Today's Features

  • THURSDAY, July 14
    Berry City Commission will meet Thursday, July 14 at 7 p.m., at Berry City Hall. The meetings are open to the public.

  • If someone asked me what my favorite perennial was, I could only say that it changes with each passing year. This year the answer is the hardy geranium, known around these parts as the Cranesbill.My fascination with hardy geraniums has grown steadily as I have discovered the countless varieties that exist. In European gardens they are as common place as phlox is in American perennial gardens.  

  • Robert G. Paynter and the late Beatrice Paynter announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Ann to Cecil Alan Smiley, son of the late Cecil and Mildred Smiley.
    All friends and family are invited to the open church wedding on Sunday, July 31 at 4 p.m. at First United Methodist Church.

    The Henry N. and LuMara Fryman family reunion will be held July 17 at Unity Christian Church on Hwy. 36 W. Cynthiana, Ky. Descendants include families of Edward and Nettie Fryman, Ottis and Minnie Fryman, Florence and Dove Wagner, Ada and Wilford Wagner, Clara and Orie Florence, Ida Jane and James Snapp.
    A potluck lunch will be served at 1 p.m. Cutlery will be provided. Bring drinks. Come and enjoy family, fellowship and food.


  • * City of Cynthiana, Ky. License Ordinance, Jan. 1, 1920 -- “For practicing or pretending to practice for compensation or reward, any of the arts of Hypnotism, Magnetic or Divine Healing, Faith Cure or Clairvoyance, per day, $50”

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Kyle Thomas Barnes, June 11, son of Chris and Christy Barnes; Kayla Michelle Cooper, June 19, daughter of Rebecca Brown and Jerry Cooper; Madelynn Leeann Denniston, June 7, daughter of Chris and Amanda Denniston; Jake Wilson Fowler, June 25, son of Steven and Whitney Fowler; Rocky Thomas Kearns, June 11, son of William and Stephanie Kearns; Kaitlyn Danyale Rison, June 18, daughter of Timothy and Anita Rison.
    The Cynthiana Democrat newspaper launches web site, www.cynthianademocrat.com, on July 4.

  • This time last year I had some healthy looking tomato plants, which was a delight because in 2009, I had some disease issues.  
    Turned out that 2010 was a bust though because of all the crazy heat we had.
    This year the garden and the tomatoes look promising, but I am always on the lookout for emerging problems. So far the 2011 day-time and night-time summer weather and temperature are absolutely perfect for tomatoes.      

  • The Kentucky State Fair’s mascots, Fairbear and Fairabear, will be visiting the Harrison County Fair on Sunday, July 10. Fairbear and Fairabear will be giving hugs and information about the 2011 Kentucky State Fair. The state fair will take place Aug. 18-28 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky.

  • THURSDAY, July 7
    Women’s Book Group. The book for the month of July is The Drowning Tree by Goodman. Will be meeting Thursday, July 7 at 6 p.m. Copies of the book are available at the front desk of the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.

    FRIDAY, July 8
    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Friday, July 8 at Cynthiana Baptist Daycare at 10:30 a.m.

  • A few weeks ago I was with a group of senior adults and asked, “How many of you would say, for the most part, that you’re happy?”
    Almost all of them raised their hands.
    I told them I’m mostly happy, too, although I would be completely, totally, 100 percent happy if my kitchen floor would stay clean, I had a flat stomach and if I could eat birthday cake with butter cream frosting every meal every day without feeling sick or getting fat.