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  • Thanksgiving Day feast will fill the need for food and fellowship

    Nearly every year on Thanksgiving night, the evening news does a segment on feeding the homeless from shelters or soup kitchens.

    In Harrison County, there is no homeless shelter, but there are people who are homeless or who live in sub-standard housing. They are hungry. Their children are hungry. There are also those residents who may not be homeless, but they have no one with whom to share the holiday. There are also the many individuals who will be working on Thanksgiving with no opportunity for a traditional harvest meal.

  • More room needed

    The success and enrollment growth of the nursing programs at Maysville Community and Technical College-Licking Valley Campus have left administrators looking for more space.

    LVC Director Bruce Florence said the nursing programs offered at the college required a generous amount of space that LVC could not accommodate.

    “We’re trying to find off-campus locations,” said Florence. “We’re hoping to stay within a two-mile perimeter of campus. We’d like for it to be somewhere here in town.”

  • New police chief named

    Having served for three months as acting Chief of Police, Ray Johnson officially stepped into the role on Wednesday morning.

    Johnson has been with the Cynthiana Police Department since 1991; first as an auxiliary officer then in 1993 as a patrolman. Five years later, he was promoted to sergeant and in 2004 to assistant chief.

    Johnson was one of several applicants for the position.

    “We got a good man,” said James Martin, safety commissioner.

  • Political sign clean-up project underway at LVC/MCTC

    The Licking Valley Campus of Maysville Community and Technical College and the Cynthiana Recycling Center are partnering for a post-election campaign.

    The goal is to encourage the residents of Harrison County to take down election signs and recycle them for a better use.

    “One of the common concerns in this year’s commissioners race was the physical conditions of the city and its lack of eye appeal,” said LVC’s Karey Smith. “This is something that citizens can directly contribute to in an environmentally conscious approach.”

  • Darnell rejoins Democrat news staff

    Harrison County native Kate Darnell has returned to Cynthiana and will be assuming news writing duties at The Cynthiana Democrat.

    Darnell, a 2004 graduate of Harrison County High School, graduated in May from Western Kentucky University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism (news editorial).

    “I’m excited and ready to get my hands dirty,” Darnell said of her new position.

  • HCHS baseball team to get new uniforms

    The Harrison County Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday night to partially fund new baseball uniforms for the high school baseball team.

    Harrison County High School Athletic Director Lee Kendall asked the board for $2,250, which will fund half of the 30 new uniforms.

    Kendall presented board members with a graphic of the proposed uniform.

    “It’s been at least ten years since the baseball team’s gotten new uniforms,” said Kendall, explaining that high school teams are placed on a rotation to receive new uniforms.

  • Family photo can begin even before birth with HMH offering

    Those newborn baby pictures may become a second thought thanks to a new system in place at Harrison Memorial Hospital.

    The radiology department has added another service for consumers - the 4-D ultrasound.

    The fourth dimension involves time, movement. With traditional 3-D imaging, said HMH sonographer Marilyn Wagner, the image had to be manipulated quite a bit to achieve the same effect which is standard with 4-D.

    “When you’re scanning, you actually see a live image,” she said. “You can see the baby move.”

  • Rohs, library partner for ‘Twilight’ opening night event

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library and Rohs Opera House are coming together to offer ‘Twilight’ fans an opening night extravaganza.

    When the movie “Twilight,” based on the first book of Stephenie Meyer’s four-part series, hits movie theaters nationwide, Rohs Opera House will be no exception.

    Rohs will open its doors for a midnight showing Thursday night, along with a 7 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. showing on Friday.

  • Minister publishes book with local connection

    If you stop by the home of James Smith, a home-grown product of Cynthiana, you may find on his shelf an interesting book.

    You’ll also find it on the shelves at Cynthiana’s Christian Bookstore and on Amazon.com. It’s even the bookstore’s Book of the Month.

    What’s so interesting about this book? 

    “It’s got my name on the spine,” Smith said as he held it up to reveal the James D. Smith right under the title. 

  • ‘Veterans’ Park’ is most popular name for Oddville Avenue park

    The contest to name the park on Oddville Avenue is over and a winner has been named.

    Out of the 11 entries, Veteran’s Park came out as winner with the most votes - 269 to be exact.

    The recreation task force of the Harrison County Tomorrow project came up with the idea to have a contest to name the park and nominations were taken over the summer.

    “Because it’s a public park, we wanted the public to have a chance to vote on it,” said committee member Kristin Grenier.

    The nominees were released and voting began about six weeks ago.