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    THURSDAY, June 21
    Longest Day of Play. Harrison Memorial Hospital and the Community Health Partnership Wellness Committee will provide outdoor activities to promote physical activity and healthier lifestyles for Kentucky’s children on June 21. This free event will be held at Flat Run Veteran’s Park in Cynthiana from 6:30-8:30 p.m. If interested in a booth space, call (859) 235-3510.

    FRIDAY, June 22

  • Maiden City Pursuit winners

    Shara Hoskins and Allie Dale, “The Chapter Chicks,” were winners of this year’s Maiden City Pursuit. The event was held Saturday  morning with a start from the Old Jail at the corner of Poplar and Pike streets. Hoskins is the librarian at Eastside Elementary and Dale is the librarian at Westside Elementary School.

  • GREAT MUSEUM TREASURE HUNT Week 2
  • City commission makes budget plans for salary increases, insurance changes

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Cynthiana City Commission has begun the arduous process of making its 2018-19 fiscal year budget.
    At a special budget meeting on Tuesday, commissioners agreed to provide funding for a number of organizations and activities that receive the city’s assistance annually. However, there were also a few new requests that were addressed.

  • Court gives nod to Chamber/Tourism allocation increase

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    By a 5-2 vote, the Harrison County Fiscal Court voted to increase its appropriation to the Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce by $10,000, matching the amount the Cynthiana City Commission intends to allot.
    The $20,000 allocation will include an increase in the salary of Chamber director Tomi Jean Clifford and move her from part-time to full-time status. It will also be used in other areas to promote Chamber/Tourism.

  • GleanKY meeting is Monday

    GleanKY is an organization that places farmers and citizens together to provide fresh, excess produce to nourish Kentucky’s hungry.
    Harrison County’s first informational meeting will be held Monday, June 18, at the Harrison County Extension Office from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The Extension office is located at 668 New Lair Road.
    Volunteers are needed to get this program underway. Volunteers will agree to harvest from farms that have agreed to donate their surplus produce. These donations are tax-deductible.

  • Cole receives 15-year sentence on drug-related charges

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Seven individuals who pleaded guilty to felony charges were sentenced in Harrison Circuit Court last week.

  • Trilogy 200 Wellness makes Cynthiana stop in three-day event

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Nearly 30 bicyclists left the Cedar Ridge Health Campus on Thursday morning, June 7 for the last leg of the three-day Trilogy 200 Wellness Tour.
    The Trilogy 200, presented by United Healthcare, is a 200 mile wellness bicycle tour sponsored by Louisville-based Trilogy Health Services, owner of Cedar Ridge Health Campus.
    The ride began in New Albany, Indiana, and included stops at 12 of Trilogy’s 110 locations.

  • Relay for Life is downtown Saturday night

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Na’Kayleigh Harris, who prefers to be called “just Kayleigh,” was 4 years old when she attended her first Relay for Life as a cancer survivor.
    She’s 9 now and cancer-free for the last three years.
    Kayleigh was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia on Dec. 22, 2012.
    Her dad remembers it as a challenging and scary time.

  • Talbott indicted on kidnapping, assault charges

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Nine Harrison Countians were named in 10 indictments issued by a grand jury last Tuesday.
    Jaron Talbott, also known as Ron Michael Talbott, 27, was indicted on charges that stem from a March 10 incident where he is accused of kidnapping, assaulting and threatening Kimberly Williams and Travis Lewis.
    Officially, his charges are two counts of second-degree assault, two counts of kidnapping, two counts of terroristic threatening and second-degree persistent felony offender.