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  • Harrison churches take part in Bible-reading marathon

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    A Kentucky 120 United Bible reading marathon on the courthouse lawn, concluded on Wednesday night, Jan. 4 at about 6 p.m.
    The marathon was held in a tent and went non-stop, beginning at midnight on New Year’s Eve.
    Several people volunteered to read the Bible, from beginning to end, through the course of the marathon.
    According to First United Methodist Church pastor Ted Beam, 79 of the 120 counties in Kentucky participated in similar marathons, simultaneously.

  • Reflecting on the top 10 stories of 2016

    1. A one-time Walking Dead Day is held Aug. 6

  • Kentucky school districts on national Advanced Placement honor roll

    Eight Kentucky public school districts have been named to the 7th Annual Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Roll, the College Board announces.
    The districts are among 433 public and private districts in the U.S. and Canada that have shown a commitment to expanding access to AP coursework while also improving student performance.
    The Kentucky public school districts recognized include:
    • Boyd County; Campbellsville Independent; Daviess County; Dawson Springs Independent; Fort Thomas Independent; Livingston County; Muhlenberg County; Pulaski County.

  • Applications for Kentucky Farm Bureau’s college scholarships available now

    The holiday season may have just come to a close, but Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) has one more gift to give to a select number of high school seniors across the state – college scholarships. Later this spring, the KFB Education Foundation will award college scholarships ranging from $400 to $4,000 to 90 high school seniors pursuing a four-year degree.

  • Three juveniles detained following police pursuit

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Three juveniles were taken into custody early Friday morning following a short foot pursuit that started at the Shell Apple Market.
    According to Sgt. Michael Kiskaden, a report was made from Bourbon County of a stolen vehicle just after midnight Friday morning.

  • Field and Main Bank donates building, property to city

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    It’s official. The 2016 edition of the Cynthiana City Commission has been seated.
    The first order of business for the new year was to assign departments for each commissioner. Rather than go by the top vote getter making their selection, Cynthiana Mayor James Smith asked who wanted to stay in their current positions.
    Roger Slade asked to remain over public safety and Jada Walker-Griggs requested to stay with the public works department.

  • Field and Main Bank donates building, property to city

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    It’s official. The 2016 edition of the Cynthiana City Commission has been seated.
    The first order of business for the new year was to assign departments for each commissioner. Rather than go by the top vote getter making their selection, Cynthiana Mayor James Smith asked who wanted to stay in their current positions.
    Roger Slade asked to remain over public safety and Jada Walker-Griggs requested to stay with the public works department.

  • 2017’s first baby arrives Jan. 3 at HMH

    Elijah Miles Thomas Goble, born to Sarah Corbin and Scott Goble of Cynthiana, was the first baby of 2017, born at Harrison Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017 at 3:23 p.m. He weighed 6 pounds and 12 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. He was delivered by Dr. Derek Clarke. Elijah and his parents was given gifts from HMH, the HMH OB Department, the HMH Auxiliary, the HMH Massage Therapy and Project Linus. Last year’s first baby, Ezra Ward Jackson was born on Jan. 5, 2016. HMH delivered 217 babies in 2016.

  • Why online banking makes financial cents

    (StatePoint) Driven by lower banking fees, better interest rates on savings accounts, round-the-clock convenience and mobile phone usage, more consumers than ever are doing their banking online than at brick-and-mortar locations.
    The adoption of online banking has doubled since 2004, reaching 71 percent of consumers in 2015, according to Javelin Strategy & Research’s Online Banking Forecast 2016. And these numbers are growing, as more consumers are made aware of the different services they can take advantage of at home and on-the-go.

  • Healthy New Year’s resolutions to boost your immunity

    (StatePoint) This New Year, one important resolution is to focus on supporting a strong immune system for a happy and healthy 2017.
    “Building a strong immune system can improve and even extend your life,” says Larry Robinson, PhD, and vice president of Scientific Affairs, Embria Health Sciences, a manufacturer of natural, science-based ingredients that support wellness and vitality.
    For a healthier year, Robinson and the experts at Embria are encouraging people to toast to these great health and wellness tips.
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