Today's News

  • School board uses stimulus money to hire teachers

    During a special board meeting, the Harrison County Board of Education voted to use stimulus money to hire an additional middle school teacher and an additional high school teacher.

    According to assistant superintendent DeeGee Fischer on Tuesday afternoon, the teaching position at the middle school will be for an eighth grade social studies teacher. The position at the high school will be for a special education teacher.

    Board members also voted to fund elementary academic coaches and add parking spots across from the middle school for the new athletic facility.

  • Concrete canvas

    While some artists turn to canvases to display their art work, Renee Riddle takes to sidewalks.

    “It’s such a different textural medium to work on,” said Riddle about the concrete pavements.

    As part of the Cynthiana Art Walk, Riddle will transform a 4 foot by 8 foot section of the Main Street sidewalk into a piece of art.

    An art teacher at Ryle High School in Union, Ky., Riddle recently competed and placed at the first Sidewalk Chalk Festival in Burlington, Ky.

    “I felt like Michelangelo,” Riddle said about the experience.

  • Lincoln History Mobile at museum Saturday

    Cynthiana residents will have an opportunity to explore “Kentucky’s Abraham Lincoln” when they visit the HistoryMobile at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum on Saturday, July 25, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. An experience provided by the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS), the HistoryMobile will be in Cynthiana as part of the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum’s 15th anniversary celebration and first annual Community Art Walk.

  • Sports Beat

    HCHS Cheer Camp

  • Late summer time to renovate lawn

    I have a pretty relaxed attitude about the lawn. I don’t mind some weeds or letting some areas just grow. In fact, I would prefer to maintain as small a turf plot as possible, but with 18 acres that still translates into quite a bit of grass. 

    Most Americans have high expectations when it comes to the lawn; my first piece of advice is to lower these. Second, find a reasonable balance between accepting a decent enough lawn, what’s reasonable in terms of its care and what kind of impact that care has on the environment.

  • Local songwriter showcases talent at Art Walk

    When he was 13 years old, Brad Burden wrote his first song.

    “It was the only thing I thought I was really good at,” he said, laughing.

    Fifteen years later, Brad’s written over 20 songs, some of which he will perform Friday night during the Cynthiana Art Walk’s Songwriters’ Event.

    “It takes it to a different realm when people are singing their own stuff,” said Nell Anne Gossett, a member of the Cynthiana Arts Council and coordinator of the event.

  • Tyler Everett Vaughn

    Tyler Everett Vaughn

    Tyler Everett Vaughn was born to Bradley and Emily Vaughn of Cynthiana on July 4, 2009 at Georgetown Community Hospital.

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana Democrat, July 31, 1930 - “The Democrat’s Sycamore correspondent sends the following catfish story. Sunday morning after the storm of July 12th about 300 catfish were found floating on the top of the water in a large pond near the house of W. E. Jones. They were all dead, some 16 inches long. The strange part of the story is that later Mr. Jones had some boys go into the pond, which is nearly dry, and catch the remainder of the fish. They took out 260 and put them where there was more water and not one of them was a catfish. Just why did the catfish die?

  • Reunions


    OF 1999

    The Harrison County High School Class of 1999 invites all HCHS Class of 1999 alumni to a luau at the Cynthiana Country Club on Aug. 29 from 7 to 11 p.m.

    A cocktail hour will begin at 7 p.m., with dinner served at 8 p.m.  Cost is $30 for one person, or $50 for a couple.

    For additional details, visit the class’ website at http://www.hchsclassof99.blogspot.com/ or its Facebook page: HCHS 1999.

  • Community Calendar

    FRIDAY, July 31

    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Friday, July 31 at Eastside Laundry at 11:30 a.m.

    SATURDAY, Aug. 1

    Cruise In. True Classics Car Club will be hosting its next cruise in at Farmers National Bank, U.S. 27 South on Saturday, Aug. 1, from 6 p.m. to dusk. The Sept. 5 cruise in will also be held at Farmers National Bank lot.