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Today's News

  • Republican domination

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Big Red Machine is alive and well. Not the 1970s Cincinnati Reds that ran roughshod through the National League with names like Rose, Morgan, Bench and Perez.
    No, this Big Red Machine has moved across the river into Kentucky and now has names like Barr, Massie, Hart, Pierce, Stakelin and Florence.
    The new Big Red Machine is the Republican Party and it has made major inroads on the political scene in Harrison County.

  • City commission, mayor unchanged by election

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Cynthiana City Commission and Mayor will be unchanged come January when newly elected representatives would take over.
    Mayor James Smith, who is finishing his first four-year term as Cynthiana’s leader, defeated his opposition, former Cynthiana police corporal Walter Tapp in a 1,393 to 355 vote.
    Smith carried each of the 11 city precincts as well as the write-in and provisional votes.

  • Hart re-elected in each 78th District county

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Mark Hart swept to victory on Tuesday, easily defeating Democratic Party challenger Greg Coulson for the 78th District seat in the Kentucky General Assembly.
    In 2016, Hart defeated long-time representative Tom McKee to earn his first term in Frankfort.
    On Tuesday, Hart defeated Coulson in all three counties that make up the 78th District.

  • The Main Cup opens to the public Monday

    The Main Cup opened Monday morning with a robust crowd for its ribbon cutting. Members of the Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce were joined by the Cynthiana Presbyterian Church board and some of the church’s congregation. The Main Cup is located on Main Street adjacent to the church and across the street from the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. It is open to the public and hours are Monday-Friday 6:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Kristina Ricci is the manager.

  • Cynthiana commission wants to bring reading benches to author’s hometown

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Cynthiana City Commission covered a lot a ground in a short amount of time on Tuesday, wrapping up just ahead of the 6 p.m. closing of the voting polls.
    Commissioner Lourena Judy asked the commission to consider bidding on an outdoor reading book bench that was designed as a tribute to Harrison County author, Alecia Whitaker Pace’s first novel, The Queen of Kentucky.

  • Barnes will follow Furnish as Harrison County Clerk

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    In the county elections on Tuesday, two new magistrates won in contested races and one incumbent on the Harrison County Fiscal Court survived a write-in challenge. Also, long-time deputy clerk Linda Barnes easily defeated Republican challenger Jill Stroub in the Harrison County Clerk race.
    Barnes will replace retiring clerk Linda Furnish when she takes office in January.
    Barnes won 17 of 19 precincts in Harrison County and garnered a total of 3,867 votes to 2,697 for Stroub.

  • The Mastersons to perform their magic at Rohs this weekend

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Mastersons, a two-person magic show, will have two performances this coming weekend at the Rohs Opera House. They will perform on Friday night and Saturday night, with both shows beginning at 7.
    Their self-described “21st Century Magic” show is now on a Keeping the Arts Alive Tour. Next month, they are booked for 32 shows in Tennessee.

  • It’s time to come together after the election

    Did you feel it?
    It was the collective sigh that trickled through the Commonwealth on Tuesday evening at 6 p.m.
    That’s when the polling places closed, and the political garbage ads and the junk mail ceased.
    It’s when we as a nation, a commonwealth, a county and a city decided who will represent us on issues that affect our future, have had our say.
    It’s over.
    Nearly every person I encountered over the last month has sung an “I’ll be happy when it’s over” tune.

  • Merry Market held at Eastside Elementary on Nov. 3

    Over 30 vendors were on hand for the second annual Merry Market, which kicked off the Holiday shopping season at Eastside Elementary School on Saturday, Nov. 3.  Entertainment was on hand as well, as different local groups provided singing and dancing for the patrons who attended.

  • School Menus

    Nov. 12-16
    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.

    BREAKFAST
    ST. EDWARD SCHOOL
    MONDAY: Breakfast pizza, fruit,  choice of milk or juice.
    TUESDAY: Bacon and toast, fruit, choice of milk or juice.
    WEDNESDAY: Biscuit and gravy, fruit, choice of milk or juice.
    THURSDAY: Sausage pancake wrap, fruit, choice of milk or juice.
    FRIDAY: Pancakes, fruit, choice of milk or juice.

    SOUTHSIDE ELEMENTARY
    MONDAY: Ham and cheese sliders, assorted cereal, fruit, juice, milk.