Democrat needs pictures from the past and present

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By Becky Barnes

Before you know it 2013 will be over.
However, before we get to the Rockin’ New Year’s Eve, there are some very important things coming your way.
The much-loved Taste of Home Cooking School, which is hosted by The Cynthiana Democrat and Cynthiana Lions Club in cooperation with Ken’s NewMarket is coming Tuesday, Nov. 12.
If you’ve never been, you should consider making this year a first.
It’s a fun evening with a chance to win great prizes from local businesses, including the always-popular bags of groceries from Ken’s.
The Taste of Home culinary expert Dana Elliott will be returning to the stage to make some fantastic dishes. Dana’s selections are real basic, easy-to-make recipes that even a novice can mimic.
They are dishes that could be found on any table in Harrison County. In fact, you could be one of the lucky winners who gets to take home one of her creations made on the stage that night.
Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased at the Democrat office, Extension office or Ken’s. There will be a few available the night of the show at the door.
Out-of-towners can call the office at 234-1035 to reserve tickets with a credit card.
Each attendee will receive a “goodie bag” that will have recipes and coupons as well as a Taste of Home magazine.
It’s a fun evening and draws people from all around central Kentucky.

2014 Historical Calendar
The deadline is quickly approaching for a couple of special publications.
The annual historical calendar that is inserted in your Cynthiana Democrat has an Oct. 22 deadline for submitted photographs.
Don’t wait until you receive your calendar and question why a certain photograph or area was not included.
Submit your photographs today!
In the past, we have published photographs of the old covered bridge, Monticello Mansion, the Berry Christian Church, Antioch School and a host of other landmarks.
But there are more. Drag out the old dusty shoebox and see what’s in there.
I remember going to the old Berry School to roller skate when I was in high school. Crossing the old blue bridge, you could see the remains of an old mill.
Does anyone have a photograph of the mill?
What about the old distillery at Lair Station?
What about some of the manufacturing operations that have left us?
A couple of years ago we had some photographs from Webber Farms. What about Kawneer? Ladish? Bluegrass Industries/Jockey? Grede? Cudahy?
Or, why not some of the early years with our stalwarts 3M and Bullard?
We have found that readers enjoy the old calendars. In fact, with just three months left in 2013, we still have people stop by to pick up a copy of the current calendar.

2013 Yearbook
The Oct. 22 deadline for calendar photographs will be followed with a Dec. 2 deadline for photographs for The Yearbook.
This is for events that occurred in 2013.
Obviously, we could not get to every event in the county, but I know someone was there with a camera.
Email high resolution photographs to bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com with ‘yearbook’ in the subject line or drop them off at the office at 302 Webster Ave.
Cell phones are great for recording family events, however, they are not so great for publication. Unless your cell phone can generate a high resolution photograph, it cannot be used.

2014 Harrison County Answer Book
Finally, as we get ready for 2014, we have to start looking at The Harrison County Answer Book. It’s a huge undertaking to get everything updated. The  most difficult is tracking down all of the clubs and organizations and their chairperson or president.
Please help us out. Call the office or drop an email to give us the most recent information.
Also, any events that have already been scheduled for 2014 can be included. Make sure you give us a call or drop and email.
If you look through a previous year’s Answer Book and don’t see something you would like to, your suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Newcomers, what would you like to know about your new community? Fresh eyes are always a bonus when putting together a publication that has been around for several years.
What would you like to see? Ask the question and we’ll try to find the answer.