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Local News

  • Worshipping the PIZZA Bible

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    You might think you know him, but you’d probably be wrong.
    He has officiated basketball at the highest levels. He has two sons who have officiated basketball at even higher levels. You can see him at every UK home basketball game right in the middle of the action. He played football in college and has coached football at the high school level.
    His entire life has been enmeshed with athletics, but Doug Hampton’s real passion is cooking.

  • News Briefs

    Chili Fundraiser, Nov. 4
    Cedar Ridge Health Campus will be hosting a community Chili Fundraiser on Nov. 4 from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the personal care dining room on the campus, with home or business delivery available.
    The cost for the chili meal will be $5 per person with all proceeds benefitting Shop With a Trooper. The meal will include chili, with a choice of a pimento cheese or peanut butter sandwich, crackers and a cookie.
    Delivery times will be from 10:30 until 1 p.m., with dine-in times at the campus from noon until 1 p.m.

  • Olt joins Cynthiana Presbyterian as minister

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    It was a calling that Julie Olt should go into the family business, joining her father, her twin brother, her sister-in-law and her husband.
    The business? Saving souls through the Presbyterian ministry.
    Olt has recently been named the full-time minister at Cynthiana Presbyterian Church, an interim position she has held since mid-January.

  • Veterans’ program at Battle Grove Cemetery is Nov. 11 at 11 a.m.

    The annual Veterans Day program at Battle Grove Cemetery will be conducted on Friday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m.
    This year’s program will feature the U.S. Coast Guard, but all veterans from all services, and their families and friends, are invited to attend. The entire program is open to the general public.
    The program will begin with a prelude performed by the Harrison County High School band, under the direction of John Merz.
    Colors will be presented by the HCHS 51st JROTC color guard and the National Anthem will be sung by Karen Bear.

  • Band advances to state semifinals
  • Wiglesworths are creating memories by laser

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    A unique new business has opened on Walnut Street, almost directly across from The Walking Dead mural.
    Licking Valley Laser Works has been in operation for two months and the owners, Andy and D.A. Wiglesworth, are excited about the possibilities their business holds for the future.
    In a nutshell, LVLW has the capabilities to provide high quality laser images on just about anything, including wood, glass, metal, acrylic, plastic, stone, granite, etc.

  • It’s Halloween and the Himes family is ready to get their scare on

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    By day, the Himes family looks like any other all-American unit. But after their regular work day is done, they begin their transformation into the modern-day Addams Family.
    “They’re creepy and they’re kookey. Mysterious and spookey. They’re altogether together ookey ...”
    And, they’ve been that way for 19 years.
    Da, da, da, dum, snap, snap; da, da, da dum, snap, snap.

  • Simpson’s love for all things old evolves into Simply Vintage

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Laura Todd Simpson has gone to auctions and been antiquing for as long as she can remember.
    She has continued her love of acquiring and selling collectibles by opening a store in Cynthiana that is all things vintage, appropriately named, Simply Vintage.

  • Berry mayor tells court of city’s financial struggles

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    A dozen or so Berry citizens attended a special meeting of the Harrison County Fiscal Court on Tuesday night at the former Berry Data Center.
    After dispensing with several smaller items on the agenda, Judge-Executive Alex Barnett opened the floor for concerns from the citizenry.
    Mayor Kenneth Abner spoke first and informed the court of some infrastructure issues that his office is dealing with.

  • Licking Valley Singers reap talent of accompanist

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Licking Valley Singers’ accompanist Dr. Beth Laytart is the Teller to director Karen Bear’s Penn. The result for all is magic.
    Laytart began with the Licking Valley Singers in 2009, the very first session.
    An arts grant was the vehicle for the beginning of Licking Valley Singers. Bear asked Laytart if she would help see the grant through a single session.
    “It’ll just be eight weeks,” Laytart recalls the conversation between herself and Bear.