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Today's News

  • 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.  

  • Yankees roll past Braves in T-ball tournament, face Reds in championship

    Terry Smiley’s undefeated Yankees extended their record to 20-0 Wednesday night as they defeated the Braves of Coach Billy Roberts, 22-9, in T-ball tournament action.  
    The Yankees advance to face the Reds who defeated the Blue Jays, 19-12, in the other semi final game.  
    The Yankees scored the maximum six runs in each of the first three innings to jump out to an 18-5 lead after three making it impossible for the Reds to come back within the one hour time limit.  

  • Drought, heat take toll on agriculture

    Harrison County has had its share of 100 degree days, however, farmers and citizens are still unable to cope with dry weather.
    According to local officials and farmers, last year’s row crops and livestock production was among one of the best growing seasons in recent history.
    However, as the tale goes in the farming world, every good growing season is often followed by several moderate to bad growing seasons.

  • Make plans to attend An Evening with the Arts on July 27

    Big things are planned for July 27 in downtown Cynthiana.  
    A joint planning committee has been working feverishly to put together “An Evening with the Arts,” a downtown arts festival that will take the place of the Cynthiana Art Walk this year.  
    The committee has brought a strong desire to bring arts to Cynthiana to the project and the night looks to be spectacular.
    Some planned events include past Cynthiana Art Walk events like the annual 3M Post-it Note Fashion Show, artist displays, and a songwriters showcase.  

  • Middle School students' art decorates HMH

    Harrison County Middle School visual art teacher Debbie Pulliam prepares to hang Mobiles in the Infusion Cubicles at HMH. Made by students in her Middle School Art Club, the mobiles were part of a “recycled art” project  using old CDs. She has been working with the HMH’s Artworks Project in an effort to bring student art into public view. “Having something beautiful to look at while patients sit many hours for chemotherapy treatments will help create something to talk about and bring life to a sterile .environment” Pulliam said.