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Today's News

  • Jo Jo Gunn to play at Back the Blue concert on Saturday at FRVP

    Harrison County’s local law enforcement agencies will be sponsoring the first-ever “Back the Blue” concert on Saturday, July 22 at Flat Run Veterans Park.
    The fund-raising event will feature music from popular local country and southern rock band Jo Jo Gunn and will begin at 6 p.m. The concert is scheduled to conclude at 10 p.m.
    Proceeds from the concert will help fund the law enforcement initiative “Shop With a Cop,” which is designed to provide Christmas presents for needy children.

  • Harp takes over helm at Southside Elementary

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    After five years as an assistant principal at Harrison County Middle School, Todd Harp will succeed Steven Fowler and become the head principal at Southside Elementary School for the coming 2017-18 school year.

  • Treasures of the earth

    Taylor Cusick,
    Summer intern
    tcusick@cynthianademocrat.com

    Unless you’ve been living under a rock, odds are you’ve noticed troves of people moving through downtown on the hunt for artistically altered chunks of Earth.
    Cynthiana has been taken over by a craze that is sweeping across towns throughout the country. The painting, hiding and finding of rocks. Kids, teens and adults alike have all taken to the craze and one pass through downtown will prove it.

  • Odeith to start Hall mural this week

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Portuguese artist Sergio Odeith is scheduled to get started with the Joe B. Hall mural today, Thursday, July 20.
    Hall, a 1948 graduate of Cynthiana High School, succeeded the legendary Adolph Rupp as the head coach of the Wildcats and led UK to the 1978 national championship.
    The Hall mural will be completed on the north-facing wall of the Masonic Lodge building (the old C&W Key Market) on the east side of Main Street.

  • Rod Run’s Bike Night is Saturday

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The first of three 2017 Cynthiana Rod Run events will be held this weekend in downtown Cynthiana.
    The second annual Bike Night will take place on Saturday afternoon and evening, July 22, beginning at 4 p.m.
    “Last year we had about 70 bikes registered, but it was kind of a rainy day,” said Cynthiana Main Street director Stephanie Burden. “This year we are expecting 200 bikes or so, maybe more.”

  • Sunday liquor sales gets city go-ahead

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Residents and visitors in Cynthiana will soon be able to purchase alcoholic beverages on  Sundays.
    The Cynthiana City Commission voted Monday night during a special meeting to allow liquor-by-the-drink and package sales on Sundays.
    A public forum preceded the commission’s vote on an ordinance that would allow the Sunday liquor sales.
    Over 100 people attended the forum, which was held at the Extension office.

  • What is livestock judging and what are its benefits?

    By Sidney Sowder,
    HCHS 4-H member

    Livestock Judging
    What do you think of when you hear the phrase, “Livestock Judging?” As a current member of the Harrison County 4-H Livestock Judging Team, livestock judging means a lot to me. During the year I spend a lot of my time working on livestock judging.
    It may seem like I use too much time practicing judging, but it sure is worth it. The hard work has paid off.  

  • Viewpoint

    It never ceases to amaze me how much is going on in Cynthiana and Harrison County.
    Much has been written in this newspaper about the progressive nature of our current government leadership, and that will continue as long as those leaders continue to make decisions that are proactive and lead to a better life for all of us.

  • Reunions

    STROUB-SWITZER
    This year we will be celebrating our 25th family reunion.  The reunion will be Sunday, Aug. 6 at 1 p.m. at Unity Christian Church on Ky. Hwy. 36W. The meal is potluck, all paper products will be provided, just bring your favorite dish(es) to share with everyone, plus your drinks.
    Bring family photos to share with everyone and plan on taking a family picture. There will be tables setup for a Silent Auction. Examples: handmade crafts, homemade bread, bag or basket filled with goodies (school supplies, candy, lotions, etc.), candles.

  • 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.

    BERRY COMMUNITY
    We will be having a blast at our Rainforest Vacation Bible School the week of July 17-21.
    Dinner will be provided at 6 p.m. each night, with the program ending at 9:15. We will have a commencement ceremony on Sunday, July 23 at 11 a.m. in the church.