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  • Community garden scheduled for full bloom this summer

    Tomatoes, squash, zucchini, spinach, lettuce, carrots, strawberries, cantaloupe, lima beans and green beans - Josie Daily grew them all in her garden last year.

    “I like gardening,” Daily said Monday morning. “I like being outside.”

    Last summer was Daily’s first garden and she said she soon learned the benefits of home-grown produce.

    “It’s rewarding and it saves you money,” she said.

    Living in town, Daily used an empty 25-foot-long row in the landscaping around her house for her large variety of produce.

  • BLACK HISTORY

    Born and raised in Cynthiana, Lois Gross wasn’t always able to enjoy her hometown’s hot spots.

    At Biancke’s, a line on the floor told Gross where to stop when ordering a Big Joe hamburger.

    A backside stairwell led Gross to the balcony at Rohs Opera House where she would watch the newest movies with friends and family.

    But at ‘Dixie,’ the teenage hangout on Walnut Street, Gross couldn’t even enter the front doors.

    For more on this story, see this week's Cynthiana Democrat.

  • McKee seeks re-election as House representative

    State Rep. Tom McKee, (D – Cynthiana), filed on Dec. 22 for re-election for the 78th District of the Kentucky House of Representatives.  The district consists of Harrison, Pendleton, Robertson, and a portion of Campbell counties.

    He and his wife Sue have two children, Katie and Jim, and five grandchildren.  The McKees are members and attend Cynthiana Presbyterian Church where he serves as an elder and deacon.

  • McCauley makes bid for magistrate seat

    Paul McCauley has filed for the republican nomination for magistrate of District 5, which includes the voting precincts 5 and 6, (Sheriff’s office and Northside School.)

    McCauley graduated from Harrison County High School in 1960 and Georgetown College in 1969 with a BS degree in accounting and business. He is a life-long resident of Harrison County; and is married to Evelyn Marsh McCauley.

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

  • Attorneys join law firm with history

    The 100-year-old law firm of Swinford and Sims will be continuing under the same moniker with three new attorneys.

    Frank Benton IV, Frank Benton V and Elaine Griffith have stepped in to take over the operation that was recently vacated by Doug Miller.

    When Miller was appointed Commonwealth Attorney to fill the unexpired term of the late Doug Wright, Miller had to break ties with any private law practice.

    “It’s quite an honor,” said the elder Benton of stepping into an existing practice with the history of Swinford and Sims.

     

  • Snow emergency declared for Harrison County

    With yet another snow front moving into the Bluegrass area Sunday night and early Monday morning, Harrison County appears to be hosting its own set of winter games.Harrison County Judge-Executive  Alex Barnett declared a snow emergency for all of Harrison County."We're asking that all unnecessary travel be suspended," Barnett said Monday morning.

  • Community garden program offered

    It might be hard to imagine now, but Cynthiana will soon be a community in bloom.

    Beginning this year, the Harrison County Board of Education and their agricultural education program will offer a community garden to those citizens that do not have the land, space or knowledge to raise a vegetable garden.

    A meeting for those interested will be held next Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Extension Office on New Lair Road.

    Dates and information will be distributed at the meeting, along with applications for garden plots.

  • Cynthiana woman taken to Lexington after Friday wreck

    A 20-year old Harrison County woman is in fair condition after a Friday morning wreck on Ky. Hwy. 36 West near the Carl Stevens Road entrance.

    Allycia Perry was traveling eastbound toward Cynthiana around 7 a.m. when she slid off the road, traveled down an embankment, hit a ditch and traveled back up the embankment.

    Sheriff’s Deputy Nathan Olin said road conditions may have been a factor in the one-car collision.

    For more on this story, see this week's Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Scholarships attract students to workforce

    As the demand for health care workers continues to increase across the nation, Harrison Memorial Hospital is hoping to attract more individuals into the classroom and later, the HMH workforce.

    “I always knew I wanted to be here locally,” Anastasia Rains said Thursday morning, in between patients at the HMH radiology department.

    A 2000 graduate of Harrison County High School, Rains graduated from Lexington Community College with an  arts and science degree and a radiology science degree.

  • Two charged in Robinson Church burglary

    Two Harrison County individuals were arrested last Thursday morning after they allegedly broke into Robinson Christian Church.

    Laura Bailey, 18, and Kevin Northcutt, 20, allegedly entered the church through a basement window, according to authorities.

    A church member stopped by the church on his way home from work and called police around 3:45 a.m. when he noticed an unfamiliar vehicle in the parking lot.

    “They told me they had broken in with the intent of stealing money from the offering collection,” Sheriff’s deputy Robert Peak said.