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  • Summer event will put local talent on display

    The Cynthiana Art Walk won’t be just a festival, it’s going to be an experience, said coordinator and Cynthiana Arts Council member Karey Smith.

    “There’s nothing better than walking on a downtown street on a summer night, laughing and having a good time,” Smith said.

    And that is what Smith is hoping citizens and visitors will experience on July 24 and 25 at the Cynthiana Art Walk.

    It’s Smith’s vision of that moment that has shaped the first Cynthiana Art Walk into two days of fun, entertainment and cultural experiences.

  • Cynthiana wins The Prizing House

    One day last February, while Nell Anne and Wayne Gossett were deeply engaged in a massive home renovation, Wayne announced to his wife that he had just purchased a warehouse.

    What was initially purchased to be used as storage has evolved into a finished project that Cynthiana has long been without.

    The Prizing House, which is located on Church Street and was originally used for “prizing” tobacco, will be a reception hall.

  • Commission appoints Grayson to fill vacancy

    The Cynthiana City Commission is once again a fully staffed board.

    After discussion in executive session, commissioners reconvened in regular session and voted unanimously for Billy Grayson to fill the vacant position of Commissioner of Public Utilities.

    The commission position, previously occupied by Jack Keith, became vacant when the commission voted for Keith to finish Jim Brown’s term as mayor.

    Brown, who is recovering from a stroke, resigned as mayor last month.

  • Harrison among quarantined counties

    State officials have issued a quarantine for Harrison and 19 additional Kentucky counties regulating the transportation outside those counties of articles that could harbor the emerald ash borer.

  • Kearns attends KY Circuit Court Clerks Summer College

    Kathy Kearns, circuit court clerk for Harrison County, participated in the 2009 Circuit Court Clerks Summer College June 10-12 in Lexington.

    The Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) hosted the college, which offered sessions on how to improve and safeguard the Office of Circuit Court Clerk. Participants received 12.25 hours of continuing education credit.

  • Smith elected as National Beta Club vice president

    “I wood, would you?”

    Wood Smith, a 17-year-old student at Franklin County High School and Kentucky Beta Club vice president asked that question to the 3,200 plus attendees of the National Beta Club this past weekend in Orlando, Fla., and the answer was a resounding “Yes, I would,” as they elected him National Beta Club vice president. 

  • Governor appoints Miller as Commonwealth Attorney

    Cynthiana attorney Doug Miller has been appointed by Gov. Steve Beshear as Commonwealth Attorney for the 18th Judicial Circuit.

    Miller will be filling the position left vacant with the tragic death of Doug Wright.

    For the complete story, see this week’s edition of The Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Khloe is cancer-free

    Khloe Fryman sits in her momma’s lap with her face scrunched in a smile that makes her bright blue eyes disappear. She buries her face, then peeps up with a giggle that causes her Pebbles’ top knot to bobble. By all appearances, Khloe is no different than any other baby.

    She turned one this month. Next month she will face another one-year anniversary -- the day she was diagnosed with cancer.

  • Laytart brings music to Chamber

    It’s a Thursday lunch hour at the Chamber of Commerce and music fills the air.

    “It’s just fun...” Beth Laytart said in between songs, her hands resting in her lap before they swim up and down the ivory keys once more. “I get to offer something to the community.”

    Laytart, who serves as the music director at Cynthiana Christian Church, began playing the piano at age nine.

    And this summer, she has begun entertaining Chamber visitors and The Vault customers every Thursday beginning at 11:30 a.m.

     

  • City closer to considering golf cart ordinance

    The Cynthiana City Commission is one step closer to voting on an ordinance allowing golf carts on some city streets.

    At Tuesday evening’s city commission meeting, Commissioner of Public Safety Amanda Moore said a draft ordinance was given to each commissioner for review.

    “Read through that and see if there are things to change or amend,” Moore told the commission.

    Moore said the commission needs to collaborate and make changes to the ordinance so they could, hopefully, have an ordinance to vote on at their next meeting.