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Today's News

  • Paris Story Festival to feature ghost stories

    The Paris Storytelling Festival has three tellers set to bring you a scare on Friday, May 11, at the First Christian Church gazebo at 911 High Street.
    Stories will start at 6:30 p.m. with Adam Booth from West Virginia, followed by Thomas Freese from Kentucky at 6:55 p.m. and ending with Kim Weitkamp of Ohio at 7:20 p.m.
    A spaghetti dinner will be sold by the men’s group of the First Christian Church from 5-6:15 p.m. followed by the music of Phoebe and David Wagoner.
    If it rains, the crowd is invited to come into the First Christian Church sanctuary.

  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle/Solution

    ACROSS
    1. Inscribed pillar
    6. Strike caller
    9. MADD member, colloquially
    13. Conestoga vehicle
    14. Salt in cocina
    15. Caldecott award
    16. Lusitania destroyer
    17. School org.
    18. Idealized image
    19. *Glutes, e.g.
    21. *Burnable unit
    23. Witch’s work
    24. What little piggy did
    25. Overall part
    28. “____ and shine!”
    30. Chew the fat
    35. *Lactic ____, cause of sore muscles
    37. Editor’s mark
    39. Nary a soul

  • Rep. Hart explains his 'yes' vote

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    According to Rep. Mark Hart (R), the controversial public pension bill that was rushed through the General Assembly on Thursday, March 29, will have little, if any, impact on current or retired teachers.
    On Thursday, Senate Bill 151, a bill that previously had dealt with waste-water treatment, was amended to include many provisions in the stalled Senate Bill 1, that originally included public pension language.

  • Artist makes presentation to Cedar Ridge
  • Bands earn distinguished ratings at KMEA assessment

    On Wednesday, March 21, the Harrison County High School Concert and Symphonic Bands travelled to Lexington to perform in the KMEA Large Ensemble Assessment Festival. 
    High school and middle school bands from the area performed at the new Frederick Douglas High School. 
    Each band performed prepared selections for three judges. An additional judge listened to each group sight read a piece for the first time. 

  • Plenty of snow

    Kayla Harless, Trenton Thompson and Thomas Thompson took advantage of Saturday’s substantial snowfall to build life-sized snowmen. There was no shortage of snow. Some areas of the county reported over 7 inches on the ground.

  • Fiber optic project should be complete in 2020

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Jim Askins, field representative for the Ledcor Group, gave an update to the Harrison County Fiscal Court of the on-going Kentucky Wired fiber optic project, on Tuesday night.
    “When completed, Kentucky will be the first state in the nation to have fiber optic internet access in every county,” Askins told the court. “The project should be completed in 2020, state-wide and at that time over 3,400 of fiber optic cable will have been installed.”

  • County’s salt truck overturns on White Oak Pike Saturday

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    A Harrison County Road Department truck overturned on White Oak Pike on Saturday, March 24 at about 6 p.m., while plowing snow.
    According to Sheriff Shain Stephens, Timothy Eubanks was driving the truck that was fully loaded with salt.
    “Mr. Eubanks got the right-side wheels off the side of the road and with a full load of salt, when the truck got off the road, the weight shifted and it just went right over on its side,” Stephens said.

  • Home and Garden Show moves to Save-a-lot

    The annual Cynthiana Democrat’s spring Home and Garden Show is moving to the Save-a-Lot building on U.S. 27 South.
    Initially, it was planned to have the 2018 show at the 4-H Center grounds and take advantage of their new building. However, the building may not be completed in time and we cannot wait that late to decide where it will be, said Patricia Jenkins, Cynthiana Democrat/Harrison Shopper general manager.
    This year’s show will feature some of the favorite vendors returning and some new additions.

  • Breds shutout Paris, 13-0 in home opener

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer
    hoosiers49@gmail.com

    Max Ferguson, Chris O’Neal and Ryan Smiley combined for five innings of shut out pitching as the Harrison County Thorobreds beat the Paris Greyhounds 13-0, Friday on the Hilltop.  
    Ferguson went the first three innings allowing two base hits, hitting one batter and striking out two.  O’Neal pitched the fourth inning striking out one and Smiley hurled the fifth also striking out one Greyhound.