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    Chamber Glow Run
    is July 8
    Saturday, July 8, is the Chamber of Commerce Glow Run 5K at Northside School. This race is the second installment of the Triple Crown Series.
    This year, the Chamber has added and changed several things to make this run/walk a family fun event as well.
    Each registrant will receive a Glow Run 5K tank, a rad pair of sunglasses and glow bracelets. The Chamber also ordered over 100 pounds of neon-colored powder to be thrown throughout the race. This powder will glow under the black light photo booth at the end of the race.

  • Kentucky Afield: Turkey season among highest on record

    Turkey hunters in Kentucky encountered wind, rain and wild temperature swings this past spring season but did not let factors out of their control keep them from posting impressive results.
    The 2017 youth-only and general seasons produced a total harvest of 33,061 turkeys – a 6.5 percent increase over 2016 and the third highest on record for the state.

  • Amish buggies cause traffic concerns for fiscal court

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court discussed a safety issue concerning Amish buggies, without taking any official action at its regular meeting on Tuesday night at the Courthouse.
    “Freddie Riickert is on the agenda to discuss issues with Amish buggies damaging county roads and leaving horse manure on the roadways, but he isn’t here,” said county judge-executive Alex Barnett. “Are there any court members who wish to voice their opinions on this issue.”

  • Water pressure woes to be addressed with new pumping station

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    A new Cynthiana Water Department  pumping station is in the works, that will reportedly eliminate all the water pressure problems that residents of Cynthiana’s east side homes have been plagued with.
    “This pumping station is in the budget for the coming fiscal year, plus we are seeking to have some Westside Redevelopment grant monies released for this project as well,” said Commissioner of Public Utilities Lourena Judy.

  • Cynthiana app to launch Aug. 1

    Taylor Cusick,
    Summer Intern

     Cynthiana residents will soon have a home base within the virtual landscape thanks to the upcoming free Cynthiana cellphone application.
    “We’ve seen other cities do apps and we just have so much going on,” said Chamber of Commerce  Director Tomi Jean Clifford.

  • Cusick joins Democrat as summer intern

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    Taylor Cusick will be working at the Cynthiana Democrat this summer as a journalism intern.
    “We are excited to have Taylor join our staff for the summer,” said Becky Barnes, editor of the Cynthiana Democrat. “He is a people person and is excited to become a part of our community, at least for the summer.”

  • l Did you know?

    Cruise-in to
    Kaleb Hill
    Cynthiana Vision Center will host a cruise-in on Sunday, June 25, with proceeds to benefit Kaleb Hill’s family.
    Kaleb, 15, was diagnosed with leukemia in May after having unexplained bruising on his body. He is the son of Susan and Chris Hill of Cynthiana. He remains a patient at the UK Children’s Hospital in Lexington.

  • Grand jury indicts six in June session

    Becky Barnes,

    Six individuals were indicted on June 1 in Harrison Circuit  Court on theft and drug-related charges.

  • A different kind of scavenger hunt

    “When the first baby laughed for the first time, its laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the
    beginning of fairies.”
    J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan

  • HMH alters zone change request

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    Sheila Currans, CEO of Harrison Memorial Hospital, has withdrawn the hospital’s R-2 zoning request for property that the hospital owns and is designed for a senior living community.
    Two weeks ago, that initial request for a zoning change from A-1 to R-2 ,was granted by the Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Commission, but not without some pointed arguments from residents of Country Club Estates.