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  • Harrison County jurors to hear 11 cases in April

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    As of press time, there were 11 jury trials scheduled in Harrison Circuit Court in April.
    On the docket for April 20 will be the family and friends who were allegedly involved in drug trafficking in the Corinth area and whose arrests were made on Dec. 19, 2017.

  • LVS spring concert coming April 27, 29

    The Licking Valley Singers’ spring concert is right around the corner. The LVS, under the direction of Karen Bear, with accompanist Dr. Beth Laytart, will have a two-day engagement at the Cynthiana Baptist Church.
    They will be performing a variety of songs under the umbrella of Songs in the Key of Life, Reflections on Humankind’s Indomitable Spirit.

  • Candidate forum will be April 14

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a “Meet the Candidates” forum on Saturday, April 14, from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. a the Harrison County Extension Office.
    The forum will include all local candidates running for county offices in the upcoming May primary election.
    Candidates will have an opportunity to introduce themselves and will be asked questions from the audience.

  • Pension hit lessened for city by HB 362 passage

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    It doesn’t appear that the City of Cynthiana is going to take nearly the hit that was anticipated for pension expenses.
    Commissioner Mark Mattmiller said that House Bill 362 passed on Monday night and limits the increase that government’s must pay to their employees’ pensions to 12 percent over the previous year.

  • Hart expects Bevin veto of budget, tax reform

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Rep. Mark Hark fully expects Gov. Matt Bevin to veto both the new tax reform (House Bill 366) and the two-year biennial budget that was agreed to by the General Assembly and passed on to the governor’s office on Monday.

  • 44 years ago, tornado ravaged Harrison County

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    While severe weather was in the forecast for Tuesday, April 3, many people were remembering another fateful spring day, April 3, 1974.
    Forty-four may seem an odd number for an anniversary awareness. However, Tuesday’s forecast added irony to the remembrance.
    Cynthiana Democrat staff member and Harrison County High School student, John LaBore, captured the iconic tornado photograph from the Hilltop as it ripped through the western area of the county.

  • Rep. Hart explains his 'yes' vote

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    According to Rep. Mark Hart (R), the controversial public pension bill that was rushed through the General Assembly on Thursday, March 29, will have little, if any, impact on current or retired teachers.
    On Thursday, Senate Bill 151, a bill that previously had dealt with waste-water treatment, was amended to include many provisions in the stalled Senate Bill 1, that originally included public pension language.

  • Artist makes presentation to Cedar Ridge
  • Bands earn distinguished ratings at KMEA assessment

    On Wednesday, March 21, the Harrison County High School Concert and Symphonic Bands travelled to Lexington to perform in the KMEA Large Ensemble Assessment Festival. 
    High school and middle school bands from the area performed at the new Frederick Douglas High School. 
    Each band performed prepared selections for three judges. An additional judge listened to each group sight read a piece for the first time. 

  • Plenty of snow

    Kayla Harless, Trenton Thompson and Thomas Thompson took advantage of Saturday’s substantial snowfall to build life-sized snowmen. There was no shortage of snow. Some areas of the county reported over 7 inches on the ground.