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  • Morgan’s Last Raid a big success

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    According to Morgan’s Last Raid event coordinator, Kristin Church, last weekend’s Civil War reenactment at Ashford Acres, couldn’t have gone much better.
    “To a person, each and every person who participated in the reenactment were thrilled with how they were welcomed into this community,” Church marveled. “I think it was a great success and the next one we have (scheduled for the summer of 2020) will be even bigger, I think.”

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  • KSP warns hot cars are deadly for children

    With the mercury on the rise this week, KSP is warning parents not to leave a child alone in a hot car. It may seem like common sense, but every year law enforcement officers respond to calls about unattended children in vehicles.
    According to the safety organization Kids and Cars*, 44 children died in 2017 of hyperthermia as a result of being left in a hot car. These include instances where a child has been forgotten in a car, accidentally locks themselves in a car or trunk or, in a small number of cases, when a child has been intentionally left in a car.

  • Cynthiana-Harrison County Airport to host 19th Young Eagles flights June 9

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The 19th Annual Young Eagles airplane flights for youngsters will be held on Saturday, June 9 at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Airport.
    The flights are free to everyone between the ages of eight and 16.
    “Those ages are very firm,” said Young Eagles coordinator Re’Jeana Craft. “Due to insurance regulations, there can be no exceptions on the ages of the children that we let go up in the planes.”

  • Elks building, Paula's Restaurant coming down

    The building that once housed Paula’s Family restaurant was torn down on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. The building caught fire on January 7, 2018, causing serious damage. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. The photographer, Arden Barnes, is an intern with the Boyd's Station Project.

  • Eight weeks of treasure hunting begins Friday, June 8

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    There are tidbits and treasures all around us. A treasure can be either a place or a thing.
    In the case of the Great Museum Treasure Hunt, school-age children from across the globe can find both.
    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum is a real gem and hidden inside the walls are treasures just waiting to be discovered, to be discussed and to be learned.
    This will be the fourth year that the museum has hosted the Great Museum Treasure Hunt.

  • Cynthiana son makes his mark in business

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    How many people in Harrison County can say they have been featured in Forbes Magazine?
    At least one can make that claim.
    Harrison County native Jeffrey Owen, now 67, has a very diverse background.
    From a farm laborer as a youth to the owner of a multi-million dollar company  that is on the cutting edge of shipping pallets, Owen has been successful at every stop.
    That’s right, shipping pallets.

  • Creech twins earn college degree before receiving high school diplomas

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Most high school seniors and their parents will attest that the final days of school are packed with things to do. Multiply that times two and add two again.
    That’s four caps, four gowns and four tassels.
    Hannah and Haley Creech have done something rare for any high school senior.
    The 17-year-old twins graduated from college with associates degrees a week before they graduated from high school.

  • Morgan’s Battle of 1864 will be re-enacted this weekend

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Nearly 200 Civil War re-enactors will descend on Cynthiana and Harrison County this weekend to present an itinerary chocked full of events for public viewing and participation.
    According to Kristin Church, who along with her husband Mike, have organized the event, the weekend will get underway on  Friday night at 6 p.m. with a guided downtown Civil War walking tour. The tour will begin at Maiden City Brewery on Pike Street.
    The tour will be repeated at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

  • Boyd’s Station Project

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Harrison County native Arden Barnes and Pittsburg native Michael Swensen are the first recipients of a Reinke Grant and will spend the summer in Cynthiana, taking pictures and documenting life in Harrison County, as seen through their eyes.
    Both are 21 years old and both were selected from among over 30 applicants, nation-wide, to intern as photojournalists, under the watchful eye of some of the most renowned photographers in the world.