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  • Cynthiana Arts Council to host ART Walk for July 24-25

    The Cynthiana Arts Council is busy planning a Regional Art Festival called simply the ART Walk. This exciting two day event is scheduled for July 24 and 25.

    The Art Walk will offer something for every age to enjoy. There will be an evening stroll with sidewalk musicians, refreshments, and other live entertainment.

  • Leith to perform in Switzerland and Scotland

    Ted Leith, son of Tom and Anna Leith of Cynthiana, is one of four drummers from the United States who flew to Europe this week in order to perform with the internationally known percussion ensemble based in Basel, Switzerland called Top Secret Drum Corps.

    Top Secret is a precision drum corps with 25 drummers and flag bearers which are famous for performing a precise, energetic and demanding six-minute routine, mostly militaristic in style with upbeat touches such as drumstick juggling, a drummer’s duel, and flag twirling.

  • Fabulous Fourth happens on the fifth

    Hundreds of people gathered on the Hilltop Sunday night to take part in the Fabulous Fourth festivities.

    The Rotary Club’s games and entertainment as well as the fireworks show had to be postponed from Saturday night to Sunday due to inclement weather. However, attendance was not dampened by weather on Sunday.

    See this week’s Cynthiana Democrat in print for photographs of the night’s events.

  • Child porn indictment issued for Cynthiana man

    Robert Ray Butler, 38, of Cynthiana, Ky. was indicted June 4 on child pornography charges.

    The indictment alleges that in May of this year, Butler received  and possessed visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

  • Allison claims Cynthiana Idol2

    Before Johnathan Allison begins any performance, he says a prayer.

    And nothing was different Friday evening, when Allison performed during the Cynthiana Idol 2 finals at Rohs Opera House.

    He was named the winner not long after, taking home the title, a percentage of the event’s ticket sales ($250) and now has the opportunity to open for future Rohs concerts.

    “I was a little nervous - but not much,” Allison said about his Idol debut.

  • HCHS student earns summer study opportunity overseas

    At 16 years old, Jordon Kurz has been preparing for his summer break long before the last day of class at Harrison County High School.

    A participant in the People to People Student Ambassador program, Jordon has been studying several Western European countries he will visit during a three-week period in July.

    “I’m excited to get to go places a lot of people haven’t been to,” Jordon said Monday afternoon.

    After an anonymous nomination and interview with a panel of judges, Jordon learned in February he was accepted to the program and trip.

  • Fabulous Fourth is Saturday

    The Cynthiana Rotary Club will host the annual Fabulous Fourth celebration this Saturday on the Hilltop.

    Held behind Southside Elementary, the Fabulous Fourth event will begin at 5 p.m. with games and booths for kids.

    Live entertainment will be provided by the Blue Collar Rebels Band.

    Hot dogs, hamburgers, nachos, cotton candy, pizza, Avi’s pies, homemade lemonade and snow cones will be sold at food booths.

    The event will end with a fireworks display at dark.

    The Fabulous Fourth event is free to the public.

  • Longest Day of play held at Flat Run Veterans' Park

    The fourth annual Longest Day of Play was held Monday evening at Flat Run Veterans’ Park from 6-8 p.m.

    Hosted by The Community Health Partnership Wellness Committee, the event featured booths offering kids a variety of physical activities and games, including jump rope, tai chi, Jazzercise, dancing and badminton.

    Pictures from the Longest Day of Play can be found in this week’s edition of The Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Fab Fourth activities return to the Hilltop

    The hilltop will once again be the place to celebrate on July 4.

    Coordinated by the Cynthiana Rotary Club, this year’s Fabulous Fourth celebrations will begin at 5 p.m. with free games and booths for kids.

    “We’ve been doing it to give back to the community,” said Rotary member and Fabulous Fourth coordinator Roger Despard.

    Hot dogs, hamburgers, nachos, cotton candy, pizza, Avi’s pies, homemade lemonade, snow cones and many more items will be sold at the Rotary food booths on the hill.

  • Breds put away Tigers for trip to Applebee's Park

    The Harrison County Thorobreds won their second consecutive Semi-State Tournament with a 3-0 win over Beechwood on Wednesday night at St. Henry High School to sweep the first two games of the best-of-three series.  They now advance to the eight-team Forcht Bank/KHSAA State Tournament at Applebee’s Park in Lexington next week.

    Harrison County’s pitching, defense and some timely hitting by seniors Eric Case and Bobby Feeback, proved to be the difference for the Breds.  Case and Feeback delivered back-to-back RBI singles as Harrison County took the lead.