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  • Socks for Troops being collected in Cynthiana

    Shoe Sensation in Cynthiana will be a local drop off for Socks for Troops through Dec. 24.
    Donations should be new socks. Socks are available at the store or may be brought in from other locations as long as they are new socks.
    Cynthiana’s Shoe Sensation will have information about where socks will be delivered.

  • Auditions for RTC’s spring production

    Auditions for Rohs Theatre Company’s production of You Can’t Take it With You, will be Sunday, Dec. 10, from 2-5 p.m. and Monday, Dec. 11, from 6-8 p.m.
    Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. All are invited.
    Production dates for the spring production will be, April 20, 21, 22 and 27, 28, 29, 2018.
    If you have questions, please leave message on the RTC Facebook page for Becky Smith, the director.
     

  • LVS choir auditions Dec. 5, 10

    Auditions for the Licking Valley Singers Community Choir’s spring session will be held Dec. 5 and 10. LV Singers meet at MCTC/LVC on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The spring session begins Jan. 11. The spring session present music from pop, folk, Broadway, film and TV.
    For more information or to schedule an audition time, call Karen Bear at 234-4393 or email: rubybear@bellsouth.net.

  • HCHS students participate in Lions Club Youth Day

    Forty-three Harrison County High School students served with local elected officials in  state, county and city government during its annual Youth Day on Oct. 24.
    In preparation for Youth Day, HCHS students sought election to local public service offices, and engaged in a spirited campaign, seeking votes from fellow students.  The election process was followed by a school-wide vote and high school voter registration drive, where approximately 50 high school students registered to vote.

  • Court to visit North Carolina solar farm in January

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Tim Eifler, representing Geenex, the company that is attempting to develop a solar farm in western Harrison County, was on the agenda at Tuesday night’s Harrison County Fiscal Court meeting, but did not attend.
    Eifler was scheduled to once again discuss the possibility of the court signing off on an industrial revenue bond that Geenex is seeking, which will save the company from paying state property taxes.

  • Ratliff one of elite air traffic controllers in the nation

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Most of us who have flown on commercial airlines probably don’t think about much, other than we hope the darn thing takes off okay, flies without crashing due to some kind of weather or mechanical related situation, and then lands safely.
    You know, those trivial little life and death things.

  • School board recognizes McDowell Trust farmers

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    One Harrison County farmer has maxed out of his eight years  on the Agnes McDowell estate property.
    Jared Walker, who attended Tuesday’s board of education meeting, was one of the original farmers chosen through the McDowell Trust to farm one of five plots.
    According to Sam Arnold III, trustee, the late Agnes McDowell set up the trust so that young farmers could better themselves and give them a foundation to begin their farming operations.

  • Sentences issued in eight circuit court cases

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Several individuals were sentenced in Harrison Circuit Court on Nov. 21. Three of the eight will be going to prison while the remaining convicted felons will have their sentences probated.
    Andre Brown, who was convicted on 17 counts of possession of stolen mail, tampering with physical evidence, receipt of stolen credit/debit card, possession of controlled substance, criminal mischief and persistent felony offender, was sentenced to five years in prison and probation was denied.

  • ‘King of Swing’ earns KHSAA Hall of Fame title

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Dawahare’s-KHSAA Sports Hall of Fame recently announced its class of 2018 inductees and one of those to be inducted is former Harrison County High School standout baseball player, Shon Walker.
    “I was at work one day about three weeks ago and got a call from Julian Tackett telling me that I had been voted into the Hall of Fame,” Walker, 43, said. “I was pretty pumped up about that.”

  • LV Singers herald Christmas season with concert

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Licking Valley Singers, 52 voices strong this time, will be performing its 17th concert, over the past nine years, when they put on Christmas Traditions: Sacred Songs and Carols of the Season, on Friday evening, Dec. 1 and Sunday afternoon, Dec. 3.
    LVS choral director Karen Bear said that this session will be held in memory of Virginia Laytart, mother of LVS accompanist Dr. Beth Laytart, who passed away on Sept. 22.