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Today's News

  • Six HCHS seniors deemed ‘Work Ready’

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Harrison County High School seniors Joshua Graves, Shelby May, Carrie McDonald, Zachary Northcutt, Casey Wallace and Tori Watkins were honored Wednesday morning, April 27, for their involvement in the inaugural Work Ready program, at the school.

  • Court gives first nod to $9.5 million budget for 2016-17

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court unveiled its annual budget for fiscal year 2016-2017 at its regular meeting on Tuesday night. The proposed budget shows total appropriations and revenues at $9,508,721.

  • Farm laborer killed in fall from tree

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    A Hispanic farm laborer was killed as a result of a fall from a tree on Saturday, April 23.
    According to a Kentucky State Police report, Isizro Castrillo had been climbing a tree, lost his balance and fell between two tree branches, ultimately causing him to break his neck.
    Trooper Troy Brooks was dispatched to Ruddles Fort Road in Bourbon County, in reference to the fatal fall. The accident happened on a farm owned by Lewis Furnish on the Harrison County/Bourbon County line.

  • Church News

    PRAYER BREAKFAST
    The Harrison County Ministerial Association is hosting a prayer breakfast, Thursday, May 5, (7-8 a.m.) at Biancke’s in conjunction with the National Day of Prayer. Theme: Into The Heat with Cynthiana Fire Chief Jay Sanders.
    Breakfast, by ticket only ($10 each), are available at Biancke’s or Harrison County Ministerial Association members.

    TIME OF HARVEST
    OUTREACH MINISTRY

  • Your Voice Has Power

    When I was a little girl and my sisters and I would argue, my mom would say to me “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.”
    I used to think that was the dumbest thing I ever heard. But, experience has told me there is something powerful in our words. Whether they are encouraging or destructive, our words are the compass by which we can guide the quality of our relationships and our lives.

  • People need to be able to say ‘You too?’

    A few months ago, the one I call my uncle dad was out shooting a gun and the noise did something to his hearing so now people sound like Donald Duck to him.
    Since then he’s had a lot of people who are also hard of hearing commiserate with him.
    He says it’s comforting to be able to say, “You too?” However, he really, really, really wants his hearing back.

  • Conservatiion District looking for Licking River Water Watch volunteers

    The Licking River Watershed Watch (LRWW), Inc., established in 1998 as part of the Kentucky Watershed Watch Program, is a 501c3 non-profit organization that spans 19 counties from eastern Kentucky to Northern Kentucky.  
    The LRWW works to protect, improve and restore the waters of the Licking River Basin by promoting water quality monitoring, public education, and citizen action, as a volunteer citizen-based organization.

  • USDA expands safety-net for dairy operations

     Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announces that dairy farms participating in the Margin Protection Program (MPP) can now update their production history when an eligible family member joins the operation. The voluntary program, established by the 2014 Farm Bill, protects participating dairy producers when the margin – the difference between the price of milk and feed costs – falls below levels of protection selected by the applicant.

  • Calendar

    THURSDAY, April 28
    Puppet Show/Author Visit. Thursday, April 28 at 4 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Author visit by Eddie Price (Little Miss Grubby Toes). Recommended for ages 3 through 3rd grade.
    Women’s Book Group. Thursday, April 28 at 6 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. The book for discussion will be Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult. Copies can be picked up at the children’s circulation desk.

  • 75 compete in Chamber-sponsored 5K

    Last Saturday we kicked off the Triple Crown Road Race Series with the Runway 5K at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Airport.
    Although the day ended up being beautiful, it was a little chilly that morning for our runners.