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Today's News

  • Matt Bevin...the good and the bad

    It’s way too early to pass judgment on Kentucky’s new governor, Matt Bevin, as he’s barely three months into his first term.
    His hokey, ill-conceived and condescending social posting  several weeks ago, left a bad taste in most people’s mouths, Democrat and Republican, alike.
    Let’s set the stage. He had released his first biennium budget proposal as governor. He knew that it would rankle the democrats in the democratic-controlled House of Representatives as it did what he promised, slashed state spending.

  • 8 Your Fine; 9 Your Mine!

    I have been driving for many years and for the longest time the premise was you could speed to a certain point before you would be pulled over. Hence, 8-over your fine; 9-over your mine (ticketed).
    It’s worked pretty well during those years I lived by it, but do not espouse it today.
    WARNING: DO NOT test this with law enforcement.  

  • Church News

    CONNERSVILLE CHRISTIAN
    You’re invited to an after Prom Party at Connersville Christian Church on April 16 from 12-3 a.m.
    Open to all prom attendees.
    A free fun filled exciting event with games, large breakfast and great fellowship. We encourage you to come and have a great time.
    If anyone needs a ride home afterwards please call 859-234-1040 and speak with the church staff or leave a message.

    IRVINGSVILLE BAPTIST
    Irvingsville Baptist Church will hold a revival April 13-16 at 7 p.m., with Bro. Andrew Bishop.

  • Prayers answered: Pay here

    How much would you pay to have your prayers answered?
    For the past four years, until the Seattle-based website with 1.3 million Facebook fans was taken down, people could pay the Christian Prayer Center between $9 and $35 to pray for them.
    From 2011 to 2015, more than 125,000 people forked over more than $7 million for their more than 400,000 transactions/prayer requests.

  • Calendar

    THURSDAY, April 7
    AppalSeeds Workshop (heirloom tomatoes). Thursday, April 7 at 10:30 a.m. for ages 16 and over at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Pre-registration is a must. Participants will receive a seedling and several types of seeds.
    Harrison County Community Health Fair will be held Thursday, April 7 from 7-11 a.m. at the Harrison County Middle School (park in back entrance). Free tests and screenings.
    FRIDAY, April 8

  • LVS sponsors Macbeth

    On Tuesday, April 19, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., students and community members from Cynthiana and surrounding areas will be able to travel back to Medieval Scotland.
    No, it isn’t a time machine.  Instead, the Licking Valley Campus Literati student group and the Cynthiana Arts Council have joined forces in order to host members from the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s Education Outreach Program, as they present Macbeth.

  • City moves ahead with splash pad project

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A splash pad for Flat Run Veterans’ Park came a step closer Tuesday with the Cynthiana City Commission’s unanimous approval to authorize Mayor James Smith to sign a Land and Water Conservation grant application.
    Smith said the grant will provide funds for the construction of the splash pad.
    In other business the commission:
    •Heard Smith report that the Westside Development Project is still looking for families who want to own their own homes.

  • Baker indicted by grand jury on three robberies and one attempted robbery

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Harrison County grand jury returned six indictments on Tuesday.
    Matthew Baker and Chelsea Durbin were indicted for their involvement in robbing Speedway on Feb. 23. Baker was indicted on three additional but separate incidents.
    In the Speedway incident, Baker is charged with first-degree robbery and fleeing police.

  • Berry woman charged with last week’s Circle K armed robbery

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Cynthiana police have made an arrest in the early morning robbery of Circle K last Wednesday morning.
    Paula J. Clay, 51, Berry, was arrested just hours after the armed robbery by Cynthiana Police Sgt. Alan Judy. She was booked at the Bourbon County Detention Center around noon.
    According to court documents, a black woman entered Circle K around 2 a.m. During the course of the robbery, she threatened the clerk with a handgun.

  • Home and Garden Show is moving

    The Cynthiana Democrat’s 13th annual Home and Garden Show, which has been at the Burley Co-op building on U.S. 27 North in recent years, will be moving to the former Save-A-Lot building on U.S. 27 South.
    The dates will remain the same -- Saturday, April 23, and  Sunday, April 24. Saturday hours will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 12:30 to 4 p.m.
    This year’s show will feature more than 60 booths. Visitors will be able to register for numerous prizes.