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  • FFA Week is something to celebrate in Harrison County

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

     February 19-25 is National FFA week and 260 students in Harrison County will be celebrating with several activities planned.
    On Tuesday night bowling was offered to the local chapter’s members at Galactic Alley, Wednesday was set aside for a big pizza party and Thursday the officers and teacher-sponsors were guests at WCYN’s Coffee Break radio program in the morning, followed by visits to local businesses, thanking them for their support.

  • HCHS band students participate in KMEA assessment festival

    On Saturday, Feb, 18, 2017, members of the Harrison County High School Band travelled to Lexington Catholic High School to participate in the KMEA District 7 Solo and Ensemble Assessment Festival.  
    The band had 63 total events to perform throughout the day. Forty students performed solos, with 26 of them earning a Distinguished rating. Twenty-three different small ensembles performed, with 17 of them receiving a Distinguished rating.  
    A total of 65 students participated, representing 80 percent of the HCHS band program.  

  • Williams serves youth for 38 years; will receive lifetime achievement award

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Brian Williams has always had a big heart when it comes to serving the youth of Harrison County.
    But now, that big heart is causing him some major problems. He has been in and out of the hospital and rehab since May of 2016, and has recently found out he is in need of a heart transplant.
    He coached youth baseball teams for 38 years and was a basketball referee for over 20 years, at all levels of roundball play.

  • Tom McKee honor dinner set for March 2

    A special dinner to honor former state Rep. Tom McKee for his many years of service to Harrison County will be held Thursday, March 2.
    McKee served 19 years as a Harrison County magistrate before he made a successful bid for 78th House District representative, a position he held for 20 years.
    “He’s put a lot of time here in this community,” said Gary Carter, retired Extension agent.

  • Cynthiana athlete to compete at world event

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    To see her in her street or dress clothes, one would never suspect that she could dead-lift a 375-pound axle or yoke-carry 475 pounds for 60 feet.
    But that’s exactly what Emily Ware will be doing when she competes in the Strongman Corporation Amateur World Championship March 3-5 at the Arnold Sports Festival is the largest fitness expo in the world and will be held in Columbus, Ohio.

  • One student is dead, another stable after shooting

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A Harrison County teen has died from a gunshot wound he sustained Friday morning on Ruddles Mills Road. His girlfriend is in stable condition at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.
    Det. Jeff Asbury of the Bourbon County Sheriff’s Department said he was dispatched to a motor vehicle accident just after 8 a.m. Friday.

  • Fire claims Davis Lane home Tuesday

    The residence of Fay Whitson was gutted by fire on Tuesday morning. According to Harrison County Fire Chief Charles Alan Carson, her son, Jeremy Whitson, was alone in the house and was cooking on the stove, which led to the grease fire that totally destroyed the home. Mr. Whitson was able to get out of the house safely and no one was hurt as a result of the fire.

  • Court hears RV ordinance changes

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Bonnie Skinner, director of the Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Commission appeared before the Harrison County Fiscal Court on Tuesday night to explain a revamped ordinance that was forwarded to the court from planning and zoning, dealing with recreational vehicles.
    At issue was the wording of the original ordinance that was forwarded to the court a month ago, that was tabled.

  • Three public meetings on P&Z

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Over the course of six days, there have been three separate public meetings that have dealt with the issue of planning and zoning and, or, code enforcement issues.
    Last Thursday, Feb. 16, a public forum was hosted at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library by the Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Commission as a means for the public to let their opinions be heard.

  • Fiscal court to provide added fringe benefit for county employees

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    At a special meeting of the Harrison County Fiscal Court on Monday, Feb. 13, the court voted unanimously to enter into a contract with MASA Medical Transport Solutions as a fringe benefit for all full-time county employees.