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Today's News

  • Campbellsville University honors teachers throughout Kentucky school districts for excellence in teaching

    By Joan C. McKinney, Director,
    Office of University Communications, and Maurizio
    Petito, graduate student, School of Education
    Kentucky’s 2017 Elementary Teacher of the Year, Kellie Jones of Taylor County’s Intermediate School, urged the teachers to whom she spoke at Campbellsville University to “keep your passion for teaching” and “Students today need passionate and energetic influence in their learning and in their lives.”

  • Jesus, Peter and the charcoal fire

    The elderly man sat down beside me at the mall as he broke out in tears. I softly asked, “Are you okay? May I help you somehow?” He replied, “I am fine. My wife died five years ago and one of those ladies I just passed is wearing her perfume.”
    It only takes one moment to smell a fond scent, or hear a fond sound. Within that moment we experience an avalanche of memories and emotions.
    The Apostle Peter had such a moment at the hand of Jesus, the master psychotherapist.

  • Grace Notes

    I’ve lived in Florida long enough to know that sometimes we have drought conditions and sometimes the water in the rivers and lakes gets so high it overflows.
    About five years ago, this area of Florida was bone dry. It was so dry that a local man who lived on a canal -- “waterfront property” -- converted the dried-out canal off his boat dock into a golf course, complete with putting green, fairway and a tall grass hazard.

  • community calendar

    THURSDAY, July 6
    Scrapbooking for Adults. Thursday, July 6 at 11 a.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.Please pre-register.
    Teen Program (6th-12th).Thursday, July 6 at 2 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Keep One/Donate One- Make Dog and Cat Toys to donate to the local animal shelter.

    FRIDAY, July 7
    Adult Reading Reviews. Friday, July 7 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Turn in reviews to earn free books and a chance at various gift cards.

  • Chamber Glow Run is Saturday, July 8

    Saturday, July 8, is the Chamber of Commerce Glow Run 5K at Northside School. This race is the second installment of the Triple Crown Series.
    This year, the Chamber has added and changed several things to make this run/walk a family fun event as well.
    Each registrant will receive a Glow Run 5K tank, a rad pair of sunglasses and glow bracelets. The Chamber also ordered over 100 pounds of neon-colored powder to be thrown throughout the race. This powder will glow under the black light photo booth at the end of the race.

  • Amish buggy safety issues raised with fiscal court

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court revisited the issue of Amish buggies on county and state roads and the possible damage they are doing, as well as traffic safety issues surrounding them.
    Freddie Riickert, a resident of Salem Pike, spoke to the court about his concerns and frustration with the lack of action taken by the court to regulate those Amish buggies.

  • Cynthiana makes it ...

    Taylor Cusick,
    Summer intern
    tcusick@cynthianademocrat.com

    3M Cynthiana is a juggernaut of industry tucked away on New Lair Road.
    Cynthiana residents have probably drove by the plant more times than they can count, but some may not know they’ve used products that were made there.
    If a person ever uses Post-it notes or Scotch tape, odds are they were made right here in Cynthiana.
    “We supply all of the U.S and even ship some worldwide,” said Eric Opland, 3M Cynthiana plant manager.

  • Work Ready scholarships available to students at MCTC/LVC, other schools

    Taylor Cusick,
    Summer Intern
    tcusick@cynthianademocrat.com

     Gov. Matt Bevin has signed an initiative to forward Work Ready scholarship program.
    According to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) website, the Work Ready scholarship program is designed to help Kentuckians who have not yet earned an associate’s degree afford an industry recognized certificate or diploma.

  • Did You Know

    Fab 4th is Saturday
    at Flat Run
    The Rotary Club’s Fabulous Fourth activities will be Saturday at Flat Run Veterans Park.
    According to Howard Fryman,  Rotary president, the afternoon will get underway at 2 p.m. A $5 gate fee will be charged per carload.
    There will be entertainment for young and old -- bounce houses, music and the popular fireworks show at dusk.
    Fryman said the city and county governments work together to provide the fireworks that conclude the Fabulous Fourth event, which is held at Flat Run Veterans Park.

  • Did You Know

    LVS auditions open July 9 and July 11
    Here’s your opportunity to join one of the best community choirs in the state of Kentucky.
    The Licking Valley Singers will be holding auditions for open seats for their 2017-18 season Sunday, July 9 and  Tuesday, July 11.
    The LV Singers rehearse Thursday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the MCTC/LVC campus.
    LVS’s fall semester performances of “Christmas Traditions – Sacred Songs and Carols of the Season” will be presented Dec. 1 and 3.