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  • Diocese assigns new priest to St. Edward parish

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Father Harry Settle is the new pastor at St. Edwards Catholic Church in Cynthiana.
    He replaces Father Doug Laurer, who was transferred by the Covington Diocese to another parish in northern Kentucky.
    “I am very happy and very excited to be here,” Father Settle said in a Tuesday interview. “Cynthiana is a wonderful town and has been very welcoming to me.”

  • First published work is tribute to aunt, roots

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    It hasn’t been a year since her first book came out in print, but K. Bruce Florence is eagerly awaiting the release of book No. 2.
    Her first, Waiting for Daylight, was a true story that had reached a point in Florence’s life where it needed to be told.
    Florence grew up in eastern Kentucky where coal mines were king, but also dangerous.

  • Dotson praised in annual review

    Taylor Cusick,
    Summer intern
    tcusick@cynthianademocrat.com

    For the second year in a row, Harrison County Schools Superintendent Andy Dotson received a glowing evaluation.
    This is the second year that the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE) seven-standard evaluation was used.
    Members of the board met in executive session to discuss Dotson’s performance for over an hour.

  • News Briefs

    Applications available
    for cost-share program
    The Harrison County Conservation District is accepting applications for the 2017 Gateway/Barn Access Erosion Control Program, deadline to apply is June 30, 2017.  
    The purpose of the gateway/barn access erosion program is to assist landowners with the necessary means to repair gateways and barn entrances to reduce degradation, soil erosion and pollution.

  • Great Museum Treasure Hunt
  • Miles to take helm at Eastside Elementary

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Eastside Elementary School will have a new principal heading into the 2017-18 school year.
    Former principal B.J. Maggard left Eastside earlier  in the summer to become the Harrison County School District’s Director of Technology.
    On Monday, the school district announced that Melissa Miles will take the reins as the new leader at Eastside.

  • Cynthiana’s sixth Rod Run to host Luke Duke

    Taylor Cusick,
    Summer intern
    tcusick@cynthianademocrat.com

    One Saturday night after coming home from a fun filled trip to Tennessee, Jerry Adams gazed out over an empty Main Street in his home town of Cynthiana.
    The lack of any visible entertainment on a Saturday night made Adams feel like Cynthiana wasn’t living up to it’s full potential. Having just come from the Rod Run in the Sevierville area, Adams got the idea to begin piecing together a similar event for home.

  • Cynthiana makes it . . .

    Editor’s note: This is the first in a series featuring Cynthiana and Harrison County’s industrial and manufacturing operations.

    Taylor Cusick,
    Summer Intern
    tcusick@cynthianademocrat.com

     Cynthiana is home to a variety of interesting folks with a plethora of exceptional skills. One of those is Avi Bear.
    Bear is the owner of Avi’s Oven Art Incorporated and more recently Canine Correct Table Food For Dogs.

  • Commission gives nod to HMH zone change request

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Commission okayed a zoning change request by Harrison Memorial Hospital, concerning 19.929 acres of property it owns on Millersburg Pike, following a public hearing on Monday in the Community Room at the health department.
    The commission then denied a request by the hospital to change the zoning for the wellness center portion of the development from A-1 to B-2.

  • McCauley releases sixth romance book

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    When Rose McCauley retired from teaching in 1998 there was never a doubt that she would pursue a writing career.
    She claims she has always been one to jot down notes that she might later lace into a story.
    Encouraged by her husband Chester, McCauley has published six books in six years.