• Barnacles on plants are lichens

    Have you ever gotten blamed for something you haven’t done?  Most of us have experienced this and it is a dreadful feeling.  Well, there are a great many things we blame erroneously on one thing or another, and lichens are one of them. Lichens, often described as barnacles by worried gardeners, usually show up on woody plants after some sort of thinning or decline has occurred.  They are not the problem only the result of a change in the plant’s environment.

  • CHS Alumni Banquet welcomes 130 classmates

    The Cynthiana High School Alumni Banquet was held Saturday, June 24 at Cheers with 130 in attendance.
    President Dolly Ritchie, Class of 1956, called the gathering together. The invocation was given by Mary Lou Buckner Barnes, Class of 1957. A delicious dinner was served by Layne Tussey Catering. The Cynthiana Police Department Explorers served the meal.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Kaylee Elizabeth Fields, June 3, daughter of Scott and Starla Fields; Branson Lane Allen Kelly, May 22, son of Bobby and Mickey Kelly; Skylar Brooke Turner, May 12, daughter of Brandon and Tiffany Turner.
    Tonight is the longest day... of play event at the Oddville Avenue Recreational Park. The Community Health Partnership Wellness Committee will host the second annual event.
    Toddler Village Day Care is offering Safe Sitter Classes at Harrison Memorial Hospital.

  • Reffett-Brooks plan July 15 wedding

    Brian and Sabrina Reffett announces the engagement of their daughter, Laken Machelle, to Aaron Michael Brooks, son of Dr. and Mrs. Michael Brooks of Cynthiana.
    Reffett is a graduate of Harrison County High School and Midway College. She is employed by the Harrison County Board of Education at Harrison County Middle School.
    Brooks is a graduate of Harrison County High School and Morehead State University and is employed by 3M in Cynthiana.

  • Marshes celebrate golden anniversary

    Jerry and Lou Mary Marsh celebrated 50 years of marriage.
    The couple were married on June 16, 1967 at Beaver Baptist Church by the Rev. Buford Smith and continue to reside in Harrison County.  They celebrated this special occasion with friends and family at a surprise dinner hosted by their children Rick (Tammy) Marsh of Winchester and Jennifer Marsh (Robert Mundell) of Cynthiana, at the Prizing House.
    We appreciate all those that were able to attend.

  • Reunions

    Cynthiana High School will hold its annual Alumni Banquet on Saturday, June 24. This year’s banquet will be held at the new Cheers facility on Connersville Pike (old Tussey Furniture building). Tickets are on sale at Biancke’s, Ewalt’s Jewelry, and the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum. Tickets are $20. A limited number is available at the door.

  • Josaphine Pearl Barnes

    Josaphine Pearl Barnes
    Josaphine Pearl Barnes was born to Mark and Michelle Barnes of Cynthiana on March 11, 2017.
    She weighed 5 lbs. 11 oz., and is welcomed by her brother, Burley Russell Barnes.
    Maternal grandparents are Tony and Goldie Stipe of Mt. Sterling, Ky.
    Paternal grandparents are Martha Barnes of Cynthiana and the late Jim Barnes.

  • Marriage Licenses

    Katherine Lee Wheatley, 34, and Jason Henry Goodpaster, 36, married May 20, 2017.
    Cassandra Marie Bishop, 24, and Adam Jarrod Marsh, 27, married May 27, 2017.
    Cindy Lynn Fowler, 45, and Steven Shane Mastin, 45, married May 27, 2017.
    Peggy Ann Reynolds, 51, and Robert Paul Cooke, 49, married June 3, 2017.
    Medearis Anne Robertson, 59, and Michael Shelton, 64, married June 3, 2017.
    Karmelea Dyan Puckett, 45, and Neil Curtis Perraut, 35, married June 2, 2017.
    Shelby Lynn Holbert, 19, and Jordan Wayne Stangle, 21, married June 2, 2017.

  • Museum Musings

    *Cynthiana Democrat, Oct. 23, 1942 -- “Keys Being Solicited Now. - A call has come to Harrison County for the donation of any old and unused keys. Keys are made of various metals, mostly high grade metals being used. Instead of placing the keys with the regular scrap it is urged that keys be left at the Pope & Turner Barber Shop, from which point they will be sent directly to Washington. One key box at Hatterick’s Meat Market has been filled and the second one has been started.” (WWII)

  • Shade devices for the vegetable garden

    It’s been hot and humid the last few weeks!  I was hopeful that this summer was going to be idyllic…at least we got pop-up rain storms to keep things hydrated. These 90-degree days, however, are putting us on track for some serious heat. Some of our vegetables will love it and some will not.  
    I know we can’t change the ambient air temperature on a 90-degree day but we can provide some shade for our plants on the hottest days of the summer with reasonable results.