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Today's News

  • Court hears RV ordinance changes

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Bonnie Skinner, director of the Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Commission appeared before the Harrison County Fiscal Court on Tuesday night to explain a revamped ordinance that was forwarded to the court from planning and zoning, dealing with recreational vehicles.
    At issue was the wording of the original ordinance that was forwarded to the court a month ago, that was tabled.

  • Three public meetings on P&Z

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Over the course of six days, there have been three separate public meetings that have dealt with the issue of planning and zoning and, or, code enforcement issues.
    Last Thursday, Feb. 16, a public forum was hosted at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library by the Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Commission as a means for the public to let their opinions be heard.

  • Follow these tips to do better on the ACT

    Juniors in Kentucky public high schools will take the ACT on March 21. These tips from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) may help students do better on the test.
    Read, read, read. Most of the ACT is based on reading. The more you read, the better you’ll do.
    •Take advantage of any free ACT prep courses offered by your school or by local colleges and libraries.
    •Take practice tests online or buy practice tests for use at home.
    •Familiarize yourself with the sections and directions.

  • Chamber Awards Banquet is tonight

    Thursday, Feb. 23, will mark the 47th Annual Chamber of Commerce Community Awards Banquet.
    This year it is being held at the Harrison County Extension Office at 6:30 p.m.
    We will be honoring individuals from our community in the areas of citizen, volunteer, farmer, healthcare, public safety, educator and business of the year.
    There will also be a meal provided by 13 local restaurants and caterers, showcasing some of their signature items.
    The Harrison County High School acapella group, The Harmonix, will be providing entertainment during the meal.

  • School Menus

    Feb. 27-March 3
    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.

    BREAKFAST
    ST. EDWARD SCHOOL
    MONDAY: Choice of: Cinnamon crumb cake or cereal and yogurt; fruit, choice of milk or juice.
    TUESDAY: Choice of: Breakfast pizza or cereal or Pop-tart with yogurt; fruit, choice of milk or juice.
    WEDNESDAY: Choice of: Biscuit and sausage or cereal and string cheese; fruit, choice of milk or juice.
    THURSDAY: Choice of: Biscuit and gravy or cereal or Pop-tart; fruit, choice of milk or juice.

  • Look at the stats, downtown Cynthiana is on the rise

    One of my responsibilities as director for Cynthiana Main Street is to gather reinvestment statistics for our downtown district.
    Reinvestment statistics are vital to our program on the local and state level. This report helps validate the progress within the community.  
    As required by the state, I report our reinvestment statistics on a quarterly basis. I then present the cumulative report on an annual basis to our local government.

  • Viewpoint

    My children went through the public school system in Harrison County and each had their area of interest.
    They would likely say that socialization was the best part about school. Getting to mix and mingle with students from a potpourri of backgrounds was a definite plus for them.
    Erin went to all state chorus in middle school and then became part of the phenomenon that was THE Harrison County Marching Band, under the direction of Bob Gregg.
    Seth went to the state tournament as a senior competitor in tennis. He also wrestled and played soccer.

  • 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.

    CHURCH OF THE ADVENT
    The Church of the Advent, 118 N. Walnut St., will be hosting a Pancake Dinner on Tuesday, Feb. 28 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dinner includes: pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon and biscuits.  The meal is free and all are invited. Donations will be accepted.

  • New growth is essential for continuous productivity

    There was always something to do growing up on the farm to prepare for the different seasons. One of the busiest times was preparing the family garden so that it would grow and produce good, healthy vegetables all during the season.
    A good, productive garden must be maintained weekly by removing all produce that is good or bad to make room for new growth. New growth is essential for continuous productivity. Each plant can be sustained and maintained by keeping soil lose, watering and cultivating lightly, depending on the weather.

  • Grace Notes

    Recently, as Sen. Elizabeth Warren gave a speech criticizing then-nominee now Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stopped her from speaking.
    In his explanation for invoking a little-known rule to silence her, McConnell said, “Sen. Warren was giving a lengthy speech. She appeared to violate the rule. She was warned. Nevertheless, she persisted.”
    Immediately, that became the battle cry of many women across the nation with #ShePersisted and #LetLizSpeak among the top trending topics on Twitter.