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  • Chamber to hold open house

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce will hold an open house Dec. 4, in sync with the Christmas tree lighting downtown.
    Coffee and treats will be available, director Tomi Jean Clifford said.
    Cynthiana-opoly boards also will be available for sale at $30 each, and Harrison County throws, $50, can be pre-ordered at the event.
    Attendees can also check out the chamber’s art wall featuring local artists’ work for sale.
    The open house will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Chamber, located at the corner of Main and Pike streets.

  • Office closed for Thanksgiving

    The office of The Cynthiana Democrat and Harrison Shopper will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Nov. 27, so that our staff may spend time with their families for the Thanksgiving holiday.
    The office will resume regular business hours beginning Monday at 8:30 a.m.
    The deadline for news will be Monday at 10 a.m. for the Nov. 27 Cynthiana Democrat. Advertising should be scheduled by 10 a.m., earlier if the ads require a proof. The Shopper will also be printing early with proof deadline set for noon Tuesday, Nov. 24, and 10 a.m. Wednesday for no proof.

  • Cynthiana woman honored for her service to community

    Kelly McKinney,
    News Writer
    kmckinney@cynthianademocrat.com

    Jeannie Willis never learned to drive a car, but that didn’t stop her from getting around, and, according to many, making her way into the very heart of the Harrison County community.
    Willis, 86, was honored recently by the Democratic Women’s Club at its annual    Jefferson Jackson dinner for her work in the community, and her life spent volunteering, raising her family and caring for many in the area.

  • Mayor, rec director spar over grants for park development

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Cynthiana Mayor James Smith took Parks and Rec director, Darrell Baxter, to task over two unfulfilled park development grants totaling $117,500.
    At Tuesday’s city commission meeting, Smith said an article in The Cynthiana Democrat the previous week raised several questions for people of the community as well as rec board members. Smith went so far as to tell Baxter that one of his statements was “a fabrication of the truth.”

  • Teen charged with conspiracy to commit murder

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A former  Cynthiana teen, who has been living in Maysville has been arrested in Cynthiana and charged in a murder-for-hire conspiracy. A Cynthiana juvenile is also charged.
    According to court documents, Det./Sgt. Alan Judy of the Cynthiana Police Department arrested Robert T. Webber, 19, 413 Reynolds Drive, Maysville, Tuesday night about 10 p.m.

  • Santa letters now being accepted

    The Cynthiana Democrat is helping Santa find out what you would like for Christmas this year, and will publish children’s letters to Santa in the Dec. 17 issue.
    The deadline to submit your letters is Thursday, Dec. 10 at 11 a.m.
    Letters may be dropped off at the office location at 302 Webster Ave.; mailed to P.O. Box 160, Cynthiana, KY 41031; or email to rsmiley@cynthianademocrat.com.

  • Reception to be held for Bruce Florence retirement

    After 48 years in education, K. Bruce Florence plans to retire. A celebration in her honor will take place on Thursday, Nov. 19, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the MCTC/Licking Valley Campus. Community members are welcome and invited to attend.  

  • Himes to be featured in new TLC program

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Cynthiana’s Katie Himes, Miss Kentucky USA and Miss USA contender, is headed back to the spotlight.
    A new TLC program, Coach Charming, which airs on Wednesday nights in 30-minute segments, will feature Himes in one of its episodes.
    Himes said she and Coach Bill Alverson, who is the focus of the show, were followed at his Alabama location as he steered the Miss USA contestant in her bid for the crown.

  • Police nab sex offender at Fall Festival

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A registered sex offender was apprehended at Westside Elementary Saturday night during the school’s Fall Festival.
    Cynthiana Police Ptl. Lewis Crump III said he was dispatched to the school around 6 p.m. after receiving an anonymous tip that William Jones, 54, was on school property.
    Jones allegedly left the school but came back. When police arrived, Jones had been moved outside by principal Jon Hoskins.

  • Did You Know

    Reception
     to be held
    for Bruce Florence
    retirement

    After 48 years in education, K. Bruce Florence plans to retire. A celebration in her honor will take place on Thursday, Nov. 19, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the MCTC/Licking Valley Campus. Community members are welcome and invited to attend.