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  • Annual Relay for Life will be June 16 in downtown Cynthiana

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    The annual Relay for Life will take place on Saturday, June 16, in downtown Cynthiana.
    The evening will boast a jam-packed schedule of events that will keep everyone busy for at least four hours.
    Cancer survivors are all invited to attend a dinner, hosted by Cynthiana Christian Church, 202 N. Main St. Registration for the dinner will begin at 4:30 p.m. at the church. The dinner will begin immediately after registration.

  • Friday night concert to welcome Boogie G

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Hemp Days weekend kicks off with the second leg of the Summer Concert Series on Friday night, June 8.
    The featured musical group on Friday will be local favorites, Boogie G and the Titanics.
    The three-piece band specializes in classic rock, soul and funk.
    Band leader George Burdette is the vocalist and bass guitar player. He is supported by top-flight guitarist Dan Trisko and drummer Steve Lewis.

  • Great Museum Treasuer Hunt Week 1 2018
  • VanMeter competent to stand trial on attempted murder charges

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Thomas Field VanMeter III, 40, was declared competent to stand trial in Harrison Circuit Court Friday.
    VanMeter is accused of shooting at law enforcement, a helicopter pilot and passenger, for a total of 20 charges.
    Subsequent to the competency hearing, a pretrial conference was set for Tuesday, July 3, at which time future trial information for the case to proceed will be set.

  • If it looks too good to be true, it probably is

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Mostly scammers will prey on the elderly. However, recent reports indicate that the young are not exempt.
    Sgt. Eric Kendall with the Cynthiana Police Department was recently involved in an investigation where a Cynthiana woman applied for a job online. It was work-at-home job type employment. She was advised that she would receive a work package and she was to follow the instructions included.

  • Maiden City Pursuit is Saturday morning

    The Cynthiana Community Events Committee will be hosting the annual Maiden City Pursuit Saturday morning, June 9, at the Old Jail, at the corner of Poplar and Pike streets.
    Registration will be from 9-9:50 a.m. with the race following at 10 a.m.
    Teams of two will be racing through town looking for answers to clues given by the committee. Some of the locations will be prize spots for the first to arrive. Once a team arrives at the location, they need to take a cell phone picture as evidence that they successful completed that clue.

  • Summer Feeding Program underway at four locations

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Summer Meal Program for all children in Harrison County is now underway.
    Under the direction of Harrison County School District food service director Austin Dacci, the SMP provides lunch for every child in the county, 18 years of age and younger.
    “We have two full-time cooks at the middle school who are preparing the meals this summer,” Dacci said.

  • Hemp Days designed to celebrate and educate

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Congressmen Andy Barr and Thomas Massie will be featured speakers at the first annual Cynthiana-Harrison County Hemp Days on Saturday, June 9.
    “I am certain that both Rep. Barr and Rep. Massie will be in attendance and will participate in the noon Roundtable Press Conference on our main stage,” said Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce director Tomi Jean Clifford, on Tuesday.

  • One side the blue, the other the gray

    Morgan’s Last Raid Civil War reenactment at Ashford Acres was a huge success. Pictured are members of the Union Army infantry as they readied for battle.  Participants for last weekend’s event came to Cynthiana from as far north as Vermont and south from Florida.

  • Graham returns to coach Thorobreds

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer
    hoosiers49@gmail.com

    Harrison County High School Principal Steven Fowler announced Monday afternoon that Ray Graham will return as the head football coach at Harrison County High School.  
    Fowler noted that Graham’s history and connection to the community were instrumental in his return to the Hilltop.  
    “His knowledge of our community, his dedication to our children, his passion for football and his past record of success all played a role,” Fowler said.