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  • Card shop prepares to close doors

    Hanging up the 60 percent sale signs wasn’t hard.

    Cleaning off shelves and staring at bare ones isn’t difficult either.

    But for Tammy Kurz, it was the road sign that got to her.

    “Putting up that road sign - that was my breaking point,” Kurz said at Touch of Charm gift shop.

    Kurz expects to shut the store doors for good by the middle of next month.

    “We’re down to the weeks,” Kurz said.

  • Horsin’ around at Southside Elementary

    Horses have taken over Southside Elementary.

    “They love to look at the horses,” second grade teacher Dava Rice said about the students that gather in the front lobby of the school.

    Two display cases showcase a long row of 18 decorated wooden horses.

    Each classroom has a decorated horse.

    There’s a University of Kentucky horse, a mirrored horse and a blue and white tiled mosaic patterned horse, among many more.

    And the horses are all for a good cause.

  • Florence makes re-election bid for Dist. 7 magistrate

    Dwayne C. Florence seeks re-election for the seventh district magistrate seat.

    Florence is married to Robin Florence and they have four children, Donald Joe (Cathy) Florence, Jillian (Shaun) Anderson, Christopher (Lindsey) Rhoads, Wende Hockensmith and nine grandchildren (Faith, Eva, Cawood, Cooper, Leah, Bennett, Hunter, Brody and Mallory).

    Florence is the son of Don Florence and the late Doris Clifford Florence.

     

  • Police on motorcycle lookout

    The Cynthiana Police Department will be looking for motorcyclists this weekend as part of a mini-mobilization.

    With increased motorcycle fatality rates in Kentucky, Sgt. Wilbur Gross said police officers will be paying close attention to motorcyclists this Saturday and Sunday.

    “We’re going to be focusing on the laws pertaining to motorcyclists,” Gross said.

    Gross said motorcycles will be stopped to check for insurance, permits, licenses and the use of a helmet.

  • Theater managers buy downtown property

    Rohs Opera House has new owners.

    After waiting years to buy the building, Roger Slade said it took only minutes to sign the paperwork for the historic building on March 19.

    “It’s ours now,” Slade said Monday afternoon.

    Slade joins James Smith and Phillip Nickerson as the theater’s new owners.

    The group is only the third set to own the theater in the last 120 years.

    Previous owners included Gerald Whalen, and the Rohs family.

  • A new place for prom

    Prom is going to be different this year, said prom coordinator and Harrison County High School teacher Jenny Nichols.

    The biggest change, she said, is the location.

    After years of transforming the high school gym into a dance floor, this year’s prom will be at The Prizing House on Church Street.

    “It’s going to be really nice,” Nichols said Monday morning. “This, by far is a more formal event than anything we could do in the gym.”

    Nichols said 432 tickets have been bought.

  • Williams eyes re-election bid for Dist. 8 constable

    Charles Willard Williams has announced his candidacy seeking his second term as District 8 constable.

    A Democrat, Williams has lived in the Sunrise area of Harrison County for over 60 years. His is married to Anna McCauley Williams, who is the lunchroom manager at Northside Elementary School.

    See his full announcement in this week's Cynthiana Democrat.

  • “Spring Sing” is Sunday

    The Cynthiana Arts Council will present “Spring Sing - An Afternoon of Choral Music and Song” next  Sunday, April 18, at 2:30 p.m. at the Cynthiana Baptist Church (210 E. Pleasant St.).

    The concert will feature Cynthiana’s own community choir, The Licking Valley Singers.

    Tickets are $5 and can be purchased in advance at Maysville Community and Technical College/Licking Valley Campus or at the door the day of the program

  • Smith drops from commission race

    A candidate for city commissioner, Scott Smith has officially withdrawn from the race.

    According to Harrison County Clerk Linda Furnish, Smith’s resignation became effective April 8.

    Smith stated that his decision not to run for city commission was due to personal reasons and the lack of time to campaign.

    For the complete story, including how Smith’s withdrawal will affect the May primary, see this week’s print edition of The Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Perfect Attendance

    PERFECT

    ATTENDANCE

    Students with perfect attendance through the beginning of school include:

    Eastside

    Kindergarten

    Andrew Gaunce, Hannah E. Norfleet.

    Grade 1

    Brooklyn Alcorn, Benjamin J. Lemmings.

    Grade 2

    Tyler J. Bilbrey, Jake W. Fowler, Aaron R. Gaunce, Larry M. Jones.

    Grade 3

    Lauren E. Bentley, Ryan Blake, Christian M. Cisneros, Caitlynn G. Hamilton, Matthew Norfleet, Madeline L. Sparks, Michael A. Stephens, Halee E. Tapp.

    Grade 4