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Today's News

  • HCHS band earns distinguished honors

    The Harrison County High School Band attended the KMEA Band Assessment on Tuesday, March 22, at the EKU Center for the Arts.  For the first time, the band was able to take two bands to assessment.  
    “We are able to do this because our numbers have continued to grow over the past few years,” said band director John Merz.  
    HCHS was represented by a concert band, featuring just over 70 musicians. The students performed “Kentucky - 1800” by Clare Grundman and “Praises” by W. Francis McBeth.  

  • Keep calm and dispatch: It’s not for everyone

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    It takes first responders 18 minutes to get to Pugh’s Ferry Road; 22 minutes to Arrowhead Lake.
    During those critical minutes, E-911 dispatchers have to control the scene.

  • Pros and cons of developing a syringe-exchange program discussed

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Some new light was shed on the soon-to-be-implemented needle exchange program by 18th Circuit Commonwealth Attorney Doug Miller on Monday night.
    At a community meeting, hosted by Champions for a Drug Free Harrison County, Miller served as moderator and spoke from the perspective of a prosecuting attorney.
    Miller began by recounting how he first began as Commonwealth Attorney, upon the death of his predecessor, Doug Wright, who died in a car wreck caused by a drunken driver.

  • TV personality expected for August Rod Run

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Jerry Adams and Kevin Florence gave a presentation to the Harrison County Fiscal Court on Tuesday night, concerning the 5th Annual Cynthiana Rod Run that is coming in August.
    “Evidently we’re doing something right,” Florence said. “I got a call from some folks in Illinois who want to know how we do this. They said they’ve been doing a similar kind of car show and have maxed out at about 200 cars after five years

  • LVS Spring Concert is next weekend

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Tickets are now on sale for the spring performance of Broadway and Beyond, a two-day chorale concert that features the 54-member Licking Valley Singers, with a special three-song set by the Harrison County High School Singers.
    Performances will be held at the Cynthiana Baptist Church with the Friday night show beginning at 7:30 p.m. and the Sunday afternoon matinee at 2:30.

  • Chamber’s honor is surprise for Hawkins

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Growing up, Darrin Hawkins had no real idea what he wanted to have as a vocation when he was an adult.
    He did know what he didn’t want to do.
    “My whole family had been in the military, and I knew I did not want to do that,” he said.
    After graduating from Harrison County High School in 1988, he still didn’t know what he really wanted to do.

  • Father/daughter charged with rape, wanton endangerment

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A Cynthiana man is charged with rape and his daughter with wanton endangerment.
    According to court documents, Susan Huff, 33, was arrested on March 20 by Kentucky State Police for allegedly placing children in her care in danger by leaving them alone with her father, Melvin Ballard, who is on the sex offender registry.

  • Bogus Bills

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A slew of bogus $100 bills have slipped into the area.
    Sgt. Nathan Linville of the Cynthiana Police Department said 18 of the fake bills were found on Riggs Avenue.
    “It looked like someone just threw them out the window,” Linville said.
    Some of the bills have also shown up at businesses. He said he wants everyone to be on the look out for the bills.

  • Family Dollar clerk held at gunpoint

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Cynthiana Police are continuing a search for a man who robbed the Family Dollar Store on West Pleasant Street  Friday.
    The white man, estimated between 5-foot-8 and 5-foot-10, entered the store around 5:45 p.m. and pointed a gun at the cashier. He was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

  • CHS "C" Club