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Living

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana Democrat, June 29, 1939 -- “Belmont Bridge Completed and Opened - Residents of Belmont and the western part of the county were permitted to cross the Licking River at Pleasant Street for the first time in almost a year Saturday when the new concrete bridge constructed by the State Highway Department at a cost of $61,000 was opened to the public. First automobile to cross the span was driven by R.B. Whaley who was accompanied by Mayor John M. Cromwell, Commissioner Charles L. Robinson and W. C. Endicott, Chief of Police George M. Dickey, and James S. Whaley.”

  • HMH Auxiliary donates funds to purchase equipment

    The Harrison Memorial Hospital (HMH) Auxiliary completed 2016 with raising more than $38,000 for Harrison Memorial Hospital. For 2017, the HMH Auxiliary has donated more than $37,000 in equipment to patient care areas.

  • Perkins-Ratcliffe announces their engagement

    Pam and Jeff Perkins, Cynthiana, announce the engagement of their daughter, Allison Louise Perkins, to Shane McKenzie Ratcliffe, son of Mack Ratcliffe, Cynthiana, and Rebecca Huchins, Kansas City, Missouri.
    Allison is the granddaughter of Mary Perkins of Cynthiana and the late Donnie Perkins, and the late Alma and Elbert Hardin, Maysville. She is a 2017 graduate of Miami University and serves as a School Psychologist in the Marion City School District in Marion, Ohio.

  • Harvesting sweet potatoes and planting garlic

    There are two categories of garlic to consider: Allium sativum, or softneck garlic and Allium ophioscordon, or hardneck garlic.
    Softneck garlic is the easiest and most widely cultivated because the bulbs are large and the cloves and skin are tight, which prevent moisture loss and allows for longer storage.

  • Arthur to Compete in National “Make it With Wool” Contest
  • Trick-or-treating safety tips

    For young children, Halloween night is one of the best of the year. But trick-or-treating can be dangerous if kids and parents aren’t careful. Take a look at some vital trick-or-treating tips before you accompany your child.
    • Plan a route in advance.
    Trick-or-treating could take you several streets away from your house, which can cause sore legs and a bit of frustration. Avoid long paths by mapping out a route before leaving the house. Stick to paths that you and your child are familiar with to avoid getting lost.
    • Wear comfy shoes.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Toby Joseph Barry, Sept. 18, son of Ricky and Alissa Barry; Elijah Clay Insko, Oct. 11, son of Sarah and Randall K. Insko.
    The Harrison County High School Marching Band is headed to the semi-final round of the state band competition. The band will present their show entitled “The West” at Meade County High School.

  • Reunions

    HCHS CLASS OF 1964
    The Harrison County High School Class of 1964 will be having their annual get-together on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. at Biancke’s. This annual event is an informal time to catch up on activities of class members. The meal will be soups (chili and potato), salad, sandwiches, tea and dessert and will cost each person $10. We need to get a count of those who plan to attend, therefore, if you plan to attend, call Ruth Ann Florence Wilson at 859-588-0760 or Donna Navarre at 859-234-1528.

  • McCullough hosts October Omega Chapter meeting

    Omega Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi sorority met at the home of Betty Kay McCullough on Monday, Oct. 2. Nine members answered roll call by telling the best things about living in Cynthiana.
    The history of the town, knowing families, closeness of friends, the acceptance of others, kindness to others, and the ease of living in this location were all mentioned.

  • Eating for your eyes

    As you age, so do your eyes. Vision problems usually creep up slowly.
    About 16 million people in the U.S. over age 45 report some vision loss.
    But you do have ways to help prevent eye disease, especially age-related macular degeneration, or AMD.
    The Harrison County office of the University of Kentucky Extension Service is holding a program on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 1 p.m. to provide people with information on how they can keep their eyes healthy longer.