49@gmail.com

    This is the 8th year for the annual “The Jungle” golf tournament held at the Cynthiana Country Club each July.  
    The Palmer-Hampton Agency is again sponsoring the tournament that is named after long time Country Club member, the late Jim Letcher.  Letcher’s sudden death in 2009 one week before the annual member/guest tournament led to the renaming of the tournament in Letcher’s honor the following year.  

  • Former Cynthiana resident takes home several awards at the Special Olympics held in Seattle

    Former Cynthiana resident Daniel Williams has just returned to his Barren County home with a hefty load of award hardware from the Seattle, Washington, Special Olympics.
    They were held July 1-6 with 4,000 athletes and 10,000 volunteers.
    He competed with Team Kentucky as the first Barren County resident to ever be selected as a Team Kentucky member.
    Daniel competed in singles competition taking fifth place, team competition with three other athletes taking fourth place and in doubles, he and his partner brought home the gold, all in bowling.