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  • Forum opens discussion about teen suicide

     

    Attendance for the “Understanding Teenagers” forum at Harrison County High School exceeded the expectations of its organizers and seemed to launch a community dialogue about what steps the community can do to address, and reduce, the incidence of teen suicide.

  • Harrison County bus routes change due to Oddville Avenue closure

    (From Harrison County School District director of transportation, Bill Blackburn)
    Due to the closure of the Oddville Avenue and Church Street intersection, beginning Monday. May 1, students who ride school buses in that area will be picked up and dropped off at an alternate location.
    Students who live on Church Street, north of the intersection, will meet at the north end of Church Street, within sight of the warehouses.

  • Fiscal court awards three bridge contracts

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court awarded three different bridge repair contracts to English Foundations at its regular meeting on Tuesday night.
    English Foundations was the only bid received for the work that is needed on bridges at Boyer’s Chapel, Snake Lick and Mouth of Cedar.
    County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett said that the Mouth of Cedar bridge will be taken care of first, at a cost of $80,695.

  • Hendricks to direct The Odd Couple at the Rohs in May

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Rohs Theatre Company and director Jody Hendricks will be putting on an extended run of the Neil Simon play The Odd Couple, in early and mid-May.
    “I’m very excited about this production,” said Hendricks, who is making his directorial debut. “The actors have done an amazing job and I think the audience is in for a real treat.”

  • School board plans for new sewer lines at Northside Elementary

    The Harrison County School District Finance Corporation met Tuesday as part of the regular school board meeting to approve an easement that would allow for the construction of a sewer line.
    The sewer line project is part of a city plan to advance lines on U.S. 27 North to Northside School and ultimately to Northside Mobile Home Park.
    Facilities director  Robert Switzer said the school dis­trict would be able to do away with its sewage treatment plant at Northside.
    He said the cost savings would be between $30,000 and $60,000 per year.

  • Singers seek school board’s long-term commitment to choral program

     Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Former choral music educator  Karen Bear and a contingent of Licking Valley Singers addressed the Harrison County Board of Education Tuesday in what was initially planned as a protest of board action to reduce the high school’s choral director’s position to part-time.
    However, prior to Tuesday’s meeting, Bear was advised that the director’s position was reinstated as full-time.

  • Friends remember a ‘selfless’ Dr. Rick Arnold

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    One of Harrison County’s biggest supporters died on Sunday leaving a huge hole in the local sports programs.
    Dr. Richard “Rick” Arnold Sr. apparently died in his sleep while friends and family assumed he couldn’t be reached because he was at his beloved Cincinnati Reds baseball game, according to long-time friend and coach Ray Graham.
    Dr. Arnold was 67.

  • Northside students will perform Disney’s Aladdin this weekend

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Northside Elementary School will put on three performances of the Disney musical Aladdin this weekend.
    Two performances will be held on Friday, April 28, the first in front of the student body at 1:30 and the second at 6:30. The final performance will be on Saturday, April 29 at 10:30 a.m. Admission for the play will be $1 per person.
    Aladdin is set in the middle-eastern  town of Agrabah and is a fanciful love-story with plenty of intrigue.

  • A ‘Beatles’ stage performance this weekend

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Licking Valley Singers will channel their best versions of John, Paul, George and Ringo at two performances this weekend at the Cynthiana Baptist Church.
    Joining the LVS will be members of the Harrison County High School Chorus for The Fab 4--A Beatle’s Tribute.
    In an earlier interview, LVS music director Karen Bear said, “Many of the members of the choir have been asking to do a Beatles tribute for years now. This was the time to do it.”

  • Retired teacher dies from wreck injuries

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A former Harrison County educator has died as a result of injuries she received in a two-vehicle accident on Saturday.
    Nancy Hehr, 76, who was retired from the Harrison  County School District, died Tuesday at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center, while her husband Dr. George Paul Hehr, 80, remains a patient there.