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Today's Features

  • 2009 New year baby. Dr. Derek Clarke delivered the first baby of the New Year on Jan. 1 at 9:46 p.m. at Harrison Memorial Hospital. Noah Patrick Thomas Ballinger was born to Brad and Kayla Ballinger of Cynthiana. He is welcomed by his sisters, Hopelynn and Alexxi, and brother, Christian. Noah and his parents received many prizes donated by local Harrison County businesses.

  • Many of our tropical houseplants aren’t so happy indoors during the winter.

    Low light levels and low humidity are contrary to their tropical nature. There are some plants in the house, however, that don’t seem to be phased by indoor winter conditions.

    If you have moderate light you can maintain a nearly non-stop bloom cycle with African violets. Their fleshy, fuzzy leaves are their defense against lack of humidity; and with adequate sunlight, some fertilizer and well-drained soil you can keep them blooming all year round. 

  • Plant and seed catalogs will be jamming the mailbox any day now. I always feel like January ushers in a clean slate for the garden: optimism abounds among the fresh ideas and new goals; and promises never to repeat a crop busting mistake are sharp in my memory. 

    Sometimes the slate stays clean; sometimes it doesn’t. Either way the next couple of months can be used to plan and prepare for the next growing season. Don’t get over whelmed by (or over indulge in) all the catalogs until you actually decide on what you want to accomplish for the year.

  • Isaiah Evans Wade

    Isaiah Evans Wade was born to Matthew Todd Wade and Kristy Lynn Wade of Lexington on Oct. 20, 2008 at St. Joseph East Hospital, Lexington. He weighed 8 lbs.

    Maternal grandparents are Lynn Evans Williamson and Bertha Williamson of Winchester, Ky.; maternal great-grandparents are Doris Evans Williamson and the late Hylton Williamson, the late Fannie Spriggs Hopson, and the late Hobart Spriggs of Pike County, Ky.

  • Ella Marie Yazell

     

    Ella Marie Yazell was born to Joseph Adam and Jennifer Yazell of Berry, Ky. on Dec. 17, 2008 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. She weighed 8 lbs. 5 oz.

     

    Maternal grandparents are Keith Smiley of Cynthiana and Sheree Smiley of Georgetown, Ky.; maternal great-grandparents are Roger and Patricia Fryman of Berry, Jimmie and Marilyn Casey of Berry, and the late Clarence and Elsie Smiley of Cynthiana.

     

  • Shade Steven White III

    Shade Steven White III was born to Shade Steven Jr. and Miranda White of Berry, Ky. on Nov. 12, 2008 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 lbs. 7 oz., and is welcomed by his sister, Kendall Leigh.

    Maternal grandparents are William and Mary McFarland of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparents are the late Luther and Norma Fogle and George Yazell Sr. and the late Betty Yazell.

  • • Cynthiana Democrat, June 13, 1929 - by the Observer - “When I became somewhat familiar with Cynthiana, ‘Uncle’ Henry Johnson was the popular barber of the town and continued his trade for some years after, retiring somewhere in the 1880’s on account of advance age. Doubtless many of our elderly citizens will remember him and various locations of the shop, ranging from Jones Row on north Court Square to the Rankin Hotel, now the Hammond building on Pike Street; For a brief time he plied his calling in the basement of the new brick hotel.”

  • Ashton Journey Preston

    Ashton Journey Preston was born to Leslie Gayle Preston and Charles David Guy Jr. of Cynthiana on Oct. 17, 2008 at Georgetown Community Hospital, Georgetown. He weighed 6 lbs. 14 oz., and is welcomed by his brother Hunter Lee Ruegor.

    Maternal grandparents are Dorothy and Curtis Preston Jr. of Cynthiana.

    Paternal grandparents are Sue (Jackie) Lemons of Cynthiana, and Charles Guy of Nicholas County, Ky.

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Justin Kirby Brown, Jan. 6, son of John Kirby and Terri Roth Brown; Cheyenne Marie Brumagen, Jan. 7, daughter of Tracey and Tina Brumagen; Weston Scott Fowler, Jan. 5, son of Steven and Whitney Fowler; Nathanael J Taylor, Nov. 28, son of Bernice Ann and Dale Taylor.

  • THURSDAY, Jan. 8

    Berry City Commission will meet Thursday, Jan. 8 at 7 p.m., at Berry City Hall. The meetings are open to the public.

    Cynthiana-Harrison County Economic Development Authority will meet Thursday, Jan. 8 at 9 a.m. in the boardroom at the Farmers National Bank, Southside Branch.

    FRIDAY, Jan. 9

    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Friday, Jan. 9 at Grand Haven at 3 p.m.