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Today's Features

  • THURSDAY, Jan. 28

    Paying for College 101. Thursday, Jan. 28, at 5:30 p.m., presented by Summer Gortney from KHEAA (Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority). Learn the ins and outs of college financial aid. This program is for parents of college bound students, college bound students and adults returning to school.

    FRIDAY, Jan. 29

    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Friday, Jan. 29 in Robynwood Heights from 2-3 p.m.

    SATURDAY, Jan. 30

  • • Nicole Moore and William McNees. The couple’s wedding will take place on Feb. 20 at Indian Creek Church at 5:30 p.m with a reception following at the prizing house. All friends and family are invited. No invitations are being sent.

  • * Cynthiana Democrat, Oct. 23, 1922 - “Piggly Wiggly Store to open in Cynthiana - The Democrat is informed that a Piggly Wiggly grocery will be operated in the building on Pike Street now occupied by Shirley L. Frisbie (north side of Pike Street, first building east of red sandstone) as soon as Frisbie removes to his new building which is in course of construction, probably sometime next spring. It is understood the Piggly Wiggly people will take a 10-year lease on the building, which is owned by Mr. Benton.

  • The local Young Farmers Association (YFA) Chapter has a new advisor, Erin Butler. The chapter will be meeting on Mondays at 7 p.m. in the Harrison County High School ag rooms. Many interesting speakers, such as Doug Miller, Kevin Kidwell-goat producer, Miles  Farm Supply, Butch Case, and Shannon Ferrell-ag agent, have been scheduled.

    The local banquet will be held March 15 at the Harrison County Extension Office. Anyone with questions can call Roger Marsh, president, at 234-4027 or Randy Wade, vice president, at 234-4803.

  • USDA announces that it will be issuing more than $950 million in Tobacco Transition Payment Program (TTPP) payments to quota holders and producers in 2010. Quota holders and producers can enter into successor-in-interest contracts beginning Jan. 19, 2010, which will enable them to receive lump-sum payments by selling their remaining four TTPP payments.

    Approximately $5.3 billion has been paid to tobacco quota holders and producers with this sixth round of payments.

  • •David Nelson Parker

    David Nelson Parker was born to  David Ray Parker and Lee Ann Smith Parker of Lexington, on Nov. 1, 2009 at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. He weighed 4 lbs. 13 oz.

    •Hunter Isabelle Dunaway Hill

    Hunter Isabelle Dunaway Hill was born to Frances Ann and Lucas Hill of Cynthiana, on Nov. 5, 2009 at Central Baptist Hospital. She weighed 9 lbs. 12 oz.

    •Baily Michelle Caswell

  • THURSDAY, Jan. 21

    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Thursday, Jan. 21 at Edgemont Health Care at 2:30 p.m.; and White Oak from 3-4 p.m.

    Author Signing. Thursday, Jan. 21 starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Cynthiana Native M. Britt Kennerly will be on hand to sign and answer questions about her new book Images of America: Cynthiana. Books will be available for purchase the night of the event. Refreshments will be served.

  • Jan. 25-29

    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.

    BREAKFAST

    ALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

    MONDAY: Breakfast pizza or cereal, toast and jelly, fruit or juice, variety of milk.

    TUESDAY: Sausage biscuit or cereal, toast and jelly, fruit or juice, variety of milk.

    WEDNESDAY: French toast sticks w/syrup or cereal, toast and jelly, fruit or juice, variety of milk.

    THURSDAY: Sausage gravy and biscuit or cereal, toast and jelly, fruit or juice, variety of milk.

  • Free tax preparation volunteers to help families file taxes and claim the EITC at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.

    The Kentucky Asset Success Initiative (KASI) will be operating a free tax preparation site at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library on Feb. 2 and 22. KASI is a coalition of agencies and organizations seeking to empower low- and moderate-income Kentuckians through a variety of asset-building programs.  Families with a household income less than $49,000 are eligible for the free tax preparation service.

  • The surprising thing about starlings is that they are everywhere yet not from here.  It’s another story of one good intention going bad. Apparently in 1890, in honor of a Shakespeare festival in New York City’s Central Park, 60 European starlings were released. The following year another 40 were released and today the bird is one of the most numerous species in North America.