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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.

  • Central Kentucky Recovery plans benefits for Champions for a Drug Free Harrison County

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A motorcycle ride will be held this weekend to benefit Champions for a Drug Free Harrison County. The following weekends will also have planned events to benefit the local organization.
    Tracy Fryman, owner of Central Kentucky Recovery, 209 E. Pike St., said Saturday’s motorcycle ride will begin at the Elks Lodge with kickstands up at 2 p.m.
    “It’s 30 miles out and 30 miles back,” she said.

  • Local agriculture-based groups plan Harvey relief project

    While headlines are lessening about the conditions of recovery in Texas after Hurricane Harvey caused so much damage, three local agriculture-based organizations are teaming up to take relief to the farmers.
    The Harrison County and Nicholas County Beef Cattle Associations and the Harrison County Homemakers are collecting items that a Texas Cattlemen’s Association has established as the greatest needs.

  • Commission remains undecided about doubling salary for mayor position

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Whether or not to raise the salary of the Cynthiana mayor is still undetermined.
    At Tuesday’s Cynthiana City Commission meeting, when the previously delayed decision was raised again, there appeared to be some division among commissioners.
    Finance Commissioner Mark Mattmiller introduced discussion at the Sept. 5 meeting, but opted to table a decision so that commissioners had time to review the proposal.

  • HCHS band earns reserve grand champion

    The Harrison County High School Marching Band competed on Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Campbell County High School Northern Kentucky Marching Band Festival.
    The band was first place in Class AAA in the preliminary competition and was awarded the reserve grand champion trophy in finals competition later that evening.  

  • ‘Arsenic’ begins Friday at Rohs Theatre

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    On this Friday night, the curtains  will be raised at the Rohs Opera House for the first of five performances by the Rohs Theatre Company of Joseph Kesselring’s 1939 play Arsenic and Old Lace.
    Set in the Brewsters’ living room in Brooklyn, NY, Arsenic and Old Lace is a black comedy that centers on the Brewster family, specifically a pair of murderous spinster sisters who poison lonely old men with their elderberry wine.

  • Super Saturday is this weekend

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The first annual Cynthiana Super Saturday will be a day-long extravaganza in downtown Cynthiana this Saturday, Sept. 23.
    Presented by the Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce, Cynthiana Main Street and the Community Events Committee, Cynthiana Super Saturday promises to be a fun-filled day for all ages and for people with a wide variety of interests.
    The day gets underway at 9 a.m. with  a Chamber of Commerce Ping Pong Drop from a helicopter.

  • Amish buggy struck from behind, driver taken to HMH

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    An Amish buggy was rear-ended by a pick-up truck on Republican Pike, Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 19.
    According to Harrison County Deputy Sheriff Joe Daniel, Mahlan Hostetler, 28, was heading to town in his horse-drawn buggy when he was rear-ended by John Clines, 69.

  • Shooting suspect faces more charges

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Thomas Field VanMeter III, the man who is alleged to have held a small portion of the county hostage last week, was indicted Tuesday during a special called session of the Harrison County grand jury.
    VanMeter, 39, is being held on a $3 million bond, which was requested by the grand jury, on multiple charges related to the Sept. 11 shooting incident.

  • Adopt-a-Highway art contest deadline for entries is Oct. 31

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is asking the Commonwealth’s art teachers and students to get started on this year’s Adopt-a-Highway Art Contest and submit their entries before the deadline on Oct. 31.
    The Adopt-a-Highway Program’s Art Contest is held annually to increase public awareness about the damaging effects of litter, change attitudes and behaviors about littering and educate Kentuckians about the Adopt-a-Highway program.
    Entries must be postmarked on or before Oct. 31 to be considered for this year’s contest.