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  • Fryman is five years cancer-free

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Tyler Fryman is an upbeat young man. He is pleasant, mannerly and  with a constant smile on his face. He is 28 years-old...much too young to be a cancer survivor, but that’s what he is.
    Fryman was a football star for the Harrison County Thorobreds in the early 2000s. He was strong and athletic and a team leader as a linebacker.

  • Odd Couple opens Thursday at Rohs

    The Rohs Theatre Company will stage the Neil Simon play The Odd Couple, beginning tonight, May 4 at 7:30 and will have five more curtain calls over the next two weekends.
    This weekend, there will be a performance on Friday night, May 5, also at 7:30 and a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m.
    Next weekend, the play will be performed on Friday and Saturday nights, with another Sunday afternoon matinee.

  • Livestock killed in two dog attacks

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Two separate incidences of livestock being attacked by unleashed dogs occurred in Harrison County last week.
    On Monday, April 24, three dogs, allegedly owned by Sandra A. Catalano of KY 36 west, attacked and killed two calves that were being cared for by James Richardson.
    Deputy sheriff Nathan Gasser said that one of the calves was dead when he arrived on the scene and the other was severely injured.

  • Tips to look your best when dressing casually

    (StatePoint) From fitness conscious consumers to busy moms who are always on the go, casual athletic attire is becoming a socially acceptable and on-trend style. In fact, it’s so popular, it carries its own name: “athleisure.”
    It may sound like a piece of cake to dress in casual and relaxed clothing. However, avoiding a “just rolled out of bed look” is not so simple. If you find that comfy yoga pants or joggers are increasingly becoming a staple in your wardrobe, consider these tips to ensure you always look put together when sporting them.

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  • Harrison County bus routes change due to Oddville Avenue closure

    (From Harrison County School District director of transportation, Bill Blackburn)
    Due to the closure of the Oddville Avenue and Church Street intersection, beginning Monday. May 1, students who ride school buses in that area will be picked up and dropped off at an alternate location.
    Students who live on Church Street, north of the intersection, will meet at the north end of Church Street, within sight of the warehouses.

  • Fiscal court awards three bridge contracts

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court awarded three different bridge repair contracts to English Foundations at its regular meeting on Tuesday night.
    English Foundations was the only bid received for the work that is needed on bridges at Boyer’s Chapel, Snake Lick and Mouth of Cedar.
    County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett said that the Mouth of Cedar bridge will be taken care of first, at a cost of $80,695.

  • Hendricks to direct The Odd Couple at the Rohs in May

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Rohs Theatre Company and director Jody Hendricks will be putting on an extended run of the Neil Simon play The Odd Couple, in early and mid-May.
    “I’m very excited about this production,” said Hendricks, who is making his directorial debut. “The actors have done an amazing job and I think the audience is in for a real treat.”

  • School board plans for new sewer lines at Northside Elementary

    The Harrison County School District Finance Corporation met Tuesday as part of the regular school board meeting to approve an easement that would allow for the construction of a sewer line.
    The sewer line project is part of a city plan to advance lines on U.S. 27 North to Northside School and ultimately to Northside Mobile Home Park.
    Facilities director  Robert Switzer said the school dis­trict would be able to do away with its sewage treatment plant at Northside.
    He said the cost savings would be between $30,000 and $60,000 per year.

  • Singers seek school board’s long-term commitment to choral program

     Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Former choral music educator  Karen Bear and a contingent of Licking Valley Singers addressed the Harrison County Board of Education Tuesday in what was initially planned as a protest of board action to reduce the high school’s choral director’s position to part-time.
    However, prior to Tuesday’s meeting, Bear was advised that the director’s position was reinstated as full-time.