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Today's News

  • Bridge construction

    Construction work is continuing on the new viaduct on U.S. 27 North over CSX railroad while the old bridge (right) is being dismantled. The new bridge opened in December. However, traffic stopped using the old viaduct last fall when all traffic was diverted to Church Street. North Church Street is now closed while a new culvert is being constructed. Church Street will tie back in to U.S. 27 North when the project is complete, which is slated for this summer.

  • McGowan earns Chamber award

    By Ben Hyatt, News writer
    The willingness to work. That is the only key ingredient for the making of the Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year award.
    Humble. Simple. Inconspicuous. All are words that can be used to best describe the reigning Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year, Linda McGowan.
    During a recent interview, McGowan made it clear that she has submitted her life to a service, and that service, she said, was called from up above.

  • Thanking those who make it all work

    Often when we say thank you... we usually forget some of the names or the smaller people who make accomplishments possible.
    If you recall an article written in the December 30, 2010 edition of the Cynthiana Democrat, there was a column written by our own Becky Barnes.
    The column was a tribute to the men and women who have served Harrison County and Cynthiana faithfully for their elected terms as well as the agencies that provide a service to the county and the city.

  • Trash
  • Grand jury issues indictments against five Harrison Countians

    Five individuals were named in six indictments issued by a Harrison County grand jury on Tuesday.
    Wesley Foster, 34, was indicted in two separate cases.
    He is charged with receiving stolen property ($500 or more, but less than $10,000) and persistent felony offender (PFO).
    In this case, the grand jury alleges that on Aug. 26, 2010, Foster had possession of property that he knew was stolen.

  • By-pass plans detailed

    Plans for the Cynthiana bypass were put on display at Northside Elementary Tuesday evening with Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials on hand to answer questions from area residents. The bypass is slated to get underway this summer with the first section between U.S. 27 North and KY 356 to begin first. The bypass will begin on U.S. 27 North with its entry directly across from the Burley Coop building and cross through Jess Burrier’s property. A large bridge will span the river and railroad with an elevated road meeting up with KY 36 where another bridge will overpass KY 36.

  • Cynthiana Lions Club presents Youth Day

    The Cynthiana Lions Club introduced nearly 35 students to county and city government and the jobs they do during its annual Youth Day on April 5.
    Faculty sponsor Josh Powers, said he could not have asked for a better opportunity for the kids to learn.
    “The Lions Club allowed our kids to catch a glimpse of some of the challenges our officials deal with each day,” said Powers. “Without them sponsoring this event, it would not have been possible.”

  • Harrison 41st in health rankings

    Harrison County ranks 41st in healthiest residents in Kentucky, according to the second annual County Health Rankings, released March 30, by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  
    According to the rankings, residents of Harrison County now rank 57th among Kentucky’s 120 counties in health outcomes.  
    Health outcomes are measurements of length and quality of life. Health factors are measured by health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors and physical environment.  

  • Harrison County track teams doing well despite weather

    The Harrison County Thorobreds and Fillies track squads are doing well against good competition as the season shifts into high gear.  
    The Thorobreds have won three straight meets including the All Comers at the Athletic Complex on March 31 and the Rowan County Invitational held at Morehead State University last Saturday.
    The Fillies have also shown great promise finishing second in both meets.  

  • Thorobreds split games at home Friday and Saturday

    Harrison County, Boone County and Louisville Male played a round robin affair on Friday and Saturday on the Hilltop in Cynthiana.  
    Boone County lost both of its games in the bottom of the seventh inning; the Breds split a pair and Male won two times to go home the overall winner.
    On Friday evening, the Thorobreds and Rebels faced off in what was anything but a pitcher’s dual.  
    Boone County gathered eight hits and nine runs while the Breds had 14 hits and 10 runs.