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  • City Hall renovation project completed

    By Ben Hyatt, News writer
    “Every project needs a dreamer, a planner and a doer.”
    Those very words may be etched in stone once a Cynthiana landmark is dedicated, due to all the hard work Cynthiana Commissioner Billy Grayson continues to do for the community.
    The motto has been the backbone of nearly every formal and non-formal conversation Grayson has given while serving as commissioner of Cynthiana.
    Grayson once again recited what is growing as his go-to motto during the dedication of the newly renovated City Hall Gym Friday, Nov. 30.

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  • Grand jury issues 25-count indictment in case against alleged sex offender

    A $100,000 bond has been set for the Harrison County man formally indicted Tuesday on multiple sex charges.
    Allen Moredock, 26, faces 25 charges, all involving minors portraying a sexual performance.
    According to the indictment, all of the charges stem from on or about April 14, 2010. Moredock is accused  of 22 counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and three counts of distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.

  • New session begins for LV Singers

    The Licking Valley Singers – Harrison County’s Community Choir is recruiting new members for its Spring 2013 Session. The Licking Valley Singers is an “all comers” non-auditioned community choir open to anyone who loves to sing.
    The LV Singers began in the fall of 2009 under the direction of Karen Bear, a professional singer and choral director. Averaging 45 singers a session, the choir meets Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Licking Valley Campus of the Maysville Community and Technical College in Cynthiana.

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  • Large crowd attends Saturday's Christmas parade

    Before the hustle and bustle of getting into every home on Christmas Eve, Santa made a early stop in Cynthiana for the annual Christmas parade.
    The downtown lights are sparkling and the air is charged with festive anticipation.
    At 4 p.m. Saturday, the annual parade started from River Road Park to Main Street and wove through the city’s streets on the same route as previous years ending back at the courthouse.

  • Bell ringers needed

    The Harrison County Service Unit of the Salvation Army kicked off the annual Bell ringer Campaign on Friday, Nov. 23.  Bell ringer volunteers are manning the kettle posts each Friday and Saturday until Christmas Eve.  Kettle posts are located at Walmart, Ken’s NewMarket, Speedway and Biancke’s from 4 to 8 p.m. each Friday and Saturday.  Each volunteer works a  two-hour shift in support of this community project.  More volunteers are  needed.  You can help by contacting Darwin Root at 234-2156 or John Hodge at 234-6033.

  • Christmas Variety Show is Saturday

    The Cynthiana Kiwanis Club will be sponsoring the Christmas Variety Show on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. in the Harrison County High School auditorium. Proceeds will be used to give gifts to the less fortunate in Harrison County and the Holiday Community Projects.
    This year’s Christmas program will feature Mark Comley, Ventriloquist, and David Cottrell, magician.
    For advance tickets call 859-234-8450, at the door or online at mstickets@att.net. Tickets are $7.50 for adults and children, five and under are admitted free.
     

  • Letters to Santa needed

    Once again, The Cynthiana Democrat has agreed to help Santa Claus out with his mail.
    Letters to Santa will be printed in the Dec. 20 issue so be sure to get them here early because there will be no second chance.
    Letters must be received in the office no later than Monday, Dec. 10. Don’t disappoint Santa, grandparents, aunts and uncles who look forward to seeing those letters published.
    Letters may be dropped off at the Cynthiana Democrat Office, 302 Webster Ave.; mailed to P.O. Box 160; or email to rsmiley@cynthianademocrat.com.

  • Harrison County Live is Dec. 7 and 8

    Christmas Harrison County Live will sport the talent of not only high schoolers this year, but middle school singers as well.
    Harrison County High School choir director Michelle Hassall has always been known to enjoy a challenge and this year’s Christmas HCL is nothing less than a challenge.
    On Dec. 7 and 8, over 150 students will fill the stage to bring Christmas cheer to the audience.