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Today's News

  • Local veterans get heroes’ welcome on Honor Flight

    Hundreds of patriotic, flag-waving citizens gave two local veterans - and 41 other Kentucky veterans - a welcome home on Saturday, Aug. 27 that they will never forget.

  • Viewpoint

    The Cynthiana City Commission held a Strategic Planning Workshop two weeks ago, just before I left for vacation.

    There was a lot of good discussion about where we’ve been, where we’re going and how we are going to pay for all the things that are in the mix.

    When I was young, I remember getting the Sears Christmas Wish Book. I’d leaf through the pages until the book had no more corners, just rounded, soft edges.

  • Church News

    OLD UNION CHRISTIAN

    Old Union Christian Church, 6856 Russell Cave Road, Lexington, Ky., will hold its annual Lord’s Auction on Saturday, Oct. 1 beginning at 10:45 a.m. with a dedication of gifts. Auction begins at 11 a.m. Lunch will be sold by Christian Women’s Fellowship.

    Proceeds to benefit the ministries of Old Union Christian Church.

    Scott Winkler is the minister, 859-293-6192; Ed Caswell is the chair, 859-987-3013.

     

    SILAS BAPTIST

  • A prayer God ALWAYS answers

    Want a surefire prayer that God will absolutely answer?

    Ask him to show you your sin “so I might hate it as much as you do.”

    Be forewarned: The answer probably won’t come as a lovely handwritten note on lavender-scented stationery or even as a text message with clever emojis.

    It might come as a gentle whisper in your ear, but probably not. Probably it will come when you’re right in the middle of doing something you always do and maybe have occasionally thought you shouldn’t.

  • calendar

    THURSDAY, Sept. 15 

    Book Babies. Thursday, Sept. 15 at 10 a.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library for babies up to 18 months old for a fun time reading, playing, and singing.  Library time for our youngest patrons. Pre-registration is appreciated. 

  • Salaries for school district employees released

    Lee Kendall,

    News Writer

    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

     

    Salaries for all Harrison County School District employees for fiscal year 2015-16 totalled $16,209,512.41.

    This figure amounts to 75 percent of the total budget for the school district.

  • Harrison County School Board opts for four percent tax hike

    Lee Kendall,

    News Writer

    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

     

    The Harrison County Board of Education voted to increase real and personal property tax rates four percent for fiscal year 2016-17 at a very quick special board meeting on Friday, Sept. 2.

    The increase sets the new tax rate at 49 cents per $100 of assessed property values, up from the 47.3 cents per $100 for fiscal year 2015-16.

  • Lion’s Club expands eye screening services

     Lee Kendall,

    News Writer

    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

     

    The Cynthiana Lion’s Club, long a supporter of eye care, has expanded its services.

    In the past, the Lion’s Club has provided eyeglasses for those that need corrective lenses and has also provided free eye screenings for school-aged children.

  • City commission purchases body cameras for police

    Lee Kendall,

    News Writer

    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

     

    The Cynthiana City Commission gave the go-ahead for the purchase of 20 body cameras and 20 chargers for those cameras, to be used by the Cynthiana Police Department, at its regular meeting on Tuesday night at City Hall.

    Only one bid was received for those cameras, which did not come as a surprise to Commissioner of Public Safety Roger Slade.

  • The benefits of shopping locally

    This week I wanted to take the opportunity to share with you a follow up article on shopping local and all the benefits. A couple of weeks ago, I merely touched base on this topic. I feel it is very important to support our local small businesses and wanted to share with you some of the reasons why.  The following is a list of 12 great reasons to buy from local independent businesses. Documentation for all factual assertions are published at amiba.net/localhero