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  • Great Museum Treasure Hunt
  • Miles to take helm at Eastside Elementary

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Eastside Elementary School will have a new principal heading into the 2017-18 school year.
    Former principal B.J. Maggard left Eastside earlier  in the summer to become the Harrison County School District’s Director of Technology.
    On Monday, the school district announced that Melissa Miles will take the reins as the new leader at Eastside.

  • Cynthiana’s sixth Rod Run to host Luke Duke

    Taylor Cusick,
    Summer intern
    tcusick@cynthianademocrat.com

    One Saturday night after coming home from a fun filled trip to Tennessee, Jerry Adams gazed out over an empty Main Street in his home town of Cynthiana.
    The lack of any visible entertainment on a Saturday night made Adams feel like Cynthiana wasn’t living up to it’s full potential. Having just come from the Rod Run in the Sevierville area, Adams got the idea to begin piecing together a similar event for home.

  • Cynthiana makes it . . .

    Editor’s note: This is the first in a series featuring Cynthiana and Harrison County’s industrial and manufacturing operations.

    Taylor Cusick,
    Summer Intern
    tcusick@cynthianademocrat.com

     Cynthiana is home to a variety of interesting folks with a plethora of exceptional skills. One of those is Avi Bear.
    Bear is the owner of Avi’s Oven Art Incorporated and more recently Canine Correct Table Food For Dogs.

  • Commission gives nod to HMH zone change request

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Commission okayed a zoning change request by Harrison Memorial Hospital, concerning 19.929 acres of property it owns on Millersburg Pike, following a public hearing on Monday in the Community Room at the health department.
    The commission then denied a request by the hospital to change the zoning for the wellness center portion of the development from A-1 to B-2.

  • McCauley releases sixth romance book

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    When Rose McCauley retired from teaching in 1998 there was never a doubt that she would pursue a writing career.
    She claims she has always been one to jot down notes that she might later lace into a story.
    Encouraged by her husband Chester, McCauley has published six books in six years.

  • Fabulous 4th activities will be July 1 at Flat Run

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    This year’s Rotary Club-sponsored Fabulous Fourth will be held on Saturday, July 1.
    According to Howard Fryman,  Rotary president, the afternoon will get underway at 2 p.m. There will be bounce houses, entertainment 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.
    There is a $5 per carload fee.

  • City ponders Sunday liquor sales

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Cynthiana Mayor James Smith has called for a special forum to hear both sides of a Sunday liquor sales proposal.
    At Tuesday’s regular meeting, Sonia Kirkman, Annastasia Hicks, both representing Ashford Acres Inn as owner and manager, and Austin Dacci, one of the owners of Maiden City Brewery, told commissioners that adding Sunday sales would allow them to be more competitive in their businesses.

  • Summer Food Service Program being offered through Aug. 4

    The Harrison County Board of Education is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.
    Meals will be provided, at a first come, first serve basis, at the following sites and times:
    • River Road Ball Park, May 30-Aug. 4, Monday-Friday from 12-12:30 p.m.
    • Berry City Park, May 30-Aug. 4, Monday-Friday from 12-12:30 p.m.

  • Lafferty Pike fire