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Today's News

  • Great Museum Treasure Hunt concludes for the summer

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum Great Treasure Hunt has ended for the summer.
    For eight weeks, school-aged children have been invited to find an artifact that was published in The Cynthiana Democrat. Children who found the item were asked a number of questions about the artifact.
    This summer, there were 25 children who had perfect attendance. There were 87 students who were persistent pursuers, those who attended four or more of the eight weeks.

  • Work begins on practice fields near the field house

    Taylor Cusick,
    Summer intern
    tcusick@cynthianademocrat.com

    On Tuesday, the Harrison County Board of Education met to discuss matters pertaining to the upcoming school year, and to reflect on some aspects of the past year.
    Kristy Carey, school board chairperson,  called the meeting to order and it began with a good news report from Bow Switzer, Director of Facilities.

  • Furnish gives annual EDA report to court

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Economic Development Authority director Garnett Furnish presented his annual report and update to the Harrison County Fiscal Court on Tuesday night.
    He said that all economic indicators are good for Harrison County.
    “I check with 3M, Bullard and EZ Pack every month to find out about their employment status and they are all very healthy,” Furnish said.

  • Riddell: Dog attack could have been much worse

    Taylor Cusick,
    Summer intern
    tcusick@cynthianademocrat.com

    Dogs are undoubtedly one of our best companions. Throughout history dogs have served as both pet and partner to humans and are such loyal companions they become police and military personnel.
    However, as intelligent as they may be, dogs still require a lot of attention and can suffer in a number of ways from neglect. Neglect can cause a dog to suffer intellectually and can also lead to failing health. Neglecting dogs can also lead to problems for humans.

  • Valentine named assistant principal at Harrison Middle School

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The last administrative position within the Harrison County School District was filled last week when Josh Valentine was named as the assistant principal at the Harrison County Middle School.
    Valentine, 31, and a Corbin native, replaces Todd Harp, who recently became the principal at Southside Elementary School.

  • Odeith brings legend to life

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Sergio Odeith, the Lisbon-born graffiti artist and muralist, is back in Cynthiana for the second time in less than a year.
    About this time last year, Odeith was in town to complete the massive The Walking Dead mural, located on the Walnut Street side of the Rohs Opera House.
    He has just completed his second mural in Cynthiana, again commissioned by the Cynthiana Arts Council, this one of Cynthiana native and former UK basketball coach Joe B. Hall.

  • WELCOME HOME! JOE B. HALL

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    So who is this Joe B. Hall fellow that this fancy new mural just off Main Street depicts?
    Oh sure, everyone knows that he used to be the head basketball coach at the University of Kentucky.
    They know that he coached a Wildcat team to a runner-up finish in the NCAA tournament in 1975 in what was John Wooden’s last game at UCLA.
    They know that he coached the 1978 team to a national title, defeating Duke in the title game.

  • “Back the Blue” fundraising concert
  • A Voluntary Cemetery Association has been organized for the Barlow United Methodist cemetery

    Family members of people buried in the historic Barlow Methodist Church Cemetery on Barlow Pike have formed a non profit Kentucky corporation for the preservation of the cemetery grounds.
    The Barlow Methodist Church was formally organized in 1866.  It is thought that a church and a school met on the grounds prior to the Civil War.  With changing demographics the church was closed over a decade ago.  In 2015, the building was torn down as siding materials contained asbestos.

  • Reunions

    MYNEAR
    The Mynear family reunion will be held Saturday, Aug. 5,  in the Hunter Shelter at Blue Licks State Park and Resort from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Bring food, drinks, and eating utensils for a noon potluck meal.
    Come and bring family and friends. All are welcome.