Features http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/features/todaysfeatures en Put that hammer down http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/put-hammer-down <img src="http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/sites/www.cynthianademocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/kennedy_nancy2006_4.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> In my spare time I work as a freelance writer for an online content company writing home improvement articles for several national businesses and also catalog copy for Sears&rsquo; and Kmart&rsquo;s websites.</p> Christmas: The grand interruption http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/christmas-grand-interruption <img src="http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/sites/www.cynthianademocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/patrick.whyte_7428_1.jpg" alt="Patrick Whyte" title="Patrick Whyte" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> It was a day like any other day. Another full work day was over and I returned home. I walked into the house and my wife told me that she was pregnant.</p> Church News 12-18-14 http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/church-news-12-18-14 <p> <strong>CYNTHIANA CHRISTIAN<br /> </strong>The Cynthiana Christian Church, 202 N. Main St., invites the community to their Candlelight Communion Service, Wednesday, Dec. 24.<br /> Community Calendar 12-18-14 http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/community-calendar-12-18-14 <p> <strong>MONDAY, Dec. 22<br /> SPECIAL CALLED CITY COMMISSION MEETING</strong> - The Cynthiana City Commission will hold a special called meeting at City Hall on Monday, Dec. 22.</p> The Harrison County Boy Scout Troop 60 hosted a Rain Regatta on Nov. 22 http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/harrison-county-boy-scout-troop-60-hosted-rain-regatta-nov-22 <img src="http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/sites/www.cynthianademocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cub_scout_girlwheelchair.4896.jpg" alt="Zachary Macomas, left, and Alex Livingood racing their boats at the rain regatta. In the background is Lee Perkins-Troop 60 and Lisa Livingood." title="Zachary Macomas, left, and Alex Livingood racing their boats at the rain regatta. In the background is Lee Perkins-Troop 60 and Lisa Livingood." align="left" hspace="6" /> Salvation Army bellringers http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/salvation-army-bellringers <img src="http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/sites/www.cynthianademocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/l_royalty_bellringers.jpg" alt="The Youth Royalty of Harrison County, from left, Demaree Lemons, Kaitlyn Montgomery, Aiden Ishmael, Anna Midden and Sydnie Lyons assisted the Salvation Army - Harrison County Service Unit by ringing bells for the annual Salvation Army Bellringer Fund drive. Kettles were set up at Biancke’s Restaurant, Ken’s Market, Speedway, Sav-A-Lot, and Walmart. Christy Hall is the Youth Royalty sponsor." title="The Youth Royalty of Harrison County, from left, Demaree Lemons, Kaitlyn Montgomery, Aiden Ishmael, Anna Midden and Sydnie Lyons assisted the Salvation Army - Harrison County Service Unit by ringing bells for the annual Salvation Army Bellringer Fund drive. Kettles were set up at Biancke’s Restaurant, Ken’s Market, Speedway, Sav-A-Lot, and Walmart. Christy Hall is the Youth Royalty sponsor." align="left" hspace="6" /> Dear Santa, http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/dear-santa-1 <img src="http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/sites/www.cynthianademocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/santa_letter_danif_2014.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Dear Santa,<br /> I want Madden 15 for my xbox 360, more arrows for my bow and a picture of the Steelers signed by all the players<br /> Your Friend, DJ Wilson<br /> 9 Years Old<br /> P.S&nbsp; Please bring my little brother a tablet so he will leave my phone alone<br /> <br /> Dear Santa,<br /> USDA provides greater protection for fruit, vegetable and other specialty crop growers http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/usda-provides-greater-protection-fruit-vegetable-and-other-specialty-crop-growers <p> Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announces that greater protection is now available from the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program for crops that traditionally have been ineligible for federal crop insurance. The new options, created by the 2014 Farm Bill, provide greater coverage for losses when natural disasters affect specialty crops such as vegetables, fruits, mushrooms, floriculture, ornamental nursery, aquaculture, turf grass, ginseng, honey, syrup, and energy crops.<br />