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    Reception Thursday for retiring Senior Citizens board members
    A reception will be held on Thursday, Nov. 17, for  two retiring members of the Harrison County Senior Citizens board of directors.
    The public is invited to stop by the Center on Old Lair Road at 2:30 p.m. to honor long-time members Tommy Kearns and Orville Fowler.

    Community Thanksgiving
    service

  • Fryman returns to Cynthiana as new owner of H&R Block

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

     Harrison County native Zack Fryman is returning to Cynthiana as a franchise owner of H&R Block, located in the Harrison Square Shopping Center.
    Fryman, a 2001 graduate of Harrison County High School, has been a tax professional for 13 years, managing H&R Block franchises in Owenton, Williamstown and Dry Ridge.

  • A Classic Country Christmas comes to the Rohs stage Dec. 11

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Rohs Opera House will be the venue for A Classic Country Gospel Christmas concert that will be held on Sunday, Dec. 11, at 6 p.m.
    Event organizer Stacey Mann said that the money generated from the concert will go to the Harrison County Ministerial Association.

  • City gives nod to Ashford Acres annexation

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Much discussion centered around the topic of annexation at Tuesday’s Cynthiana City Commission meeting.
    Commissioners approved the first reading of an annexation ordinance for Ashford Acres on Millersburg Pike noting that it was good for the city.
    After approving the first reading of the annexation ordinance of Ashford Acres, discussion turned to annexing properties inside the bypass.

  • Five men sentenced

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Formal sentencing was held for several defendants in Harrison Circuit Court on Tuesday with Judge Jay Delaney presiding.
    Those whose cases were finalized were:
    •Shannon Berry, 39, was sentenced to five years in prison on three charges of receiving stolen property (firearm). The five-year sentence will run concurrent with a fourth charge of convicted felon in possession of a handgun.

  • KSP warns motorists of increased deer activity

    With the changing of fall leaves comes the migration of wildlife, particularly deer. The Kentucky State Police is urging all motorists to be aware of the increased dangers posed by deer wandering onto roadways this fall.
    “Drivers should be engaged, alert and on the lookout for deer this time of year. Deer mating season leads to higher roaming activity all across the Commonwealth, which leads to more car-deer crashes,” says KSP Lt. Michael Webb.

  • News Briefs

    Berry elects its next
    city commissioners
    The city of Berry elected its next board of commissioners during last week’s general election.
    Three names appeared on the ballot and were a shoo-in for selection. The fourth seat was won by write-in. George Keith Ison received four write-in votes and will also be on the commission that takes office on Jan. 1, 2017.

    Operation Christmas Child boxes

  • Kentucky-Wired coming to Cynthiana

    Mayor James Smith and County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett announced the arrival of the state’s broadband initiative, KentuckyWired, to Harrison County and Cynthiana.  
    KentuckyWired, also referred to as Kentucky I-Way in eastern Kentucky, is a statewide, open-access fiber optic network which will deliver robust, reliable and affordable Internet to communities across the state through broadband technology, Smith said in a press release.

  • Licking Valley Singers honored
  • YFA picnic is Nov. 28

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Harrison County Young Farmers Association will have their annual Fall Picnic on Nov. 28 at 6 p.m. in the basement of the Farm Bureau Building on US 27 South.
    According to HCYFA president Roger Marsh, the local association welcomes any farmer who wants to join.
    “We will provide a variety of soups and all the drinks,” he said. “Everything else is potluck. Just brink some sandwiches or desserts.”