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Today's News

  • Licking Valley Singers honored
  • YFA picnic is Nov. 28

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Harrison County Young Farmers Association will have their annual Fall Picnic on Nov. 28 at 6 p.m. in the basement of the Farm Bureau Building on US 27 South.
    According to HCYFA president Roger Marsh, the local association welcomes any farmer who wants to join.
    “We will provide a variety of soups and all the drinks,” he said. “Everything else is potluck. Just brink some sandwiches or desserts.”

  • Making it

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Michael Pickett had one leg dangling off the bridge rail that spanned the Ohio River in Louisville. It was the lowest point in his life and he was ready to end it.
    “I thought I was going to jump,” he recalls.
    Pickett had just been released from his final 30-day jail sentence. He was homeless and had been for eight months. He was a drug addict and his addictions cost him the trust of his family and friends.

  • Judy joins three returning commissioners

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    The face of the Cynthiana  City Commission will change very little. Three incumbent candidates were re-elected Tuesday with one incumbent being defeated.
    Lourena Judy will be joining the commission on Jan. 1, 2017. Long-time finance commissioner Billy Grayson will be going off the board.
    Returning will be Roger Slade, Mark Mattmiller and Jada  Walker Griggs.

  • Republican Hart unseats state Rep. McKee

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Republican Mark Hart of Falmouth unseated incumbent Tom McKee for the 78th District House of Representatives seat in the Kentucky General Assembly in Tuesday night’s general election.
    Hart racked up 54 percent of the vote in the three counties that make up the 78th District. Overall, Hart finished with 9,035 votes to McKee’s 7,562 votes.

  • TRUMP WINS!

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Donald Trump proved the pollsters and political pundits wrong by upsetting Hillary Clinton in Tuesday’s presidential election.
    In what most considered to be an upset of monumental proportions, Trump accepted a concession call from Clinton in the wee hours of Wednesday morning.
    Just a few months ago, Trump’s campaign was considered to be dead in the water, according to nearly all the polls.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Daniel Simpson, Sept. 24, son of P.J. and Jennifer Simpson; Christopher Paul Otero-Burden, Sept. 12, son of Marie Otero and Jesse Carr Burden Jr.
    The City of Cynthiana opened bids for various water system improvements including the following: Lola Drive, White Oak Subdivision, Rose Bay and Cherry lanes, eastern transmission main, Bradford Drive and Meadow Lane, Third and Fourth streets, and high school tank improvements.

  • Band season ends on strong note

    The Harrison County High School Marching Thorobreds closed out the 2016 competitive season on Saturday at Kings High School, just north of Cincinnati, Ohio, in the Mid-States Band Association Class AAA Championships.  
    Bands from Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana competed for the Class AAA crown.   
    “We had a really solid performance in the preliminaries,” said band director John Merz.   
    “The band played strong and the color guard had an excellent performance as well,”  

  • Falmouth Road Homemakers
  • kY-ASAP awards luncheon