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  • Chamber Glow Run is Saturday, July 8

    Saturday, July 8, is the Chamber of Commerce Glow Run 5K at Northside School. This race is the second installment of the Triple Crown Series.
    This year, the Chamber has added and changed several things to make this run/walk a family fun event as well.
    Each registrant will receive a Glow Run 5K tank, a rad pair of sunglasses and glow bracelets. The Chamber also ordered over 100 pounds of neon-colored powder to be thrown throughout the race. This powder will glow under the black light photo booth at the end of the race.

  • Amish buggy safety issues raised with fiscal court

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court revisited the issue of Amish buggies on county and state roads and the possible damage they are doing, as well as traffic safety issues surrounding them.
    Freddie Riickert, a resident of Salem Pike, spoke to the court about his concerns and frustration with the lack of action taken by the court to regulate those Amish buggies.

  • Cynthiana makes it ...

    Taylor Cusick,
    Summer intern
    tcusick@cynthianademocrat.com

    3M Cynthiana is a juggernaut of industry tucked away on New Lair Road.
    Cynthiana residents have probably drove by the plant more times than they can count, but some may not know they’ve used products that were made there.
    If a person ever uses Post-it notes or Scotch tape, odds are they were made right here in Cynthiana.
    “We supply all of the U.S and even ship some worldwide,” said Eric Opland, 3M Cynthiana plant manager.

  • Work Ready scholarships available to students at MCTC/LVC, other schools

    Taylor Cusick,
    Summer Intern
    tcusick@cynthianademocrat.com

     Gov. Matt Bevin has signed an initiative to forward Work Ready scholarship program.
    According to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) website, the Work Ready scholarship program is designed to help Kentuckians who have not yet earned an associate’s degree afford an industry recognized certificate or diploma.

  • Did You Know

    Fab 4th is Saturday
    at Flat Run
    The Rotary Club’s Fabulous Fourth activities will be Saturday at Flat Run Veterans Park.
    According to Howard Fryman,  Rotary president, the afternoon will get underway at 2 p.m. A $5 gate fee will be charged per carload.
    There will be entertainment for young and old -- bounce houses, music and the popular fireworks show at dusk.
    Fryman said the city and county governments work together to provide the fireworks that conclude the Fabulous Fourth event, which is held at Flat Run Veterans Park.

  • Did You Know

    LVS auditions open July 9 and July 11
    Here’s your opportunity to join one of the best community choirs in the state of Kentucky.
    The Licking Valley Singers will be holding auditions for open seats for their 2017-18 season Sunday, July 9 and  Tuesday, July 11.
    The LV Singers rehearse Thursday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the MCTC/LVC campus.
    LVS’s fall semester performances of “Christmas Traditions – Sacred Songs and Carols of the Season” will be presented Dec. 1 and 3.

  • Diocese assigns new priest to St. Edward parish

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Father Harry Settle is the new pastor at St. Edwards Catholic Church in Cynthiana.
    He replaces Father Doug Laurer, who was transferred by the Covington Diocese to another parish in northern Kentucky.
    “I am very happy and very excited to be here,” Father Settle said in a Tuesday interview. “Cynthiana is a wonderful town and has been very welcoming to me.”

  • First published work is tribute to aunt, roots

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    It hasn’t been a year since her first book came out in print, but K. Bruce Florence is eagerly awaiting the release of book No. 2.
    Her first, Waiting for Daylight, was a true story that had reached a point in Florence’s life where it needed to be told.
    Florence grew up in eastern Kentucky where coal mines were king, but also dangerous.

  • Dotson praised in annual review

    Taylor Cusick,
    Summer intern
    tcusick@cynthianademocrat.com

    For the second year in a row, Harrison County Schools Superintendent Andy Dotson received a glowing evaluation.
    This is the second year that the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE) seven-standard evaluation was used.
    Members of the board met in executive session to discuss Dotson’s performance for over an hour.

  • News Briefs

    Applications available
    for cost-share program
    The Harrison County Conservation District is accepting applications for the 2017 Gateway/Barn Access Erosion Control Program, deadline to apply is June 30, 2017.  
    The purpose of the gateway/barn access erosion program is to assist landowners with the necessary means to repair gateways and barn entrances to reduce degradation, soil erosion and pollution.