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  • Teddy Taylor to speak at Westside

    Former HCHS football star, and EKU All-American, Teddy Taylor will speak to all third, fourth and fifth grade students at Westside Elementary next Wednesday, March 30, as a part of the school’s Career Day activities.
    Taylor will begin his presentation at 8:30 a.m. and will be joined by several other people from the community, addressing the students on a rotational basis about career choices.
     

  • Frankie Taylor Memorial Easter Egg Hunt this Saturday on the Hilltop

    The 11th annual Frankie Taylor Memorial Easter Egg Hunt will be held this coming Saturday, March 26, at Ingles Stadium on the Hilltop.
    The Easter egg hunt will begin at 11 a.m. and is free to all participants. Toddlers through 11 year-olds are invited to the hunt.
    This Easter egg hunt is named in honor of Frankie Taylor, who was a child-loving former magistrate of the Harrison County Fiscal Court who passed away on March 18, 2006.

  • Last day of school, graduation tentatively set for May 27

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Pending no more snow days or other issues to cancel classes, the Class of 2016 will graduate on Friday, May 27.
    Harrison County Superintendent of Schools Andy Dotson told board members Tuesday at their regular monthly meeting that May 27 would also be the last day for all students.
    Dotson reminded everyone that the date is tentative.
    “We’ve had some strange March weather,” Dotson said. “Some strange April weather too.”

  • Hinton Mills to open in Cynthiana Friday

    Hinton Mills set to open new location in Cynthiana this Friday, March 25

    Flemingsburg-based farm supply business, Hinton Mills, is set to open its fifth location this Friday, March 25, in Cynthiana.  
    Founded in 1918 by Frank L. Hinton, Hinton Mills has been family owned and operated for four generations with four existing locations in Fleming County and Mason County.  

  • Lions Club Auction is March 28-April 1

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The 59th Annual Cynthiana Lion’s Club Radio Auction kicks off next Monday, March 28 and will extend through Friday, April 1.
    The auction will be carried live each night, beginning at 6:30 and lasting until 10 p.m, on cable channel 6, WCYN 1400 AM and WCYN 102.3 FM.
    The radio auction is the primary fund-raising effort for the Cynthiana Lions Club and generated $30,000 last year, though a more typical auction will bring in from $40,000 to $55,000.

  • Brunker, Barnett carry the torch for resident rights

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Nursing home residents in Cynthiana have at least two people who look after their rights and serve as advocates for their best interests.
    Mary June Brunker and Michelle Barnett are ombudsmen, employed by the Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency of the Bluegrass.

  • Court approves needle exchange program

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court, by a vote of 6-2, opted to accept the needle exchange program that was initiated by WEDCO. Next, the Cynthiana city commission will need to accept the program before it becomes effective.
    Before the regular meeting began, and the vote was taken, an open public meeting was held. The purpose of which was to hear statements from those in favor of, and opposed to, the needle exchange program.

  • Prisoner forces free from jail deputy, recaptured

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A Cynthiana woman remains in jail following her recapture after a failed attempt to escape.
    Jamie O’Connell, 27, was taken into custody by Cynthiana Ptl. Vance Meighan Monday afternoon around 2:10 p.m. at the Justice Center when she allegedly violated drug court sanctions.

  • Holly overcomes Burden of doubt

    Holly overcomes Burden of doubt, becomes Business Person of the Year

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Holly Burden has grown from a woman who went into business with much trepidation, to a woman who now has a goal to expand her business  beyond Cynthiana.
    The co-owner of A Touch of Health, with her husband Mark, opened the doors of her massage business in 2005.

  • Northside Wax Museum

    Last week, students at Northside Elementary School presented a “wax museum”. Students selected historical figures, researched them, created a visual display and “became” that character, telling museum patrons about themselves. Pictured is Denver Northcutt, portraying Chief Blackfish, leader of the Shawnee Indians during the days of Daniel Boone and Simon Kenton in frontier Kentucky.