https://www.cynthianademocrat.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Six charged by grand jury https://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/six-charged-grand-jury <img src="https://www.cynthianademocrat.com/sites/www.cynthianademocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/gavel.lawbook_33.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="118" height="85" /><p> Becky Barnes,<br /> Editor<br /> bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com<br /> <br /> The Harrison County grand jury met last week returning&nbsp; charges against six individuals.<br /> Cases against Richard Burnett, Martin Earlywine, Chad Barnes, Anthony Annis, Erica Annis and James Williams were each heard by the grand jury on Tuesday, Aug. 7, with the following indictments issued.<br /> &bull;Richard Burnett, 35, faces a two-count indictment for an incident that allegedly occurred on June 16.<br /> Senator vows push for hemp laws to change https://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/senator-vows-push-hemp-laws-change <img src="https://www.cynthianademocrat.com/sites/www.cynthianademocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/c_mitchbrian_1995.jpg" alt="Sen. Mitch McConnell toured Ananda Hemp’s processing facility on Monday morning, Aug. 13, followed by a brief press conference. He is flanked by Ananda’s director of global operations, Brian Furnish." title="Sen. Mitch McConnell toured Ananda Hemp’s processing facility on Monday morning, Aug. 13, followed by a brief press conference. He is flanked by Ananda’s director of global operations, Brian Furnish." align="left" hspace="6" width="130" height="85" /><p> Lee Kendall,<br /> News Writer<br /> lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com<br /> <br /> Sen. Mitch McConnell was in Harrison County on Monday morning, Aug. 13, to tour the Ananda Hemp operation on Edgewater Pike.<br /> The senate majority leader announced that the Farm Bill, which will contain language allowing hemp to be removed from the Controlled Substances Act, will hopefully get to President Trump&rsquo;s desk by the end of September.<br /> Golfing families make it across the pond https://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/golfing-families-make-it-across-pond <img src="https://www.cynthianademocrat.com/sites/www.cynthianademocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ireland_scotland_hamptons_0646.jpg" alt="John Hampton, Doug Hampton, Brent Hampton and Cynthiana businessman, Steve Judy, who accompanied the Hamptons on their trip, are posing in front of a statue of course designer and legendary golfer Arnold Palmer at Tralee Golf Club in Ireland." title="John Hampton, Doug Hampton, Brent Hampton and Cynthiana businessman, Steve Judy, who accompanied the Hamptons on their trip, are posing in front of a statue of course designer and legendary golfer Arnold Palmer at Tralee Golf Club in Ireland." align="left" hspace="6" width="93" height="85" /><p> Lee Kendall,<br /> News Writer<br /> lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com<br /> <br /> Followers of Kentucky basketball, especially those in Harrison County, must know that the three referees who called all of UK&rsquo;s games in the Bahamas last week, all hailed from Cynthiana.<br /> John Hampton, Brent Hampton and Bart Lenox are all SEC referees. All live in Lexington and all graduated from Harrison County High School.<br /> Donations help light Flat Run Veterans Park https://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/donations-help-light-flat-run-veterans-park <img src="https://www.cynthianademocrat.com/sites/www.cynthianademocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bw_lightdonation_8424.jpg" alt="Members of the donating organizations met at Flat Run Veterans Park last week to formally present a check to Parks and Rec Director Barry Zumwalt. Pictured from left are: Ralph Deitemeyer, Harrison County Community Fund (HCCF), David Melcher, (HCCF and Farmers Deposit Bank), Danita Ecklar, (Bullard), Doug Hampton, (HCCF and Cynthiana Lions Club), Dustin Rose, (Lions Club president), Mayor James Smith, Matt Harney (HCCF). In the front are Zumwalt and Mark Trachsel, (HCCF and Rotary)." title="Members of the donating organizations met at Flat Run Veterans Park last week to formally present a check to Parks and Rec Director Barry Zumwalt. Pictured from left are: Ralph Deitemeyer, Harrison County Community Fund (HCCF), David Melcher, (HCCF and Farmers Deposit Bank), Danita Ecklar, (Bullard), Doug Hampton, (HCCF and Cynthiana Lions Club), Dustin Rose, (Lions Club president), Mayor James Smith, Matt Harney (HCCF). In the front are Zumwalt and Mark Trachsel, (HCCF and Rotary)." align="left" hspace="6" width="125" height="85" /><p> Becky Barnes,<br /> Editor<br /> bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com<br /> <br /> The Harrison County Community Fund has joined forces with the Cynthiana Lions Club, Bullard, Farmers Deposit Bank, Rotary Club and Rotary Foundation, and the city and county governments to brighten up Flat Run Veterans Park.<br /> Several years ago, light globes and poles were donated to the city and county for the park.<br /> However, the cost to have the lights installed was an expensive stumbling block.<br /> Court approves zone change; Bear vows to resign https://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/court-approves-zone-change-bear-vows-resign <p> Lee Kendall,<br /> News Writer<br /> lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com<br /> <br /> An impassioned plea by Planning and Zoning chairman Avi Bear fell on deaf ears on Tuesday night as the Harrison County Fiscal Court passed the second reading of a zoning change that will allow construction of a Dollar General Store to proceed in northern Harrison County. Bear indicate that he would resign his position on Wednesday.<br /> Todd McCall Memorial Shoot is this weekend https://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/todd-mccall-memorial-shoot-weekend <p> The annual Todd McCall Memorial Shoot will be held Saturday, Aug. 18, at 2294 Mudlick Road, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Trap and .22 shotguns, bring your own gun and ammunition. There will be raffle drawings and t-shirts available for purchase.<br /> There will be food available from Lee Turner, BBQ and brisket. No alcohol on the premises. Everyone is invited. The event is free and open to the public.<br /> For more information, call Mike McCall at 859-588-7759</p> Uhles to compete at state fair https://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/uhles-compete-state-fair <p> Local singing talent Jacqueline Uhles will be performing at the Kentucky State Fair this weekend.<br /> On Saturday, Aug. 18, beginning at 7 p.m., Uhles will be competing in the Kentucky State Fair Coca-cola talent classic for the chance to preform in finals at the State Fair the following weekend.<br /> She participated at the Bourbon County Fair earlier this summer as a preliminary competition to the state fair.<br /> Historical Society to meet Aug. 23 https://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/historical-society-meet-aug-23 <p> The Harrison County Historical Society will meet Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. at Bluegrass Care Navigators, 1317 U.S. Hwy. 62 East. The presentation will be by Kristin Church on the history and restoration of the Rankin House. The Rankin House, located on Pike Street by the railroad tracks, was started in 1862 and completed in 1864. Its history includes John Hunt Morgan&rsquo;s attacks on Cynthiana during the Civil War. Make plans to attend.<br /> &nbsp;</p>