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  • Cynthiana woman killed in Friday crash

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A young mother was killed in a head-on collision Friday on New Lair Road.
    Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Dean Hutchison said Melissa G. Gammon, 38, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Harrison County coroner.
    “We don’t know why yet, but she crossed the center line directly into the path of a 2005 International tractor truck pulling a semi-box,” Hutchison said.
    Gammon was driving a 1998 Honda Accord.

  • School tax hearing is Friday

    David Stone,
    News writer
    dstone@lcni.com

    Harrison County education officials will make their case Friday for an up to 4 percent increase in tax revenue.
    The Harrison County Board of Education will host a public hearing on the tax rate proposal at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1 at the Administration Building.
    “We are in a district where we’re not growing in revenue,” Harrison County Schools Superintendent Andy Dotson said. “We aren’t a poor district ... We’re stuck in the middle. We are not growing.”

  • ROD RUN SUCCESS

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    “Thousands of people,” that’s how Jerry Adams described Saturday’s Rod Run crowd.
    The official number of show vehicles -- from motorcycles and classic cars to big rig trucks and tractors -- was 1,630, according to Adams, who led the contingent of volunteers in organizing the sixth annual Cynthiana Rod Run.

  • Super Saturday set for Sept. 23

    The Chamber of Commerce, Main Street Program and the Community Events Committee will introduce Super Saturday on Sept. 23.
    Activities will include a ping pong ball drop, chalk art, fire truck pull, Maiden City Pursuit, JoJo Gunn, Arsenic and Old Lace showing at Rohs and ghost tales from Rohs as well. Things get underway at 9 a.m.

  • Little Feet/Big Feet 1-mile fun run coming Sept. 9

    The Little Feet/Big Feet 1-Mile Fun Run will be held Saturday, Sept. 9, immediately following the Born to Run/Walk 5K. More than 600 of our smallest competitors are expected to participate in this event sponsored by the CHP Wellness Committee. Cost to participate is $5.

  • Penn to hold book signing Saturday

    Bill Penn, local historian, will be at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum, 124 S. Walnut St., on Saturday, Aug. 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to sign copies of his book “Kentucky Rebel Town.” Cost is $47.70 with a portion being donated to the Museum.
    Also stop by during the Rod Run festivities and check out the Museum’s model car collection.

  • Berry Fire Department pinning ceremony

    The Berry Fire Department held its annual family dinner on Saturday, Aug. 19 at the Berry fire house. Berry fire chief Orla Whitaker received his chief’s bugles from assistant chief, James House, left, and Capt. Gary Woods.

  • Dog park could be part of city/county partnership

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    It just got a slight mention at Tuesday’s Harrison County Fiscal Court meeting, but if it comes to fruition, it will be a very popular decision among the canine population.
    County government was approached by Cynthiana Mayor James Smith about partnering with the purchase of 26-plus acres that adjoins River Road Park. It includes the lighted LeBus soccer field and more.

  • Zoning commission denies amendment for solar energy farm

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Commission refused to accept a request by representatives from Geenex and BayWa Renewable Energy for a text amendment to a previously accepted ordinance, concerning a proposed solar energy “farm” that will be located in Harrison County.
    At issue, is the 900 acre tract of land where the solar farm will be located in western Harrison County, and the decommissioning cost should the project cease operations in the future.

  • Judy publishes book of TWDD photographs

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    The saying is “If you need someone to do something, find someone who is busy.”
    That person would be Shonda Judy.
    She is a photographer, but claims not to be a professional. She shoots pool as well as photographs. She is the APA league photographer. She enjoys archery and trap shooting. She likes to repurpose flea market treasures. She enjoys camping and kayaking. And, never is her Nikon D700 very far away.