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Today's News

  • VanMeter competent to stand trial on attempted murder charges

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Thomas Field VanMeter III, 40, was declared competent to stand trial in Harrison Circuit Court Friday.
    VanMeter is accused of shooting at law enforcement, a helicopter pilot and passenger, for a total of 20 charges.
    Subsequent to the competency hearing, a pretrial conference was set for Tuesday, July 3, at which time future trial information for the case to proceed will be set.

  • If it looks too good to be true, it probably is

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Mostly scammers will prey on the elderly. However, recent reports indicate that the young are not exempt.
    Sgt. Eric Kendall with the Cynthiana Police Department was recently involved in an investigation where a Cynthiana woman applied for a job online. It was work-at-home job type employment. She was advised that she would receive a work package and she was to follow the instructions included.

  • Maiden City Pursuit is Saturday morning

    The Cynthiana Community Events Committee will be hosting the annual Maiden City Pursuit Saturday morning, June 9, at the Old Jail, at the corner of Poplar and Pike streets.
    Registration will be from 9-9:50 a.m. with the race following at 10 a.m.
    Teams of two will be racing through town looking for answers to clues given by the committee. Some of the locations will be prize spots for the first to arrive. Once a team arrives at the location, they need to take a cell phone picture as evidence that they successful completed that clue.

  • Summer Feeding Program underway at four locations

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Summer Meal Program for all children in Harrison County is now underway.
    Under the direction of Harrison County School District food service director Austin Dacci, the SMP provides lunch for every child in the county, 18 years of age and younger.
    “We have two full-time cooks at the middle school who are preparing the meals this summer,” Dacci said.

  • Hemp Days designed to celebrate and educate

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Congressmen Andy Barr and Thomas Massie will be featured speakers at the first annual Cynthiana-Harrison County Hemp Days on Saturday, June 9.
    “I am certain that both Rep. Barr and Rep. Massie will be in attendance and will participate in the noon Roundtable Press Conference on our main stage,” said Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce director Tomi Jean Clifford, on Tuesday.

  • One side the blue, the other the gray

    Morgan’s Last Raid Civil War reenactment at Ashford Acres was a huge success. Pictured are members of the Union Army infantry as they readied for battle.  Participants for last weekend’s event came to Cynthiana from as far north as Vermont and south from Florida.

  • Graham returns to coach Thorobreds

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer
    hoosiers49@gmail.com

    Harrison County High School Principal Steven Fowler announced Monday afternoon that Ray Graham will return as the head football coach at Harrison County High School.  
    Fowler noted that Graham’s history and connection to the community were instrumental in his return to the Hilltop.  
    “His knowledge of our community, his dedication to our children, his passion for football and his past record of success all played a role,” Fowler said.  

  • Morgan’s Last Raid a big success

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    According to Morgan’s Last Raid event coordinator, Kristin Church, last weekend’s Civil War reenactment at Ashford Acres, couldn’t have gone much better.
    “To a person, each and every person who participated in the reenactment were thrilled with how they were welcomed into this community,” Church marveled. “I think it was a great success and the next one we have (scheduled for the summer of 2020) will be even bigger, I think.”

  • Grace Notes

    A number of weeks ago, I injured my left knee.
    It had been months since I had gone to the Y to exercise and I had finally  decided it was time to go back.
    I bought new exercise clothes and talked to the wellness director for even  more motivation.
    I was psyched.
    On a Wednesday afternoon I got to the Y 45 minutes before the Strong by Zumba class started so I could walk on the treadmill first.

  • God created you to soar

    I stand amazed watching birds fly. Why do the buzzards lift their wings at about a 15-degree angle from their body as they soar, while a hawk keeps his wings flat, parallel with the surface of the ground?
    I notice the hummingbird flapping its wings faster than I can even keep clear while the great blue heron seems to lift and thrust her wings in slow motion.