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  • Harrison County Food Pantry provides Christmas boxes

     The Harrison County Food Pantry worked last Thursday and Friday to help package and hand out over 400 food and toy baskets to families in need in Cynthiana and Harrison County. Volunteers worked hours to prepare for the holiday gifts. Volunteers are: not in order, Jack Sifford, Carol Hyatt, Lillian Sturgil, Mary Pope, James and Charlotte Custard, Paula Bowling, Joyce Cowden, Judy Hicks, Ann Swinford, Margaret Watson, Steve and Crystal Perry of Calvary Assembly of God Church.

  • HCHS Tri-M students entertain at Edgemont

    After school dismissed on Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, the Harrison County High School Tri-M Music Honor Society sang and played Christmas Carols for the residents of Edgemont Manor Nursing Home.

  • Gray opts to begin college at home

    Autumn Gray graduated from Harrison County High School in the class of 2015. She attends the MCTC/Licking Valley Campus and is seeking an Associate’ Degree in Science.  
    Gray plans to transfer to a four-year university after receiving her associate’s degree.  
    “I chose to attend MCTC/LVC because it was affordable and close to home. It also allowed me to keep my job at Brooks Animal Clinic,” said Gray.  

  • Republican Party of Kentucky to hold Presidential Caucus

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com
     
    In a move that has been expected for some time, the Kentucky Republican Party has officially notified the State Board of Elections that it will hold a presidential caucus this coming March 5, in lieu of the traditional May primary,
    It will be the first time since 1984 that either major political party has opted for a caucus to choose its respective presidential candidate. In that year, both the Democrats and Republicans had presidential caucuses in Kentucky.

  • Sharing and caring

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

  • Joyeux 70ième anniversaire à Madame Phyllis Wyles

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Madame Phyliss Wyles laughs at herself for thinking that the carolers that showed up at her door Friday night were just that ... carolers.
    While the nearly 100 voices sang Christmas carols, their main goal was to honor their former teacher, colleague and classmate on her 70th birthday. And, to sing Happy Birthday.
    “It was just remarkable,” Wyles said on Tuesday after reality dawned. “I had no idea they were there just for me.”

  • Body recovered along river bank Tuesday night

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    The body of a Cynthiana man was recovered just before 8 p.m. Tuesday night.
    Re’Jeanna Craft, chief of Harrison County Search and Rescue, said her team was called out about 7 p.m. after police received a missing persons report.
    Billy Combs, 33, Cynthiana, was last seen about 5 p.m. Monday on River Road, his sister told police.
    Craft said police began an immediate search of the area and then called out Search and Rescue.

  • $1.7 million bridge project underway on KY 36

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has announced that construction of the bridge replacement over Mill Creek and its approaches on Williamstown Road (KY 36 West) has begun.
    Rob Hans, chief district engineer for District 6 said, “The new bridge and approaches will be constructed to current standards which will provide better mobility for the motorists in Harrison County and all those who travel this roadway.”
    Frederick & May Construction Co. of West Liberty  was awarded the low bid contract for $1.7 million.

  • School board approves gym work, 2016 calendar

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    At its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday night, the Harrison County Board of Education approved plans for a much-needed renovation of the high school gymnasium.
    Director of Facilities Robert Switzer and architect Ehmet Hayes of Ehmet Hayes Architect Company, presented plans to the board to complete multiple tasks, at a cost of about $781,000.
    The primary purpose of the renovation is to upgrade the HVAC system in the gym.

  • State retirees concerned about crisis in retirement systems

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Kentucky Retirement System and the Kentucky Teachers Retirement System are in dire straits, according to Harrison County resident and former state employee Doug Price.
    Price, 67, has been retired for nearly 10 years, but has just recently become aware of the status of the pension plan that serves him, the KRS.