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Today's News

  • HCHS graduation is Friday on the Hilltop

    As many as 174 Harrison County High School seniors are expected to receive their diplomas during graduation exercises at the Harrison County Athletic Complex on Friday, May 25.
    The public will enter through the North Gate at the HCAC, which will open at 5:30 p.m.
    Only those family members and friends who receive gold and white tickets will be permitted into the complex.
    Graduates were given a total of 13 tickets each to distribute to family and friends. Nine of the 13 tickets are gold, with four tickets being white.

  • Extension Office to host youth cooking camp

    You can empower your kids to make healthy choices when they learn essential cooking skills in a fun and safe environment. Sautéing, dicing, chopping, roasting and whipping are just a few cooking techniques students will learn in our Super Star Chef camp.
    During this three-day camp, participants will gain hands-on cooking experience and try new foods and recipes as they prepare healthy dishes like fresh salsa, fruity parfaits, tasty veggie pizza and oven-baked calzones.

  • P&Z says no to rural Dollar General recommendation

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Commission refused a request from  the Mike Rozier Construction  Company to allow a zone change in northern Harrison County.
    Attorney Kelli Mulberry, representing Rozier Construction,  requested a zone change from A-1 (agriculture) to RB (rural business). The zone change would allow the construction of a Dollar General Store on the corner of Blackburn Lane and US 27, about six miles north of Cynthiana.

  • Toadvine recognized

    At the May 16 board meeting of the Harrison County Water Association, the board presented outgoing chairman and long-time board member, William R. Toadvine with a commemorative placque. Toadvine had been chairman of the board for the past 20 years and a member of the HCWA board of directors since 1981.  Pictured with Toadvine are, to the left, current Board Chairman J. Frank Marsh and to the right, HCWA manager Mark Patrick.

  • Voter turnout differs per race

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    It’s difficult to gauge the voter turnout in the primary elections that were held on Tuesday.
    According to information obtained from Harrison County Clerk Linda Furnish, there are 13,865 registered voters in Harrison County.
    Of those, 8,570 are registered as Democrats, with 4,451 registered as Republicans.

  • McGrath, Hall gain party nominations

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Former Marine fighter-pilot Amy McGrath carried Harrison County and also swept to victory in the 19-county 6th Congressional District Democratic Party primary, on Tuesday.
    McGrath defeated Lexington Mayor Jim Gray in Harrison County, 656-534. Four other Democratic Party candidates received votes.
    Reggie Thomas got 65 votes, Geoff Young received 41 votes, Daniel Kemph got 14 votes and Theodore Green received three votes in Harrison County.

  • HCHS grad appointed to lead DOC

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    A 1980 graduate of Harrison County High School is now in charge of the Kentucky Department of Corrections.
    Jim Erwin, 55, has been in corrections for his entire adult life. One year ago, he was named interim commissioner of the DOC and on May 8 of this year, the interim tag was removed.
    “I was the interim commissioner for 364 days,” he laughed. “Now I officially have the job on a permanent basis.”

  • Board says Dotson leadership exemplary

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    “Exemplary.” That was the word used to describe Superintendent Andy Dotson’s performance over the last year.
    The superintendent’s evaluation is a standardized document that allows school board members to comment and rank seven standards: Strategic leadership, instructional leadership, cultural leadership, human resource leadership, managerial leadership, collaborative leadership and influential leadership.

  • Stephens in; Barnes moves ahead

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com
    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Sheriff Shain Stephens will serve another four-year term as the Harrison County sheriff after he handily defeated Robert Peak in Tuesday’s primary election.
    Stephens won every precinct in the county and garnered 61 percent of the votes cast for the office.
    Stephens received 2054 votes to Peak’s 1306.

  • community calendar

    THURSDAY, May 24
    Scrapbook Program For Adults. Thursday, May 24 at 11 a.m.; and Tuesday, May 29 at 5:30 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Supplies are provided. All library programs are free to the public. Call the public library at 859-234-4881 to register. Pre-registration is required.