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  • 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.

  • Court says no more family insurance on new hires

    Harrison County Fiscal Court decided to cut insurance costs by no longer paying 100 percent of premiums on future county employee dependants and spouses.
    Insurance may well have been the main topic for the Harrison County Fiscal Court as magistrates were forced to consider future insurance premium costs.
    Personnel committee chairman William Fritz brought before the court the ongoing issue and concern of paying 100 percent of insurance for county employees and their families.

  • Local group offers homes to those willing to sweat

    What better Christmas present than to find out you’ll be getting a new home?
    Cynthiana-Harrison County Home Assistance Inc. has the land, has approved plans and has the money for its fifth home. What it doesn’t have is a willing family to accept the terms that will give them a new home.
    The deadline to apply for the CHCHA house is Dec. 14.
    The three bedroom house will be built on an Elmarch Avenue lot and will have a maximum house payment of $325.

  • HCHS Speech Team finishes sixth in Danville

    The Harrison County High School Speech Team took sixth place out of 29 teams at the Danville “Tournament of Firsts” Speech Competition on Nov. 17. Pictured are, from left, coach Laura Sanders, Jackson Sanders, Ross Smith, Erin Bradford, Jacob Sanders, Josh Godman, Jared Thomas and Lauren Shepherd.

  • Senior Center needs funding to continue

    Harrison County’s Senior Citizens Center director is unsure what the new year will hold for services currently offered for the elderly.
    The Harrison County Senior Citizens Center has long served the disabled and elderly of Harrison County, however, lack of funds has recently threatened the future of the service.
    “I don’t know what 2013 will be like for us,” said director Tracy Whitaker. “It looks worse all the time, but we are staying optimistic.”

  • Cynthiana Christian to host Crist Family for Dec. 6 concert

    Members of Cynthiana Christian Church invite the community to join them on Thursday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m. for a concert by the nationally acclaimed Crist Family.  Having relocated from Seattle, Wash., to just north of Knoxville, Tenn., this group is considered to be one of the fastest-rising family groups in gospel music today.  
    They have performed in 28 states and Canada, and have graced the stage at nearly every major event in gospel music.

  • When nine hearts collide

    The Brady Bunch have nothing on the Hisle Huddle.
    Here’s the story of a lovely lady who wanted a family of her own. Fertility issues, however, left her childless, but willing to pursue other options.
    “Everywhere I turned I would see signs about foster parenting; there would be flyers on my car and it just seemed right,” said Dayve Hisle, 29, a former teacher’s aid at Eastside Elementary School.

  • 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.