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  • Board sets next year’s school calendar

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    It’s time to start thinking about the 2017-18 school year. At least that’s what the Harrison County Board of Education had on its agenda Tuesday night.
    After polling the public for several weeks on the school district’s website, the board opted for a calendar that will start the school year for students on Aug. 10 and end on May 17.

  • Seven free lots remain in Westside rebuilding

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A $1 million Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) that was awarded to the City of Cynthiana in 2009 remains on the books.
    The bulk of the funds, just over $800,000, has been used in the Westside Redevelopment Project. However, if the remaining $198,000 is not used by the end of 2017, the city will have to return $1 million to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

  • Commission pledges minimum restrictions

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Commission came into existence on Nov. 18, 1987.
    It was created, and is jointly funded, by the Harrison County Fiscal Court, the Cynthiana City Commission and the Berry City Commission.
    The current commission is made up of three members each from Cynthiana and Harrison County and one member representing Berry.

  • Three founding heroes to be honored at Museum event Jan. 28

    On Saturday, Jan. 28, at 1 p.m., the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum will be honoring three of its founding members as “Everyday Heroes.”
    Martha Barnes, Herby Moore and the late George Slade, who died in June 2005, will be feted during the special Museum program.
    “There were lots of early meetings in 1993,” said Barnes, remembering how the idea for a museum evolved.
    The first meetings were held at the Moore home.
    Barnes said it took about a year from idea to opening. The museum officially opened on July 29, 1994.

  • New Year, New You is Saturday at Cheers

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    It’s a New Year! A time when many are looking for a New You.
    On Saturday, Jan. 21, all of the opportunities to meet a New Year’s resolution will be together in one place.
    The Cynthiana Democrat, Cheers Party and Event and Bourbon Community Hospital are bringing New Year, New You to Cynthiana.
    The event will be held at Cheers on Connersville Pike in the former Tussey Furniture building, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

  • Kelly retires from city public works

    Cynthiana public works employee Erman Kelly, center, was recognized for his retirement from the city. Kelly served in public works for 18 years. Cynthiana Mayor James Smith, left, and Jada Griggs, public works commissioner.

  • Tom McKee Day

    Former 78th House Representative  Tom McKee was honored by the  Cynthiana City Commission Tuesday. Mayor James Smith presented McKee with a copy of a proclamation for Tom McKee Day, which was Tuesday, Jan. 17.

  • Beaver Baptist makes donation to Autism support

    Beaver Baptist Church donated its first place Christmas parade float winnings to Harrison County Autism Support Group. Pictured from left are: Beaver Baptist Church Pastor Kevin Strausbaugh, Angie Owsley and Karey and Noel Riddell, representing the Autism Support Group.

  • Court tables zoning recommendation for limited RV electrical hook-ups

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    At a special meeting of the Harrison County Fiscal Court on Tuesday, Jan. 17, the court voted to table one ordinance passed down from the Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Commission.
    The ordinance, dealing with an attempt to regulate the usage of recreational vehicles as temporary residences, was the topic of some heated discussion after county attorney Brad Vaughn finished with the second reading of the proposed ordinance.

  • Rose, 94, still holds basketball records

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Jimmie Rose has lived a full life, to say the least.
    The 94 years-young retired basketball coach and Methodist evangelist, has lived in Cynthiana for 25 years.
    Born and raised in Olive Hill, Rose counts among his former and current friends people like Adolph Rupp, Ed Diddle, Happy Chandler and Joe B. Hall, as well as virtually anyone else he has come in contact with through his nationwide Methodist evangelism career.