Today's Features

  • • 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.



    ‘Fireproof Your Marriage’ beginning Jan. 11 on Sundays at 10:45 a.m. Also available ‘Fireproof Small Groups’ beginning Jan. 17 on Saturdays. There will be a showing at Roh’s Opera House on Jan. 10 at 4 p.m., sponsored by Cynthiana First Church of God. Dinner at Biancke’s (on you) following the movie. For more information call the church office at 234-3845.




  • Jan. 12-16

    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.



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

    TUESDAY: Waffles, bacon, juice choices, choice of milk.

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

    THURSDAY: Chicken, biscuits, jelly, juice choices, choice of milk.

    FRIDAY: Cereal, muffins, juice choices, choice of milk.


  • This December has been a cold one thus far. I don’t mind a gloomy day here or there, I actually find them some what restorative. Too many in a row, though, can be sort of depressing. 

    We all say we want winter interest, but sometimes we forget about it once spring rolls around and we get excited about a new season. Have you selected things that will capture your eye in January? 

  • A’shaelyn Blaine Veandric Cummins

    A’shaelyn Blaine Veandric Cummins was born to Stormi Cummins and Jonathan ‘Bud’ Mackey on Nov. 14, 2008 at Georgetown Community Hospital. She weighed 6 lbs. 4.5 oz.

    Maternal grandparents are Vesta Cummins and the late Blaine Cummins; maternal great-grandparents are Rose Stone and Amos Penney, and the late Artie Custard and the late William Cummins.

    Paternal grandmother is Erica Mackey; paternal great-grandparents are Mattie Mackey and the Rev. Earl Mackey.

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Trey Jackson Bell, Dec. 15, son of Lovena Price and Chris Bell; Kassidie Brianne Childress, Jan. 4, daughter of Jessica and Westley Childress; Paige Allison Miller, Dec. 26, daughter of Mark and Emily Miller; Reagan Nicole Sadler, Dec. 31, daughter of Billy Ray and Tanya Sadler Jr.; Amanda Rodes Judy, Dec. 22, daughter of Kyle and Terri Judy.

  • • Log Cabin, Sept. 10, 1920 -- “We learn that several interested parties have been making inquiries about the Monticello property with a view to establishing a military school here next year. The property is ideal for the purpose and such a school would be a great advantage to Cynthiana in many ways. Every possible encouragement should be given to the enterprise if there is a good opportunity.”