http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en REMEMBRANCE http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/remembrance <img src="http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/sites/www.cynthianademocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/911.david_.bill_8430.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; font: 9.0px Helvetica"> Cynthiana Firefighter David Bell presented the colors for the 9/11 Memorial Dedication at the Harrison County Courthouse, which was held Thursday during a deluge of rain. Bell stood rigid for nearly an hour displaying the American flag while Bill Selin closed the program with the playing of Taps. Nearly 75 guests crowded under tents to escape the pouring rain</p> School board goes with 4% tax hike http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/school-board-goes-4-tax-hike <img src="http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/sites/www.cynthianademocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/school_board.0740.jpg" alt="Cynthiana businessman Avi Bear discusses the 4% tax increase with Harrison County School Board member Gary Dearborn." title="Cynthiana businessman Avi Bear discusses the 4% tax increase with Harrison County School Board member Gary Dearborn." align="left" hspace="6" width="112" height="85" /><p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 9.0px 'Franklin Gothic T'"> <span style="letter-spacing: -0.2px">By Josh Shepherd, </span><span style="font: 7.0px 'Franklin Gothic T'; letter-spacing: -0.1px">News writer</span></p> Public weigh-in should be taken seriously http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/public-weigh-should-be-taken-seriously <img src="http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/sites/www.cynthianademocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/school_board.0743.jpg" alt="Bill Wright heads to the podium to make a statement on the tax issue." title="Bill Wright heads to the podium to make a statement on the tax issue." align="left" hspace="6" width="173" height="85" /><p> Almost three weeks before the public meeting on the school&rsquo;s proposed budget last Wednesday, I was at the Harrison County schools central office with Superintendent Andy Dotson, Assistant Superintendent David Case and Finance Director Julie Asher taking notes concerning the budget proposal for the 2013-14 school year.<br /> I&rsquo;m certain that details of the proposal had already been shared with members of the Harrison County School Board.<br /> That&rsquo;s to be expected.<br /> Governor signs bills in Cynthiana http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/governor-signs-bills-cynthiana <img src="http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/sites/www.cynthianademocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/governor_signing.0799.jpg" alt="Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear, front, signed two Farms to Food project bills advocated by Rep. Tom McKee. Joining the Governor for the signing are Brandon Perez, Zak Perez, Linda Wasson, Tamara Sandberg, Marian Gunn, Rep. Rocky Adkins, Jeff Harper, McKee, Margaret Watson, Tunya Adams, Karen Waldrop, Sue McKee, and Rep. Derrick Graham." title="Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear, front, signed two Farms to Food project bills advocated by Rep. Tom McKee. Joining the Governor for the signing are Brandon Perez, Zak Perez, Linda Wasson, Tamara Sandberg, Marian Gunn, Rep. Rocky Adkins, Jeff Harper, McKee, Margaret Watson, Tunya Adams, Karen Waldrop, Sue McKee, and Rep. Derrick Graham." align="left" hspace="6" width="151" height="85" /><p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 9.0px 'Franklin Gothic T'"> By Josh Shepherd, <span style="font: 7.0px 'Franklin Gothic T'">News writer</span></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 8.7px; font: 9.0px 'Nimrod MT'"> Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear visited Cynthiana Monday morning&nbsp; to ceremonially sign into law two bills that will benefit Kentucky farmers and the state&rsquo;s charitable food banks at the same time.</p> More cooks needed for BBQ Cook Off http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/more-cooks-needed-bbq-cook <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 9.0px 'Franklin Gothic T'"> By Josh Shepherd, <span style="font: 7.0px 'Franklin Gothic T'">News writer</span></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 8.7px; font: 9.0px 'Nimrod MT'"> The annual Harrison County Barbecue Cook-Off is looking for a few more cooks, said Karen Adams, chair of Champions for a Drug Free Harrison County.</p> Children’s Classic to be presented on Rohs stage http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/children%E2%80%99s-classic-be-presented-rohs-stage <img src="http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/sites/www.cynthianademocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/charlotte_fern.jpg" alt="Sophie Bolin will play Fern." title="Sophie Bolin will play Fern." align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /><p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 9.0px 'Franklin Gothic T'"> By Josh Shepherd, <span style="font: 7.0px 'Franklin Gothic T'">News writer</span></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 8.7px; font: 9.0px 'Nimrod MT'"> By all accounts, Charlotte&rsquo;s Web, the upcoming production from the Rohs Theater Company, should be &ldquo;some play.&rdquo;</p> 9-11 Memorial Dedication at the Harrison County Courthouse http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/9-11-memorial-dedication-harrison-county-courthouse <img src="http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/sites/www.cynthianademocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/911.alex_8395.jpg" alt="Harrison County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett talked about the impact of 9/11 on Harrison Countians." title="Harrison County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett talked about the impact of 9/11 on Harrison Countians." align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /> Community Calendar 9-18-14 http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/community-calendar-9-18-14 <p> <strong>THURSDAY, Sept. 18<br /> Harrison County Historical Society</strong> will meet Sept. 18 at the Hospice of the Bluegrass building, 1317 US Hwy. 62 East, enter via back door. The speaker will be Terry Harris, reference clerk of the Christine Burgen Kentucky Room at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. She will talk on how to find Kentucky births, death certificates, property records, and more.</p>