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Today's News

  • Sunday fire caused by overheated dryer vent

    A Sunday afternoon fire claimed most of a house on Charlotte Drive but officials say it will be salvageable.
    A call was made to dispatch at 12:24 p.m., Sunday, June 3, for a structure fire at 119 Charlotte Drive, home of Danny Carter.
    According to Cynthiana Fire Chief Jay Sanders, responders were at the home within two minutes of the call and had the situation under control quickly.

  • Academic briefs

    EKU SCHOLARSHIPS
    Hundreds of additional incoming freshmen and transfer students have accepted merit-based scholarships to attend Eastern Kentucky University.
    Harrison County recipients include:
    •Karissa Anderson, Cynthiana, Harrison County High School, Colonel Plus Scholarship
    •Rachel Blackburn, Cynthiana, Harrison County High School, Maroon Scholarship
    •Lucinda Boyers, Sadieville, Harrison County High School, Presidential Scholarship

  • Pendleton Mann joins Extension as summer intern

    The Harrison County Cooperative Extension Service will serve as the working home to a Gardnersville, Ky, native this summer.
    Each summer in recent history, the Harrison County Cooperative Extension Services has allowed college students to intern for 12 weeks with the county agents as a way of seeing how the world of extension looks through the eyes of those who work in it every day.
    This year, Eli Mann, an upcoming senior at Morehead University, has filled the coveted position at the Harrison County Extension Office.

  • Grand jury issues indictment for man charged in barroom stabbing

    The Cynthiana man who was first charged with intentionally setting his home on fire and then allegedly attempting to kill his wife in a bar fight has been named in two Harrison County indictments.
    Michael King, 47, was one of five people indicted Tuesday.
    King faces 11 charges resulting from the two separate melees that occurred less than two months apart.
    The first charges stem from a March 13 incident where King is accused of first degree arson, four counts of first degree wanton endangerment and first degree criminal mischief.

  • Entries needed for the Post-it® Note Fashion Show and Contest

    Entries are needed for the The Post-it® Note Fashion Show and Contest. Deadline to enter is June 22.
    Design, create and show clothing made from a wide variety of Post-it® Notes and Scotch® Tape (provided by 3M). The possibilities are endless. Register your team of up to four people, pick up the provided supplies, and put your fashion sense and ingenuity to the test designing Post-it® Note (and more) clothing.

  • Correction

    In last weeks article ‘Commissioners want more cuts in budget,’ Commissioner Roger Slade should have been quoted in a rhetoric comment saying “We’re still $600,000 short on our wish list, where would that money come from, the reserve?”

  • Senior Citizens Center finances strapped by repairs

    By Kristie Hamon, Summer intern
    So far, 2012 hasn’t been a good year for the Harrison County Senior Citizens Center.
    The Senior Citizens Center faced hard times in January when temperatures dropped and the sprinkler system got water in it and flooded the entire front entrance of the center. And, that was just the beginning of their problems.
    Tracy Whitaker, director of the senior citizens center, said that because of a contract the center signed on the lease, they have to take care of all maintenance and insurance problems on their own.

  • A great idea for do-it- yourselfers

    (SPM Wire) Warm weather is here! And for do-it-yourselfers this means it’s time to get cracking on home renovations. If you’re planning a project that requires lumber, consider forgoing newly cut wood for something with a bit more history.
    “Salvaged lumber is old growth wood, which means it’s stronger, has tighter grains, and looks better than newer wood,” says Merritt Fine, owner of M. Fine Lumber Company in New York City, which has been reclaiming lumber from demolition sites for 75 years.

  • Elks spear Lions, Auto Systems marches past Reds

    Editor’s note: For the next few weeks The Cynthiana Democrat will be at River Road looking for a “Game of the Week” in either Little League, T-Ball or Coach Pitch.  
    This week, Mike Aldridge was able to attend games on Monday and Tuesday to start off the series.

    On Monday evening, the Elks, led by an eight-hit attack which was boosted by 11 walks issued by Lions pitching, rolled past the Lions 16-4 in a four-inning contest.  

  • An Evening with the Arts set for July 27 in downtown Cynthiana

    On the evening of July 27, downtown Cynthiana will be alive with music, art, dancing, drama, poetry, and the third annual Post-it® Note Fashion Show.
    If you enjoyed the Cynthiana Art Walk, mark your calendars to attend the first “An Evening with the Arts.”
    The Chamber of Commerce, Maysville Community College, the Rohs Opera House, and several other community businesses are organizing an arts festival that will bring artists from the community together for one night of arts celebration.