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Today's News

  • Magistrates give nod to new Parks & Rec leaders

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court voted to hire Brad Steele and Jim Milum as the new Parks and Recreation director and deputy director respectively.

    After several applications were reviewed, Parks and Recreation committee members Missy Lutz and Frank Henson presented Steele and Milum for the positions created by the restructuring of the recreational department to the fiscal court.

  • City says yes to grant app for fishing dock

    The Cynthiana City Commission agreed to sponsor a grant application that would allow for the construction of a fishing dock on recreation property at River Road.

    The Land and Water Conservation grant would provide $11,500 with the city having to come up with $5,750 for the project.

  • Relay fundraiser at Cynthiana McDonald's only

    Cynthiana’s McDonald’s will be participating in a fund-raising effort to benefit the  local Relay for Life.

    On Thursday, Feb. 28, 50 cents from each value meal and sale sold at the Cynthiana location between 5-7 p.m. will be donated to the Relay for Life, which is an all-night event geared at raising money for the American Cancer Society.

  • Deployed soldier’s dogs found

     

    A major sigh of relief is in order after a soldier’s dogs have been returned to the caretaker.

    On the morning of Feb. 11, Capt. Adam Evans of the 149 Vertical Construction Company boarded a bus to begin a long haul that would ultimately lead to Afghanistan.

  • Score 'N' More
  • By Design

    By Becky Barnes, Editor

    Cynthiana has a national finalist.

    She’s not starring on American Idol or The Voice. She’s not pirouetting across the stage in So You Think You Can Dance.

  • State Champion
  • Sports beat

    Former Harrison County Softball
    Fillies playing major roles in college
    The Harrison County Fillies softball team of 2011 had several promising athletes who were thought to be college “material” when they finished as regional runners up for the season. Two of the young ladies are still playing for their respective colleges and making an impact for the teams.
    Juniors Michelle Carson and Kaitlyn Shepherd each have started every game for Northern Kentucky University (Carson) and The University of the Cumberlands (Shepherd).

  • I hope Recreation change not made in haste

    I read in the Democrat last week the names of the new staff hired by the new board to run the Cynthiana/Harrison County Recreation Department.  
    You know me, I would never want to become political nor jump to a conclusion so I will wait and see how it goes and I wish the new people the best success because if they are successful the better for the citizens young and old.  
    But let me say a couple of things about recreation and how we have progressed to this point.  

  • Assistant superintendent retiring April 30

     

    April  30 will be a bittersweet day for Assistant Superintendent Dee Gee Fischer. 

    After 35 years in education, the last 12 as assistant superintendent, Fischer will be stepping down.