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Today's News

  • Worship for joy, not for obligation
  • Rotary Speaker
  • Grace Notes

    For the past few years, Christmas hasn’t felt merry.
    We’ve had some family struggles -- what family hasn’t at times? -- that have put a damper on our desire to celebrate. We didn’t even put up our Christmas tree the past two years.
    However, this year my husband surprised me by bringing the tree down from the attic the day after Thanksgiving while I was at work.
    He sent me a photo, which flipped a switch in my head. It hit a “hope” spot inside me, and I couldn’t wait to decorate it.

  • community calendar

    THURSDAY, Dec. 28
    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Thursday, Dec, 28 at Claysville Store at 10:30 a.m.; Eastside Laundry, 12 p.m.; Suds Laundry, 12:30 p.m.
    Family Game Day. Thursday, Dec. 28 at either 9 to 11 a.m. or 2 to 4 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Games, hot chocolate, apple cider, snacks.

    FRIDAY, Dec. 29

  • Elks receive grant to benefit VA Hospital

    The Cynthiana Elks Lodge secured a $2,000 Beacon Grant and used the funds to purchase much-needed clothing for patients at the VA Hospital in Lexington.  Pictured are Patrick Sinclair, VA chief of volunteer services, receiving supplies from Elks Lodge member Brian Kinney.

  • School board reviews annual audit at special meeting

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Annual audit results for the Harrison County Board of Education were revealed at a special meeting on Tuesday afternoon.
    According to Kristen Ledingham of VonLehman CPA and Advisory Firm, the school district had a clean audit, except for a couple of minor dings with the food service arm of the district.

  • Plans advance for HMH senior living development

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Bids will be sought as early as mid-January after the Harrison Memorial Hospital Foundation received the go-ahead from the Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Commission on its proposed senior citizens community, on Monday night.
    This was the third time the hospital’s proposal was brought before the planning and zoning commission, but the first time that no one was in attendance to speak against the proposed community.

  • CPD Officer Sparks recognized for DUI arrests

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Cynthiana Police Officer Barry Sparks was recognized at Tuesday’s Cynthiana City Commission meeting for his award from the governor’s office.
    Sparks was recently honored at a governor’s reception for his efforts to reduce impaired driving.
    According to Cynthiana Safety Commissioner Roger  Slade, Sparks was responsible for 37 percent of all DUI arrests in Cynthiana during the 12-month period.

  • AJ Flowers closing its doors

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    If you’re looking for a deal for last minute Christmas gifts, stop by AJ Flowers and Gifts on Main Street in downtown Cynthiana.
    Owners Jim and Donna Roberts are going out of business, after 18 years. Everything in the store is now listed at 50 percent off.
    Jim Roberts said that his daughter, the third partner in the business, took a job in Alabama, which led to the closing.

  • Maiden City Brewery celebrates one-year anniversary

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Maiden City Brewery is in the process of celebrating its one-year anniversary, and will do so in style on Friday, Ded. 22 when it unveils its first bottled beer line.
    “Until now, everything we have sold has been from the tap,” explained co-owner Alex Caldwell. “This will open up an entirely new market for us.”