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  • Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum

    Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum will be closed on Friday, April 14 in observance of Good Friday.

  • Enter contest for a chance to win gift certificate prizes

    Make sure to check out the Easter ads that were in The Cynthiana  Democrat April 6, 2017, issue. Several of the ads contain scrambled words. See if you can solve the puzzles.  
    Cut out the ad, put your name and phone number on the entry blank and take the ad with the solved words to participating businesses. Each participating business has a registration box for your entry and a chance to win $80 worth of gift certificates from the various participating businesses. April 14, 2017, at noon is deadline to submit entries.

  • Field & Main Bank’s grand opening

    Field & Main’s chairman and CEO, Scott Davis, left, and Tonya Dryden, marketing president for Field & Main-Cynthiana, presenting a portrait to James Swinford of Swinford’s grandfather. M.C. Swinford was an attorney, former Cynthiana mayor and state representative. He was also founder and president of Harrison Deposit  Bank, which was located at Pike and Walnut streets, the former home of Field & Main Bank.

    Field & Main Bank opened in its new location on Feb. 21 and held a formal ribbon cutting on March 22.

  • City considers changes at Pike and Miller intersection

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Cynthiana City Commission is re-evaluating the intersection at Miller and Pike streets after a recommendation from the state Transportation Cabinet to remove the stop light.
    Mayor James Smith said at Tuesday’s meeting that the state’s recommendation is the result of a traffic study that determined there was not enough traffic flow to warrant a light there.
    Smith made a motion to accept the state’s recommendation. Commissioner Roger Slade seconded the motion.

  • HCHS band earns top honors at KMEA

    On Wednesday, March 29, the Harrison County High School Band program, under the direction of John Merz, sent two performing ensembles to the KMEA Band Assessment held at the EKU Center for the Arts. The Concert Band and the Symphonic Band received overall distinguished ratings for their performances.  
    Each group received four scores – three judges critiqued their prepared performances while a fourth judge assessed their ability to perform a piece of music at first sight – and each of the four judges gave both groups the top rating.  

  • Crossfield is 2016’s Chamber Health Care Professional

    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    No one was as surprised as she, when Dee Crossfield was introduced by her friend, Dr. Amy Mashburn, as the 2016 Chamber of Commerce Health Care Provider of the Year.
    “I was totally surprised and stunned when we arrived the night of the awards banquet and I looked at the program and saw that I was the one being honored,” Crossfield said. “I really thought we were there to support Ryan Darnell for that award.”

  • Greggs named to Bandmasters Hall of Fame

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Bob and Laura Gregg have combined teaching careers of over 70 years and most of those have been in Harrison County.
    And while many believe they retired in 2012, they have never stopped giving to the Harrison County music programs.
    They still help prepare students for the spring assessments with the Kentucky Music Educators Association.

  • Smith is first female to earn pilot’s license at local airport

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Nearly four years of preparation paid off for Emily Smith on Sunday afternoon, April 2. It was on that day that she became a woman of firsts in the flying world.
    She became the first local woman to earn her private airplane pilot’s license and she became the first person, male or female, to have her final “check-ride” completed at the local airport.

  • Watch for road construction

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The flooding problem on Oddville Pike, between Church Street and the CSX railroad crossing, will soon be taken care of.
    According to State Road Department supervisor Kevin Florence, a collapsed storm sewer has led to the flooding of that area after heavy rains.

  • Court fines Martin County man nearly $8,000

    A Martin County man will pay nearly $8,000 in fines and costs after pleading guilty to multiple counts of illegal guide activities and taking elk.
    Byron Delong, 24, of Pilgrim, Ky., pleaded guilty Monday in Martin District Court to guiding elk hunters without a commercial guide’s license, assisting an elk hunter to hunt over bait, and assisting an elk hunter with an At-Large Elk Permit to hunt in a Limited Entry Area.