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Today's News

  • Dotson given perfect evaluation

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Harrison County Schools Superintendent Andy Dotson is exemplary, so says the five-member school board.
    In each of seven evaluated areas, board members unanimously declared the highest ranking allowed.
    The state established an evaluation change three years ago. However, it wasn’t required to be followed until last year.
    Harrison County opted to begin immediately, so this is the third evaluation under the new process.

  • Morgan’s first raid coming to Flat Run Park this weekend

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Morgan’s Cavalry Trilogy will kick-off this weekend in Cynthiana and Harrison County as a significant number of Civil War re-enactors will retrace Confederate Gen. John Hunt Morgan’s first foray into town.
    Later this summer, September 14-18 in northern Ohio, the second stanza of the trilogy will be played out,  Morgan’s Raid: The Pursuit.
     The final chapter, Morgan’s Last Raid, will be  coming back to Cynthiana in September of 2017.

  • Six HCHS seniors deemed ‘Work Ready’

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Harrison County High School seniors Joshua Graves, Shelby May, Carrie McDonald, Zachary Northcutt, Casey Wallace and Tori Watkins were honored Wednesday morning, April 27, for their involvement in the inaugural Work Ready program, at the school.

  • Court gives first nod to $9.5 million budget for 2016-17

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court unveiled its annual budget for fiscal year 2016-2017 at its regular meeting on Tuesday night. The proposed budget shows total appropriations and revenues at $9,508,721.

  • Farm laborer killed in fall from tree

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    A Hispanic farm laborer was killed as a result of a fall from a tree on Saturday, April 23.
    According to a Kentucky State Police report, Isizro Castrillo had been climbing a tree, lost his balance and fell between two tree branches, ultimately causing him to break his neck.
    Trooper Troy Brooks was dispatched to Ruddles Fort Road in Bourbon County, in reference to the fatal fall. The accident happened on a farm owned by Lewis Furnish on the Harrison County/Bourbon County line.

  • Church News

    PRAYER BREAKFAST
    The Harrison County Ministerial Association is hosting a prayer breakfast, Thursday, May 5, (7-8 a.m.) at Biancke’s in conjunction with the National Day of Prayer. Theme: Into The Heat with Cynthiana Fire Chief Jay Sanders.
    Breakfast, by ticket only ($10 each), are available at Biancke’s or Harrison County Ministerial Association members.

    TIME OF HARVEST
    OUTREACH MINISTRY

  • Your Voice Has Power

    When I was a little girl and my sisters and I would argue, my mom would say to me “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.”
    I used to think that was the dumbest thing I ever heard. But, experience has told me there is something powerful in our words. Whether they are encouraging or destructive, our words are the compass by which we can guide the quality of our relationships and our lives.

  • People need to be able to say ‘You too?’

    A few months ago, the one I call my uncle dad was out shooting a gun and the noise did something to his hearing so now people sound like Donald Duck to him.
    Since then he’s had a lot of people who are also hard of hearing commiserate with him.
    He says it’s comforting to be able to say, “You too?” However, he really, really, really wants his hearing back.

  • Conservatiion District looking for Licking River Water Watch volunteers

    The Licking River Watershed Watch (LRWW), Inc., established in 1998 as part of the Kentucky Watershed Watch Program, is a 501c3 non-profit organization that spans 19 counties from eastern Kentucky to Northern Kentucky.  
    The LRWW works to protect, improve and restore the waters of the Licking River Basin by promoting water quality monitoring, public education, and citizen action, as a volunteer citizen-based organization.

  • USDA expands safety-net for dairy operations

     Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announces that dairy farms participating in the Margin Protection Program (MPP) can now update their production history when an eligible family member joins the operation. The voluntary program, established by the 2014 Farm Bill, protects participating dairy producers when the margin – the difference between the price of milk and feed costs – falls below levels of protection selected by the applicant.