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Cynthiana-Harrison County

Economic Development Authority


We offer an abundant supply of wildlife throughout our area for your enjoyment. Whitetail Deer, wild turkey, quail and dove hunting along with  some of the finest fishing rivers and streams in Kentucky.

Harrison County has two rivers sitting in the historical Licking River Valley Region of Kentucky. The South Licking River runs right through Cynthiana and Berry, supplied by the many small creeks and tributaries in adjacent Bourbon County, KY. The North Licking River (main branch) runs through the eastern section of the county and is supplied by the cool waters of Cave Run Lake in Morehead, KY. Together they supply fresh waters for a variety of aquatic life. Large-mouth, Small-mouth, Kentucky Bass, Rock Bass (redeyes) along with Brim, Crappies, and White Perch are there for the taking.

Whether you’re a fly fisherman, wade fisherman, riverbank, or boating fisherman, your expectations will not go unfulfilled. Breath-taking sceneries, good fishing, and hunting are the best recipes for a fun-filled day of family entertainment.

A Place to Relax

In 2012 the Cynthiana City Commission and the Harrison County Fiscal Court voted to revamp recreation and created a new Cynthiana-Harrison County Parks and Recreation Committee.  The Committee is comprised of representatives from the City Commission and Fiscal Court, as well as, one representative from the community at large.

There are four parks for children, youths, and adults (baseball, softball, basketball, football, and soccer).   There are league-sponsored plays for local organizations.

The Cynthiana-Harrison County Parks and Recreation Committee strives to use all facilities available which include:

  • Pleasant Street Park: Located behind the Police Station with a basketball court and picnic tables

  • Rev. Ross Park: Located on Water Street with basketball courts, playground area, shelter with picnic area, and a quarter mile walking trail

  • River Road Park: Located on River Rd. between Pleasant St. and US #27 with six ball diamonds, a playground and shelter, picnic areas, and a basketball court.  Concession stand and restroom facilities are available.

  • Flat Run Veterans Park: New 120-acre park with walking trails, picnic shelter, and playing fields.  Restrooms and a Farmers Market are available. Plans include an aquatic and recreation center. in the future.

Parks and Recreation

Other Organized Recreational Activities:

  • Upward Basketball and Cheerleading

  • Upward Soccer

  • Pee Wee Football

  • Pee Wee Cheerleading


Public School Sports (KHSAA):

  • Baseball   (Boys)

  • Basketball (Boys/Girls)

  • Cheerleading (High School and Middle School)

  • Cross Country (Boys/Girls–High School and Middle School)

  • Volleyball (High School and Middle School)

  • Football (High School and Middle School)

  • Golf (Boys/Girls)

  • Soccer (Boys/Girls—High School and Middle School)

  • Softball (Girls)

  • Swimming (Boys/Girls)

  • Tennis (Boys/Girls)

  • Track & Field (Boys/Girls—High School and Middle School)

  • Wrestling (Boys—High School)

  • Bowling (High School)

  • Archery (Boys/Girls—High School and Middle School)

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