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  • New session begins for LV Singers

    The Licking Valley Singers – Harrison County’s Community Choir is recruiting new members for its Spring 2013 Session. The Licking Valley Singers is an “all comers” non-auditioned community choir open to anyone who loves to sing.
    The LV Singers began in the fall of 2009 under the direction of Karen Bear, a professional singer and choral director. Averaging 45 singers a session, the choir meets Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Licking Valley Campus of the Maysville Community and Technical College in Cynthiana.

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  • Large crowd attends Saturday's Christmas parade

    Before the hustle and bustle of getting into every home on Christmas Eve, Santa made a early stop in Cynthiana for the annual Christmas parade.
    The downtown lights are sparkling and the air is charged with festive anticipation.
    At 4 p.m. Saturday, the annual parade started from River Road Park to Main Street and wove through the city’s streets on the same route as previous years ending back at the courthouse.

  • Bell ringers needed

    The Harrison County Service Unit of the Salvation Army kicked off the annual Bell ringer Campaign on Friday, Nov. 23.  Bell ringer volunteers are manning the kettle posts each Friday and Saturday until Christmas Eve.  Kettle posts are located at Walmart, Ken’s NewMarket, Speedway and Biancke’s from 4 to 8 p.m. each Friday and Saturday.  Each volunteer works a  two-hour shift in support of this community project.  More volunteers are  needed.  You can help by contacting Darwin Root at 234-2156 or John Hodge at 234-6033.

  • 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.