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  • THRILLER ON MAIN

    Kristin Church decked herself out for her role as one of 13 witches at the Rotary-sponsored Thriller on Main, which was held Saturday night. The witches’ dance was a new segment of the popular Halloween event. This year organizers combined The Walking Dead with the iconic Michael Jackson Thriller dance. There was also a costume contest. Winners in three children’s group received bicycles while the adult winner claimed a $50 cash prize.

  • Did you know?

    LVS fall concert tickets on sale
    Tickets for the Licking Valley Singers’ fall concert, Masterworks: Sacred Songs and Spirituals are now on sale.
    The LVS will have two performances, one on Friday night, Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m. and the other at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13.
    Both performances will be conducted by Karen Bear, with accompanist Dr. Beth Laytart and will be held in the sanctuary at the Cynthiana Baptist Church.
    Tickets are $10 per person, with children 10 and under admitted free.

  • ARTober Fest cutie

    This little one was either a ‘Mummy” or “Mummy’s Little Angel” on Friday night at the downtown Cynthiana ARToberFest celebration.

  • Jones picked up on 2014 case

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Fifty-one-year-old Victor Jones is back in jail awaiting another appearance before Judge Jay Delaney on 2014 drug charges.
    Jones was arrested in April 2014 and charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) third or more offenses, third-degree possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified), possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a firearm by convicted felon.

  • Eastside students experience colonial life with visitor

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Nationally renowned colonial America storyteller Darci Tucker spent the day at Eastside Elementary School on Monday, Oct. 17, spinning yarns to the students about three significant women who played prominent roles in Colonial America.
    Eastside teacher Jeff Kinney attended a summer workshop in Williamsburg, Virginia, with Tucker leading the training. He convinced principal Belinda Maggard that Eastside students would benefit from Tucker’s program.

  • Downtown haunted house continues through October

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    If seeing ghosts, goblins and all things scary are not your thing, it’s probably best that you avoid the old Ben Franklin building in downtown Cynthiana on Fridays and Saturdays for the rest of October.

  • THRILLER

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Double, double toil and trouble;
    Fire burn, and caldron bubble.
    Fillet of a fenny snake,
    In the caldron boil and bake;
    Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
    Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
    Adder’s fork, and blind-worm’s sting,
    Lizard’s leg, and owlet’s wing,—
    For a charm of powerful trouble,
    Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.
     Double, double toil and trouble;

  • Possible drug dealer arrested

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Another possible drug dealer is off the streets, following the Oct. 12 arrest of Paul Levart, Jr.
    Levart was stopped about 3:30 p.m. last Wednesday at the round-about and was arrested and charged with trafficking in a controlled substance heroin) and tampering with physical evidence.
    He also had an outstanding arrest warrant for failure to pay child support. The arrest warrant for flagrant non-support says Levart has arrearage of over $32,000.

  • Police nab 3 at meth lab

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Three people were arrested Tuesday night following the discovery of an active meth lab by Cynthiana Police officers.
    According to a Cynthiana Police Department spokesman, police received an anonymous tip around 10 p.m. of a strong chemical odor in the 300 block of Penn Street.

  • HCHS band earns grand champion title at Bellevue

    The Harrison County High School Marching Band travelled north to the Bellevue High School Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 8, and walked away as the grand champion.  
    “We have had success at this contest in the past,” said band director John Merz.  “However, the competition here changes every year. We were facing some new challenges and we were thrilled with our result.”  
    Since this is a Mid-States Band Association circuit contest, there were also bands from Ohio.