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Today's News

  • Reunions

    JOCKEY REUNION
    The annual Jockey employee reunion will be held on Saturday, Sept. 23, at Flat Run Veterans Park between 1 and 4 p.m.
    Everyone is asked to bring a dish and drink. Plates and silverware will be furnished.
    Everyone is welcome.

  • Community Action Council and Chrysalis House launch new partnership with ribbon cutting ceremony

    Community Action Council for Lexington-Fayette, Bourbon, Harrison, and Nicholas Counties, Inc. (Community Action Council) and the Chrysalis House announces that they are forming a new partnership which will allow Community Action Council to directly provide high-quality early childhood education to the young children (aged six weeks to three years old) of the women of Chrysalis House. A ceremonial ribbon cutting will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, at 1589 Hill Rise Drive, beginning at 3 p.m.

  • Downtown speaker system up and running

    If you were in town for the Cynthiana Rod Run, chances are you heard the new downtown speaker system.
    During the Cynthiana Rod Run, our new downtown speaker system made its debut.
    Phase 1 of the speaker project is complete, thanks to the efforts of our community working together. Cynthiana Main Street spearheaded this speaker system project and with the support from the City of Cynthiana, the Harrison County Fiscal Court, Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce, The Lions Club, The Community Events Committee and 3M, this project was brought to life.

  • School Menus

    Sept. 18-22
    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.

    BREAKFAST
    ST. EDWARD SCHOOL
    MONDAY: Mini cinnis or cereal or Pop-tart, fruit, choice of milk or juice.
    TUESDAY: French toast stick with syrup or cereal, fruit, choice of milk or juice.
    WEDNESDAY: Breakfast bun or cereal, or Pop-tart, fruit, choice of milk or juice.
    THURSDAY: Breakfast pizza or cereal or Pop-tart, fruit, choice of milk or juice.
    FRIDAY: Blueberry muffin or cereal or Pop-tart, fruit, choice of milk or juice.

  • Viewpoint

    Monday’s shooting incident in Harrison County is not something that happens often in our sleepy little town, but isn’t it nice to know that when something of that magnitude does occur, our agencies are ready?
    The call came over the office scanner about 1:50 p.m. on Monday that a helicopter had been shot from the sky. Moments later, we heard Deputy Nathan Gasser breathlessly tell dispatch that shots were being exchanged with the suspect who had fired on the helicopter and that Nathan and Deputy Lance Hutchison were pinned down.

  • One nice word at a time!

    When I was growing up, one of the phrases I heard frequently from my parents was, “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.”  
    Parents should still be teaching this. I am saddened by the way words have been used in our culture for quite some time.  
    For example, the political races of today showcase people who use their words to belittle, intimidate and attack their opponents and others, instead of using them to tell us what they themselves really stand for, or to speak peace or reconciliation.  

  • Church News

    GRIEFSHARE SESSIONS
    A 13-week GriefShare session will be offered for grieving/hurting people who have lost loved ones, on Sundays from 5-7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 302 E. Pike St.
    The sessions will begin Aug. 28 and the public is urged to attend and can join at any time.
    For more information contact Leona Bell at 859-954-5070. You may also find information on the facebook page at Leona Bell GriefShare group, or www.GriefShare.org.

    ST. EDWARD CHURCH

  • Grace Notes

    Every weekday at noon I post a question of the day on the Chronicle’s Facebook page.
    Sometimes it’s a fun question about food -- everybody likes food. Sometimes it’s about a local or national issue.
    The questions are meant to get people engaged with the newspaper, although sometimes they get people enraged -- with the paper, with each other, sometimes with me just because I asked a question.
    If I know one thing about human nature it’s that people love to be offended and they love to feud, take sides, lob bombs and throw mud at others.

  • community calendar

    THURSDAY, Sept. 14
    Berry City Commission will meet Thursday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m., at Berry City Hall. The meetings are open to the public.
    Operation Organization-Holiday Edition Part 1. Thursday, Sept. 14 at 11 a.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library for adults. This is a repeat program.

  • Deputies capture alleged shooter

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Harrison County Sheriff’s deputies have captured Thomas Field VanMeter.
    About 9:30 a.m., VanMeter was captured in the area where a shooting occurred on Monday.
    There were no injuries from yesterday’s shoot-out with law enforcement and none reported this morning from his capture.
    As law enforcement was drawn in from adjoining counties as well as Frankfort, VanMeter was spotted crossing through fields on KY 1842.