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  • 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.

  • 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.