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Today's News

  • Community Calendar 8-20-15

    THURSDAY, Aug. 20
    Historical Society. The Harrison County Historical Society will meet Thursday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Hospice Center's meeting room.
    The featured speaker will be Sam Flora of the Morgan's Men Association and he will speak about the Second Kentucky Confederate Cavalry that had many Harrison Countians in it. The public is welcome.

    FRIDAY, Aug. 21

  • Church News 8-20-15

    ELMARCH METHODIST
    Elmarch Methodist Church will host a Bible School for one day only on Saturday, Aug. 29 at the 4-H fairgrounds. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon followed by a church potluck meal.

    HINTON UNITED METHODIST

    Hinton United Methodist Church will celebrate homecoming on Aug. 30, 2015. Services will be held at 11 a.m. with a potluck lunch afterwards.
    Everyone is welcome.

    CURRY UNITED METHODIST
    Sunday School Convocation

  • Hope is the breath of life

    We all need hope.  
    There have been times in my life that I have felt hopeless. Before I became a Christian and gave my life to Christ, I was constantly let down by others.  
    My family struggled with addiction and was not there for me growing up.
    Boyfriends in school would want one thing and then discard me. Even girlfriends in high school, were there today, gone tomorrow.  
    I looked to drugs and alcohol for a time in high school to make me feel better and numb the pain.  

  • Grace doesn't have to be earned

    Recently, two quotes from two very different people landed in my email inbox that have caused me to ponder.
    The first one came as a Christianity Today update about Tullian Tchividjian, the Fort Lauderdale pastor who resigned after admitting to an inappropriate relationship. The update said he has no plans to withdraw from the public eye.
    He wrote on his Facebook page: “One of the big questions I’ve wrestled with is, how do I properly steward this glorious ruin?”

  • Videos being used as smoke screen in fight against abortion

    Most people don’t like being manipulated, or having smoke thrown in their eyes.
    Which is why the recent efforts to have Planned Parenthood de-funded are really concerning.
    In essence, what these activists are doing is turning heavily edited, inflammatory video footage involving a few individuals against an entire organization, and, in the end, all women.

  • ‘Callous’ videos a symptom of easy access to abortion

    “It’s been years since I’ve talked about compensation [for the sale of fetal body parts], so let me just figure out what others are getting . . . . If [the price for selling the body parts is] low, we can bump it up.  I want a Lamborghini.”

  • Post-it® Fashion Show entries wanted

    The Taste of Harrison County Post-it® Fashion Show and Contest will take place on Sept. 12 at 3 p.m. at the Rohs Opera House. Entries are wanted. The entry deadline is Aug. 28. Teams consist of up to four members. Registration is $5 per team member.  

  • Discount grocery likely on the way

    Kelly McKinney,
    News Writer
    kmckinney@cynthianademocrat.com

    Cynthiana residents might soon have another option for their grocery shopping.
    Company representatives have applied to put in a Kroger-owned Ruler Grocery on US 27 South beside the Dollar General Store, in the building that used to house the Food Lion.
    Jesse Jones, chief building inspector with Harrison County Planning and Community Development, said company representatives have filed for a permit and submitted plans for the building.

  • Electrical improvements at business park set to be completed by Sept. 15

    Kelly McKinney,
    News Writer
    kmckinney@cynthianademocrat.com

    An electrical improvement at the Business Park in Cynthiana that could help lure more companies to the area is slated to be completed soon.
    Frazer LeBus, chair of the Harrison County Economic Development Authority board (EDA), said at the board’s meeting last Thursday that Kentucky Utilities plans to have 3-phase electrical capability to its entire portion of the park by Sept. 15.

  • Fiscal court votes to take compensating tax rate on real property

    Kelly McKinney,
    News Writer
    kmckinney@cynthianademocrat.com

    Harrison County real property owners will see a slight increase in their county taxes under the new tax ordinance proposed by the Harrison County Fiscal Court.
    After a close vote, the fiscal court on Tuesday approved the first reading of the ordinance, which changes the tax rate on real property to the compensating rate of 10.4 cents per $100 of assessed value, up from 10.2 cents per $100 of assessed value.