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  • Judy joins three returning commissioners

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    The face of the Cynthiana  City Commission will change very little. Three incumbent candidates were re-elected Tuesday with one incumbent being defeated.
    Lourena Judy will be joining the commission on Jan. 1, 2017. Long-time finance commissioner Billy Grayson will be going off the board.
    Returning will be Roger Slade, Mark Mattmiller and Jada  Walker Griggs.

  • Republican Hart unseats state Rep. McKee

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Republican Mark Hart of Falmouth unseated incumbent Tom McKee for the 78th District House of Representatives seat in the Kentucky General Assembly in Tuesday night’s general election.
    Hart racked up 54 percent of the vote in the three counties that make up the 78th District. Overall, Hart finished with 9,035 votes to McKee’s 7,562 votes.

  • TRUMP WINS!

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Donald Trump proved the pollsters and political pundits wrong by upsetting Hillary Clinton in Tuesday’s presidential election.
    In what most considered to be an upset of monumental proportions, Trump accepted a concession call from Clinton in the wee hours of Wednesday morning.
    Just a few months ago, Trump’s campaign was considered to be dead in the water, according to nearly all the polls.

  • Band competes at state

    Under beautifully sunny and warm skies, the Harrison County High School Marching Thorobreds presented their 2016 Competition field show, “Empire,” at the KMEA State Marching Band Championships on Saturday in Louisville. The band performed at Eastern High School in the semifinals competition and was in ninth place overall, while receiving a Distinguished rating for their performance. The band will travel to Kings High School in Mason, Ohio this Saturday for the Mid-States Band Association Circuit Championships.

  • News briefs

    Rohs Theatre Company
    to hold auditions

    The Rohs Theatre Company will be hosting open auditions for on Nov. 14, 15 and 21 at Rohs Opera House, 133 E. Pike St., from 7-9 p.m. for the spring production of Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple.
    Under the direction of Jody Hendricks, The Odd Couple performances are scheduled for the first two weekends in April. Any questions regarding auditions or performances should be directed to Hendricks by phone (859) 588-8507 or email joe.hendrick1957@icloud.com.

  • Little-known VA benefit available to many veterans

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    According to a Bardstown financial planner a Veteran’s Administration program is available that very few veterans know about.
    Roy Myers of Elder Care Financial Resources, LLC, has been a financial planner for 36 years, and has been an advocate of the little-known “VA Aid and Attendance Pension Benefit” program for eight years.

  • Leaf collection to begin Monday, Nov. 14

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Brush collection continues this week in Cynthiana with the leaf vacuum scheduled to begin on Monday, Nov. 14.
    Cynthiana Commissioner Jada Griggs reminded the public at Tuesday’s meeting that leaves need to raked or blown to the property owner’s side of the sidewalk, not into the streets.
    She also suggested bagging the leaves for collection or keeping the leaves on the property for composting.

  • Mail down, packages up for USPS

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    “Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the completion of their appointed rounds.” -- Motto inscribed on New York’s James Farley Post office.

    The United States Postal Service is the second largest civilian employer in the United States, behind only Walmart.

  • Battle Grove to host annual Veterans’ Day program

    The annual Veterans Day program at Battle Grove Cemetery will be conducted on Friday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m.
    This year’s program will feature the U.S. Coast Guard, but all veterans from all services, and their families and friends, are invited to attend. The entire program is open to the general public.
    The program will begin with a prelude performed by the Harrison County High School band, under the direction of John Merz.
    Colors will be presented by the HCHS 51st JROTC color guard and the National Anthem will be sung by Karen Bear.

  • LVSingers take on the Masterworks

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Licking Valley Singers will step out of their comfort zone for the upcoming Fall concert, Masterworks, Sacred Songs and Spirituals, said director Karen Bear.