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Today's News

  • Military Ball 2016
  • Eckler at HMH after ATV accident

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    A Harrison County man was injured in two-vehicle accident last Monday, March 21, and was eventually air-lifted to the UK Medical Center.
    Carl Ray Eckler was driving a Polaris EFI all terrain vehicle on Jones Lane when a vehicle driven by Zachary Arnold, also of Harrison County, struck him.

  • Charles Tribble Conservation Scholarship applications due

    The Harrison County Soil & Water Conservation District is offering $1,000 scholarships available for 2016.  These scholarships are open to any high school senior or graduate who is a resident of Harrison County and will be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours at a two or four year accredited institution in a conservation, environmental, and/or science program of studies.  Applications are due to the conservation district by April 11, 2016.

  • Light It Up Blue: Autism Awareness Day is Saturday

    The Harrison County Courthouse will go blue Saturday to begin Autism Awareness Month. Saturday, April 2, is  Autism Awareness Day and will be celebrated with the courthouse lights going blue.
    This year’s event will be held at the courthouse beginning at 8 p.m.
    The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
     

  • HCHS graduation moved to Thursday, May 26

    After announcing last week that Harrison County High School’s graduation and the last day of school for students would be Friday, May 27, a change had to be made.
    Graduation has been moved to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 26. Thursday will also the final day for classes and will be a half day.
    Project Graduation will be held on Thursday following graduation.

  • Currans overseeing growth at her beloved HMH

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Shelia Currans has health care in her blood. The current CEO of Harrison Memorial Hospital, began working at HMH in 1974 as a student nurse and has been there ever since.
    She is the daughter of a life-long health care provider and each of her three sisters are also employed in the health-care field.
    Her mother, Bettye Marshall, is a retired R.N. and Director of Nursing at HMH. She spent her entire career at the local hospital.

  • Circle K robbed Wednesday

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    At about 2:30 a.m. the Circle K (formerly Fast Max), on U.S. 27 South, gas station and food mart was victimized by an armed robber.
    Cynthiana Police Chief Ray Johnson said that a female assailant held a pistol to the head of the cashier, demanding money. She fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.
    The armed robber was identified by a security camera and was later arrested at her residence in Berry.

  • Wednesday morning stabbing

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    A Cynthiana woman was stabbed multiple times Wednesday morning and was eventually air-lifted to a Lexington hospital, according to Cynthiana Police Chief Ray Johnson.
    Johnson said that an E-911 call was received at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, concerning the stabbing that occurred at 107 West Pearl St., in Cynthiana.
    He said the alleged assailant was taken into custody shortly after the incident. The victim was able to identify her attacker.

  • A State of the City Address from Mayor Smith

    “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”  Lao Tzu, Chinese philosopher
    I would like to take a moment to thank the citizens of Cynthiana for all the support I have received during my first year as mayor.  
    The journey to improve and grow Cynthiana seems like a thousand mile journey with many ups and downs along the way. I’m so proud of our current commission for stepping up and tackling some big problems.  

  • FRANKFORT FOCUS A legislative perspective on the General Assembly

    As the General Assembly wraps up much of its work early this week, the biggest item on the agenda is passing a budget to run state government for the next two years.
    House and Senate leaders sat down last Thursday to begin working on a compromise, coming to the table with broad agreement in some areas and some significant differences in others.
    Overall, the chambers’ two budget proposals follow Gov. Bevin’s plan to scale back government and put that money toward the long-term liability facing our retirement systems for state employees and teachers.