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Today's News

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, July 12
    Mini Hinged Book Box. Thursday, July 12 at 5:30 p.m. Decorate a Mini Hinged Book Box: Paint, brushes and modpodge will be provided by the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library (for patrons ages 16 and up). Pre-registration is suggested and preferred. Bring own artwork, pictures, etc.
    Let’s Glow Craft Program. Thursday, July 12 at 1:30 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Listen to stories about fireflies and pretend to catch some in hand-painted Glow Jar. For ages 4 and up. Pre-registration is recommended.

  • New attractions at the fair

    By Kristie Hamon, Summer intern
    There will be a few new attractions at the fair this year, according to the county extension agent of agriculture and natural resources, Gary Carter.
    The fair will feature a new carnival this year from Kissel Entertainment.
    Carter said they decided to go with the new carnival because they guaranteed 16 rides and because they wanted to maintain the fair price.
    He said most fairs cost $10 to $12 these days where the Harrison County Fair is $8.
    Another addition to the fair will be a dog show.

  • A FABULOUS FOURTH

    he Cynthiana Rotary Club hosted the annual Fabulous Fourth at a new venue on Saturday night. The event was deemed a success with a large turnout for the festival and fireworks. There were games and slides for children. Above, toddlers climbed out of an inflatable.

  • Webb trial to begin July 18 in Falmouth

    The trial for a man accused of killing a Cynthiana woman nearly three years ago will begin in less than three weeks.
    A month has been set aside in Pendleton County Circuit Court for the murder trial of Bass Webb, July 18-Aug. 17, according to court documents.
    Webb was originally to stand trial in Harrison County in December 2011. However, Judge Jay Delaney ruled in favor of a change of venue seven days into voir dire or individual questioning of potential jurors.

  • Cool down at the park

    Cynthiana firefighters will be setting up a spray system at River Road Park from 1 to 3 p.m. every day through Friday and then again next Monday.
    Cynthiana fire chief Jay Sanders said they will set up a “fog pattern” and allow children to play in the spray to cool down.
    The summer feeding program is from noon to 1 p.m. and the cool down will begin following the feeding program.
    A decision for continuing the cool down will be made next week. Check our website at www.cynthianademocrat.com.
     

  • Firefighters aid Carlisle

    A downtown Carlisle fire last Friday afternoon sent firefighters from other counties across the jurisdictional lines to help battle the blaze.
    The fire started in a six-unit apartment building in downtown Carlisle on Locust Street. According to Carlisle Fire Chief Jim Biddle, the fire started when one resident believed she was fighting bedbugs by spraying rubbing alcohol onto her couch. The problem erupted when she reportedly dropped a lit cigarette on the alcohol-doused couch.
    Firefighters from Cynthiana and Harrison County were among the 10 assisting departments.

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  • Bypass on track for Thanksgiving 2013 finish

    By Ben Hyatt, News writer
    The Cynthiana-Harrison County bypass takes on a new look everyday as workers push hard to complete construction by late 2013.
    Driving over the unfinished bypass, an unknowledgeable eye would conclude that the bypass was near completion.
    The road is all but complete, minus a few pot holes, a final touch of blacktop and traveling lanes painted on.
    However, major construction is still underway as subcontractors work in the scorching heat to complete several bridges along the 4.1-mile bypass.

  • Burley Belles this weekend at CCC

    Fifteen-time winner Anne Combs returns to the Cynthiana Country Club Friday to defend her Burley Belles championship of 2011.  
    Combs, who plays out of the Spring Valley Country Club, is one of four multiple winners who will again vie for the crown in the championship division.  
    Cynthia Powell (Andover Country Club), Marsha Bordas (Lone Oak Golf Club) and Laurie Goodlett (Tates Creek Country Club) will also be in Cynthiana to try to unseat the unflappable Combs.  

  • Cynthiana-Harrison County Baseball Alumni Association off to a good start

    Since the formation of the Cynthiana-Harrison County Baseball Alumni Association in September 2011, much has been accomplished, yet its leaders want to do so much more.  
    The association is the brainchild of 1966 Harrison County graduates Larry Gossett, Jim Fuller and Ron England, and was formed to support and recognize baseball players in Harrison County.