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Today's News

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, Dec. 9
    Northside Council. The Northside Site Base Council will meet Thursday, Dec. 9 at 3:45 p.m. in the Northside library. The public is invited to attend.
    FRIDAY, Dec. 10
    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Friday, Dec. 10 at Beacon at 10:30 a.m.; Our Little Miracles, 11 a.m.; New Beginnings, 11:30 a.m.; Robynwood Heights, 2 p.m.
    SATURDAY, Dec. 11

  • Christmas parade was Saturday

    It was certainly beginning to look a lot like Christmas in downtown Cynthiana on Saturday. Snowflakes were falling and children wrapped in ribbons and foil rolled through town on the backs on trucks, wagons and atop horses.
    It was the annual Christmas parade!
    A large crowd braved the wintry weather to watch as Santa and Mrs. Claus greeting the season.
    Watch for the pictures in this week’s Cynthiana Democrat as well as future slide shows on the website.

  • Donations being taken for burial of four people who perish in Berry fire

    Four people were killed in a tragic fire in Berry over the weekend.
    While positive identifications have not been made, it is believed the four people who perished in the fire are Nikki Pike and two of her four children, Cameron and Nicholas, and Pike’s cousin, Charles Tucker.
    The two children were each one of a set of twins. The surviving children were spending the night with a relative.

  • Website was built with readers in mind

    Have you checked out the Cynthiana Democrat’s new website?
    A few weeks ago, it was announced that it was coming. Now that it’s here, there are just a few things I want to point out.
    First of all, I urge you to make use of it. It’s a great improvement over the sites we’ve had in the past.
    With this site, you can interact. There is a place after each story for you to add your comments, well wishes to the subjects in the story or ask more questions.

  • Licking Valley Campus goes green for the holidays

    The holiday season may not be the time of year that most people think about energy conservation and recycling.  Let’s face it. Those are the hot topics we reserve for Earth Day, not Christmas.  
    Students, faculty and staff at the Licking Valley Campus of Maysville Community & Technical College are working diligently to remind community members how important it is to incorporate ‘green,’ earth-friendly initiatives in your holiday.
    The campus is teaching by example.

  • Harrison ATC provides spark for students interested in technical fields

    Welding is one of the flashiest, pun intended, programs at Kentucky Tech. Like Thor summoning lightning, there is something very exciting about harnessing electricity to melt two pieces of metal together. It’s also very useful.
    Many of us do not think about how often we encounter welding or how often we rely on it. At any given moment it is likely that we are surrounded by welded products.

  • Dancing with the star

    Lois Gross pulls Santa’s strings Monday as she decorates her Webster
    Avenue lawn with one of the many Christmas-themed inflatables. Wind proved to be an obstacle to keeping the jolly elf in place.

  • Beer, cigarettes taken in Thrift burglary

    Within minutes of a Wednesday morning burglary of Thrift Food Mart on Oddville Avenue police had two men in custody.
    At 3:25 a.m., two Cynthiana men allegedly tossed a cinder block through the front door of the store. Once inside, the suspects took beer and a couple of cartons of cigarettes from behind the front counter, said Chief Ray Johnson.
    “We had good video,” said Johnson of the surveillance at the store.

  • Nearly remodeled home destroyed by fire

    A Lafferty Pike home was completely destroyed by fire early Saturday morning.
    Anthony Wright, who lives alone, was sleeping when a loud crashing noise awakened him.
    “It was pitch black with smoke,” Wright said.
    Wright was able to get out of the home, however all of his, his children’s and grandchildren’s belongings were destroyed.
    Because the fire spread so rapidly, Chief Charles Carson of the Harrison County Volunteer department said the state fire marshal was called in to investigate.

  • Christmas HCL to premier Saturday on the Hilltop

    Don’t be the one who missed the first-ever Harrison County Live Christmas-style concert.
    “This was all the kids’ idea,” said Harrison County High School singers director Michelle Hassall. “After HCL back in March, they wanted to do another one with a Christmas twist.”
    Hassall brought forth Harrison County Live in the spring of 1999 for the first time.
    “This is our seventh or eighth time doing this... can’t keep up with all of them,” said Hassall.