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Today's News

  • Chamber winners announced

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards banquet on Thursday night, Feb. 23 at the Extension Office, honoring six different individuals and two groups of people.
    Receiving special recognition were several members of The Walking Dead Day committee.

  • Charges result from 4-car crash Monday

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    A 31 year-old Frenchburg man was arrested on Monday morning following a four-car wreck at the intersection of Pike and Church streets near downtown Cynthiana.
    Michael Sparks, a US military veteran who served three tours of duty in Iraq, was charged with five counts of wanton endangerment, DUI and  driving on a suspended license, after he was medically cleared at Harrison Memorial Hospital.

  • Wednesday routine detoured by weather

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com
    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A day shy of the 20th anniversary of the devastating 1997 flood, Harrison County gets hammered by wind and rain.
    Wednesday morning daylight revealed the intensity of the early morning storm that blew through.
    Trees were reported down from the northern tip of the county at Antioch and east to Salem and west to Tricum-White Oak.

  • Toby and a nose for news

    Honestly, these days it is hard to listen to the news reports. We are all so mad at each other. One side mad because they have less power, the other side mad because those other people are giving them fits about how they are administering their new power. And the cycle continues. Friends find themselves unable to talk about subjects once open, now forbidden, else we offend. My side, your side, whose side, we are all siding and to what effect?

  • NKU deserves better from the state

    Isaac Dailey,
    Guest Columnist

    Since August of 2015, I have been fortunate enough to study at Northern Kentucky University. When I left Cynthiana for college at NKU, I wasn’t sure what to expect. But what I found was a big-city college that still has a small-town feel. I go to class in state-of-the-art buildings, but my professors still know my name.
    I feel fortunate to receive such a wonderful education at NKU, and to serve my fellow students as a Justice for the Student Government Association.

  • Viewpoint

    Hats off to all the city, state and county road crews for their efforts in the early morning hours of Wednesday, clearing debris and scouting out flooded roads.
    These workers are truly our unsung heroes and are responsible for keeping our roads passable, even when none of us should be out there driving.
    Just a day short of the 20th anniversary of the “Great Flood of 1997,” torrential rains and high winds brought  with it a lot of destruction and high water.

  • KCTCS sponsoring survey to identify workforce needs

    The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) is part of a statewide group sponsoring a Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management (KYSHRM) survey called Bridging the Talent Gap. The survey will help identify skill shortages in the state. The data gleaned from this survey will assist KCTCS and other education providers to better understand workforce and education needs.

  • Church News

    CITY ON A HILL
    City on a Hill evening services are held on Wednesdays at 7 p.m.; Sunday services are at 10:30 a.m. and at 6 p.m.
    Services are held at the Center at 201 N. Second St., Berry, Ky.
    For more information call 859-954-1573 or 859-954-0579.

    BOYD UNITED METHODIST
    Pauls Ministry Band will perform at Boyd United Methodist Church on Sunday, April 9 at 11 a.m. A potluck meal will be served after the program. Everyone is welcome to attend.

    LAY WITNESS
    OUTREACH PROGRAM

  • His Choice Made You Worthy

    “Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants” (Luke 15:18-19).
    We’ve all heard the story of the prodigal son. He convinced his dad to give him his inheritance so that he could go out into the world and make his mark.  
    He set out ready to take on whatever the world threw at him. The world with all of its seductive charms lured him into a life of recklessness and waste.
    Before long, all his money was gone.

  • Grace Notes