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  • Robinson Dam hazards to top town meeting

    Harrison County’s Search and Rescue (SAR) Team will host a town forum on Monday, July 11, with the dangers of swimming at the Robinson Dam as the topic.
    “I don’t think people realize how dangerous it is there. We are not even into summer yet and I know there will be another one,” said SAR Chief Ra’Jeana Craft following the weekend drowning of Steve Bell.

  • Handy House 11th-hour proposal questioned by fiscal court

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Just as he did last week, Eric Whisman appeared again at a local government meeting.
    Last week, the director of the Kentucky Trust for Historic Preservation spoke before the Cynthiana City Commission seeking a reversal on the decision to raze the Handy House at Flat Run Park.
    On Tuesday night, at its regular meeting, Whisman appeared before the Harrison County Fiscal Court with the same agenda.

  • Young Eagles 2016

     Nearly 200 school-aged children took advantage of Young Eagles Day at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Airport on Saturday, June 11. Several local pilots used their planes to give these children the thrill of flying.

  • Summer Concert Series, Week 2

    Week 2 of the Chamber of Commerce’s Summer Concert Series was held Friday on the courthouse lawn with Paxton Manly as entertainment. The Harrison County High  School Jazz Band also performed. The Concert Series offers family entertainment on the second Friday of each month through September. The July 8 entertainer will be Grayson Jenkins and the Resolutions.

  • Summer Feeding Program underway at River Road Park

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The USDA National School Lunch Program is going strong, even during the summer months.
    Austin Dacci, Harrison County School District food service director, along with staff from the Youth Service Center, are providing a hot lunch for all school-aged children, Monday through Friday, for the rest of the summer at River Road Park.
    The summer program got under way on Monday, June 6 and has seen increasing attendance every day.

  • 15-month-old girl, parents in fight for her life

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Fifteen months ago, when Levacy Burns was born to Edward and Brittany Burns, she appeared to be just like any other newborn.
    She did all the newborn things ... eat and sleep. However, Levacy’s parents recognized something different almost immediately. While she made all of the facial expressions associated with being unhappy, or wet, or hungry, she didn’t cry out loud.

  • Zombie apocalypse coming Aug. 6

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    While a zombie apocalypse could happen at any time and not by anyone’s calendar, it just so happens that one is predicted for Cynthiana on Saturday, Aug. 6.
    “It’s going to be big,” promised Tomi Jean Clifford, director of the Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce.
    Between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., Cynthiana will be transformed into something right off the pages of a comic book or the television screen.

  • Robinson Dam claims another life

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    A Harrison County man drowned in the Licking River at Robinson on Saturday evening, while swimming below the dam. His body was recovered early Sunday afternoon.  
    Steve Bell, 57, began swimming about 7:30 on Saturday evening, said chief and coordinator of Harrison County Search and Rescue, Re’Jeana Craft.

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  • “Walking Dead” theme to adorn Rohs wall

    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Rohs Opera House in downtown Cynthiana will be undergoing a facelift in a couple of weeks.
    Internationally known muralist Sergio Odeith, from Portugal, has been commissioned to complete a “Walking Dead” themed mural on the side of the theater facing Walnut Street.
    Odeith, 40, began work as a muralist in the mid 1990s and is recognized as one of the pre-eminent graffiti artists in the world.