https://www.cynthianademocrat.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en HMH earns ‘A’ for safety https://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/hmh-earns-%E2%80%98%E2%80%99-safety <img src="https://www.cynthianademocrat.com/sites/www.cynthianademocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/hmh_6073_0.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="120" height="85" /><p> Lee Kendall,<br /> News Writer<br /> lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com<br /> <br /> Harrison Memorial Hospital has been named as one of the safest hospitals in the nation, according to a well-respected consumer watch-dog organization called The Leapfrog Group.<br /> Rain holds off for second Kentucky Hemp Days https://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/rain-holds-second-kentucky-hemp-days <img src="https://www.cynthianademocrat.com/sites/www.cynthianademocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/hemp-makingpaper_6021.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="115" height="85" /><p> Elishewa Shalom has been following the hemp market in Kentucky since 2014.&nbsp; Originally from Maryland, she has learned how to make hemp paper. She says the cost of hemp paper far exceeds the cost of store-bought paper but that there is a niche market for the paper.</p> Grand jury issues 18 indictments for June https://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/grand-jury-issues-18-indictments-june <img src="https://www.cynthianademocrat.com/sites/www.cynthianademocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/scalesgavel_2.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="125" height="85" /><p> Becky Barnes,<br /> Editor<br /> bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com<br /> <br /> Nine of the 18 indictments handed down by the Harrison County grand jury last week originated with the&nbsp; Bluegrass Narcotics Task Force.<br /> Three men are charged with engaging in organized crime along with other drug offenses.<br /> James Jerome (a/k/a T-Boy) Smith, 32, Jawan Carr Dumphord, 21, and Johnathan &ldquo;Nash&rdquo; Carpenter, 18, are named as being involved in organized crime.<br /> Humane Society donates beds to Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter https://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/humane-society-donates-beds-flora-shropshire-animal-shelter <img src="https://www.cynthianademocrat.com/sites/www.cynthianademocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/humane_society_donation_1247.jpg" alt="Charlene McIlvain, seated, and Dava Rice show one of the Kuranda beds." title="Charlene McIlvain, seated, and Dava Rice show one of the Kuranda beds." align="left" hspace="6" width="75" height="85" /><p> Lee Kendall,<br /> News Writer<br /> lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com<br /> <br /> Two representatives of the Humane Society of Harrison County made a nearly $3,000 donation of supplies to the Harrison County Fiscal Court on Tuesday night, June 11, earmarked for the Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter.<br /> Dava Rice and Charlene McIlvain were on hand at the regular meeting of the fiscal court and brought with them one of the Kuranda beds that the Humane Society has donated.<br /> LVS sings before Legend's baseball game https://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/lvs-sings-legends-baseball-game <img src="https://www.cynthianademocrat.com/sites/www.cynthianademocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bw_lvsatlegends_6056.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="179" height="85" /><p> The Licking Valley Singers, under the direction of Karen Bear, performed the National Anthem prior to Monday&rsquo;s Lexington Legend&rsquo;s game against the Augusta Green Jackets. The Legends lost 8-5.</p> YMCA group looks at former Tussey Furniture building as potential site for Cynthiana programs https://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/ymca-group-looks-former-tussey-furniture-building-potential-site-cynthiana-programs <img src="https://www.cynthianademocrat.com/sites/www.cynthianademocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ymca_logo_1.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> Lee Kendall,<br /> News Writer<br /> lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com<br /> <br /> The public is invited to attend an open house on Wednesday night, June 12, to view, see the plans and ask questions about a potential site for the Cynthiana Branch of the Paris-Bourbon County YMCA.<br /> According to Mayor James Smith, a member of the exploratory committee that was tasked with finding a suitable location for the branch that will initially provide limited services, a site has been located.<br /> McDonald's prize winners https://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/mcdonalds-prize-winners <img src="https://www.cynthianademocrat.com/sites/www.cynthianademocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bw_mcdonaldswinners_9783.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Prize winners from McDonald&rsquo;s grand re-opening are: from left, Kim and Caleb Northcutt, who won a 50-inch television, presented by McDonald&rsquo;s general manager for Cynthiana Brandee Stubbs, and Logan Crump, who won a Happy Meal a week for a year. He is pictured with his great-grandmother Rose Brady. Not pictured is Lexi Kellione, who was also a 50-inch television winner.</p> Angler dies while fishing Eureka Road lake June 4 https://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/angler-dies-while-fishing-eureka-road-lake-june-4 <img src="https://www.cynthianademocrat.com/sites/www.cynthianademocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/withers_robert_fishing_lightened.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="86" height="85" /><p> Lee Kendall,<br /> News Writer<br /> lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com<br /> <br /> Robert Withers, 75, Goodyear, Arizona, passed away on Tuesday, June 4, near Berry, while fishing at a lake on Eureka Road.<br /> Withers and his wife, Sara Jane Withers are both natives of Harrison County and return regularly during the summer months.<br /> He was a retired U.S. Air Force senior master sergeant, where he served from 1965-90. In 2000, he retired from Mesa Airlines. He graduated from Harrison County High School in 1962.<br />