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  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Amanda Michelle Hausberger, July 14, daughter of Martin Clay and Angela Carol Hausberger; Zachary Wayne Lutes, June 16, son of Eddie Wayne and Rebecca Lutes; Alexis Grace Million, July 18, daughter of Nathan Bruck and Cheryl Lynn Million.

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana News, Feb. 25, 1869 -- “We have learned from the president of the Covington and Lexington Railroad, that he will build a platform from Pike Street, next to the Smith House, to the depot. A good proposition and a good improvement.” (This would have been a great proposition and improvement. The Smith House remains.)
    * Log Cabin, May 6, 1898 -- “They are worth 10 cents, but Biancke’s is making the finest of ice cream sodas with fruit flavors for only 5 cents.” (2013 - and still going strong - Biancke’s! Congratulations!)

  • Sawflies strip dogwood foliage

    One of the very first insects that I identified as a young gardener was the pine sawfly. We had planted over a hundred white pine seedlings over 30 years ago and after a decade or so we started to lose a couple each year to one problem or another. Daddy charged me with inspection duty. Looking for and plucking bagworms; collecting beetles in jars for identification at the County Extension Service; or closely noting the color, legs and chewing habits of the various caterpillars I encountered.

  • Faulkner-Estes exchange vows

    Dr. Olivia Mae Faulkner and Dr. Ryan Patrick Estes were united in marriage on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at half past six o’clock. Faulkner is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. William B. Faulkner of Cynthiana, Ky. Estes is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Estes of Henderson, Ky.
    The ceremony took place at Calvary Baptist Church in Lexington, Ky. The Rev. Owen Chandler, friend of the groom, Tucson, Ariz. officiated.
    The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Justin Allen McCarty, Aug. 1, son of Melissa McCarty.
    Cynthiana’s ATK warehouse on White Oak Pike (formerly Cleveland Twist Drill) will likely be closed by the end of the year. The company is consolidating its various warehouses to be centrally located in Dallas, Texas.

  • Cynthiana DAR holds July meeting

    The Cynthiana Chapter of the DAR met at Biancke’s Restaurant on July 13. Regent Kesterson called the meeting to order and welcomed members. Judith Gatling was welcomed as a transfer member.
    The DAR Ritual, the Pledge of Allegiance, the American’s Creed, and the Preamble were recited, followed by singing of the Star Spangled Banner.
    There was no President General’s or National Defense message.
    Members were asked to subscribe to the “American Spirit” magazine as the chapter earns points for doing so.

  • Reunions

    SLADE-MARTIN-CRISWELL-RANKIN
    The Slade-Martin-Criswell-Rankin reunion will be held Sunday, Aug. 11 at Benson United Methodist Church on Ky. 1744. A potluck meal will be served around 1 p.m.

    MASTIN
    The 90th Mastin reunion was held Aug. 3 at the Cynthiana Presbyterian Church. A total of 66 family and friends were in attendance. Carla McCauley Harney called the family together for the meal and asked Joe Judy to offer prayer.

  • Barnett attends International Ventriloquist ConVENTion

    Local ventriloquist, Kevin Barnett, recently attended the 37th annual ConVENTion, a gathering of over 600 ventriloquists from around the world.
    Each year the ventriloquists gather for their annual international convention sponsored by the Vent Haven Museum, the world’s only museum dedicated to ventriloquism. Barnett attended the gathering held July 17-20. Attendees this year came from as far away as Germany, Brazil, Australia, India, Switzerland, Norway, France, and Israel as well as from across the United States.

  • Kearns-Gaunce plan October wedding

    Vonda Renea Kearns and Jonathan Michael Gaunce announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.
    The wedding will take place Oct. 19, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. at St. Edwards Catholic Church. The reception will follow at the Elks Lodge of Cynthiana. Formal invitations are being sent, but all family and friends are welcome.

  • Marriage Licenses

    Kymberlie Jo White, 33, and Brian Reed Price, 34, married on June 14, 2013.
    Kristy Elizabeth Smith, 35, and William Scott Nelson, 31, married on June 15, 2013.
    Brittany Leigh Connelly, 22, and Taylor Wayne Hoskins, 23, married on June 22, 2013.
    Terra Beth Morris, 35, and Johnnie Wayne Doolin, 28, married on June 21, 2013.
    Amanda Rose Campbell, 34, and Morris Anthony Barnes, 41, married on June 22, 2013.
    Belinda Jo Wilson, 28, and Kyle Wayne Price, 30, married on June 29, 2013.