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Today's News

  • Viewpoint

    Too often we mark our calendars for long weekends, thanks to federal holidays, without really thinking about what that holiday is for.
    Memorial Day is one of those.
    When school is still in session, students simply look at this as a day they know they won’t be in school.
    Adults in the work-force, know it is a day off, and a time for a potential long weekend get-away.
    As a community, we really don’t have any type of organized activity to honor those who have given their lives in service to this country.

  • 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.

    BERRY BAPTIST
    A revival will be held at Berry Baptist Church, 306 Main Street, Berry, Ky., May 26-28 featuring the Bluegrass Boys Quartet.
    Friday, May 26 at 7 p.m., Saturday, May 27 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, May 28 at 10 and 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome.

  • Hand in the candy jar

    When I was about 10, my family lived in southern Louisiana. Hot and humid were understatements for the climate during the summer. We lived in a mobile home, in an open field, and the only a/c was in my parent’s room.
    Sleep was miserable, especially for a roly-poly who sweats sitting still. The infamous line in our home was, “Go to sleep and you won’t be hot.”  

  • Grace Notes

    Although I’m not a huge fan of doughnuts -- they’re not sweet enough for me to justify ingesting all those calories -- as soon as I walked into work the other day, I made a beeline for the box of Dunkin Donuts leftover from the day before.
    Before I knew it, one of them made its way from the box and into my mouth.
    I didn’t want to eat it, but I did anyway.

  • community calendar

    THURSDAY, May 25
    Project Linus: Spread Blanket Hugs Locally. Thursday, May 25 at 11 a.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library to create no-sew fleece blankets for children who are ill, traumatized or otherwise in need of blankets. They will be distributed locally at Harrison Memorial Hospital. Call the library to register at 859-234-4881.
    Interactive Movie Sing Along. Thursday, May 25 at 2 p.m. with the 1991 version of Beauty and the Beast for all ages at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Costumes are welcome but not required.

  • Veterans pursue Cynthiana-based Marine Corps League detachment

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Plans are in the works to organize and form a local Marine Corps League detachment, based right here in Cynthiana.
    The Marine Corps League was founded in 1923 by Gen. John A. LeJeune, a decorated hero of World War I, commandant of the Marine Corps and the namesake of Camp LeJeune, SC.
    “It’s one of the best kept secrets for all former Marines,” said former MCL Kentucky commandant Zeddie Harmon.

  • School officials release plans for Class of 2017 graduation

    Harrison County School District has released the following information regarding the Friday, May 26, graduation, which gets underway at 7 p.m.
    There are 210 potential graduates in the Class of 2017. Class officers will serve as commencement speakers along with members of the Harrison County Board of Education.
    Senior awards are Monday, May 22, 2017 at 6 p.m. in the auditorium.
    Baccalaureate will be Tuesday, May 23, at 6 p.m. in the auditorium. No tickets are required.

    Sequence of events
    for graduation

  • City makes plans to hire four police officer recruits

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Four individuals moved one step closer in the arduous journey to becoming a Cynthiana police officer.
    Commissioner Roger Slade asked for approval to offer employment to four police officer recruits pending completion of all the pre-employment screenings.
    Slade said hiring police officers is a long process ... and when they are recruits it’s even longer. Recruits have to attend 21 weeks of school/training before they are ready to patrol with a local field training officer.

  • Carey family unites in fight for life

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

     By profession, Larry Carey was a Kentucky State Police trooper. In his time patrolling the State, he faced very difficult situations, but none more difficult than the one he faced 10 years ago, after he retired from KSP.
    You see, 10 years ago, he was diagnosed with head and neck cancer.
    In June of 2007, he was dressing to go to a funeral visitation when he felt a tiny knot on his neck as he was tying his tie.

  • Search begins for new Eastside principal

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    The search is on for a new principal for Eastside Elementary.
    Belinda (B.J.) Maggard has accepted a position at the central office as the director of technology. Maggard will be assuming the position vacated by Melissa Shepard, who will retire June 30.