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Today's News

  • McCauley releases seventh book in Christian romance collection with other authors

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Local author Rose McCauley has just released her seventh book, which is part of seven stories set along the Erie Canal in 1800s.
    Titled The Erie Canal Brides Collection, McCauley’s story, Pressing On, takes place in Zoar, Ohio, from 1856-1857.
    It’s the story of Amanda Mack, who was born and raised as a Separatist. As Amanda ages, she becomes more and more disenchanted with the Separatist way of life.

  • Jury trials scheduled May 23, 24 for Phillips, others

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Amanda Carol Phillips, the former Harrison County school teacher accused of having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a former student will be back in court next week.
    Phillips will appear in Harrison Circuit Court for a pretrial conference on Tuesday, April 16. A jury trial is set for May 23 and 25 in Harrison Circuit Court.

  • Artists arrive in Boyd for inaugural project

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    On April 1, two artists from New York City arrived in Boyd and will be in residence as part of Boyd’s Station PLACE+SPACE residency.
    Boyd’s Station’s PLACE+SPACE program seeks out emerging artists who are provided a home to live in rent free and ample studio space to work for extended periods of time.
    Artists Ryan Bock and Axel Cajas will be in Harrison County and working out of the Boyd’s Station Shop Studio space for the month of April.

  • Licking Valley Singers will be in concert this weekend

    The Licking Valley Singers will be celebrating 10 years of making music in Harrison County with their tribute to Motown Classics on Friday and Sunday at the Cynthiana Baptist Church.
    Tickets are available at JJ’s Restaurant, Ewalt’s Jewelry and Biancke’s Restaurant. However, tickets for Sunday’s performance are limited. Advance tickets are $10 and should be purchased before noon on Friday or they will be available at the door until they sell out.

  • Grand jury indicts 10

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Ten individuals were indicted by a Harrison County grand jury last week in its opening session.
    Joyce Faye Bailey, aka Joyce Faye Doyle or Joyce Faye Brewer, the Carlisle woman who allegedly set fire  inside of Vernon Moore’s home in January, faces a seven-count indictment and a $30,000 bond.

  • Breds improve to 9-4 with wins over Bracken, Grant, Pendleton counties

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer
    hoosiers49@gmail.com

    The Harrison County Thorobreds found different avenues to victory in the three games that they have played since returning from the Florida trip.  

  • HCMS 7-8th Grade Band

    The Harrison County Middle School 7th and 8th grade Band performed Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at Frederick Douglas High School In Lexington, Ky. for the 2019 Kentucky Music Educators Concert Band Assessment. The 94 piece band performed Autumn Rains by Patrick Roszell and Willow Creek Festival by Steve Hodges. Students were adjudicated on their prepared pieces and on sight reading. They received 3 Distinguished ratings on their prepared pieces and a Distinguished plus on their sight reading. The band is under the direction of Julie Lucky.

  • HCMS 6th Grade Band

    The Harrison County Middle School 6th grade Beginning Band performed Monday, March 25, 2019 at Frederick Douglas High School in Lexington, Ky. for the 2019 Kentucky Music Educators Concert Band Assessment. The 86 piece band performed The Distant Castle and Air of Nobility by James Swearingen. Students were adjudicated on their prepared pieces and on sight reading.  They received Distinguished rating from all four judges. The band is under the direction of Julie Lucky.

  • Community Service Block Grant Plan and budget available for public review

    Community Action Council for Lexington-Fayette, Bourbon, Harrison and Nicholas counties announces that its 2019-2020 Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) Plan and Budget Proposal is available for public review. The plan reflects assessment of low-income community needs and the Council’s CSBG budget for July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020 as well as projected outcomes for the same period.

  • Mulch matters

    Mulch has become a landscape staple, almost to a fault when it is over applied, smothering roots and girdling trunks.  When done properly is can help to suppress weeds, retain moisture and moderate temperature.  These things can be achieved using a variety of materials but which type of mulch suits your needs best?