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Today's News

  • 324 lives saved through Kentucky Organ Donation in 2016

    “As we sat beside my 5-month-old son’s hospital bed, we begged God for a miracle. Smith had been fighting 24 hours for his life but, really, he had fought since birth. Smith was born with a rare liver disease called Biliary Atresia. The bile ducts in his liver were not formed correctly. Bile was trapped and quickly caused cirrhosis to his liver,” explains Smith Webster’s mom, Holly from Jefferson County.

  • Democrat staff earns 11 first-place Kentucky Press Association awards

    The Cynthiana Democrat earned 11 first-place awards at the The Kentucky Press Association’s annual awards banquet in Louisville last week.
    The contest was judged by the Georgia Press Association and was based on entries from October 2015 to September 2016.
    The advertising/graphics team received eight first-place awards, four second-place, and three third-place honors.
    They also were awarded a second-place general excellence, which is based on the number of awards garnered.

  • Lion’s Radio Auction slated for March 27-31

    The Cynthiana Lion’s Club Radio Auction is right around the corner. This year’s auction marks the 60th straight year the auction has been held locally. It will begin on Monday, March 27 and conclude on Friday, March 31.
    The auction will again originate from the studios of WHHS in the Harrison County Board of Eduction offices.
    WCYN and WHSS Cable 6 will carry the auction again this year. The auction will begin at 6 p.m. and conclude at 10:30 p.m., nightly.

  • Answer Book coming next week

    The annual Harrison County Answer Book will be inserted in next week’s Cynthiana Democrat (Feb. 2, 2017).
    The Answer Book is Harrison County’s most up-to-date compilation of local officials, organizations, annual events and services. The paper will be sold at a premium cost for just this one week to cover the costs incurred for production.
    Also, the Answer Book was scheduled to appear in the Jan. 26 issue, but due to equipment problems beyond our control, the book is being delayed by one week.

  • Chamber nominations due Jan. 30

    The annual Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce honors banquet is coming Feb. 23.
    Nominations are being sought for the seven areas of recognition. The deadline to have those nominations turned in is Monday, Jan. 30.
    They are looking to recognize 2016’s best health care provider, volunteer, farmer, business person, citizen, educator and safety official.
    The Thursday, Feb. 23 banquet will be held at the Extension office.
    The dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. and is $20 per person. For more information, contact the Chamber office at 234-5236.

  • Museum visionaries will be honored Saturday

    On Saturday, Jan. 28, at 1 p.m., the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum will be honoring three of its founding members as “Everyday Heroes.”
    The program will be held at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library on Main Street.
    Martha Barnes, Herby Moore and the late George Slade, who died in June 2005, will be feted during the special Museum program.
    A reception will follow the program at the library.
     

  • Licking Valley Singers to bring Beatles Tribute to spring concert

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    John, Paul, George and Ringo will be making an appearance in Cynthiana, at least in spirit, in late April.
    The Licking Valley Singers have begun rehearsals for their spring concerts, The Fab 4--A Beatles Tribute.
    Two concerts will be held at the Cynthiana Baptist Church, one on Friday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m., and the other on Sunday, April 30, at 2:30 p.m. Tickets for the concerts will be $10 per person and will be available for purchase closer to the concert dates.

  • HCHS basketball standout finds career at NCAA

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Donna Stephens-Hedges was one of the best girls basketball players to ever play for Harrison County.
    A life-long sports enthusiast, she is now working at NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis.
    She graduated from HCHS in 1978 and was on the school’s earliest teams, when girl’s high school basketball was restarted in Kentucky during the 1974-75 season, after a long absence.

  • Board sets next year’s school calendar

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    It’s time to start thinking about the 2017-18 school year. At least that’s what the Harrison County Board of Education had on its agenda Tuesday night.
    After polling the public for several weeks on the school district’s website, the board opted for a calendar that will start the school year for students on Aug. 10 and end on May 17.

  • Seven free lots remain in Westside rebuilding

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A $1 million Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) that was awarded to the City of Cynthiana in 2009 remains on the books.
    The bulk of the funds, just over $800,000, has been used in the Westside Redevelopment Project. However, if the remaining $198,000 is not used by the end of 2017, the city will have to return $1 million to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.