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Today's News

  • Low turnout for Tuesday’s primary

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Bad weather, a short ballot and several races that lacked any sort of political drama led to extremely light voting locally in Tuesday’s primary election.
    Secretary Hillary Clinton won a narrow victory over Bernie Sanders, state-wide, in Kentucky’s Democratic primary on Tuesday.
    Clinton overwhelmed Sanders in Jefferson County, winning by over 19,000 votes and won in Fayette County by nearly 3,000 votes.

  • Harrison to reap $13 mil in road projects

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Over the next two years, nearly $13 million is expected to be spent on Harrison County road projects.
    The recently released 2016-2018 Biennial Highway Construction Plan identifies five projects that should get underway in the next 24 months.
    Kentucky House Rep. Tom McKee said he is extremely pleased with plans for Harrison County that survived cuts.

  • Lair Vault in need of repair, funds

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The historically significant Lair Vault, located along the Licking River, on the farm of Dunny and B.T. Darnell, is perilously close to falling into the river.
    According to B.T. Darnell, it will cost approximately $4,600 to have renowned stone-mason Cecil Aguilar make repairs and shore up the vault.
    She said that $2,000 has been donated by the Harrison County Historical Society and that work would begin immediately, with or without the additional funding that is needed.

  • The Great Museum Treasure Hunt returns for summer

    “There comes a time in every rightly constructed boy’s life when he has a raging desire to go somewhere and dig for hidden treasure.”
    •Mark Twain, The Adventures
    of Tom Sawyer

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    As Kentucky actor Johnny Depp, aka Cap’n Jack Sparrow, eloquently said in Pirates of the Caribbean, “Not all treasure is silver and gold mate.”

  • Council gets grant to support developmental education redesign

    The Council on Postsecondary Education and the state’s public colleges and universities will get some help in redesigning developmental education for students, thanks to a $326,000 grant awarded to the Council by Louisville’s James Graham Brown Foundation.
    Known as “corequisite” models of developmental education, the redesign will allow developmental education students to enroll directly into courses that count toward graduation requirements, provided they receive additional academic supports, such as tutoring, mentoring or supplemental instruction.

  • Fillies signing
  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. “Sisterhood of the Traveling ____”
    6. Pavlova’s step
    9. Southeast Asia food staple
    13. Fire starter
    14. “My ____ Private Idaho,” movie
    15. Red Cross supply
    16. Indian soldier in British Army, historical
    17. CSI evidence
    18. U in UV
    19. *Climber support
    21. *Light recommendation for some plants
    23. Computer network acronym
    24. Green stroke
    25. Olympic chant
    28. Cry like a baby
    30. Depletes
    35. X-ray units

  • First Summer Concert

    Jayceon Hill, son of Megan Garrison and Keiron Hill, found the best place to do chalk art during the Summer Concert Series on Friday night. Different bands will perform on the second Friday of each month through September. The series, which is organized by the Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce, is sponsored by Field & Main Bank, The Cynthiana Arts Council and Farmers Deposit Bank.

  • Extension service brings on summer interns

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Harrison County Extension Service is welcoming two hometown summer interns for 12 weeks.
    Margaret McCauley and Tommy Vallandingham will be saddling up with Jessica Barnes, ag agent, and Mike Meyer, 4-H agent, to learn more about the Extension Service, which is a branch of the University of Kentucky.
    McCauley, 22, graduated from Harrison County High School in 2011 and the University of Kentucky this month.