https://www.cynthianademocrat.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Cynthiana couple ride out hurricane https://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/cynthiana-couple-ride-out-hurricane <img src="https://www.cynthianademocrat.com/sites/www.cynthianademocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/nunnelleys.jpg" alt="Charla and Carl Nunnelley" title="Charla and Carl Nunnelley" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Lee Kendall,<br /> News Writer<br /> lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com<br /> <br /> Carl Nunnelley is a construction contractor, an electrician, a plumber...just a jack of all trades. That background gave him the confidence to place his trust in a Florida building that withstood the devastation of Hurricane Michael last week.<br /> What started as just another two-week vacation to the beach turned into a harrowing experience for Carl and his wife, Charla.<br /> Chamber’s candidate forum is Saturday https://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/chamber%E2%80%99s-candidate-forum-saturday <img src="https://www.cynthianademocrat.com/sites/www.cynthianademocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/election.heading_2.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Lee Kendall,<br /> News Writer<br /> lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com<br /> <br /> The general public is encouraged to attend the Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce-sponsored Candidates Forum, on Saturday, Oct. 20.<br /> The event will begin at 10 a.m. and will be held at the Harrison County Extension Office.<br /> All of the local contested races on the November general election ballot will be included in the forum.<br /> Police officers assigned to Harrison Middle and High schools https://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/police-officers-assigned-harrison-middle-and-high-schools <img src="https://www.cynthianademocrat.com/sites/www.cynthianademocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/c_muntzcoppage_8750.jpg" alt="School Resource Police Officers Steve Muntz and Michael Coppage" title="School Resource Police Officers Steve Muntz and Michael Coppage" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Becky Barnes,<br /> Editor<br /> bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com<br /> <br /> With school violence on the rise across the country, Cynthiana and school district officials decided to act immediately to protect Harrison County&rsquo;s students and faculty,<br /> It was after the deadly shootings in Marshall County and Florida that officials here began writing agreements and policies to put certified police officers in two schools.<br /> Operation Christmas Child shoe box drop off dates Nov. 12-19 https://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/operation-christmas-child-shoe-box-drop-dates-nov-12-19 <img src="https://www.cynthianademocrat.com/sites/www.cynthianademocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/opchristmaschild.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Becky Barnes,<br /> Editor<br /> bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com<br /> <br /> It&rsquo;s that time of year when stores begin dragging out the Christmas decorations and pushing and pulling patrons into the holiday spirit.<br /> If you&rsquo;ve heard the adage &ldquo;It&rsquo;s better to give than to receive,&rdquo; you know what Operation Christmas Child (OCC) is about.<br /> Foster child programs to benefit from Thriller on Main, Oct. 27 https://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/foster-child-programs-benefit-thriller-main-oct-27 <img src="https://www.cynthianademocrat.com/sites/www.cynthianademocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/c_thrillergirls_7022.jpg" alt="File photo from Thriller 2017" title="File photo from Thriller 2017" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Becky Barnes,<br /> Editor<br /> bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com<br /> <br /> Amanda Morris is not only thrilled to be organizing her fifth Thriller on Main event, she&rsquo;s also thrilled that 100 percent of this year&rsquo;s donations will benefit foster children in Harrison County.<br /> The event will be held downtown on Main Street on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.<br /> Morris said the Thriller zombie parade will be at 8 p.m. The Cynthiana Witches will stir up a brew around 7:45 p.m.<br /> Comprehensive plan to move ahead, storage units and diesel station approved https://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/comprehensive-plan-move-ahead-storage-units-and-diesel-station-approved <p> Lee Kendall,<br /> News Writer<br /> lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com<br /> <br /> At its regular meeting on Monday night, Oct. 15, the Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Commission agreed to allow commission executive director Bonnie Skinner to notify EHI that it has been selected to compile the county&rsquo;s new Comprehensive Plan.<br /> Skinner told the commission that she had reached out to five different potential vendors who would be tasked with compiling the information that will go into the Comprehensive Plan.<br /> Did you know? https://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/did-you-know-41 <p> <strong>Pet costume contest<br /> set for Oct. 29</strong><br /> The Humane Society of Harrison County&rsquo;s annual Spooky Boo Wow parade will not be held this year. The Humane Society will be joining Dairy Queen for its second annual Howl-o-ween Pet Costume Contest on Monday, Oct. 29, 5-8 p.m. Judging will begin at 6:30 p.m.<br /> <br /> <strong>Annual Harvest of Hope Thanksgiving dinner planned</strong><br /> A traditional Thanksgiving meal complete with dessert will be prepared at Harrison County High School and served at no cost to all who wish to participate.<br /> Adopt an Angel Project to begin https://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/adopt-angel-project-begin <p> The Christmas Angel sign ups will be held Oct. 16-18. Student must be enrolled in Harrison County Schools Pre-K through 12th grade and meet free income guidelines. Student must meet other criteria to be assisted by the Christmas Angel Project.<br /> Come to the Community Education Center, 324 Webster Ave., between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to complete a registration form.<br /> No applications will be taken over the phone and no applications will be accepted after Oct. 18. No exceptions.<br />