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  • Beware of wild animals, particularly bats, that may carry rabies

    Taylor Cusick,
    Summer intern
    tcusick@cynthianademocrat.com

    Though there isn’t a new Batman film smashing the box office this summer, that doesn’t mean it hasn’t been filled with winged beast of the night.
    Reports of bat sightings have popped up in town’s all over Kentucky this summer and usually one would assume it’s not a big deal. However, this summer there have been multiple reports of Kentucky bats testing positive for rabies. Reports have been as close as Lexington and as far away as Harlan County.

  • Cynthiana Democrat scavenger hunt winner

    Max Koch, 9, was the winner of The Cynthiana Democrat and Harrison Shopper’s Scavenger Hunt. Max won $250 in gift certificates from 16 local businesses. Lauren Cordray of Harrison County watches Max and his three brothers on Thursdays and saw the Scavenger Hunt in the paper and thought it would be a fun activity for them to do. Max’s entry was drawn from entrees submitted. Max is the son of Anthony and Jill Koch of Harrison County and will be starting fifth grade at St. Mary School in Paris this fall.

  • Great Museum Treasure Hunt concludes for the summer

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum Great Treasure Hunt has ended for the summer.
    For eight weeks, school-aged children have been invited to find an artifact that was published in The Cynthiana Democrat. Children who found the item were asked a number of questions about the artifact.
    This summer, there were 25 children who had perfect attendance. There were 87 students who were persistent pursuers, those who attended four or more of the eight weeks.

  • Work begins on practice fields near the field house

    Taylor Cusick,
    Summer intern
    tcusick@cynthianademocrat.com

    On Tuesday, the Harrison County Board of Education met to discuss matters pertaining to the upcoming school year, and to reflect on some aspects of the past year.
    Kristy Carey, school board chairperson,  called the meeting to order and it began with a good news report from Bow Switzer, Director of Facilities.

  • Furnish gives annual EDA report to court

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Economic Development Authority director Garnett Furnish presented his annual report and update to the Harrison County Fiscal Court on Tuesday night.
    He said that all economic indicators are good for Harrison County.
    “I check with 3M, Bullard and EZ Pack every month to find out about their employment status and they are all very healthy,” Furnish said.

  • Riddell: Dog attack could have been much worse

    Taylor Cusick,
    Summer intern
    tcusick@cynthianademocrat.com

    Dogs are undoubtedly one of our best companions. Throughout history dogs have served as both pet and partner to humans and are such loyal companions they become police and military personnel.
    However, as intelligent as they may be, dogs still require a lot of attention and can suffer in a number of ways from neglect. Neglect can cause a dog to suffer intellectually and can also lead to failing health. Neglecting dogs can also lead to problems for humans.

  • Valentine named assistant principal at Harrison Middle School

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The last administrative position within the Harrison County School District was filled last week when Josh Valentine was named as the assistant principal at the Harrison County Middle School.
    Valentine, 31, and a Corbin native, replaces Todd Harp, who recently became the principal at Southside Elementary School.

  • Odeith brings legend to life

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Sergio Odeith, the Lisbon-born graffiti artist and muralist, is back in Cynthiana for the second time in less than a year.
    About this time last year, Odeith was in town to complete the massive The Walking Dead mural, located on the Walnut Street side of the Rohs Opera House.
    He has just completed his second mural in Cynthiana, again commissioned by the Cynthiana Arts Council, this one of Cynthiana native and former UK basketball coach Joe B. Hall.

  • WELCOME HOME! JOE B. HALL

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    So who is this Joe B. Hall fellow that this fancy new mural just off Main Street depicts?
    Oh sure, everyone knows that he used to be the head basketball coach at the University of Kentucky.
    They know that he coached a Wildcat team to a runner-up finish in the NCAA tournament in 1975 in what was John Wooden’s last game at UCLA.
    They know that he coached the 1978 team to a national title, defeating Duke in the title game.

  • “Back the Blue” fundraising concert