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Today's News

  • Lair Vault in need of repair, funds

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The historically significant Lair Vault, located along the Licking River, on the farm of Dunny and B.T. Darnell, is perilously close to falling into the river.
    According to B.T. Darnell, it will cost approximately $4,600 to have renowned stone-mason Cecil Aguilar make repairs and shore up the vault.
    She said that $2,000 has been donated by the Harrison County Historical Society and that work would begin immediately, with or without the additional funding that is needed.

  • Harrison to reap $13 mil in road projects

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Over the next two years, nearly $13 million is expected to be spent on Harrison County road projects.
    The recently released 2016-2018 Biennial Highway Construction Plan identifies five projects that should get underway in the next 24 months.
    Kentucky House Rep. Tom McKee said he is extremely pleased with plans for Harrison County that survived cuts.

  • Downtown Cynthiana sees an exciting growth

    In my books, Cynthiana is starting to boom again. Within the last year, we have had several new businesses locate downtown in our brick-and-mortar storefronts.
    This is very important to our community.  
    Mark Twain famously remarked, “The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated” after a newspaper erroneously reported his passing.
    Similarly, the reports of the death of brick-and-mortar stores have been greatly exaggerated.

  • Viewpoint

    Shortly after the Constitutional Convention of 1787 completed its work, a woman named Mrs. Powell approached one of the key figures of the convention, Benjamin Franklin, and asked, “Mr. Franklin, what do we have, a republic or a monarchy?”
    Franklin didn’t hesitate, “a republic, if we can keep it.”
    Simply put, a republic is a form of government where the citizens have the opportunity to elect the officials that will run their government.

  • CYNTHIANA BAPTIST Cynthiana Baptist Church kids ministry will host a Popsicles in the Park on Wednesday, May 18 and May 25 from at 6-7 p.m. at Flat Run Veterans Park, River Road Parks and Cherokee playground. Come join us for free popsicles and learn what

    Attention anyone with a closet: Those shoes you no longer want are desperately needed to fight the human tragedy of global poverty.  
    That’s the message being delivered by KidCountry, the Children’s ministry of Connersville Christian Church, which has launched a drive to collect 10,000 pairs of shoes to help the poor.  Used and new shoes can be dropped off at (Connersville Christian Church).

  • Church News

    CYNTHIANA BAPTIST
    Cynthiana Baptist Church kids ministry will host a Popsicles in the Park on Wednesday, May 18 and May 25 from at 6-7 p.m. at Flat Run Veterans Park, River Road Parks and Cherokee playground.
    Come join us for free popsicles and learn what we will be doing this summer. Each week will be something new and exciting. We will also keep the Church News updated and you can see each week’s events on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CBCKidsMinistry.
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  • Shining a light on family secretsShining a light on family secrets

    When my oldest daughter was 4 or 5 we were riding with my mom and Alison blurted out, “Grandma, want to know a family secret?”
    I sat in the passenger seat frozen, not sure what my daughter was about to say.
    “It’s like Dad wearing Mom’s underwear,” Alison said.
    It was one of those moments when you feel obligated to explain, but you sure as heck don’t want to because no matter what you say your mom will still think you’re an imbecile -- or worse.

  • Calendar

    THURSDAY, May 19
    Harrison County Historicl Society will meet May 19 at 7 p.m. at Hospice of the Bluegrass, 1317 US Hwy. 62 East (enter by the rear entrance where the meeting room is the first room on left). Eastside and Northside Elementary School History Club will present characterization enactments of famous people.
    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Thursday, May 19 at Grand Haven at 11:30 a.m.
    The Harrison County Democratic Executive Committee will meet Thursday, May 19 at Hospice at 5 p.m.

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