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Today's News

  • Frankfort Focus with Rep. Tom McKee

     
    FRANKFORT – While the calendar tells us that summer technically began last week, the truth is that it feels like the season is halfway over by the Fourth of July, since that is roughly the mid-point between the end of one school year and the start of the next.

  • Main Street’s Community Clean-up is July 9

    Mark your calenders, Cynthiana Main Street’s Community Clean-up day is just around the corner. On Saturday, July 9, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Main Street will be hosting its fourth Community Clean-up day.
    If you have a green thumb, please come on down to the Court House and lend your expertise. We will be focusing on weeding the flower beds all around town.  

  • Viewpoint

    In my lifetime, I suppose the most significant political occurrence would have to be the Watergate Scandal that led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon.
    Washington Post reporters Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward pieced together a seemingly inconsequential burglary of the Democratic National Party headquarters at the Watergate Office building and eventually tied that to Nixon’s White House staff, leading to his resignation.

  • Calendar

    THURSDAY, June 30
    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Thursday, June 30 at Grand Haven at 11:30 a.m.
    Adult Program Bookstore. Thursday, June 30 from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Bookstore will be open for adult summer reading participants to turn in their reading reviews in order to receive free books and register for prizes.

  • Church News

    WAREAGLE
    MINISTRIES
    Come join us July 2 for the monthly hymn sing at 7 p.m. and a taco dinner after the hymn sing.
    Thursday evening services are held at 6 p.m.; Sunday services are at 10:30 a.m.
    Services are held at the Center at 201 N. Second Sr., Berry, Ky.
    For more information call 859-954-1573, 859-954-0579.

    HARRISON COUNTY
    HYMN SING
    The Harrison County Hymn Sing broadcasts a live program of gospel music every Sunday evening from 5 - 6 pm on WCYN 1400 AM

    ST. JAMES AME

  • When God loses his mind

    Every so often I’ll say to God, “With all due respect and with the full realization that you can fry me on the spot, which I admittedly deserve -- you have obviously lost your mind. Sir.”
    Here’s a perfect example: After many, many months of inviting a friend to my church, one day several years ago this friend finally decided to actually come.
    I should’ve been happy about that, but that particular week was right in the middle of a capital campaign, which meant the pastor would be talking about giving money.

  • Lake finds her niche in NOLA

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Tropical storm Colin ripped through the gulf coast, crossing Florida and making its way up  the Carolinas a couple of weeks ago. Residents of those areas are somewhat used to the weather that comes during “hurricane season.”
    Count 1991 Harrison County High School graduate, and current New Orleans resident, Merry Lake as one of those people. She was visiting her home town when Colin threatened the Gulf Coast.

  • Commission disagrees on performance bond need for Handy House salvagers

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    The demise of the Handy House was once again a contentious topic at Tuesday’s Cynthiana City Commission meeting.
    City and county attorneys, John Lair and Bradley Vaughn, drafted a contract for Salvage Nation, who has been hired to take down the Handy House. The contract called for a $25,000 performance bond.
    However, Commissioner Billy Grayson wanted the bond requirement taken from the contract.

  • Great Museum Treasure Hunt - Week 4
  • Planning commission endorses solar ordinance

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Commission adopted a new zoning ordinance draft and forwarded it to the Cynthiana City Commission and the Harrison County Fiscal Court for approval.
    A German-based solar energy company is looking to open a solar energy “farm,” complete with several hundred or more solar panels somewhere in Kentucky.