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  • 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.”

  • Making it

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Michael Pickett had one leg dangling off the bridge rail that spanned the Ohio River in Louisville. It was the lowest point in his life and he was ready to end it.
    “I thought I was going to jump,” he recalls.
    Pickett had just been released from his final 30-day jail sentence. He was homeless and had been for eight months. He was a drug addict and his addictions cost him the trust of his family and friends.

  • Judy joins three returning commissioners

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    The face of the Cynthiana  City Commission will change very little. Three incumbent candidates were re-elected Tuesday with one incumbent being defeated.
    Lourena Judy will be joining the commission on Jan. 1, 2017. Long-time finance commissioner Billy Grayson will be going off the board.
    Returning will be Roger Slade, Mark Mattmiller and Jada  Walker Griggs.

  • Republican Hart unseats state Rep. McKee

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Republican Mark Hart of Falmouth unseated incumbent Tom McKee for the 78th District House of Representatives seat in the Kentucky General Assembly in Tuesday night’s general election.
    Hart racked up 54 percent of the vote in the three counties that make up the 78th District. Overall, Hart finished with 9,035 votes to McKee’s 7,562 votes.

  • TRUMP WINS!

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Donald Trump proved the pollsters and political pundits wrong by upsetting Hillary Clinton in Tuesday’s presidential election.
    In what most considered to be an upset of monumental proportions, Trump accepted a concession call from Clinton in the wee hours of Wednesday morning.
    Just a few months ago, Trump’s campaign was considered to be dead in the water, according to nearly all the polls.

  • Band competes at state

    Under beautifully sunny and warm skies, the Harrison County High School Marching Thorobreds presented their 2016 Competition field show, “Empire,” at the KMEA State Marching Band Championships on Saturday in Louisville. The band performed at Eastern High School in the semifinals competition and was in ninth place overall, while receiving a Distinguished rating for their performance. The band will travel to Kings High School in Mason, Ohio this Saturday for the Mid-States Band Association Circuit Championships.