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  • Southside Elementary to host District Governor’s Cup

    A Harrison County school will host the 75th District Governor’s Cup Competition next week.
    Southside Elementary School will host the academic event, sponsored by the Kentucky Association for Academic Competition, on Saturday, Feb. 27.
    Harrison County’s four elementary schools will face each other in the competition.
    Governor’s Cup features eight events, including Quick Recall, which is the only one open to the public. Quick Recall begins at 11:30 a.m.

  • Bully Basher event set for Tuesday

    Ms. Kentucky Jessy Biddle is hosting a charity fundraising Perfectly Prom fashion show on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at the Prizing House. Ticket sales from the show benefit the Bully Basher organization, which was founded by Cynthiana’s Katie Himes.  
    The Perfectly Prom Fashion show will begin at  7 p.m. at the Prizing House - doors open at 6:30.  Tickets are $5 and are available at the door.  
    Attendees can shop before and after the runway show with numerous vendors.

  • FFA finishes second at Walton Verona competition

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Two weeks ago, the Harrison County High School Future Farmers of America competed in their first invitational competition of the year at Walton Verona High School.
    The HCHS team finished second overall, with eight other school chapters competing.
    Today, students will compete locally to determine who will advance and represent HCHS at the Regional Competition in March.
    First and second place finishers in the regional will qualify for the state competition in June.

  • Laws named Outstanding Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

    On Feb. 10-12, the Kentucky Commonwealth’s Attorneys’ Association held its annual winter conference in Lexington.  
    Association President Rob Sanders presented Michael Laws with the Outstanding Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Award.  

  • Chamber winners announced before banquet

    By Tomi Jean Clifford

    Chamber of Commerce director

  • Wash’s family instilled the importance of a continuing education with children

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    She was the daughter of a high school principal and a music teacher and librarian, so it’s no wonder that Marilyn Wash feels that having a good education is the key for anyone to have success in life.

  • Hogg sentenced to 20 years

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A 2015 criminal case came to a close Tuesday in Harrison Circuit Court with the sentencing of Henry Hogg.
    Hogg was sentenced to 20 years in prison and probation was denied by Judge Jay Delaney.
    Hogg entered guilty pleas to second-degree robbery, (which was amended from first-degree), first-degree wanton endangerment and tampering with physical evidence.

  • Judge continues Darby sentencing

    The 24-year-old Cynthiana man who pleaded guilty to reckless homicide and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs/alcohol/etc. will not be sentenced until at least March 1.
    Harrison Circuit Judge Jay Delaney continued the sentencing phase following Darby’s guilty pleas.
    David Darby was charged following an accident which occurred on Jan. 31, 2014, on KY 36 West. Darby lost control of the vehicle while traveling in excess of 30 miles per hour above the speed limit.
    Darby was driving drunk when his passenger, Joshua Frank Fryman, was killed.

  • Court hears grant recommendations

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Before the Harrison County Fiscal met in regular session on Tuesday, a public meeting was held to discuss wants and needs, dealing with a Land and Water Conservation Fund grant request, made through the court, on behalf of the Recreation Department.
    Leeann Lacey of the Bluegrass Area Development District, began the public discussion and soon turned it over to Darrel Baxter, recreation director for Cynthiana-Harrison County.

  • Enhanced technical skills needed in the work force

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Technology is changing the landscape of nearly every aspect of life, none more so than industry.
    On Tuesday at the weekly Cynthiana Lions Club meeting, Terry McMichael gave a presentation concerning the lack of technical skills which potential employees have, and the steps that industries are taking to rectify that problem.