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Today's News

  • Calendar

    THURSDAY, May 26
    Free Movie & Snacks. Thursday, May 26 at 1 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Join us for a free movie and snacks to celebrate the end of the school year.
    FRIDAY, May 27
    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Friday, May 27 at Cynthiana Baptist Daycare at 10:30 a.m.
    SATURDAY, May 28

  • Council gets grant to support developmental education redesign

    The Council on Postsecondary Education and the state’s public colleges and universities will get some help in redesigning developmental education for students, thanks to a $326,000 grant awarded to the Council by Louisville’s James Graham Brown Foundation.
    Known as “corequisite” models of developmental education, the redesign will allow developmental education students to enroll directly into courses that count toward graduation requirements, provided they receive additional academic supports, such as tutoring, mentoring or supplemental instruction.

  • Fillies signing
  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. “Sisterhood of the Traveling ____”
    6. Pavlova’s step
    9. Southeast Asia food staple
    13. Fire starter
    14. “My ____ Private Idaho,” movie
    15. Red Cross supply
    16. Indian soldier in British Army, historical
    17. CSI evidence
    18. U in UV
    19. *Climber support
    21. *Light recommendation for some plants
    23. Computer network acronym
    24. Green stroke
    25. Olympic chant
    28. Cry like a baby
    30. Depletes
    35. X-ray units

  • First Summer Concert

    Jayceon Hill, son of Megan Garrison and Keiron Hill, found the best place to do chalk art during the Summer Concert Series on Friday night. Different bands will perform on the second Friday of each month through September. The series, which is organized by the Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce, is sponsored by Field & Main Bank, The Cynthiana Arts Council and Farmers Deposit Bank.

  • Extension service brings on summer interns

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Harrison County Extension Service is welcoming two hometown summer interns for 12 weeks.
    Margaret McCauley and Tommy Vallandingham will be saddling up with Jessica Barnes, ag agent, and Mike Meyer, 4-H agent, to learn more about the Extension Service, which is a branch of the University of Kentucky.
    McCauley, 22, graduated from Harrison County High School in 2011 and the University of Kentucky this month.

  • Sayre joins Extension as horticulture agent

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    After teaching agriculture in Bourbon County for the last nine years, Jessica Sayre decided she wanted to pursue a different way of educating people.
    Sayre said teaching was something that she always wanted to do.
    Now she is using her education as the new horticulture agent for the Harrison County Extension Service.

  • Federal grand jury indicts four on bank fraud charges

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    A federal grand jury in Lexington has indicted four persons for defrauding a series of banks of more than $40 million from May, 2006 to September, 2010.
    Daniel Sexton, Jonathan Williams, Joseph Tobin and Sheila Flynn were indicted on one charge of conspiracy and 23 counts each of carrying out the scheme, or attempting to do so.
    The banks listed in the indictment as being defrauded, include Cynthiana’s Farmer’s Deposit Bank.

  • The Great Museum Treasure Hunt returns for summer

    “There comes a time in every rightly constructed boy’s life when he has a raging desire to go somewhere and dig for hidden treasure.”
    •Mark Twain, The Adventures
    of Tom Sawyer

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    As Kentucky actor Johnny Depp, aka Cap’n Jack Sparrow, eloquently said in Pirates of the Caribbean, “Not all treasure is silver and gold mate.”