Today's Features


    Basket Auction and Soup Dinner

    The Berry United Methodist Basket Auction and Soup Dinner will be held Friday, Nov. 14 at the Harrison County 4-H Grounds, Ky. Hwy. 27 S, Cynthiana, at 5:30 p.m. Various soups and deserts will be served for a love donation. Gospel music will be performed while you eat. Basket auction will start  at 7:30 p.m.

    Raffle tickets for beef

  • As I paddled my rickety rowboat — I was on a rushing river somewhere — a couple of humungous alligators came up underneath, flipped me over and started biting my feet.

    I’ve always hated that about alligators.

    It was 2:14 a.m. and thankfully only a dream. I tried going back to sleep, but the alligators were waiting to finish me off so I turned on the TV and listened to four yippy dogs disguised as political commentators discuss the current crisis of the day.

  • The second annual HIM, Healthy Informed Men, seminar is coming on Tuesday, Oct. 28 at Cynthiana Christian Church. There will be a free chili supper at 5:30 p.m.

    “This year we are doing the program in the evening so more men can come,” says Don Wynn, committee member. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and the Harrison County Beef Cattle Association will begin serving chili at 5:30 p.m.

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Samantha Ann Baucom, Oct. 13, daughter of Bridget Cummins and Samuel Baucom; Emery Christopher Collins, Oct. 14, son of James and Tammy Collins; Taylor Jo Fuson, Oct. 14, daughter of Shanna R. Conley and Mark L. Fuson; Chelsey Marlene Kelly, Oct. 14, daughter of Phillip and Lovann Kelly; Mia Christina Pulliam, Oct. 12, daughter of Royce Gaines and Tomi Anna Pulliam; Sydney Leigh Setters, Oct. 8, daughter of Tommy and Tami Setters; Abby Lauren Sparks, Oct. 9, daughter of Greg and Janelle Sparks.

  • It occurred to me the other day that I have not seen as many intricate spider webs this fall at the farm. I like my spiders, as long as they are not lurking on my shoulder or in my bed. I enjoy seeing them in the garden or in the corner of a window where we can watch their work from indoors.  Maybe I am not looking closely enough; perhaps the weather has made them act differently this year?

  • Americans represent less than five percent of the world’s population. Yet we consume nearly one-third of all natural resources used each year . . . and produce a similar percentage of the world’s solid waste. In fact, it would require four Earths for everybody on the planet to live the lifestyle of North Americans.

    Join us at the Harrison County Cooperative Extension Office, 668 New Lair Rd. on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. to learn ways to “green up” your lifestyle. For more information call 234-5510.

  • Camden Mason Dale

    Camden Mason Dale was born to Brady and Tina Dale of Richmond on Oct. 5, 2008 at St. Joseph East. He weighed 6 lbs., 4 oz., and is welcomed by his brother Chase.

    Maternal grandparents are Gary and Christy Lail of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparents are Charles and Minnie McKinney of Cynthiana.

    Paternal grandparents are Gilbert and Caroline Dale of Mt. Sterling.

  • * Cynthiana Democrat, Oct. 1960 - “Who will buy Monticello and why? These are the questions in the minds of many Cynthianians two days before the palatial residence comes under the auctioneer’s hammer Saturday. The sprawling three-story, 27 room Victorian mansion will be sold by Cummins, Renaker, Whalen and Smith realty and auction firm at 10 a.m. on the premises. Monticello, built in 1883, is a Cynthiana landmark and was once a ‘showplace of the Commonwealth’ by the late Dr. Henry Bromley, who with Mrs. Bromley, held it until their deaths.

  • Brody William McCanless

    Brody William McCanless was born to Angela (Williams) and Charles McCanless on July 16, 2008 at Gaston Memorial Hospital in Gastonia, N.C. He weighed 8 lbs. 10 oz., and is welcomed by his brother Trevor.

    Maternal grandparents are Wilma Barnes and Wilbur Williams of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandmother is Beulah Cain of Cynthiana.

    Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Robert McCanless of China Grove, N.C.

  • Micah Heath Penewit

    Micah Heath Penewit was born to Heath and Kelly Penewit on Sept. 30, 2008 at Georgetown Community Hospital. He weighed 6 lbs. 11 oz.

    Maternal grandparents are John and Denise Birong of Osceola, Ind.; maternal great-grandparent is Sydney Birong of Buchanan, Mich.

    Paternal grandparents are Debbie Pauley of Xenia, Ohio, and David Penewit of Jeffersonville, Ohio; paternal great-grandparents are Robert and Jane Reynolds of Bowersville, Ohio.