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  • Woods earns Farmer of the Year honor for life-long career

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    No one was more surprised than David Woods when he was announced by his daughter as the Farmer of the Year at the annual Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet in January.
    “I thought I was there because my son (Derick Woods) was supposed to receive an award for his business,” the 64-year-old farmer said. “I was totally surprised.”
    That night, his wife, Pam, had to nudge him after his name was announced.

  • Did you know

    Daylight Savings Time returns
    this weekend
    Daylight Savings Time will return on Sunday, March 11. So remember to forward your clocks ahead by one-hour on Saturday evening before going to bed.
    Eastern Standard Time will return on Sunday, Nov. 4.

    Rotary
    breakfast, egg hunt is March 31

  • School safety is priority, say officials

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Harrison County School District hosted a meeting of local law enforcement leaders, along with local government officials on Tuesday morning, March 6, concerning issues of school safety.
    In the wake of a series of school shootings, including one in western Kentucky and one in Florida, Harrison County Superintendent of Schools Andy Dotson felt it was necessary to share ideas on how best to avoid that kind of tragedy.

  • Wilson pens second memoir

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Local author Ricky Wilson has come out with his second book, both memoirs of his experiences growing up and coming of age.
    His first book, 17 in ‘71, The Dream, recounted his childhood from his formative years until he turned 19, in 1973.
    In that memoir, Wilson recalls his Appalachian roots, his first experiences with the counter-culture movement of the 1960s and his quest in “chasing the dream all over the country, wherever my thumb would take me.”

  • D.C. non-profit shares road and bridge findings with court

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Founded in 1971, TRIP of Washington, DC, is a nonprofit organization that researches, evaluates and distributes economic and technical data on surface transportation issues nation-wide.
    It is sponsored by insurance companies, equipment manufacturers, distributors and suppliers, businesses involved in highway and transit engineering and construction, labor unions and organizations concerned with efficient and safe surface transportation.

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  • Harrison County receives statewide recognition for campaign for organ donation

    The Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life is honoring 28 counties for exemplary achievements in educating communities about the lifesaving gift of organ donation. Harrison County is one of them.

  • Byron pens book on show horses in Central Kentucky

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Tom Byron will be 80-years-old in May. He has been inducted into the Kentucky Broadcaster’s Association Hall of Fame and still works for WMST, in Mt. Sterling.
    While Byron has loved his career in broadcasting, which began in 1956, his real passion has always been saddlebred horses.
    It took him 10 years, but he has finally completed a book devoted to the early years of horse shows in and around Central Kentucky.

  • Harrison County has deep history with Elks Hoop Shoot

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    In 1946, in Corvallis, Oregon, Frank Hise saw a group of children playing basketball and was struck with the idea that something needed to be done to allow less-talented players to compete on a more level playing court with those children who were bigger, faster and more talented.
    Hise, the late former National President of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, originated the idea of a free-throw-shooting contest, that has since evolved into the Elks Hoop Shoot Program.

  • Court gives nod to support for growing medical marijuana

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Local hemp farmer Jason Marshall addressed the Harrison County Fiscal Court, seeking its approval to endorse his plea to enact state-wide legislation that will legalize the production and sale of medical marijuana.
    “With the wide-spread addictions and over-prescribed use of opioids as painkillers, it is time to use the most natural form of pain relief that we have, cannabis,” Marshall said. “There has never been a recorded death due to an overdose of cannabis.”