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  • Civil War driving tour, luminary ceremony to be offered Saturday

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Local Civil War history buffs are in for a treat this weekend as the Cynthiana Battlefield Foundation will host a four-stop driving tour, beginning at 4 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, June 10.
    “We will provide a 15-passenger van and there will be no cost involved to participate,” said CBF director Kristin Church. “We will meet at the courthouse at 4 p.m. for the tour.”
    Church said the four stops on the tour will include two in the county and two in the city.

  • Free flights for kids Saturday

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Officials of the Cynthiana-Harrison County Airport are expecting as many as 300 youngsters to attend the Saturday, June 10, Young Eagles and Safety Day, at the airport.
    “Last year we had about 230 kids take part in the Young Eagles day, but usually we have anywhere from 250-300,” said Re’Jeana Craft of the C-HC Airport.

  • Businessman, mayor remembered

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    The late James A. Brown was a lot of things to a lot of people. He was an uncle, brother, mayor, commissioner and successful businessman.
    Brown passed away on Memorial Day, May 29, 2017. He was 86 years old.
    He suffered a stroke on Christmas Eve 2008 and never fully recovered, ultimately having to resign as Cynthiana’s mayor.

  • Relay for Life meets $38k goal

    The Cynthiana Witches flew in Saturday night for the Relay for Life. The put a curse on cancer with their rendition of Purple People Eater. Above, Lourena Judy was the two-horned monster from the legendary song. Bethann Thomas is in the background. The witches have performed previously during Thriller and the Christmas parade. This year’s Relay event raised in excess of $38,000, which was the goal.

  • Joe B. Hall will be subject of Odeith’s second mural

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    One building mural has been commissioned to be completed by the Cynthiana Arts Council later this summer, with a second mural in the offing.
    Portuguese artist Sergio Odeith has been signed on to complete a mural of Cynthiana native and former University of Kentucky basketball coach Joe B. Hall.
    Hall, a 1948 graduate of Cynthiana High School, succeeded the legendary Adolph Rupp as the head coach of the Wildcats and led UK to the 1978 national championship.

  • Street closures for Relay For Life

    On Saturday, June 3, the 20th annual Harrison County Relay For Life will held on Main Street in front of the Courthouse from 3 p.m. until midnight.
    The following street closures will be set in place, beginning at 3 p.m.
    •Main Street will be closed from Pike to Pleasant Streets.
    •Court Street will be closed at Pleasant Street
    •West Pike Street will be closed at Poplar Street
    Traffic detour for Main Street (US 27) is set as follows:

  • June 24 will be recognized as Ag Awareness Day in Harrison County

    Harrison County Cooperative Extension will join with the local farmer’s Market on June 24 to put the spotlight on agriculture.
    Ag Awareness Day will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Flat Run Veterans Park.
    “I really want to educate the public about the impact agriculture has on our daily lives,” said Janna Cline, Harrison County Extension Intern.
    Several UK extension specialists will help with the awareness project as well as outside commodity groups such as the Kentucky Farm Bureau, Keeneland and the local 4-H and FFA.

  • Lee's Famous Recipe makes donation to HCMS Band

    Lee’s Famous Recipe sponsored a fundraiser for the Harrison Co. MIddle School band on Thursday April 13, 2017.  Middle school students with a little help from a few high school band students performed in front of Lee’s for a large audience.  Gary Whitney, owner of the Cynthiana Lee’s and general manager Carrie Livengood presented HCMS director Julie Lucky with a check for the bands efforts.

  • Great Museum Treasure Hunt begins tomorrow
  • Currans appointed to state advisory council

    Sheila Marshall Currans, Susan Scott Steward, Dr. Ashima Gupta and Dr. Steven Compton have been appointed to the Advisory Council for Medical Assistance. Dr. Susie Jackson Riley and Gary Robert Marsh have been reappointed.
    Currans of Cynthiana, is a registered nurse and CEO of Harrison Memorial Hospital. She will represent women and serve for a term expiring April 15, 2020.