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  • Local teen will be first at Craft Academy

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A Harrison County 15-year-old has his goals, his college plans and career path all laid out.
    He knows what he wants and he has already set things into motion to see that he gets there.
    Colton Kendall, a sophomore at Harrison County High School, will begin his junior year this fall at Morehead State University’s Craft Academy for Excellence.
    Colton will attend college classes with other Morehead students and will live on campus in a Craft Academy-designated floor.

  • Candidates go head to head at forum

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Meet the Candidates forum on Saturday, April 14, had 15 candidates, who will appear on the ballot is the upcoming May primary, introduce themselves and answer questions.
    In addition to those 15, six others who will not be on the primary ballot and will move on to the November general election, or who are running unopposed, were given the opportunity to introduce themselves to the audience.

  • MCTC offers EMT course to local businesses

    Medical emergencies can happen anywhere and at any time. That sobering thought is what prompted Michael Thrun, Site EHS and Sustainability Manager at 3M, to send five 3M employees to an EMT course at the Licking Valley Campus of Maysville Community & Technical College (MCTC).
    The 12-week course met Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5-9 p.m. to learn life-saving skills such as workforce safety, lifting and moving patients, trauma and BLS resuscitation. Students were also able to gain first-hand experience through several hours of ride time with an ambulance crew.

  • Commissioners discuss splash pad for Flat Run Park

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    While it’s not likely to be open by summer, Zach Pergram is excited about a future splash pad for the Flat Run Veterans Park.
    Pergram, who was assigned the task of spearheading a project to engage volunteers for the construction.
    Pergram told Cynthiana City Commissioners at Tuesday’s meeting that the initial cost estimates came in at over $300,000. He said he believes he can get that down to about $125,000.

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  • Candidate endorsements for the May 22 primary

    As the 2018 election draws near candidates will begin lining up their followers to write endorsement letters to the newspaper.
    We welcome those local letters. Local being the operative word here.
    We won’t accept letters of mass mailings. With e-mail so prevalent, it’s tougher to determine “mass mailings.” However, if someone sends a letter from Indianapolis endorsing one of our local hopefuls, it’s pretty obvious that it’s from a mailing list.

  • Head Start program launches Smart Book series

    On March 1, 2018, Community Action Council’s Head Start program invited nearly 75 children, families and community partners to come together at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library for a fun event to celebrate the launch of an original, copyrighted book series.

  • Olin retires from sheriff’s department after 20-plus years on the force

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    In an abbreviated Harrison County Fiscal Court meeting on Tuesday night, Sheriff Shain Stephens informed the court that he was hiring a new deputy, to fill the void after Dep. Nathan Olin retired.
    Olin retired, effective March 31, after 20-plus years of service for the sheriff’s office.

  • Rohs Theatre Company to bring ‘You Can’t Take it With You’ to the stage

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Next weekend the Rohs Theatre Company will take to the stage for the first three of six performances of the some-times funny and often insightful play, You Can’t Take it With You.
    The performance dates are April 20-22 and April 27-29.Friday and Saturday evening curtains will rise at 7:30 on both weekends. Sunday afternoon matinees will begin at 2. All performances will be held at the historic Rohs Opera House in downtown Cynthiana.