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Today's News

  • Smiths to be featured Chautauqua guests at Millersburg festival

    David Stone,
    News writer
    dstone@lcni.com

    A festival in Millersburg will be an event of historical proportions for members of a Cynthiana family.
    But then, most events in which the Smith family — four of whom are Chautauqua performers — participates can be of historical proportions.
    “It’s a great way to learn history,” said Betsy Smith. “This is something we just love to do.”

  • Chamber makes community donations

    At its August breakfast meeting, the Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce donated Maiden City t-shirts to the Cynthiana Fire Department for its help setting up Chamber events this summer.

  • Democrats to host, rename dinner in honor of John Swinford

    David Stone,
    News writer
    dstone@lcni.com

    A former state legislator and Harrison County lawyer is being honored as the namesake of a dinner local Democratic Party leaders hope will become an annual event.
    The John Swinford Dinner will be 6 p.m. on Sept. 14 at the Cynthiana Country Club. Naming the event for Swinford was a logical step, Democratic Party Executive Chairman Steve Moses said.
    “John Swinford supported the Democrats tremendously,” Moses said. “He really was a die-hard Democrat.”

  • Coulson announces candidacy for 78th District House seat

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Cynthiana resident Greg Coulson, 34, has announced his candidacy for Kentucky representative in the 78th House District.
    Coulson, a Democrat, is seeking the seat that is presently held by Falmouth Republican Mark Hart.
    Coulson and his wife Courtnie and their 3-year-old daughter Molly moved to Harrison County to be closer to their families.
    Coulson is a native of Grant County and the son of Cheryl Coulson. His brother, Danny, also lives in Williamstown.

  • Friends make blooming difference at Edgemont

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Though not related biologically, Pat Slade and Ruth Stidham consider themselves “sisters in the faith” and in all other blooming things.
    They go to church together at the Kingdom Hall Jehovah Witness Church in Harrison County. That’s where they met and that’s how they found their common adoration of plants.
    “Gardening is a release,” Slade said last week while visiting Stidham at Edgemont Manor Nursing Home.

  • Cynthiana woman killed in Friday crash

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A young mother was killed in a head-on collision Friday on New Lair Road.
    Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Dean Hutchison said Melissa G. Gammon, 38, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Harrison County coroner.
    “We don’t know why yet, but she crossed the center line directly into the path of a 2005 International tractor truck pulling a semi-box,” Hutchison said.
    Gammon was driving a 1998 Honda Accord.

  • School tax hearing is Friday

    David Stone,
    News writer
    dstone@lcni.com

    Harrison County education officials will make their case Friday for an up to 4 percent increase in tax revenue.
    The Harrison County Board of Education will host a public hearing on the tax rate proposal at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1 at the Administration Building.
    “We are in a district where we’re not growing in revenue,” Harrison County Schools Superintendent Andy Dotson said. “We aren’t a poor district ... We’re stuck in the middle. We are not growing.”

  • ROD RUN SUCCESS

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    “Thousands of people,” that’s how Jerry Adams described Saturday’s Rod Run crowd.
    The official number of show vehicles -- from motorcycles and classic cars to big rig trucks and tractors -- was 1,630, according to Adams, who led the contingent of volunteers in organizing the sixth annual Cynthiana Rod Run.

  • Super Saturday set for Sept. 23

    The Chamber of Commerce, Main Street Program and the Community Events Committee will introduce Super Saturday on Sept. 23.
    Activities will include a ping pong ball drop, chalk art, fire truck pull, Maiden City Pursuit, JoJo Gunn, Arsenic and Old Lace showing at Rohs and ghost tales from Rohs as well. Things get underway at 9 a.m.

  • Little Feet/Big Feet 1-mile fun run coming Sept. 9

    The Little Feet/Big Feet 1-Mile Fun Run will be held Saturday, Sept. 9, immediately following the Born to Run/Walk 5K. More than 600 of our smallest competitors are expected to participate in this event sponsored by the CHP Wellness Committee. Cost to participate is $5.