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Today's News

  • Public library director resigns

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library director Bessie Davis announced her intentions to resign at the library’s board of directors meeting on Wednesday, March 20.
    Davis was hired in April 2016 to replace Pat Barnes, who retired. Her resignation will be effective on April 17.
    Davis, a native of Kathlene, Georgia, told the board she will be taking another job in Tennessee.

  • Long-time county judge dies

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Longtime Harrison County Judge-Executive Charles “Doc” Swinford, died on Sunday, March 16, at Cedar Ridge Health Campus, after a lengthy illness.
    Swinford, 82, defeated incumbent judge Russell Stephens in the general election in 1981 and was to take office in January of 1982. However, Stephens died suddenly in December, 1981, and Swinford was appointed to fill the vacant position by then-Governor John Y. Brown, Jr, one month before he was to officially be sworn in.

  • Police use citizen’s tip to make three drug arrests

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Cynthiana Police received a tip early Saturday morning of possible drug activity at a residence on Newsom Avenue.
    According to the arrest citations, Laura Beth Cummins, Harry Wesley Clark and Sonya Kay Burton were charged after police discovered cash, methamphetamine and other unspecified drugs in pill bottles.

  • 62nd Lions Club Auction will be on YouTube

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    My how times have changed.
    Sixty one years ago, the Lion’s Club Radio Auction began as a means for the local civic organization to generate revenue to buy glasses and provide eye screenings for local children and adults.
    It was just that for 30 years or so, thereafter, a radio auction, carried live on WCYN-1400 radio.
    Several years ago, the auction changed, with technology, and a live video option was added for subscribers of local Cable 6 TV.

  • Molly's Mission makes donations
  • Leadership Harrison County team presents plans for ‘Welcome’ sign at city’s entrance

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    It was a short agenda at the City Commission meeting on Tuesday night, held at the Harrison County Board of Education community room.
    Leading off the meeting, Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce director Tomi Jean Clifford gave a presentation to the commission on the current status of the chamber of commerce.

  • Harrison County Archery
  • Chamber Healthcare Professionals of the Year

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Robin Florence, director of the Harrison County Senior Citizen’s Center, is rightfully proud of the work her staff does in support of the elderly, as well as younger physically and intellectually challenged, citizens of Harrison County.
    “All of the staff here does a great job and loves their jobs, collectively,” Florence said. “They do a wonderful job in taking care of our clients.”

  • Sports Beats

    Tenth Region softball coaches post early polls
    The softball coaches of the 10th Region have posted their first poll of the season with the Harrison County Fillies tied for third with George Rogers Clark.  Three Harrison County players were listed among the top players in the pre-season rankings. 
        Top Ten teams                 Top Ten players

  • Sports This Week

    HCMS Soccer
    Thursday, Mar. 21 at Royal Springs (Boys)
    Tuesday, March 26 at Scott Middle (Girls)

    HCMS Track
    Wednesday, Mar. 27 at Western Hills

    HCHS Fillies Softball
    Saturday, Mar. 23 at Johnson Central Triangle
    Fillies vs. Ashland and Johnson Central
    Monday, Mar. 25 vs. Loveland (OH) at Georgetown College

    HCHS Breds Baseball
    Wednesday, Mar. 20 vs. Paris (H) Freshman DH 5 PM
    Thursday, Mar. 21 at Mason Co. V/JV 5:15/ 7:15 PM