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  • Noises off

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Rohs Theatre Company will provide four performances of the Broadway hit, Noises Off, this weekend at the Rohs Opera House.
    Written by Michael Frayn in 1982, Noises Off has enjoyed great success in London, New York and community theatres all across the United Kingdom and the Unites States.
    It has been produced in theatres in London’s West End and on Broadway in New York on multiple occasions since opening in 1982.

  • Dotson given perfect evaluation

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Harrison County Schools Superintendent Andy Dotson is exemplary, so says the five-member school board.
    In each of seven evaluated areas, board members unanimously declared the highest ranking allowed.
    The state established an evaluation change three years ago. However, it wasn’t required to be followed until last year.
    Harrison County opted to begin immediately, so this is the third evaluation under the new process.

  • Morgan’s first raid coming to Flat Run Park this weekend

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Morgan’s Cavalry Trilogy will kick-off this weekend in Cynthiana and Harrison County as a significant number of Civil War re-enactors will retrace Confederate Gen. John Hunt Morgan’s first foray into town.
    Later this summer, September 14-18 in northern Ohio, the second stanza of the trilogy will be played out,  Morgan’s Raid: The Pursuit.
     The final chapter, Morgan’s Last Raid, will be  coming back to Cynthiana in September of 2017.

  • Six HCHS seniors deemed ‘Work Ready’

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Harrison County High School seniors Joshua Graves, Shelby May, Carrie McDonald, Zachary Northcutt, Casey Wallace and Tori Watkins were honored Wednesday morning, April 27, for their involvement in the inaugural Work Ready program, at the school.

  • Court gives first nod to $9.5 million budget for 2016-17

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court unveiled its annual budget for fiscal year 2016-2017 at its regular meeting on Tuesday night. The proposed budget shows total appropriations and revenues at $9,508,721.

  • Farm laborer killed in fall from tree

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    A Hispanic farm laborer was killed as a result of a fall from a tree on Saturday, April 23.
    According to a Kentucky State Police report, Isizro Castrillo had been climbing a tree, lost his balance and fell between two tree branches, ultimately causing him to break his neck.
    Trooper Troy Brooks was dispatched to Ruddles Fort Road in Bourbon County, in reference to the fatal fall. The accident happened on a farm owned by Lewis Furnish on the Harrison County/Bourbon County line.

  • Kentucky residents have chance to win iPad in KHEAA drawing

    Kentucky residents have another chance to win a new iPad from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) in a sweepstakes being held through Facebook in May. The contest runs from 12 a.m. on May 1 through 12 a.m. on June 1.
    To enter, a Kentuckian must visit the KHEAA Facebook page, click on the orange graduate icon on the KHEAA Facebook page and answer one question about college. KHEAA will not share or sell any personal information to a third party.

  • Volunteers needed to review foster care cases

    Citizen Foster Care Review Boards in 67 Kentucky counties, including Harrison, are seeking volunteers to make a difference in the lives of local children in foster care. The boards are in need of volunteers to review cases of children placed in foster care because of dependency, neglect or abuse to ensure they are placed in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible.

  • Burden takes on Main Street Program as permanent director

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Stephanie Burden, who has been the interim director of the Cynthiana Main Street Program, was hired as the permanent director Tuesday.
    Burden had been filling in for Karey Riddell, who had taken a medical leave last November.
    Riddell submitted her letter of resignation to the commission, which was accepted Tuesday.
    Burden, who is the owner of Flower Depot on Main Street, has been working in the position since Riddell’s leave.

  • Public comments are all favorable for splash pad at Flat Run

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Nearly a dozen citizens attended Tuesday’s public hearing concerning a grant application for a splash pad at Flat Run Veterans’ Park.
    Leigh Ann Lacey of Bluegrass Area Development District conducted the hearing on behalf of the City of Cynthiana.
    The splash pad is projected to be built in an area that was previously considered for a soccer field.