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Today's News

  • Citizens question court on proposed solar farm zoning issues

    Lee Kendall,

    News Writer

    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

     

    A group of three citizens asked several pointed questions of the Harrison County Fiscal Court at its regular meeting on Tuesday night at the Courthouse.

  • New and improved Berry Festival on tap for Sept. 17

    Lee Kendall,

    News Writer

    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

     

    The new and improved Berry Festival promises to be a fun-filled event for all who attend on Saturday, Sept. 17.

    After ceasing operation after 2010, the Berry Festival was renewed last year, and according to Berry City Clerk Christine Philpot, everything went well.

  • Farm to Table dinner sold out

    Tickets for the Sept. 23, Farm To Table dinner, sponsored by Cynthiana Main Street, have sold out.

    According to Main Street director Stephanie Burden, the last 20 tickets of the 100 that were originally allotted, sold out on Tuesday.  

    Cynthiana native and Holly Hill Inn chef de cuisine Tyler McNabb will prepare the meals for those diners.  

  • Clothes Closet to open in new location Sept. 17

    Becky Barnes,

    Editor

    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

     

    The Harrison County  Clothes Closet is moving to Pleasant Street in the former Cynthiana Vision building.

    Easier access and less moving are reasons cited by director Donna Gayle Northcutt for the move.

    The Pleasant Street location has been in use as a sorting center with the Closet being on Main Street.

  • Locals give to Louisiana relief efforts

    Becky Barnes,

    Editor

    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

     

    When Louisiana was hit with catastrophic flooding this month, Harrison Countians sprang to action.

    The Helping Hounds Finds Homes (HHFH) began a supply drive to help out the south.

    Kelli Mulberry, who heads up HHFH, said they already sent one box truck load of supplies and a semi-truck was heading out on Wednesday night ... possibly two trucks.

  • Former state Rep. Mark Farrow dies

    Lee Kendall,

    News Writer

    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

     

    Former state representative Mark Farrow, passed away on Aug. 17 at the Hospice Care Center in Lexington, after a long illness.

  • School board considers 4% tax rate increase

    Becky Barnes,

    Editor

    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

     

    The Harrison County Board of Education will have a public hearing on Thursday, Sept. 1, to consider taking a 4 percent tax increase for fiscal year 2017, according to Superintendent Andy Dotson.

  • Shopping local is economically sound

     

    With all the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, it’s easy to forget about our wonderful small businesses downtown.  

    Cynthiana has come alive this year with so many great events. Visitors have come to our small town from all across the country. It is great to see these people on our streets, supporting our small businesses.  But I have to wonder, when was the last time you came downtown and supported your local small businesses?

  • Viewpoint

    As a retired teacher, I can remember when I was observed by the building principal or assistant principal.

    Most of the time, those observations came with advanced notification. After a few years, those became very easy. Plan a good lesson and implement it for the boss.

     Sometimes, however, the principal dropped in on a class in an unexpected fashion. Those were quite a bit more stressful. 

    Are you doing your job on a consistent basis, or just when someone’s watching?

  • God is always present, rain or shine

    It was 10 years ago.

    The bride’s name was Emily and her wedding, according to the sign in the lobby, was scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, on the veranda of the beach-front hotel where we were staying.

    Barry and I had gone to the beach for a long weekend before his open-heart surgery on the 29th.

    The weather had been Chamber of Commerce perfect -- until Saturday morning. On Saturday the sky stayed gray and it rained off and on, mostly on, all day.