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  • First United Methodist Church to host a Back-to-School Celebration

    By Kristie Hamon, Summer intern
    The First United Methodist Church will be hosting its first Back-to-School Celebration on Aug. 1.
    The celebration is designed to collect resources for students headed back to school who need assistance with these things.
    Pastor Mike Coppersmith said the Harrison County Board of Education is supplying school supplies for students but they aren’t able to supply family resources like underwear and socks.

  • Berry woman faces three charges

    By Ben Hyatt, News writer
    A Berry woman now faces charges after she allegedly forced her way into a home and assaulted a neighbor.
    According to Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Tuan Kreer, a two-hour search began at 11:01 p.m., Monday, July 23,  for a woman wanted for questioning in an altercation that took place on First Street, Berry.

  • Rev. Ross Park to get new equipment

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court agreed to help with the purchase of new playground equipment for Rev. Ross Park.
    Members of the Rev. Ross Park committee were present at the Harrison County Fiscal Court meeting to ask for help in purchasing a $27,000 playground set.
    “I personally know that the equipment at Rev. Ross Park is very outdated and in most cases not safe for children to be playing on,” said magistrate Paula Taylor. “The children in that area have the right to have something nice to play on.”

  • Commissioners say they will help with playground equipment

    By Kristie Hamon Summer intern
    Commissioners voted to give $10,500 to Rev. Ross Park for playground equipment at Tuesday’s  City Commission meeting.
    Lois Gross presented the request and said they have received $3,000 from the recreation board and $4,000 from Healthy Communities and plan to ask the county for $10,500.
    “We do not hold a big bank account,” Gross said. “We do what we got to do.”
    She said the amount they have asked for does not include installation or transportation of the equipment.

  • An Evening with the Arts is Friday

    After months of planning, downtown Cynthiana will come alive on Friday, July 27 with art exhibits, music, street performers, fashion shows, and much more.
    The “Evening with the Arts” is a one night arts festival with something for everyone. Over 30 artists will be displaying art at businesses along Walnut, Pike, and Main streets. These art exhibitions include photography exhibits, painting displays, sculpture, woodcarving, and floral art.

  • Crossword Puzzle

    SUMMER OLYMPICS
    Statepoint Crossword                                                    

    Across
    1. Like smell of burning rubber, e.g.
    6. Known for its brown trucks
    9. *Given name of Russian Gymnast who competed in 1970s
    13. “The Red Badge of Courage” author

  • WEBB TRIAL HALTED WITH GUILTY PLEA

    Editor's note: The following story appeared in the July 19 issue of the Cynthiana Democrat. Webb entered a guilty plea shortly after the newspaper came off the press.

  • DID YOU KNOW?

    Singers recruiting underway
    Calling all music lovers! The Licking Valley Singers, Harrison County’s Community Choir, is recruiting new members for its Fall 2012 session. The Licking Valley Singers is an “all comers” non-auditioned community choir open to anyone who loves to sing. The LV Singers perform all kinds of musical styles including classical, pop, folk and Broadway.

  • Feds issue indictment in gun theft at pawn shop

    The Cynthiana man accused of snatching a gun from  Cynthiana Jewelry and Pawn Shop in May now faces a federal indictment.
    Jonathan Wayne Moore, 37, was indicted in Lexington last week on a charge of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.
    Moore was initially arrested just minutes after the May 21 alleged incident at the Church Street business.

  • Miss Harrison County Fair 2012

    Michelle Carson earned the Miss Harrison County Fair title last week as was crowned by 2011 Miss Harrison County Fair Ally Barnett. Carson is a student at Northern Kentucky University where she plays fast-pitch softball. She is the daughter of Amy Wiglesworth.