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Today's News

  • Candidates go head to head at forum

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Meet the Candidates forum on Saturday, April 14, had 15 candidates, who will appear on the ballot is the upcoming May primary, introduce themselves and answer questions.
    In addition to those 15, six others who will not be on the primary ballot and will move on to the November general election, or who are running unopposed, were given the opportunity to introduce themselves to the audience.

  • Local teen will be first at Craft Academy

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A Harrison County 15-year-old has his goals, his college plans and career path all laid out.
    He knows what he wants and he has already set things into motion to see that he gets there.
    Colton Kendall, a sophomore at Harrison County High School, will begin his junior year this fall at Morehead State University’s Craft Academy for Excellence.
    Colton will attend college classes with other Morehead students and will live on campus in a Craft Academy-designated floor.

  • 15th Home and Garden Show is Saturday, Sunday

    This weekend will mark the 15th annual Cynthiana Democrat’s Home and Garden Show.
    The event will be held at the former Save-a-Lot building at 734 U.S. 27 South behind Lee’s Famous Recipe. It will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday and noon on Sunday. It will close at 4 p.m. both days.
    This year’s show will feature nearly 70 vendors with products for the home and garden. There will be some new products offered as well as some of the faithful regulars.

  • Licking Valley Singers spring performance is April 27 and 29

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    If you’re tired of all the negative events going on in Kentucky, in particular, and the world, in general, you might want to consider heading to the Cynthiana Baptist Church on Friday night, April 27, and Sunday, April 29.
    The Licking Valley Singer’s Spring Concert,  Songs in the Key of Life, will feature 18 selections that are, “reflections on humankind’s indomitable spirit,” said music director Karen Bear.

  • Airport’s Wings and Wheels is Saturday beginning at 10 a.m.

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Airport Wings and Wheels “Fly-in and Cruise-in” will take place at the airport this Saturday, April  21, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
    “This is kind of like the annual Rod Run, but on a much smaller level,” laughed airport administrator Re’Jeana Craft. “We have had up to 200 cars and many, many motorcycles in the past, with several dozen airplanes flying in, as well.”
    Craft said that at least two medi-vac helicopters will be on hand, as well as several vendors.

  • Rohs Threatre presents ‘You Can’t Take it With You’

    The Rohs Theatre Company’s production of You Can’t Take it With You opens this weekend with performances on Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 and a matinee performance on Sunday afternoon at 2.
    There will be three more performances next weekend, again on Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday afternoon.
    The original play by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman won the 1937 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It was then made into a Frank Capra-directed movie that won the Best Picture Oscar in 1939, starring Lionel Barrymore, Jean Arthur and Jimmy Stewart.

  • P&Z approves development plans, cell tower placement

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Commission okayed three separate final development plans and also allowed AT&T Mobility to begin the process of erecting two more cell towers in the county.
    Monday night’s regular meeting began with the commission looking over Donald Northcutt’s plans to add nine additional storage buildings to his business on White Oak Pike.

  • County clean-up, free dumping continues through Sunday

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court will sponsor a county-wide clean-up scheduled for April 18-22. Items may be brought to the county barn on Connersville Pike each day from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.
    No tires will be accepted this year, and the county will pay $10 for each appliance that is brought in for disposal, with a limit of two items per family.
     

  • News briefs (April 19, 2018)

    Historical society to meet April 26
    The Harrison County Historical Society will conduct its monthly meeting on April 26 at 7 p.m. at the Bluegrass Care Navigators, 1317 U.S. Hwy. 62 East. Enter by the rear door entrance, where the meeting room is the first one to your left.
    Eddie Price, author of “Widder’s Landing,” will talk on Blue Licks settlement and battle, the last battle of the Revolutionary War.

  • Political, event signs must be out of state rights-of-way

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    It’s an election year and that means political signs are going up everywhere . . .  some are even being placed illegally in the state right-of-way.
    “I don’t want to have to pick them up,” said Kevin Florence, Kentucky Transportation Department road superintendent in Harrison County. “I try like heck to not have to get them.”
    Florence said there are several reasons why putting any kind of sign in the right-of-way is illegal.