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Today's News

  • GREAT MUSEUM TREASURE HUNT
  • Bike Nite event to be held downtown Cynthiana on July 28

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    The popular Ned’s Bike Nite is bringing its show on the road for a downtown event on Saturday, July 28.
    Coordinator Phillip Kelly said Bike Nite originally started as a pre-event for the Cynthiana Rod Run. However, due to the growing responsibilities with the Rod Run, Bike Nite has been absorbed by the group who meet regularly at Ned’s Gas and Deli in Leesburg.

  • Harrison Co. students awarded Farm Bureau scholarships

    Melicity Nakay Fraley, Anna Katherine Furnish, and Dalton Thomas Switzer, all seniors at Harrison County High School, are the recipients of college scholarships from Kentucky Farm Bureau. In partnership with County Farm Bureaus, the Kentucky Farm Bureau Education Foundation awarded $465,400 this year to deserving students from across the Commonwealth.

  • Harrison County FFA members attend Kentucky Leadership Training Center

    Jessica Tucker,
    Harrison County FFA reporter

    July 9-13, the Harrison County FFA chapter attended Kentucky FFA Leadership Training Center in Hardinsburg, Kentucky, for a week of FFA Camp.
    Members attended officer and committee chair training classes, participated in athletic and swimming events, heard motivational speakers and took part in many other activities to improve leadership skills.
    Our officer team conducted one of the night sessions in front of 21 other FFA chapters in attendance.

  • GREAT MUSEUM TREASURE HUNT
  • Judge imposes sentences in seven cases

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Five of the seven individuals sentenced last week in Harrison Circuit Court will be serving prison terms.
    Justin Mattingly, received a five-year sentence on drug-related charges including trafficking in heroin and methamphetamine, possession of other controlled substances and tampering with physical evidence.
    Mattingly’s five-year sentence will run consecutively with a sentence from Campbell County Circuit Court.

  • Phase I program to begin July 19

    By Jessica Barnes, County
    extension agent for agriculture
    and natural resources
    The Harrison County Ag Development Committee will open the application process for the 2018 County Agricultural Investment Program (CAIP) on July 19, 2018.  

  • Looking back

    The following information was taken from Indian Creek Christian Church’s history brochure.
    The Indian Creek Christian Church was planted in 1803 under the influence of Barton W. Stone.
    The church was organized as one of the original members of the Springfield Presbytery. After only nine short months, the presbytery dissolved itself so that its churches could exist as “Christians only.” 
    The “Christians” at Indian Creek first met in the Endicott Meeting House.

  • Court approves 50-cent raises for jailer’s deputies

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    In lieu of getting a new transportation vehicle in 2018, jailer Scott Slade asked and was approved to give raises to his 10 deputies.
    “They haven’t had a raise since 2013,” Slade told members of the Harrison County Fiscal Court on Tuesday.
    The court approved Slade’s request for a 50-cent across-the-board raise, which includes the active hourly rate from $12 to $12.50 and the stand-by/on-call rate to $6.25.

  • Looking back

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    One of the older businesses still in operation in Cynthiana is Smith Insurors, Inc., located on East Pike Street in the downtown area of the city.
    The agency has been in operation, by one name or another, since 1904 in Cynthiana. The Smith family have been the sole owners of  the agency since 1953.