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  • Fabulous 4th activities will be July 1 at Flat Run

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    This year’s Rotary Club-sponsored Fabulous Fourth will be held on Saturday, July 1.
    According to Howard Fryman,  Rotary president, the afternoon will get underway at 2 p.m. There will be bounce houses, entertainment and the popular fireworks show at dusk.
    Fryman said the city and county governments work together to provide the fireworks that conclude the Fabulous Fourth event, which is held at Flat Run Veterans Park.
    There is a $5 per carload fee.

  • City ponders Sunday liquor sales

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Cynthiana Mayor James Smith has called for a special forum to hear both sides of a Sunday liquor sales proposal.
    At Tuesday’s regular meeting, Sonia Kirkman, Annastasia Hicks, both representing Ashford Acres Inn as owner and manager, and Austin Dacci, one of the owners of Maiden City Brewery, told commissioners that adding Sunday sales would allow them to be more competitive in their businesses.

  • Summer Food Service Program being offered through Aug. 4

    The Harrison County Board of Education is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.
    Meals will be provided, at a first come, first serve basis, at the following sites and times:
    • River Road Ball Park, May 30-Aug. 4, Monday-Friday from 12-12:30 p.m.
    • Berry City Park, May 30-Aug. 4, Monday-Friday from 12-12:30 p.m.

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  • News Briefs

    Chamber Glow Run
    is July 8
    Saturday, July 8, is the Chamber of Commerce Glow Run 5K at Northside School. This race is the second installment of the Triple Crown Series.
    This year, the Chamber has added and changed several things to make this run/walk a family fun event as well.
    Each registrant will receive a Glow Run 5K tank, a rad pair of sunglasses and glow bracelets. The Chamber also ordered over 100 pounds of neon-colored powder to be thrown throughout the race. This powder will glow under the black light photo booth at the end of the race.

  • Kentucky Afield: Turkey season among highest on record

    Turkey hunters in Kentucky encountered wind, rain and wild temperature swings this past spring season but did not let factors out of their control keep them from posting impressive results.
    The 2017 youth-only and general seasons produced a total harvest of 33,061 turkeys – a 6.5 percent increase over 2016 and the third highest on record for the state.

  • Amish buggies cause traffic concerns for fiscal court

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court discussed a safety issue concerning Amish buggies, without taking any official action at its regular meeting on Tuesday night at the Courthouse.
    “Freddie Riickert is on the agenda to discuss issues with Amish buggies damaging county roads and leaving horse manure on the roadways, but he isn’t here,” said county judge-executive Alex Barnett. “Are there any court members who wish to voice their opinions on this issue.”

  • Water pressure woes to be addressed with new pumping station

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    A new Cynthiana Water Department  pumping station is in the works, that will reportedly eliminate all the water pressure problems that residents of Cynthiana’s east side homes have been plagued with.
    “This pumping station is in the budget for the coming fiscal year, plus we are seeking to have some Westside Redevelopment grant monies released for this project as well,” said Commissioner of Public Utilities Lourena Judy.

  • Cynthiana app to launch Aug. 1

    Taylor Cusick,
    Summer Intern
    tcusick@cynthianademocrat.com

     Cynthiana residents will soon have a home base within the virtual landscape thanks to the upcoming free Cynthiana cellphone application.
    “We’ve seen other cities do apps and we just have so much going on,” said Chamber of Commerce  Director Tomi Jean Clifford.

  • Cusick joins Democrat as summer intern

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Taylor Cusick will be working at the Cynthiana Democrat this summer as a journalism intern.
    “We are excited to have Taylor join our staff for the summer,” said Becky Barnes, editor of the Cynthiana Democrat. “He is a people person and is excited to become a part of our community, at least for the summer.”