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Today's News

  • Fillies Basketball has Shoot-a-thon for Cancer

    New Fillies’ Head Coach Piper Akin, her staff and the 2010-11 Fillies held a shoot-a-thon Friday to raise money for cancer research.  
    The Fillies raised money from sponsor pledges as they shot 100 shots from different locations on the floor.  The girls raised $225 for their efforts, which will go to the Breast Cancer Foundation.  

  • Kuster defeats Newberry, winning in two of four counties

    District judge appointee Bill Kuster held on to the 18th judicial seat by defeating challenger Peter Newberry in a closely watched race.
    Kuster won by 1,124 votes in the four counties that make up the 18th judicial district.
    The print edition of The Cynthiana Democrat incorrectly stated that Newberry carried three counties.

  • Moses, Barnett to lead local government

    Cynthiana and Harrison County governments will have some new blood to mingle with the old when the newly elected officials take over in January.
    Steve Moses, who currently serves as District 2 magistrate for Harrison County, will be taking over as mayor of Cynthiana.
    Moses defeated commissioner Mark Mattmiller 1,104 to 693 in the city’s 10 precincts.
    Moses will be taking the gavel from Jack Keith, who was appointed mayor when Jim Brown resigned.

  • McKee, Palmer retain state offices

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    Democrats Tom McKee and R.J. Palmer were successful in their re-election bids to represent Harrison County in Frankfort.
    McKee was re-elected to the 78th District state representative seat by defeating Republican challenger Timothy Fairfield with 54 percent of the votes in the four counties. McKee captured 6,814 votes, which was 1,103 more than Fairfield’s district-wide tally of 5,711.
    In Harrison County, McKee garnered 3,638 votes to Fairfield’s 2,210.

  • Brunker claims school board seat

    The 2010 Board of Education battle for Division 2 was fought out by Mike Fisher and Mary June Brunker. Brunker claimed the title with 585 votes to Fisher’s 368 votes.
    “I love education and everyone should know that,” said Brunker in a phone interview. “This is not about me, this is about all our kids,” she said.
    “I want to say, ‘thank you voters for giving me the chance to walk the education journey with your children,” concluded Brunker.

  • Time change is Sunday

    It’s that time of the year again when we all get an extra hour of sleep.
    Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday, as the majority of the United States will role its clocks back by one hour.
    Clocks should be changed at 2 a.m. Sunday morning.
    Daylight Saving Time will resume in March of 2011 when clocks will spring forward by one hour.
     

  • Autumn Afternoon concert Sunday

    On Sunday, Nov. 7, at 2:30 p.m., The Licking Valley Singers Community Choir will be performing a variety of fun and familiar choral music for its Autumn Afternoon concert at the Cynthiana Baptist Church. The LV Singers will also be hosting ‘Formerly Known As,’ the A Cappella vocal group from Transylvania University as special guest performers.
    Tickets are $7 or $5 students and are available at LVC, Teaberry’s Gifts, or at the door the day of the performance.
    The Cynthiana Arts Council and MCTC/LVC are the sponsors of this event.
     

  • Veterans’ program at Battle Grove

    A Veterans’ Day program will be held at Battle Grove Cemetery on Thursday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. This year Korean veterans will be recognized.
    This is a great opportunity for veterans and family members to get together with friends.

  • Hyatt joins Cynthiana Democrat news staff

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    Harrison County’s Ben Hyatt is the newest member of the Cynthiana Democrat news staff.
    Hyatt, 23, has been hired to fill the recently vacated reporting position held by Kate Darnell Rash, who moved to Owensboro with her husband Andrew.
    Hyatt is a 2005 graduate of Harrison County High School  and a 2009 graduate of the University of Kentucky. He earned a bachelor’s degree in agriculture with an emphasis on community leadership development.

  • 4-H Events

    • Nov 4 - 4-H Knitting Project Organization for returning 4-H Knitters, 3:15 p.m, Harrison County Extension Office
    • Nov 8 - 4-H Project records due to the Extension Center
    • Nov. 8 - District 4 4-H Shooting Sports Committee, 6 p.m., Fayette County Extension Office
    • Nov. 9 - 4-H Shooting Sports Club Banquet, 6 p.m., Harrison County Extension Office
    • Nov 10 - Harrison County 4-H Saddle-N-Spur Horse Club meeting, 6:30 p.m., Harrison County Extension Office