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Today's Features

  • Parker Michael Capshaw
    Parker Michael Capshaw was born to Ashley Schneider and Kyle Capshaw of Cynthiana on Sept. 13, 2016 at Harrison Memorial Hospital.
    He weighed 7 lbs., and is welcomed by his sister, Riley Elizabeth Capshaw.
    Maternal grandparents are Mary Lesak of Louisville, Ky., and David Arnett of Springfield, Ky.; maternal great-grandparents are JoAnn and Charles Schneider and David and Linda Arnett.

  • During the holidays, we often have certain things we always do, or traditions. Most families probably have traditions that take place throughout the year, but especially the holiday traditions seem to stick in our memories. Research shows that these traditions are important in building strong family relationships between generations.

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Dru Allen Whitaker, Aug. 14, son of Bud and Allison Whitaker.
    Charles Allen Carson and Debbie Fryman opens the Itty Bitty Shop on the corner of Main and Mill Streets. The new business offers custom woodwork items.

  • December has ushered in some seasonal weather with daytime temperatures hovering in the forties.  For us this is perfect winter weather to work in.  
    Brisk, but not too cold, it can be invigorating for animals and people alike.  
    The sheep and the big dogs seem to prefer it, in fact.  The playful frolicking is proof. The clear blue sky on a chilly winter day can be even more beautiful with a little winter plant interest.

  • The Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce held a Christmas card decorating contest for the elementary, middle and high school art students to be on display at the courthouse on Dec. 9. Three winners were chosen from each age group, and received What’s the Scoop? gift certificates. The top card in each category was then made into Christmas cards for the chamber of commerce members this year.

  • * Cynthiana Democrat, May 1933 -- “A&P Food Store Ad -- ‘8 O’Clock Coffee, 3 lb. bag, 49 cents; Cigaretts, 10 cents pack; Sultana Ketchup gallon jug, 69 cents; Sugar, 25 lb. sack, $1.21; Salmon pink, 3 tall cans, 25 cents.’” (Do you remember where Cynthiana’s A&P Store was located?)
    * Cynthiana Democrat, Dec. 27, 1934 -- “Sharp Platt of Platt and Sons reported to this paper that in the six days before Christmas they sold a total of 1,300 pounds of peanuts.”

  • Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack releases  statement on the House Committee on Agriculture’s new report on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which contains the Committee’s findings from a series of hearings on the program:

  • BERRY CHRISTIAN
    Please join us Christmas Day for a special Christmas service from 10:30 a.m. - Noon. Everyone is welcome.
    Berry Christian Church is located at 320 Main Street, Berry.

    CYNTHIANA
    PRESBYTERIAN
    The Cynthiana Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir will be presenting the cantata “One Small Child” on Sunday, Dec. 11 at 11 a.m. We welcome all to come.
    On Sunday, Dec. 18, the youth group will perform the play, “God With Us.” Please come and enjoy this special presentation at the 11 a.m. service.

  • There’s a group of people in North Carolina who call themselves People of the Second Chance (POSC).
    One of the things they do is throw parties -- for people just out of prison, for recovering drug addicts, for misfits, for the discouraged, for the uncelebrated and forgotten, for the overlooked and hurting, for those bowed down with guilt and shame.
    What they do is backwards and upside down. The parties aren’t for the straight A student, the athlete of the year, the one who does things right most of the time.