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Today's News

  • Cynthiana wins The Prizing House

    One day last February, while Nell Anne and Wayne Gossett were deeply engaged in a massive home renovation, Wayne announced to his wife that he had just purchased a warehouse.

    What was initially purchased to be used as storage has evolved into a finished project that Cynthiana has long been without.

    The Prizing House, which is located on Church Street and was originally used for “prizing” tobacco, will be a reception hall.

  • New Drivers

    NEW DRIVERS

     

    Jennifer Lalonde, Steven Lamont Neal Jr., James Blair, Charity Bowen, Madelyn Higdon, and Sadie Switzer.

  • Commission appoints Grayson to fill vacancy

    The Cynthiana City Commission is once again a fully staffed board.

    After discussion in executive session, commissioners reconvened in regular session and voted unanimously for Billy Grayson to fill the vacant position of Commissioner of Public Utilities.

    The commission position, previously occupied by Jack Keith, became vacant when the commission voted for Keith to finish Jim Brown’s term as mayor.

    Brown, who is recovering from a stroke, resigned as mayor last month.

  • Harrison among quarantined counties

    State officials have issued a quarantine for Harrison and 19 additional Kentucky counties regulating the transportation outside those counties of articles that could harbor the emerald ash borer.

  • Kearns attends KY Circuit Court Clerks Summer College

    Kathy Kearns, circuit court clerk for Harrison County, participated in the 2009 Circuit Court Clerks Summer College June 10-12 in Lexington.

    The Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) hosted the college, which offered sessions on how to improve and safeguard the Office of Circuit Court Clerk. Participants received 12.25 hours of continuing education credit.

  • Smith elected as National Beta Club vice president

    “I wood, would you?”

    Wood Smith, a 17-year-old student at Franklin County High School and Kentucky Beta Club vice president asked that question to the 3,200 plus attendees of the National Beta Club this past weekend in Orlando, Fla., and the answer was a resounding “Yes, I would,” as they elected him National Beta Club vice president. 

  • Build it and they will come

    I really don’t have an axe to grind. I know money is tight for everyone right now, including our local government entities, but for the life of me, I don’t understand why upgrading our local recreation facilities has taken such a back seat.

    How long has it been since we have had a public swimming pool? I know that the democratic process is deliberate and plodding, but if we go much slower with the promise of a new recreation facility on the Handy Farm, now know at Flat Run Veterans’ Park, we’ll actually go back in time.

  • Engagements

    • Brandy Nicole Perry and James Marshall Franklin, Aug. 15, 2009, at 5:30 p.m. at Robinson Christian Church.

  • Governor appoints Miller as Commonwealth Attorney

    Cynthiana attorney Doug Miller has been appointed by Gov. Steve Beshear as Commonwealth Attorney for the 18th Judicial Circuit.

    Miller will be filling the position left vacant with the tragic death of Doug Wright.

    For the complete story, see this week’s edition of The Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Khloe is cancer-free

    Khloe Fryman sits in her momma’s lap with her face scrunched in a smile that makes her bright blue eyes disappear. She buries her face, then peeps up with a giggle that causes her Pebbles’ top knot to bobble. By all appearances, Khloe is no different than any other baby.

    She turned one this month. Next month she will face another one-year anniversary -- the day she was diagnosed with cancer.