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Today's News

  • Cynthiana couple ride out hurricane

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Carl Nunnelley is a construction contractor, an electrician, a plumber...just a jack of all trades. That background gave him the confidence to place his trust in a Florida building that withstood the devastation of Hurricane Michael last week.
    What started as just another two-week vacation to the beach turned into a harrowing experience for Carl and his wife, Charla.

  • Chamber’s candidate forum is Saturday

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The general public is encouraged to attend the Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce-sponsored Candidates Forum, on Saturday, Oct. 20.
    The event will begin at 10 a.m. and will be held at the Harrison County Extension Office.
    All of the local contested races on the November general election ballot will be included in the forum.

  • Police officers assigned to Harrison Middle and High schools

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    With school violence on the rise across the country, Cynthiana and school district officials decided to act immediately to protect Harrison County’s students and faculty,
    It was after the deadly shootings in Marshall County and Florida that officials here began writing agreements and policies to put certified police officers in two schools.

  • Operation Christmas Child shoe box drop off dates Nov. 12-19

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    It’s that time of year when stores begin dragging out the Christmas decorations and pushing and pulling patrons into the holiday spirit.
    If you’ve heard the adage “It’s better to give than to receive,” you know what Operation Christmas Child (OCC) is about.

  • Foster child programs to benefit from Thriller on Main, Oct. 27

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Amanda Morris is not only thrilled to be organizing her fifth Thriller on Main event, she’s also thrilled that 100 percent of this year’s donations will benefit foster children in Harrison County.
    The event will be held downtown on Main Street on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
    Morris said the Thriller zombie parade will be at 8 p.m. The Cynthiana Witches will stir up a brew around 7:45 p.m.

  • Comprehensive plan to move ahead, storage units and diesel station approved

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    At its regular meeting on Monday night, Oct. 15, the Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Commission agreed to allow commission executive director Bonnie Skinner to notify EHI that it has been selected to compile the county’s new Comprehensive Plan.
    Skinner told the commission that she had reached out to five different potential vendors who would be tasked with compiling the information that will go into the Comprehensive Plan.

  • Did you know?

    Pet costume contest
    set for Oct. 29

    The Humane Society of Harrison County’s annual Spooky Boo Wow parade will not be held this year. The Humane Society will be joining Dairy Queen for its second annual Howl-o-ween Pet Costume Contest on Monday, Oct. 29, 5-8 p.m. Judging will begin at 6:30 p.m.

    Annual Harvest of Hope Thanksgiving dinner planned
    A traditional Thanksgiving meal complete with dessert will be prepared at Harrison County High School and served at no cost to all who wish to participate.

  • Adopt an Angel Project to begin

    The Christmas Angel sign ups will be held Oct. 16-18. Student must be enrolled in Harrison County Schools Pre-K through 12th grade and meet free income guidelines. Student must meet other criteria to be assisted by the Christmas Angel Project.
    Come to the Community Education Center, 324 Webster Ave., between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to complete a registration form.
    No applications will be taken over the phone and no applications will be accepted after Oct. 18. No exceptions.

  • Main Street to host third annual ‘Treats on Main’ on Oct. 31

    Do you remember going trick or treating as a child? The excitement of getting treats? Getting to eat the candy before bed on Halloween night?
    One memory that I recall is going to the courthouse to trick or treat. It was the best place in town to gather a bag full of treats. Often, that was the only stop you would need to make. The treats would include apples and cookies and even an orange drink. Of course, sweet candy was a must.
    I want to provide a safe and central location for our kids to trick or treat.

  • Blue Grass Airport and United Airlines announce non-stop service to begin Feb. 14

    United Airlines announces that it will add non-stop service between Blue Grass Airport (LEX) and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD).  With two daily flights, this new service will provide central Kentucky with access to the nation’s capital and an excellent gateway for passengers connecting to other regions, including the mid-Atlantic, Northeast and Europe. This new service will begin on Feb. 14 and will replace United’s current service to Newark, New Jersey, which will conclude on Feb. 13.