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  • Licking Valley Singers to bring Beatles Tribute to spring concert

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    John, Paul, George and Ringo will be making an appearance in Cynthiana, at least in spirit, in late April.
    The Licking Valley Singers have begun rehearsals for their spring concerts, The Fab 4--A Beatles Tribute.
    Two concerts will be held at the Cynthiana Baptist Church, one on Friday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m., and the other on Sunday, April 30, at 2:30 p.m. Tickets for the concerts will be $10 per person and will be available for purchase closer to the concert dates.

  • HCHS basketball standout finds career at NCAA

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Donna Stephens-Hedges was one of the best girls basketball players to ever play for Harrison County.
    A life-long sports enthusiast, she is now working at NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis.
    She graduated from HCHS in 1978 and was on the school’s earliest teams, when girl’s high school basketball was restarted in Kentucky during the 1974-75 season, after a long absence.

  • Board sets next year’s school calendar

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    It’s time to start thinking about the 2017-18 school year. At least that’s what the Harrison County Board of Education had on its agenda Tuesday night.
    After polling the public for several weeks on the school district’s website, the board opted for a calendar that will start the school year for students on Aug. 10 and end on May 17.

  • Seven free lots remain in Westside rebuilding

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A $1 million Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) that was awarded to the City of Cynthiana in 2009 remains on the books.
    The bulk of the funds, just over $800,000, has been used in the Westside Redevelopment Project. However, if the remaining $198,000 is not used by the end of 2017, the city will have to return $1 million to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

  • Commission pledges minimum restrictions

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Commission came into existence on Nov. 18, 1987.
    It was created, and is jointly funded, by the Harrison County Fiscal Court, the Cynthiana City Commission and the Berry City Commission.
    The current commission is made up of three members each from Cynthiana and Harrison County and one member representing Berry.

  • Three founding heroes to be honored at Museum event Jan. 28

    On Saturday, Jan. 28, at 1 p.m., the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum will be honoring three of its founding members as “Everyday Heroes.”
    Martha Barnes, Herby Moore and the late George Slade, who died in June 2005, will be feted during the special Museum program.
    “There were lots of early meetings in 1993,” said Barnes, remembering how the idea for a museum evolved.
    The first meetings were held at the Moore home.
    Barnes said it took about a year from idea to opening. The museum officially opened on July 29, 1994.

  • New Year, New You is Saturday at Cheers

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    It’s a New Year! A time when many are looking for a New You.
    On Saturday, Jan. 21, all of the opportunities to meet a New Year’s resolution will be together in one place.
    The Cynthiana Democrat, Cheers Party and Event and Bourbon Community Hospital are bringing New Year, New You to Cynthiana.
    The event will be held at Cheers on Connersville Pike in the former Tussey Furniture building, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

  • Kelly retires from city public works

    Cynthiana public works employee Erman Kelly, center, was recognized for his retirement from the city. Kelly served in public works for 18 years. Cynthiana Mayor James Smith, left, and Jada Griggs, public works commissioner.

  • Tom McKee Day

    Former 78th House Representative  Tom McKee was honored by the  Cynthiana City Commission Tuesday. Mayor James Smith presented McKee with a copy of a proclamation for Tom McKee Day, which was Tuesday, Jan. 17.

  • Beaver Baptist makes donation to Autism support

    Beaver Baptist Church donated its first place Christmas parade float winnings to Harrison County Autism Support Group. Pictured from left are: Beaver Baptist Church Pastor Kevin Strausbaugh, Angie Owsley and Karey and Noel Riddell, representing the Autism Support Group.