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Today's News

  • Summer Concert Series, Week 2

    Week 2 of the Chamber of Commerce’s Summer Concert Series was held Friday on the courthouse lawn with Paxton Manly as entertainment. The Harrison County High  School Jazz Band also performed. The Concert Series offers family entertainment on the second Friday of each month through September. The July 8 entertainer will be Grayson Jenkins and the Resolutions.

  • Summer Feeding Program underway at River Road Park

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The USDA National School Lunch Program is going strong, even during the summer months.
    Austin Dacci, Harrison County School District food service director, along with staff from the Youth Service Center, are providing a hot lunch for all school-aged children, Monday through Friday, for the rest of the summer at River Road Park.
    The summer program got under way on Monday, June 6 and has seen increasing attendance every day.

  • 15-month-old girl, parents in fight for her life

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Fifteen months ago, when Levacy Burns was born to Edward and Brittany Burns, she appeared to be just like any other newborn.
    She did all the newborn things ... eat and sleep. However, Levacy’s parents recognized something different almost immediately. While she made all of the facial expressions associated with being unhappy, or wet, or hungry, she didn’t cry out loud.

  • Zombie apocalypse coming Aug. 6

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    While a zombie apocalypse could happen at any time and not by anyone’s calendar, it just so happens that one is predicted for Cynthiana on Saturday, Aug. 6.
    “It’s going to be big,” promised Tomi Jean Clifford, director of the Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce.
    Between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., Cynthiana will be transformed into something right off the pages of a comic book or the television screen.

  • Robinson Dam claims another life

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    A Harrison County man drowned in the Licking River at Robinson on Saturday evening, while swimming below the dam. His body was recovered early Sunday afternoon.  
    Steve Bell, 57, began swimming about 7:30 on Saturday evening, said chief and coordinator of Harrison County Search and Rescue, Re’Jeana Craft.

  • 2015-2016 Conservation District annual meeting

    The Harrison County Soil and Water Conservation District held its annual meeting April 29 at Westside Elementary School. The district served host to nearly 200 people.
    A free dinner was served consisting of pulled pork and hot dogs cooked by County Judge Alex Barnett, coleslaw, baked beans, chips, and cookies; all served by the Harrison County Conservation District board supervisors and NRCS officials.

  • “Here’s Your Sign”

    By Dale Kendrick

    guest columnist,

    Salem Christian Church

  • Church briefs

    BERRY UNITED
    METHODIST
    Berry United Methodist Church will host a Summer Fair on June 26 at 5 p.m. Come for an outdoor fun filled evening of sun and fellowship, including free hot dogs, snow cones, popcorn and cotton candy. There will also be an inflatable slide and face painting for the kids.
    All are welcome.
    For more information call Earl Gross at 859-707-0038 or Barbra Fryman at 859-588-4424.

    CONNERSVILLE CHRISTIAN
    Connnersville Christian Church, 2190 Ky. Hwy. 1842 E., will accept shoes through June 24.

  • Chasing the monsters away

    My grandfather sold insurance by day and in his spare time he was an artist.
    He mostly painted clowns -- scary clowns.
    A few of his paintings hung in our house, which meant as a kid I had major heebie jeebies nearly all the time, especially at night.
    When you’re a kid getting up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom and you know scary clowns are staring at you from the walls in the hallway, well, you grow up neurotic and afraid.

  • Squash and cucumber pests

    I can hardly believe how beautiful my tomato plants look and I do believe I will have a ripe one well before July 4th!  
    But what I am really anticipating is our first harvest of summer squash. I love squash and am happy to eat it for dinner every night.
    Last year the garden was mostly a bust so I have high hopes for a bumper squash crop this year.
    Mostly gardeners complain about losing their plants to the squash vine borer, but I have managed to offset that pest pressure by delaying planting in order to miss peak egg-laying time.