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  • Class of 2018 graduates

    HCHS senior Christy Adams was all smiles as she lined up during the processional for graduation on Friday night. The HCHS Class of 2018 graduated 174 seniors at the Athletic Complex on the Hilltop.

  • Viewpoint pictures
  • Breds and Fillies head to region tournament

    The Harrison County Fillies and Breds are advancing to their first-round 10th Region games.
    The Fillies won their district on Tuesday by defeating Campbell County in the district championship. They will play Sunday at Scott High School at 7:30 p.m.
    The Breds finished as runner-up in the district after falling to Nicholas County on Wednesday. They will play at Campbell County against Bishop Brossart Monday at 5:30 p.m.

  • HCHS graduation is Friday on the Hilltop

    As many as 174 Harrison County High School seniors are expected to receive their diplomas during graduation exercises at the Harrison County Athletic Complex on Friday, May 25.
    The public will enter through the North Gate at the HCAC, which will open at 5:30 p.m.
    Only those family members and friends who receive gold and white tickets will be permitted into the complex.
    Graduates were given a total of 13 tickets each to distribute to family and friends. Nine of the 13 tickets are gold, with four tickets being white.

  • Extension Office to host youth cooking camp

    You can empower your kids to make healthy choices when they learn essential cooking skills in a fun and safe environment. Sautéing, dicing, chopping, roasting and whipping are just a few cooking techniques students will learn in our Super Star Chef camp.
    During this three-day camp, participants will gain hands-on cooking experience and try new foods and recipes as they prepare healthy dishes like fresh salsa, fruity parfaits, tasty veggie pizza and oven-baked calzones.

  • P&Z says no to rural Dollar General recommendation

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Commission refused a request from  the Mike Rozier Construction  Company to allow a zone change in northern Harrison County.
    Attorney Kelli Mulberry, representing Rozier Construction,  requested a zone change from A-1 (agriculture) to RB (rural business). The zone change would allow the construction of a Dollar General Store on the corner of Blackburn Lane and US 27, about six miles north of Cynthiana.

  • Toadvine recognized

    At the May 16 board meeting of the Harrison County Water Association, the board presented outgoing chairman and long-time board member, William R. Toadvine with a commemorative placque. Toadvine had been chairman of the board for the past 20 years and a member of the HCWA board of directors since 1981.  Pictured with Toadvine are, to the left, current Board Chairman J. Frank Marsh and to the right, HCWA manager Mark Patrick.

  • Voter turnout differs per race

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    It’s difficult to gauge the voter turnout in the primary elections that were held on Tuesday.
    According to information obtained from Harrison County Clerk Linda Furnish, there are 13,865 registered voters in Harrison County.
    Of those, 8,570 are registered as Democrats, with 4,451 registered as Republicans.

  • McGrath, Hall gain party nominations

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Former Marine fighter-pilot Amy McGrath carried Harrison County and also swept to victory in the 19-county 6th Congressional District Democratic Party primary, on Tuesday.
    McGrath defeated Lexington Mayor Jim Gray in Harrison County, 656-534. Four other Democratic Party candidates received votes.
    Reggie Thomas got 65 votes, Geoff Young received 41 votes, Daniel Kemph got 14 votes and Theodore Green received three votes in Harrison County.

  • HCHS grad appointed to lead DOC

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    A 1980 graduate of Harrison County High School is now in charge of the Kentucky Department of Corrections.
    Jim Erwin, 55, has been in corrections for his entire adult life. One year ago, he was named interim commissioner of the DOC and on May 8 of this year, the interim tag was removed.
    “I was the interim commissioner for 364 days,” he laughed. “Now I officially have the job on a permanent basis.”