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Today's News

  • State, county talk roads, mudslides

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court agreed with the recommendation of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet on how to spend nearly $700,000 in Rural Secondary Road Program money, allocated by the state.
    According to Matt Yeager, of the Transportation Cabinet, the money will become available on July 1, with the beginning of the new fiscal year.
    Two stretches of Harrison County secondary roads, totalling right at 11 miles, will be paved with that money.

  • BOYD'S STATION PROJECT 2019

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Four new Boyd’s Station students will be taking pictures and writing stories in Harrison County this summer.
    Last summer, Arden Barnes and Michael Swenson were the first recipients of the Reinke Grant. They stayed on property that founder Jack Gruber and his family owns in the small northern Harrison County hamlet of Boyd.

  • Gross always knew she was destined for college

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Tania Crawford Gross always knew she was going to go to college. What she didn’t know, was that she was going to stay in college for most of her working life.
    “I was the first generation of my family to go to college and graduate,” Tania said. “It was never a question of whether or not I was going to go to college.”
    She is the only child of Marian Crawford, former long-time employee of the Cynthiana Democrat.

  • CPD social worker to pick up where police leave off

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    The newest hire for the Cynthiana Police Department is not a police officer at all. In fact, when everything gets settled, Samantha DuBois will be working to reduce police involvement.
    DuBois is the new police social worker. She is tasked with finding help when help is needed.
    “I’m following up where a police officer can’t,” DuBois said last week of the newly instituted Angel Program.

  • HMH Auxiliary earns Citizen of the Year honor

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    One of the least known and under-appreciated volunteer groups in the county was recognized at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce Community Impact Awards Banquet, last month.
    The 52 members who make up the Harrison Memorial Hospital Auxiliary were recognized, collectively, as the Citizen of the Year.

  • Comments can be made at City Hall for splash pad grant

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Cynthiana  City Commission held a public hearing Tuesday to gain public comment regarding a grant application for a splash pad at Flat Run Veterans Park.
    According to Leann Lacy, Bluegrass Area Development District planner, during the 30-minute window of the hearing, 36 signatures were collected.
    She said that if people could not make it to the hearing, comments will be accepted at City Hall located at the corner of Pike and Walnut streets or through her at llacy@bgadd.org.

  • Church news

    BERRY COMMUNITY
    CHURCH
    On Saturday, Feb. 23 at 5 p.m. the Berry Community Church in Berry, Ky., will have a Bingo fundraiser. There will be a $5 donation requested at the door. This will get one bingo card and a soup and sandwich meal.
    There will be prizes for adults and children, four coveralls for country hams and/or turkeys, and baskets for  chances that will also be available. The church is located at 104 Church Plaza, Berry.
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    Rummage Sale

  • Oh, that Jonah, Part 3

    So, this is the last time I’m writing about Jonah -- I promise. Maybe.
    It’s just that his story is so chock-full of things that smack me between my eyes.
    Last week I wrote about being inside the fish. This week, Jonah’s been spit out onto the shore, alive.
    My pastor said of this recently: “The grace of God spins you like a tornado, then it throws you out.”
    He added, “It throws you back in the fray,” back in the game, back in the battle.

  • High school juniors eligible for scholarship, photo shoot

    A rising junior at one of Kentucky’s public or private high schools will win a $500 scholarship and a photo shoot at his or her school through the “Promote Your School” scholarship contest, sponsored by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).
    The school must participate in the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) program.
    To enter, the student must submit an essay about one of these subjects:
    How I will inspire others to do better.
    How education makes a stronger community.

  • Flora Shropshire birthday celebration

    The Humane Society of Harrison County invites the public to join them on Feb. 28, from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. in a day long celebration in memory of Flora Shropshire, the benefactor of the animal shelter.
    Flora, known as “Shroppie” to her friends, lived in Leesburg with her husband Harold. She lavished affection upon her pets being constantly surrounded by animals. She died in 1976 bequeathing funds for the Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter because “my animals are the ones that greet me when I come home.”