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  • Parks and Recreation host holiday concert at Cynthiana City Gym

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer
    Tickets are now on sale for a holiday concert featuring Sammy Adkins and the Sandy Hook Mountain Boys at the City Hall Gym on Saturday, December 6 starting at 7 p.m., said Darrell Baxter, director of the Cynthiana-Harrison County Parks and Recreation Board.
    The concert is sponsored by parks and recreation, Baxter said, and is one of many holiday themed events that are scheduled throughout December.

  • First Call Family Feast

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer
    While many working families will enjoy time away from the office for the long Thanksgiving holiday, there are plenty of first responders and medical professionals who, by virtue of the needs of a community, spend the holiday on alert and on the job.
    With respect to all the law enforcement officers, hospital personnel and volunteers prepared to respond should an emergency occur, many of them have developed their own brand of Thanksgiving holiday traditions.

  • Handy House gets stay of execution

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer
    By a 3-2 vote, the Cynthiana City Commission approved a stay of execution on the future of the Handy House. But the vote was merely to table an existing motion to proceed with the building's demolition.

     

  • Correction

    A headline in last week’s Cynthiana Democrat may have been misleading.

     Former Blue Grass Energy director Larry Willis died at 7:38 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, while a patient at Morgan County Appalachian Regional Healthcare, according to a spokesperson for the Kentucky Department of Corrections.

  • Harvest of Hopes offers community a Thanksgiving dinner

    By Becky Barnes, Editor

    For those who may be spending Thanksgiving alone with no special meal to commemorate the day, there is hope ... Harvest of Hope.

    Unity Christmas Church members and volunteers are preparing 1,200 meals for Thanksgiving day.

  • Main Street Program adds holiday market to Christmas parade

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer

    After Thanksgiving dinner and the Black Friday blitz, The Cynthiana Main Street Program invites everyone to enjoy the rest of their holiday weekend shopping in Cynthiana. 

  • Hospice volunteers make lasting impression on families

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer

    Though Hospice involves a team of professionals skilled in all aspects of palliative care, those who make the greatest impact on families and caregivers are often the dozens of their dedicated volunteers, said Kelly Kendall, Coordinator of Volunteer Services at the Cynthiana branch of Hospice  of the Bluegrass. 

  • Suspect uses box cutter to rob Dollar Store

    By Becky Barnes, Editor

    Police are again searching for a man wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt who snagged  money that did not belong to him.

  • Pendleton sheriff talks about son’s suicide in community program

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer

    Teen suicide is not inevitable. It is preventable, said Pendleton County Sheriff Craig Peoples in his keynote speech at the annual Champions for a Drug Free Harrison County community meeting Monday night.

  • Arrests not answer to heroin problem, say officials

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer

    It was an unintended consequence, but state laws that made it more difficult to abuse prescription pain medication and crystal meth was one of the factors that fed an epidemic rise in heroin abuse across Kentucky in the last five years.