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Today's News

  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. *____ Jessica Parker
    6. Bag, in Paris
    9. Diplomat’s forte
    13. Opposite of cathode
    14. *”Chinatown” sequel: “The ____ Jakes”
    15. Chocolate tree
    16. Considering everything
    17. Pro vote
    18. Sleep spoiler?
    19. *Famous filmmaker Cecil
    21. *”The Jazz Singer” was the first one
    23. “To Kill a Mockingbird” recluse
    24. *Cary Grant in “His ____ Friday”
    25. FedEx competitor
    28. Family room staple

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, Oct. 19
    Dia De Los Muertos. Thursday, Oct. 19 at 4 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Come and celebrate Dia De Los Muertos (also known as Day of The Dead) for 3rd grade and up. Call the library at 234-4881 or stop in to register for this cool program. Program will repeat on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 5:30 p.m.

    FRIDAY, Oct. 20

  • School Menus

    Oct. 23-27
    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.

    BREAKFAST
    ST. EDWARD SCHOOL
    MONDAY: Biscuit and egg patty or cereal or Pop-tart, fruit, choice of milk or juice.
    TUESDAY: Breakfast pizza or cereal, fruit, choice of milk or juice.
    WEDNESDAY: Mini cinnis or cereal, or Pop-tart, fruit, choice of milk or juice.
    THURSDAY: Chocolate donut or cereal or Pop-tart, fruit, choice of milk or juice.
    FRIDAY: Waffle stick with syrup or cereal or Pop-tart, fruit, choice of milk or juice.

  • Gillispie sentenced to five years in prison; four others hear verdicts

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Five individuals were sentenced in Harrison Circuit Court last week.
    Courtney Gillispie will have to serve at least 50 percent of the five-year sentence before being considered for probation, shock probation, conditional discharge or parole.
    Gillispie was convicted of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (two grams or more of heroin). Probation was denied.

  • Cemetery preservation volunteers needed to help with long-term project

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    It’s tucked into the trees along north Main Street and goes barely noticed in the day-to-day of most people coming to or through Cynthiana.
    The overgrown and obscure four-acre cemetery holds a wealth of Cynthiana history.
    That is what Karey Riddell and a troupe of other volunteers want to reveal.
    Riddell said she was looking for different walking routes over the summer and was asked by her husband Noel to join him on a walk through the Old Cemetery.

  • HCHS Marching Thorobreds claim grand champion title at Bellevue

    The Harrison County High School Marching Band performed at the Bellevue Band Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 7.  
    The band performed extremely well, placing first in its class while also earning awards for Best Color Guard, Best Percussion, Best Music Performance, Best Visual Performance and Best Overall Effect.  
    The band was also awarded the Best Overall Color Guard, Best Overall Percussion, and Grand Champion for receiving the highest score of the day.  

  • Leaf and brush pick-up to begin Oct. 16

    Leaf and brush pick-up and chipper service for city of Cynthiana residents will take place from Oct. 16 thru Nov. 10.
    Cynthiana Commissioner of Public Works Jada Walker Griggs said that residents should rake or place those items close to the roadway.
    “We ask that residents not place those items on sidewalks or on the street,” she said. “Place them in your yard, close to the sidewalk or street. Our people will be able to handle it from there.”

  • Trick-or-Treat on Oct. 31

    City of Cynthiana officials have set the date and hours for trick-or-treaters, later this month.
    Costumed ghouls, goblins, ghosts, super heroes, and others will descend on Cynthiana from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 31.
    City officials said that Halloween trick-or-treaters should be for those aged 12 and under.

  • Christmas Angel sign up begins Oct. 17

    The Community Education Center Christmas Angel sign up will take place Oct. 17, 18 or 19.
    Student must be enrolled in Harrison County Schools, Pre-K through 12th grade and meet the Free Lunch income guidelines. Student must meet other criteria to be assisted by the Christmas Angel Project.
    Come to the Community Education Center, 324 Webster Ave. on the dates above, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to complete a registration form. No applications over the phone, no applications will be accepted after Oct. 19, no exceptions.