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Today's News

  • Black History Month Puzzle

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    4. African American undertakers and owners of funeral home
    6. 1st African American Harrison County Track Coach
    7. Was the location of African American Legion Hall in Cynthiana
    10. Drafted by Cincinnati Reds right after graduating from HCHS
    12. African American woman to lobby in Washington D.C. for flood control and receive a BLANK check for project in 1998
    13. Only African American Baptist Church in Cynthiana

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  • Puzzle Answers -Black History Month

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    4. African American undertakers and owners of funeral home - Bradshaw
    6. 1st African American Harrison County Track Coach - Robert Walker
    7. Was the location of African American Legion Hall in Cynthiana - China House
    10. Drafted by Cincinnati Reds right after graduating from HCHS - Brian Williams
    12. African American woman to lobby in Washington D.C. for flood control and receive a BLANK check for project in 1998 - Alice Allen
    13. Only African American Baptist Church in Cynthiana - Macedonia Baptist

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  • Community Calendar

    FRIDAY, Feb. 5
    National Go Red Day. Feb. 5 - Put on that red shirt, dress or pants in support of the American Heart Association’s national campaign to fight heart disease.
    Harrison County Wear Red To School Day. Feb. 5 - This is the day when students of all ages join in the fight against heart disease by wearing red attire to the classroom.
    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Friday, Feb. 5 at Our Little Miracles at 10:30 a.m.; Robynwood Heights, 3 p.m.; Edgemont, 3:45 p.m.
    SATURDAY, Feb. 6

  • HMH awarded Best Places to Work in Kentucky for sixth consecutive year

    Harrison Memorial Hospital (HMH) was recently named as one of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky 2016. The awards program was created in 2005 and is a project of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management (KYSHRM) and Best Companies Group.

  • Kentucky Bank named one of the Best Places to Work

    Kentucky Bank has been rated one of the Best Places to Work” in Kentucky for the fifth consecutive year. Kentucky Bank employees participated in a recent survey by the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce to determine the Best Places to Work in Kentucky.  

  • Man who conned elderly woman changes plea

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Raymond Wainscott, Cynthiana, changed his plea in Harrison Circuit Court last week on a theft by deception charge.
    Wainscott, 25, was indicted in June under allegations that he conned an elderly neighbor out of more than $21,000.
    According to a release from the Office of the Attorney General, which provided a special prosecutor in the case, Wainscott agreed to a five-year sentence and to pay more than $21,000 in restitution to his neighbor.

  • Slip sliding away

    A tractor-trailer bound for 3M on New Lair had a detour into the Old Cynthiana Graveyard about 3 a.m. on Saturday. The empty rig was headed south off of the Joe B. Hall bridge on North Main Street when the driver lost control on the snow-covered road and slid across the northbound lane at the old cemetery, according to Cynthiana Police Sgt. Jeff Thomas. No one was injured.

  • St. Edward to celebrate Catholic Schools Week

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Father Douglas Lauer, currently in his 11th year as priest at St. Edwards Catholic Church, is preparing for a week-long celebration.
    Catholic Schools Week will begin next week on Sunday, Jan. 31, and last until Sunday, Feb. 7.

  • Woman arrested on a warrant gets drug possession charges

    Ashley E. McDaniel was arrested around 9 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 24, at 302 N. Poplar St. on an outstanding warrant.
    According to the report filed by Cynthiana Ptl. Andrew Dutton, police were going on an anonymous tip that McDaniel was at the Poplar Street location.

  • School administration considers snow day clemency through education alternatives

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    As of Tuesday, students in Harrison County have missed five days of school.
    Robert Switzer, director of pupil personnel, told school board members at their regular meeting that he is looking into an opportunity for snow days to be counted as instructional days.
    He explained that the district would have to apply for and be approved by the Kentucky Department of Education.