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Today's News

  • Grace Notes

    In the 27 or so years I’ve been writing for the newspaper, I’ve listened to and retold the stories of many hundreds of people.
    My favorites are the ones of redemption.
    Lately, I’ve been interested in the stories told by recovering drug addicts, their descent into a living hell and how the grace of God pulled them out and set them free.
    One man, a heroin addict for 25 years, once slit his own throat. Yet God saved him and now, 25 years later, he’s helping to save others.

  • MCTC Cruise-in this weekend

    Car, truck and motorcycle enthusiasts will want to attend the Maysville Community & Technical College’s Annual Car Show/Cruise In, this Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The cruise-in will be held at the Licking Valley campus of MCTC, located at 319 Webster Avenue.
    Registration for vehicles that participate in the cruise-in will begin at 10 a.m.. There will be a $15 per car fee to participate in the cruise-in, with no charge for the general public to attend.

  • ‘My Old Kentucky Home’:

    By Chris Kenning
    Louisville Courier Journal

        It’s as much a part of the Kentucky Derby as seersucker, mint juleps and stylish hats: The moment when more than 150,000 racing fans stand and sing “My Old Kentucky Home” as the thoroughbreds take to the track.
        “The sun shines bright in the old Kentucky home,” the Derby crowds sing, often to the accompaniment of the University of Louisville Marching Band. “’Tis summer, the people are gay.”

  • End of School Dates

    The Harrison County School District has released some important dates for parents and students as the 2018-19 school year winds down.
    May 20--Senior Awards at the HCHS auditorium at 6 p.m.
    May 21--Underclassmen Awards at HCHS auditorium at 6 p.m.
    May 22--Baccalaureate at the HCHS auditorium at 6 p.m.
    May 23--Eighth Grade Promotion at the HCHS auditorium at 6 p.m.
    May 24--HCHS Graduation at the Athletic Complex at 7 p.m. Also, this is the last day of classes for undergraduate students.

  • Half-price lunch in appreciation of beef industry

    Farm Credit Mid-America will show appreciation to everyone involved in the beef industry on Friday, May 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Homemaker Community Day on the courthouse lawn.
    The Harrison County Beef Cattle Association will be serving lunch at half price with Farm Credit Mid-America picking up the balance. There will be many vendors present with a variety of items for sale.

  • Viewpoint

    Harrison County has been rocked in the last few months with news that some of the most trusted people in our community might have mis-used that trust against our most precious assets...our children.
    One teacher and two law enforcement officers have allegedly had inappropriate contact with children they are supposed to protect.
    Those kinds of things don’t happen here. They happen somewhere else...right??

  • viewpoint

    When one falls, we all suffer.
    May 1 was supposed to be the last edition of The Big Sandy News in Lawrence County, Ky. However, late negotiations for its sale has stayed the closing for the time being.
    Unfortunately, the closing of community newspapers is happening way too often.
    There have been 1,800 newspapers close in the U.S. since 2004. That’s 1,800 communities that no longer have local reporting. No one to cover their events, their schools, their governments or their fairs.

  • City commission plans rate increase in waste water bills

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    A rate increase for Cynthiana’s sewer customers is expected to cover expenses for the next couple of years, said Public Utilities Commissioner Lourena Judy at Tuesday’s meeting.
    The first reading of an ordinance raising sewer rates passed unanimously.
    The increase will go from $8.66 to $11.73 for customers in the 0-2,000 gallons of waste water, and from $18.56 to $21.63 per 1,000 gallons for anything over 2,000 gallons.

  • Rain, lack of help impede cemetery maintenance

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    With two days in a row of sunshine, grass can finally be mowed in residential yards. Incessant rain has prevented regular mowing and as a result, it has been difficult to stay ahead of the grass.
    Battle Grove Cemetery has also been affected by what superintendent Billy Grayson says is the third wettest year since he has been in charge of the historical cemetery.

  • Harrison County was new superintendent’s first choice

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Dr. Harry Burchett, the incoming superintendent for the Harrison County School District, gave his first local public address when he spoke at the Cynthiana Lions Club on Tuesday, May 7.
    Burchett said it didn’t take long for him to become enchanted with the local school district and local community.