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Today's News

  • Joint training for emergency responders a success

    Lee Kendall,

    News Writer

    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

     

    The first-ever Cynthiana-Harrison County Emergency Responders Training Seminar was conducted over three days last week, June 22-24, at the Maysville Community College Licking Valley Campus in Cynthiana.

  • Blood drive at Walmart Saturday

    The Kentucky Blood Center will have one of its bloodmobiles at the Cynthiana Walmart on Saturday, July 2, from 2-7 p.m.

    The blood drive, named Holiday Heroes, can ensure a strong blood supply for Fourth of July week.

    Donors will not only be saving a Kentucky patient’s life, but they’ll be entered to win one of two of the following big summer giveaways from KBC.

  • Fabulous 4th is Saturday

    The Rotary-sponsored Fabulous Fourth will be held Saturday at Flat Run Veterans’ Park beginning at 2 p.m.

    Expect to be wowed by the annual fireworks display as well as other traditional Fab 4th activities, ie, food vendors and kids’ zone.

    There will also be the return of JoJo Gun with Jamie Eubanks at 6:30 p.m. Travis Cook will open musical performances at 4 p.m.

    Admission is $5 per car load. In the event of rain, activities will be held on Sunday.

  • School board approves funding for student insurance

    Becky Barnes,

    Editor

    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

     

    Each student in the Harrison County school district will have insurance coverage again for the 2016-17 school year.

    The school board voted Tuesday to continue the program and at a lesser premium than this year.

  • Harrison County teen jailed with $15,000 bond

    Becky Barnes,

    Editor

    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

     

    A young Harrison County man is in jail after a Kentucky State Trooper witnessed him weaving from side to side.

    Tpr. Charles Loudermilk made a traffic stop on Ky. 36 West at Poindexter Pike on a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu Monday, June 27, around 1:30 p.m. Donald Herrington, 18, was driving the vehicle that Loudermilk said was weaving, according to a KSP press release.

  • Copes, residents take issue with code enforcement

    Lee Kendall,

    News Writer

    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

     

    A contentious special meeting of the Harrison County Fiscal Court was held at noon on Tuesday at the courthouse.

    Several angry residents of magisterial district eight voiced their displeasure at being issued property nuisance warnings by temporary code enforcement officer Mike Aldridge.

  • Sen. West on the Fourth of July

     The Fourth of July gives us all a chance to reflect on our country and to take pride in our nation’s enduring principles. It is the day on which the Declaration of Independence was ratified by exemplary visionaries who dared to create a new form of government and new laws for a new people. For the first time it was decided that every person is born with certain God-given rights and that government should have no powers of its own other than those granted to it by the people.

  • Frankfort Focus with Rep. Tom McKee

     
    FRANKFORT – While the calendar tells us that summer technically began last week, the truth is that it feels like the season is halfway over by the Fourth of July, since that is roughly the mid-point between the end of one school year and the start of the next.

  • Main Street’s Community Clean-up is July 9

    Mark your calenders, Cynthiana Main Street’s Community Clean-up day is just around the corner. On Saturday, July 9, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Main Street will be hosting its fourth Community Clean-up day.
    If you have a green thumb, please come on down to the Court House and lend your expertise. We will be focusing on weeding the flower beds all around town.  

  • Viewpoint

    In my lifetime, I suppose the most significant political occurrence would have to be the Watergate Scandal that led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon.
    Washington Post reporters Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward pieced together a seemingly inconsequential burglary of the Democratic National Party headquarters at the Watergate Office building and eventually tied that to Nixon’s White House staff, leading to his resignation.