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Today's News

  • HCMS 7th grade science project competition

    The 7th grade students at Harrison County Middle School were asked to become engineers of a card stock marble roller coaster. The students were placed into cooperative groups where they planned, created, and executed a marble roller coaster. They had over a week in class to complete this task resulting in roller coasters that towered over six feet tall.  Students analyzed the kinetic and potential energy stored in the system of the roller coaster for their final project grade.

  • Honor Roll

    MIDDLE SCHOOL
    The Harrison County Middle School Honor Roll for the first nine-weeks includes:
    All A’s
    Harlie Abner, Sarah Arnold, Taylor Bailey, Isabella Baker, Jordan  Banks, Avery Barnes, Hannah Barrett, Kodi Beagle, Alissa Beam, Lindsey Bennett, Makenzi Best, Riley Bihl, Peyton Boisseau, CeCe Boland, Shannon Bostic, Sophia Bowlin, Ellie Carr, Madalyn Carson, Emily  Case, Ella Cash, Micah  Cawley, Timothy Chapman, Kylar  Childress, James Chipman, Alaina Coppage, Eleana Coronado, Desiree Couve;

  • CPE announces new online resource for military students, families

    The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education today announced the launch of a new initiative to support military students’ transition to campus.
    The new centralized resource is the first phase of a long-term plan recently outlined by CPE President Aaron Thompson.
    “Kentucky is in a unique position to serve those who serve our country,” said Thompson. “Being able to simplify and support the transition from solider to student and from campus to career is an honor and responsibility that we take seriously.”

  • CPE earns $400,000 grant to better serve adult students

    The Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) has been awarded a $400,000 Lumina Foundation grant to encourage more adults to pursue certificate and associate programs in business, information technology, transportation/logistics, advanced manufacturing, healthcare and construction.

  • News Briefs

    Looking for Christmas/holiday items to Show and Tell at Museum open house
    Looking for Special Christmas/Holiday items to Do you have a special or unique holiday item you’d like to share with our community? A prized Christmas Ornament? Examples of Great Grandma’s Holiday China? A Christmas Story Book from days gone by? A Christmas decoration of special interest or significance? A delicious “family recipe” holiday Christmas Cookie or cake recipe you’d like to share?
     If so… The Cynthiana Harrison County Museum needs YOU.

  • Man who buried hazardous waste in Cynthiana sentenced in federal court

    A former Central Kentucky businessman, who resides in Austin, Texas, was sentenced in U.S. District Court on Nov. 9. Kenneth Gravitt, 63, was sentenced, to 36 months, by Chief U.S. District Judge Karen Caldwell, on convictions relating to the illegal storage, transportation and disposal of hazardous waste.

  • 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.

  • 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.