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  • Marching Thorobreds sweep tourney preliminaries, finish fourth

    The Harrison County Marching Thorobreds performed at the Northern Kentucky Marching Band Festival on Saturday, Sept. 17. The band completed a successful sweep of class 3A, earning top honors in Music Performance, Visual Performance, General Effect, Color Guard, and Percussion.  

    The band placed first place in its class in the preliminary competition. Despite the threat of wet weather, the show was able to continue as planned and the band finished in fourth place in finals and collected the “Spirit Award.”  

  • ‘An evening with Mark Twain’ this weekend at Biancke’s

    Lee Kendall,

    News Writer

    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

     

    Professionally trained actor Doug Stephens will star in a one-man dinner theatre play, “An Evening With Mark Twain,” this weekend at Biancke’s Restaurant in downtown Cynthiana. 

    The three-day engagement will include dinner and the show on Friday and Saturday nights, Sept. 23 and 24, and an afternoon matinee performance on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 25.

  • Charges pending from Sept. 12 accident

    Lee Kendall,

    News Writer

    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

     

    Shortly before midnight on Monday, Sept. 12, Harrison County deputy sheriff Tuan Kreer responded to a two-vehicle accident on US 62 west, near Hicks Pike.

    His investigation revealed that he was initially deceived by the driver of one of the cars in the accident, and by the driver’s mother.

  • Child injured in dirt bike accident

    A Harrison County 6-year-old is in critical condition following a Monday evening accident on Hendricks Lane.

    According to an accident report filed by Harrison County deputy sheriff Tuan Kreer, at approximately 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 19,  Brayden Little lost control of the motorcycle he was driving and crashed through a barbed-wire fence and struck a tree head-on.

    When Dep. Kreer arrived at the scene on Hendricks Lane, county firefighter and EMT Richard Wiglesworth was already there, stabilizing the child.

  • Applications sought for Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs

    Next summer’s session of the Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs will take place June 25 through July 16, 2017. Students in 9th, 10th and 11th grade apply online at www.KentuckyGSE.com. Applications are due by Jan. 4, 2017 and selections will be announced in April 2017. Students who attend GSE earn digital badges, class credit and scholarships to Kentucky colleges and universities.

  • Magistrate likes Southern States spraying results

    Lee Kendall,

    News Writer

    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

     

    It was a very light agenda at the regular meeting of the Harrison County Fiscal Court on Tuesday in the Community Room at the old courthouse.

    The court agreed to purchase a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado truck for the county road department from Frank Shoop Chevrolet in Georgetown. The vehicle was purchased on a state bid contract for $33,069.

  • Constitution Day activities at all district schools on Sept. 16

    Lee Kendall,

    News Writer

    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

     

    As required by federal law, all schools in the Harrison County School District, as well as all public schools in the United States, will celebrate Constitution Day tomorrow, Sept. 16.

    The forerunner of Constitution Day is Constitution Week, which was lobbied for by the Daughters of the American Revolution and was signed into law by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956. 

  • Ceremony held at 9-11 Memorial Sunday morning

    the children of Heather and Nicholas Carson placed the wreath at the 9/11 Memorial on Sunday morning. The memorial is the culmination of months of work by the Harrison County Fire District to garner a piece of the salvaged material from the World Trade Center. 

  • Kinney completes 100-mile race in Utah

    Lee Kendall,

    News Writer

    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

     

    Running is a part of  Rachel Kinney’s life. A very important part of her life.

    “It keeps my life in balance and keeps me centered,” Kinney said on Tuesday, following a 100 mile endurance race that she completed over the weekend in Utah.

  • Berry Festival is Saturday, Sept. 17

    Lee Kendall,

    News Writer

    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

     

    The annual Berry Festival will take place in beautiful downtown Berry this Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m. and concluding at 9 p.m.

    The festival will feature a wide variety of events for adults and children alike, along with outstanding food and musical entertainment throughout the day.

    The 2016 Berry Festival will include: