Today's News

  • Democrat needs pictures from the past and present

    Before you know it 2013 will be over.
    However, before we get to the Rockin’ New Year’s Eve, there are some very important things coming your way.
    The much-loved Taste of Home Cooking School, which is hosted by The Cynthiana Democrat and Cynthiana Lions Club in cooperation with Ken’s NewMarket is coming Tuesday, Nov. 12.
    If you’ve never been, you should consider making this year a first.

  • Surprise rain causes standing water at high school


    A surprise thunderstorm sent bucket loads of rainwater rushing into the high school cafeteria and throughout rooms in the new high school extension early Thursday morning.

    The rain wasn’t enough to close school for the day, but it did prompt school administrators and student office aides to throw on rubber boots and help maintenance personnel and construction crews with the clean up.

  • The Council’s Neighborhood and Community Centers Change Hours of Operation

    Community Action Council’s Neighborhood and Community Centers will change their hours of operation to 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Council’s child development center hours will remain 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Appointments can be made before or after regular center hours by calling 859-233-4600.
    The change took effect on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at all of the following Council locations:
    Cynthiana: 216 Old Lair Rd.
    Paris: 1414 S. Main St.
    Carlisle: 149 Scrub Grass Rd.
    Millersburg: 1113 Main Street.

  • Church News

    Homecoming and revival services with Jim and Judy Henegar will be held at Calvary Assembly, 325 Webster Ave. in Cynthiana on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 10:45 a.m. and the following Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. There will be a covered dish fellowship dinner right after the Sunday service. Pastor Mike Barres welcomes everyone to attend.

  • My Front Door Message

    Several weeks ago, one of the top trending stories on the Internet featured an email from a North Carolina church pastor that was sent to her parishioners.
    Pastor Makeda Pennycooke of Freedom House Church in Charlotte, N.C., told church members that she wanted “white greeters only” at the front door before Sunday services. She said she wanted “the best of the best” out front, hoping to draw more people into the church.

  • Community Calendar

    FRIDAY, Oct. 4
    Star Wars Reads Family Program. Friday, Oct. 4 at 5:30 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Come enjoy trivia, light sabers, and galactic snacks. For all ages. Pre-registration is encouraged and appreciated.
    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Oct. 4 at Community Action Kindergarten from 9:30-10:30 a.m.; Cynthiana Baptist Day Care, 10:45 a.m.; Eastside Laundry, 4 p.m.
    MONDAY, Oct. 7

  • Search and Rescue group has mock rescue to keep trained and ready

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer
    It took about 40 minutes for Harrison County Search and Rescue (SAR) volunteers to locate their “lost hunter” during a mock training session in a remote section of the county recently.
    Out on Palmer Lane, just off of Mouth of Cedar Road in a remote northeastern section of the county, the SAR Team held one of its regular training sessions.
    According to Re’Jeana Craft, team liaison, and James McCarty, SAR chief, the team organizes a variety of different training sessions regularly for its team members.

  • Lions Club provides Youth Day experience for high school students

    Thirty-seven Harrison County High School students served with local elected officials in county and city government during its annual Youth Day on Oct. 1.  
    In preparation for Youth Day, HCHS students sought election to local public service offices, and engaged in a spirited campaign, seeking votes from fellow students.  The election process was followed by a school-wide vote and high school voter registration drive, where approximately 100 high school students registered to vote.

  • Teen court offers glimpse into judicial system

    By Joshua Powers, Teen Court Coordinator
    Forty-five Harrison County students who have completed Teen Court training were sworn in as officers of their county court Thursday, Sept. 26.
    District Court Judge Bill Kuster, who serves Harrison, Pendleton, Nicholas, and Robertson counties and oversees the local Teen Court program, performed the ceremony at the Harrison County Justice Center.  
    Teen Court members performed two mock trials for the audience, and Circuit Judge Jay Delaney served as speaker for the event.

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