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  • Relay for Life raises $65,000

    Friday’s Relay for Life netted $65,000 for the American Cancer Society.

    “I was tickled,” said co-chair Kathy Brown, who noted that the Harrison County Relay for Life goal was $66,000 for 2009.

    She said money is still coming in and they have until Aug. 31 to reach the goal.

    “We had a good night,” she said.

    New co-chairs for next year’s event will be Carol Ann Doyle and Leandra Jenkins.

    See this week’s Cynthiana Democrat for more on this story as well as photographs.

  • McKee’s yea vote for racinos wasn’t enough

    The proposal that many thought would redeem the horse industry in Kentucky and return it to the national status once held, has been defeated by Kentucky law makers.

    State Rep. Tom McKee, who represents the 78th District that includes Harrison County, said Tuesday that he voted in favor of the expanded gambling at race tracks.

    However, that vote was in vain because the bill never made it out of the Senate committee.

  • 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.