Today's Features

  • 10 years ago . . .

  • Peyton Mia Jolly

    Peyton Mia Jolly was born to Daniel and Joanie Jolly of Mt. Olivet, Ky., on June 29, 2009 at Harrison Memorial Hospital.

  • Aug. 10-14

    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.



    MONDAY: Cereal, toast, juice, choice of milk.

    TUESDAY: Sausage, biscuits, jelly, juice, choice of milk.

    WEDNESDAY: Cereal, toast, juice, choice of milk.

    THURSDAY: Pancakes with syrup, bacon, juice, choice of milk.

    FRIDAY: Cereal, toast, juice, choice of milk.


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


    Calling all children entering first-fifth grade. Cynthiana Baptist Church invites you to attend OMC (Organized Mass Chaos) on Sunday, Aug. 9 at Little Switzerland Church Park on Old Lair Road.

  • THURSDAY, Aug. 6

    The Republican party will meet Thursday, Aug. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Covenant Presbyterian Church on East Bridge Street.

    Economic Development Authority. The Economic Development Authority will meet Thursday, Aug. 6 at 9 a.m. in the boardroom at Farmers National Bank, Southside Branch.

    FRIDAY, Aug. 7

    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Friday, Aug. 7 in Robynwood Heights from 2-2:30 p.m.

    SATURDAY, Aug. 8

  • •Alitia Marie Haitz and Jeremy Wayne Hill will marry Sept. 12, 2009 in Paris, Ky. A reception will follow immediately after the ceremony.

  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture reminds producers that the sign-up deadline to elect the new Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) program is Aug. 14.

    ACRE provides a valuable new risk-management tool for producers. ACRE was created in the 2008 Farm Bill, and offers a revenue-based alternative to the traditional Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program (DCP). Producers may elect to participate in ACRE even if they have already received an advance DCP payment for 2009.

  • I have a pretty relaxed attitude about the lawn. I don’t mind some weeds or letting some areas just grow. In fact, I would prefer to maintain as small a turf plot as possible, but with 18 acres that still translates into quite a bit of grass. 

    Most Americans have high expectations when it comes to the lawn; my first piece of advice is to lower these. Second, find a reasonable balance between accepting a decent enough lawn, what’s reasonable in terms of its care and what kind of impact that care has on the environment.

  • Tyler Everett Vaughn

    Tyler Everett Vaughn was born to Bradley and Emily Vaughn of Cynthiana on July 4, 2009 at Georgetown Community Hospital.

  • * Cynthiana Democrat, July 31, 1930 - “The Democrat’s Sycamore correspondent sends the following catfish story. Sunday morning after the storm of July 12th about 300 catfish were found floating on the top of the water in a large pond near the house of W. E. Jones. They were all dead, some 16 inches long. The strange part of the story is that later Mr. Jones had some boys go into the pond, which is nearly dry, and catch the remainder of the fish. They took out 260 and put them where there was more water and not one of them was a catfish. Just why did the catfish die?