Today's Features

  • Holiday greenery has a history that goes well beyond the Victorian Christmas tree we gather around today.
    Most of the holiday greenery we use to decorate dates back to the pagan holidays of the Romans and Northern Europeans when certain plants where chosen for their symbolic powers of restoration and protection.

  • I love a good reunion story.
    A few years ago The New York Times ran a story about then-New York Giants head coach Jim Fassel and a young man named John Mathieson.
    Thirty-four years prior to Fassel and his wife Kitty meeting Mathieson they had been 19 and unmarried — and the parents of a baby boy whose birth and adoption they kept secret from all but their immediate families.
    And for 34 years, every April 5 the Fassels privately wished their baby boy a Happy Birthday, adding, “Wherever you are, we hope you’re OK.”

    Please join us at the Church of the Advent Saturday, Christmas Eve at 5:30 p.m. for a Family Eucharist or at 10:30 p.m. for Christmas Eve Mass with special music being presented.
    Cynthiana Christian Church, 202 N. Main St., cordially invites the community to their Candlelight Communion service, Saturday, Dec. 24 beginning at 11 p.m.

  • THURSDAY, Dec. 22
    Historical Book Group. Thursday, Dec. 22 at 5:30 p.m. to discuss the book Boone by Robert Morgan. Refreshments will be served the night of discussion.
    FRIDAY, Dec. 23
    Library Closing. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library will be closed Dec. 23-26. The library will reopen on Tuesday, Dec. 27 at 9 a.m.

  • Brandi Autumn Fryman, daughter of James and Tammy Fryman of Cynthiana, Ky., and Randall Alan McVey, son of the late George Randall McVey and Glen and Mary Abney of Paris, Ky., were married at 3 p.m. on Sept. 24, 2011, at Indian Creek Christian Church in Cynthiana.
    The bride is the granddaughter of Bobby Hudnall of Winchester and the late Carol Ferguson, Martha Larison and William Fryman. She is the great-granddaughter of the late Beatrice White.

  • * Cynthiana Democrat, April 30, 1914 - “The property owners on Pike Street between Walnut and Main, this newspaper is informed, are with few exceptions, heartily in favor of the suggestion made in this paper a short time ago, that the streets within the limits named be reconstructed of brick. The cost, compared to the benefit, would be small indeed. It is estimated that $3 per lineal foot would be the expense. The street would last twenty years and prove of immense advantage to that section of the business district.”’

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: No births to report this week.
    Harrison County to be included in the $70 million water infrastructure project, aimed at providing more than 695,000 households statewide with improved water systems. Harrison County was included as one of the 177 projects which will involve 876 households at a total of $550,000.
    The grand opening of Rose’s Riverfront Lounge (formerly Dew Drop Inn) will be held Dec. 15.

  • Caleb Wayne Northcutt was born to Daryl ‘Bubby’ and Kim Northcutt of Cynthiana on Sept. 15, 2011 at St. Joseph East. He weighed 7 lbs. 9 oz.
    Maternal grandparents are Bettye and Allen Dampier and Mike and Janet Davis, all of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandmother is Alberta Davis.
    Paternal grandparents are Wayne and Judy Northcutt of Cynthiana.

  • Cayden Lee Banks was born to Heather Lynn Neace and Russell Lee Banks on Nov. 8, 2011 at St. Joseph East Hospital. He weighed 7 lbs. 5 oz.
    Maternal grandparents are Gerald and Lana Hutchison Neace of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparents are Susan Tipton Hutchison of Paris and Isaac and Elizabeth Southwood Neace of Cynthiana; maternal great-great-grandmother is Norla Tipton of Paris.
    Paternal grandparents are Jeannie Martin Banks of Georgetown and Richard Lee Banks of Ohio; paternal great-grandfather is Jonathon Russell Banks of Ohio.

  • This week I turned 57.
    I thought by this age I’d get the hang of the whole sainthood thing. The Protestant definition of a saint is simply a follower of Jesus.
    However, that doesn’t seem enough. There should be more to it than that. For instance, by now I should have at least the beginning buds of a halo or be able to say no to temptation eight out of 10 times — or two out of 10!
    But the truth is, I still struggle.