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Today's News

  • Smith seeks second term as mayor of Cynthiana

    James Smith has announced that he will seek a second term as mayor of Cynthiana.  He was elected on his first attempt at public office in 2014 and has recently completed his third year in office.  During that time, Cynthiana has experienced a revival in several areas.
    The downtown business district has grown in the number of new businesses locating there and the renovation of many of the historic buildings.
    Occupational job growth has grown 12% during those three years and is a reflection of more people working and higher wages.  

  • Legislative committees in full-swing; bills begin to gain ground

    We have officially entered week two of the General Assembly’s regular session as legislation continues to be filed, debated and passed out of committees and a $20 billion budget and road plan is being framed with input from parties all across Kentucky.

  • Viewpoint

    Since the beginning of time, or close to it, the Cynthiana City Commission meetings have been held on the second floor of City Hall. And 99 percent of the time that’s fine.
    However, it’s not handicapped accessible. If someone wanted to attend a meeting of the commission and he or she could not climb the stairs, the city had to know in advance so it could make arrangements to have the meeting elsewhere.

  • The Bible is God’s side of the conversation

    You know, we should read our Bibles. You probably even started this year with good intentions of reading it each day or at least a little more regular. But with so many distractions, interruptions, demands and activities that impact our day it makes it hard to sit down and read God’s Word.
    Reading the Bible is a struggle for most of us, but opening God’s Word and taking time to listen and understand what God has to say is one of the most important blessings we have to build that relationship with Him.

  • Church News

    CITY ON A HILL
    Just a reminder that City on a Hill Church is no longer meeting at the old Berry Lumber Co. Building. We are now holding services every Sunday in the Community room at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.
    Connect time is 9-9:45 a.m. for some recreation and Bible Study for our youth with the youth Pastor. Adults will also meet for fellowship in the community room at these times. Service will begin at 10 a.m. with live worship. Come as you are and worship with us.

  • Grace Notes

    It’s been a while since my neighbor lady has wreaked havoc on my life.
    However, this past week she made up for lost time.
    To bring you up to speed on who my neighbor lady is: She’s my evil twin, my alter ego, an overbearing, intrusive buttinsky mother who has trouble remembering that once the umbilical cord is cut moments after birth, it should not and cannot ever be reattached and it is futile and foolish to even try -- although she’s been trying for more than 40 years.

  • City will pursue purchase of Asbury building at auction

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    After years in limbo, Cynthiana’s City Commission voted Tuesday to make a bid on the Asbury property at 213/215 S. Main St.
    The property is owned by William Asbury. However, the city holds a lien for over $26,000 in taxes, fees and to have the burned-out building razed.
    The building burned on Aug. 9, 2002. It stood untouched for over seven years. After the city tore the building down, it pursued foreclosure proceedings in August 2017.

  • community calendar

    THURSDAY, Jan. 18
    Crafting is Snow Much Fun Adult Program. Thursday, Jan. 18 at 11 a.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Call the library at 859-234-4881 to register to make this craft. Library programs are free to the public. All the supplies are provided by the library.

  • Candidate filings for 2018 elections continue through Jan. 30

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Less than two weeks remain for candidates to file the necessary paperwork to be on the May 22 primary ballot or the November general election ballot. The deadline is Tuesday, Jan. 30. All local and county offices are up for election in 2018.
    As of Tuesday, Jan. 16, the following had filed the required papers with Harrison County Clerk Linda Furnish.
    •Douglas Miller, Commonwealth Attorney for the 18th Judicial Circuit seeking re-election.

  • Harrison Family Court selected to open some proceedings

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    All four counties that are a part of Judge Heather Fryman’s Family Court jurisdiction have been chosen as one of three Family Courts from Kentucky to participate in a pilot program that will “open up” the previously “closed” portion of many juvenile cases that she hears.
    “As soon as the Kentucky Supreme Court announced this pilot program, I immediately applied to be one of those pilot programs,” Judge Fryman said in an interview last week.