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Local News

  • Plenty of snow

    Kayla Harless, Trenton Thompson and Thomas Thompson took advantage of Saturday’s substantial snowfall to build life-sized snowmen. There was no shortage of snow. Some areas of the county reported over 7 inches on the ground.

  • Fiber optic project should be complete in 2020

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Jim Askins, field representative for the Ledcor Group, gave an update to the Harrison County Fiscal Court of the on-going Kentucky Wired fiber optic project, on Tuesday night.
    “When completed, Kentucky will be the first state in the nation to have fiber optic internet access in every county,” Askins told the court. “The project should be completed in 2020, state-wide and at that time over 3,400 of fiber optic cable will have been installed.”

  • County’s salt truck overturns on White Oak Pike Saturday

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    A Harrison County Road Department truck overturned on White Oak Pike on Saturday, March 24 at about 6 p.m., while plowing snow.
    According to Sheriff Shain Stephens, Timothy Eubanks was driving the truck that was fully loaded with salt.
    “Mr. Eubanks got the right-side wheels off the side of the road and with a full load of salt, when the truck got off the road, the weight shifted and it just went right over on its side,” Stephens said.

  • Home and Garden Show moves to Save-a-lot

    The annual Cynthiana Democrat’s spring Home and Garden Show is moving to the Save-a-Lot building on U.S. 27 South.
    Initially, it was planned to have the 2018 show at the 4-H Center grounds and take advantage of their new building. However, the building may not be completed in time and we cannot wait that late to decide where it will be, said Patricia Jenkins, Cynthiana Democrat/Harrison Shopper general manager.
    This year’s show will feature some of the favorite vendors returning and some new additions.

  • Wings & Wheels April 21

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Airport “Fly-in and Cruise-in” will take place at the airport on Saturday, April  21, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
    “This is kind of like the annual Rod Run, but on a much smaller level,” laughed airport administrator Re’Jeana Craft. “We have had up to 200 cars and many, many motorcycles in the past, with several dozen airplanes flying in, as well.”

  • Students’ last day, graduation set for May 25

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    If Harrison County public schools are able to finish out the year without missing anymore days, graduation will be May 25.
    The board voted Tuesday night to amend the calendar.
    Assistant Superintendent David Case said they still have one NTI day that can be taken if needed.

  • Annual egg hunt/pancake breakfast is Saturday

    The Harrison County Rotary Club and Relay For Life Pancake Breakfast will be held this Saturday, March 31 from 8-11 a.m. in the Southside Elementary School cafeteria, followed by the Frankie Taylor Memorial Community Easter Egg Hunt at 11 a.m. at Ingles Stadium. Sponsored by the Rev. Ross Park Committee and the Harrison County Family Resource Center.
    Cost for the pancake breakfast is $6 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under. Participation in the Easter egg hunt is free, but is limited to children under 12.

  • Late April dates for LVS, RTC performances

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Fans of the arts should mark their calendars in late April as both the Licking Valley Singers and the Rohs Theatre Company will have multiple performances.
    The LVS, under the direction of Karen Bear, with accompanist Dr. Beth Laytart, will have a two-day engagement at the Cynthiana Baptist Church.
    They have been rehearsing, one night a week, since January.

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  • Charity auction continues through Friday night

    The 61st Annual Lions Club Radio Auction is underway and will continue through Friday, March 30, on WCYN-1400 AM and also will be carried live on local Cable-6 television. It will also be streamed live on the WCYN app at WCYN.com.
    The auction will begin at 6:30 nightly and will last until 10:30. There will be a $100 Superbucks drawing each night of the auction.