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  • Harrison among six counties for audit

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Harrison County is among six other Kentucky counties selected for a post-election audit.
    According to information from Attorney General Jack Conway’s office, the counties were selected through a random drawing. The drawing was held Thursday, Nov. 19.
    Harrison County Clerk Linda Furnish said she was notified that Harrison County was selected for audit, however, she has not been given a date for it to be conducted.

  • Rotarians join effort for Adult Education

    Kelly McKinney,
    News Writer
    kmckinney@cynthianademocrat.com

    When the Cynthiana Rotary Club decided recently to find two new service projects, president Amanda Morris wanted those projects to involve more than just writing a check.
    “We help out many, many organizations with funding,” she said. “But I wanted something we could be more involved in.”
    So, when Rotarian Roger Brill brought up the Harrison County Adult Education Program, it seemed like the perfect fit, Morris said.

  • It’s hunting season in Cynthiana: Finding Chamber treasure is the game

    Kelly McKinney,
    News Writer
    kmckinney@cynthianademocrat.com

    Soon, Cynthiana will turn into a hunting ground.
    People all over town will be searching high and low for a hidden treasure.
    The “treasure” is a glass medallion, and the first person to find it will receive $100.
    The hunt, called the “Maiden City Medallion Hunt,” is being put on by the Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce, to commemorate the city’s 222nd birthday.
    The hunt will begin Dec. 10.

  • Florence bids farewell at retirement reception last Thursday

    After 27 years of service as director of the MCTC/Licking Valley Campus, K. Bruce Florence is retiring.  A reception was given in her honor on Nov. 19 Licking Valley Campus. Nearly two hundred people attended the event.
    Community members, faculty and staff attended the reception. Guests were greeted by Florence.
    Finger foods, sandwiches, cheeses, cake and punch were served.  
    Members of the staff designed and executed the pumpkins and decorations.

  • Singing in the Season

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    “Giddy up, giddy up, giddy up it’s grand.”
    That’s the promise of the Licking Valley Singers’ first-ever Christmas concert, which will be staged next weekend at the Cynthiana Baptist Church.
    For the first time in LVS history, there will be no Sunday matinee, said director Karen Bear. However, there will be three performances to choose from.

  • Helping Hounds

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Call it coincidence, serendipity or fate, but whatever noun is used, it boils down to man’s best friend finding a home with a hometown man hundreds of miles away.
    Every other week, Cynthiana’s Helping Hounds Find Homes loads up dogs and a few cats and heads for the Windy City -- Chicago, Illinois.
    Last summer, an unsuspecting family went to their area shelter just outside of Chicago in search of a dog.

  • 911 fee is not a tax, says judge

    Kelly McKinney,
    News Writer
    kmckinney@cynthianademocrat.com

    A proposal made by Harrison County Judge Executive Alex Barnett to replace funding for the county’s 911 service has met with complaints and questions, but Barnett says the move is the best way he knows to save the county and city from having to continue heavily supplementing dwindling 911 fees.
    “I believe it’s the fairest way to replace lost funding,” he said.
    But Barnett said he welcomes any other suggestions.

  • Berry Fire Department to host Christmas event for the children of the community

    Robin Smiley,
    news writer
    rsmiley@cynthianademocrat.com

    The community of Berry, Ky. (Harrison County) may be small, but can always pull together in a big way to help those in need.
    The Berry Fire Department will be hosting a program on Christmas Eve at 6 p.m. at the firehouse, at which time gifts will be passed out with Santa’s help, to the children of the community.

  • Commission defers action on paving Whitt Way/Riverside Drive

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Ways to proceed with plans to repave Whitt Way/Riverside Drive were proposed at Tuesday’s Cynthiana City Commission meeting.
    City attorney John Lair said all parties involved had signed documents to turn the road over to the city.
    Commissioner Mark Mattmiller reminded the commission that the city agreed that work would be done to bring the road up to the city’s standards before it would take it into the city road system.

  • Central Christian Church opens Lord’s Kitchen two Saturdays each month

    Kelly McKinney,
    News Writer
    kmckinney@cynthianademocrat.com

    As the cold weather sets in, a Cynthiana church is providing hot meals a couple days each month to those who need one.
    The Central Christian Church is opening its “Lord’s Kitchen” for the first time. The kitchen will be open two Saturdays each month, offering soup and sandwiches to those who stop by.
    Benny Northcutt, who initiated the project, said the church wants to help the community in any way it can.