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Today's News

  • Constable jailed on more charges

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A Harrison County constable is back in jail. This time on Harrison County charges of third-degree rape, third-degree sodomy and use of a minor under 18 in a sexual performance.
    William Fields Jr., 36, was arrested Tuesday afternoon and booked into the Bourbon County Detention Center around 6 p.m.
    Sgt/Det. Justin Jett of the Cynthiana Police Department made Tuesday’s arrest. He said Wednesday morning that there may be more charges pending against Fields on other incidents.

  • Pedals and petals

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    When you think about bicycles, do you see a carefree child pedaling his way through summer? The Wizard of Oz’s Mrs. Gulch? Mary Poppins?
    With the launch of Cynthiana’s Bike Project, there are new images to conjure with the theme.
    There are 10 bikes placed around town with flowers flowing from baskets.

  • Beshear, Bevin lead parties for governor’s race

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    It should be an interesting and contentious five and a half months to come, as Frankfort’s two biggest adversaries, Gov. Matt Bevin and Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear won their respective primary elections on Tuesday, and will square off against each other in the state’s gubernatorial election, in November.

  • 3M Cynthiana welcomes new plant manager

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    3M Cynthiana has a new plant manager. Just two and a half years after being named as the Cynthiana plant manager, Eric Opland was promoted to a position at the 3M corporate head quarters in St. Paul, Minn.
    His successor at the Cynthiana facility is Jesse Ahlers, 38, who was born and raised in Pierre, South Dakota.

  • Auditions begin this weekend for fall production of ‘Our Town’

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Rohs Theatre Company will once again perform Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, as its next production.
    “Our Town was directed by Bill Caywood eight years ago, and he also directed the play twice when he taught at Harrison County High School,” said this year’s director of the play, Becky Smith. “We are dedicating this play to his honor. I love that man.”

  • Church News

    CYNTHIANA PRESBYTERIAN
    Cynthiana Presbyterian Church invites children from Preschool through 5th grade to experience a fun adventure at Rolling River Rampage Vacation Bible School.
    This adventure includes exciting new music, amazing science experiments, creative crafts, fun recreation, and memorable Bible stories that will help children know that God is with them always.
    The adventure runs from June 17 through June 20 from 5:45-8 p.m. beginning each evening with supper and held at Cynthiana Presbyterian Church at 103 N. Main St.

  • Grace Notes

    I love reading lists (“listicles” as they’re called) such as “31 Things From Walmart That’ll Make Your Kitchen the Cleanest Place on Earth” or “12 Little Tricks Restaurant Servers Do That You’ve Probably Never Noticed.”
    So, here’s my listicle for today: “10 Things I Love About God (and 3 That I’m Not Crazy About).”

  • Speed factor in Monday accident near Leesburg

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Dakota L. Smith, whose address is listed as Parrish Ave., in Paris, lost control of his vehicle and careened through two yards before running into the home of Sandy S. Powers, 325 Newtown-Leesburg Road. The accident happened at about 11:15 p.m., on Monday, May 20.

  • calendar

    THURSDAY, May 23
    Card Making Program for Adults. Thursday, May 23 at 11 p.m. Call the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library at 859-234-4881 to register.  Pre-registration is required.
    Women’s Discussion Book Group. Thursday, May 23 at 6 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Earn free books and meet new friends. Pick up a copy of “The Secret Life of Bees” by Sue Monk Kidd at the circulation desk.

    FRIDAY, May 24

  • Harrison County receives $332,479 Agricultural Development funds

    The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board approved $4,221,131 in 50 agricultural diversification and rural development projects across the Commonwealth at its monthly board meeting.
    On-Farm Investments
    The County Agricultural Investment Program (CAIP) offers 11 investment areas that give Kentucky agricultural producers the ability to increase net farm income, add value to their products and diversify their operation. CAIP benefits and enhances agriculture across the state by stimulating markets for Kentucky agricultural products.