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  • Harrison Water Association names new manager

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Mark Patrick, 55, took over as the new manager of the Harrison County Water Association on Jan. 1 of this year.
    Patrick was one of two applicants for the position to be interviewed by the five-person board of directors for the HCWA.
    He replaces Danny Northcutt who had been manager of the association since 1986.
    Patrick graduated from Harrison County High School in 1979 and began working as a meter-reader for the HCWA  in 1981.

  • MLK Day celebration is Monday, Jan. 16

    The history of Dr. Martin Luther King will be celebrated again this year. The celebration will consist of a Freedom March that will start at 10 a.m. at Ebenezer United Methodist Church at 205 N. Locust St., on Monday, Jan. 16.
    Gathering and preparation for the march will start at 9:30 a.m. and the march will begin at 10 a.m. The length of the march will be determined by weather conditions.
    Special services will start at 11 a.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church, 103 E. Pearl St. Refreshments will be served afterward.
     

  • 30 sentenced in 2016 on drug charges

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    January 2017 started off making a statement in the court system with drug dealers and abusers.
    On Tuesday, Jan. 3, seven individuals who had been indicted in 2016 on drug-related offenses were sentenced in Harrison Circuit Court.

  • Ralph Stanley II returns to stage in Flemingsburg Jan. 8

    Years of Farming will open 2017 with the return of Ralph Stanley II and the Clinch Mountain Boys for the 52nd show on Sunday, Jan. 8, at 2 p.m. at Double S Entertainment, 150 Foster Street in Flemingsburg.
    The Po Ramblin Boys will open the show. Cost of tickets will be $15 available in advance or at the door. Children 12 and under, accompanied by an adult are admitted free.
    Those attending will have the chance to win one of many gift certificates provided for door prize drawings by some of the event sponsors.

  • Harrison churches take part in Bible-reading marathon

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    A Kentucky 120 United Bible reading marathon on the courthouse lawn, concluded on Wednesday night, Jan. 4 at about 6 p.m.
    The marathon was held in a tent and went non-stop, beginning at midnight on New Year’s Eve.
    Several people volunteered to read the Bible, from beginning to end, through the course of the marathon.
    According to First United Methodist Church pastor Ted Beam, 79 of the 120 counties in Kentucky participated in similar marathons, simultaneously.

  • Reflecting on the top 10 stories of 2016

    1. A one-time Walking Dead Day is held Aug. 6

  • Kentucky school districts on national Advanced Placement honor roll

    Eight Kentucky public school districts have been named to the 7th Annual Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Roll, the College Board announces.
    The districts are among 433 public and private districts in the U.S. and Canada that have shown a commitment to expanding access to AP coursework while also improving student performance.
    The Kentucky public school districts recognized include:
    • Boyd County; Campbellsville Independent; Daviess County; Dawson Springs Independent; Fort Thomas Independent; Livingston County; Muhlenberg County; Pulaski County.

  • Applications for Kentucky Farm Bureau’s college scholarships available now

    The holiday season may have just come to a close, but Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) has one more gift to give to a select number of high school seniors across the state – college scholarships. Later this spring, the KFB Education Foundation will award college scholarships ranging from $400 to $4,000 to 90 high school seniors pursuing a four-year degree.

  • Three juveniles detained following police pursuit

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Three juveniles were taken into custody early Friday morning following a short foot pursuit that started at the Shell Apple Market.
    According to Sgt. Michael Kiskaden, a report was made from Bourbon County of a stolen vehicle just after midnight Friday morning.

  • Field and Main Bank donates building, property to city

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    It’s official. The 2016 edition of the Cynthiana City Commission has been seated.
    The first order of business for the new year was to assign departments for each commissioner. Rather than go by the top vote getter making their selection, Cynthiana Mayor James Smith asked who wanted to stay in their current positions.
    Roger Slade asked to remain over public safety and Jada Walker-Griggs requested to stay with the public works department.