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Today's News

  • Motorists need to slow down

    To the editor:

    I’m writing in regards to what I consider to be an every day worsening problem - reckless, speeding and inattentive drivers on US 62 between Georgetown and Cynthiana. I set cruise control on my vehicle between 50 and 55 mph most all the time because I recognize with the smoother ride of most of today’s vehicles, it is so easy to accelerate beyond the limit. I am passed around curves, crests of hills, in the emergency lanes, as well as in straight stretches... as if I’m sitting still.

  • Veterans may qualify to receive high school diploma

    To the editor:

    This is a letter for veterans of World War II, Korean and/or Vietnam wars.

    Are you a high school graduate?

    Did you attend school in Kentucky before entering the service?

    Do you have a service discharge or a DD214?

    If so, you may be eligible to receive your diploma from Harrison County High School.

    For more information, call Col. John Marsh at 234-0110, Ed Herrington at 234-4959 or Charles Tribble at 234-3115.

    Charles Tribble

    Harrison County

     

  • Church Briefs

    BERRY UNITED

    METHODIST

    A Soup Dinner and Basket Auction will be held Friday, Nov. 20 at the National Guard Armory located on New Lair Road, Cynthiana. Dinner will start at 5:45 p.m. and will be served through-out the evening. Dinner will consist of: various soups, sandwich, drink, and desert for a love donation. Basket Auction will start at 7 p.m., and consist of several theme baskets, three refinished trunks with some antique items in them, various Longaberger Baskets, several country hams, Kentucky, Louisville and Tennessee items, with several various other items.

  • Welcome to the ‘Real World’

    High school juniors and seniors will soon be entering the “real world.”

    In preparation for that sometimes scary journey, HCHS upperclassmen will receive college tips and information at the ‘Real World’ session this Tuesday evening.

    Sponsored by Harrison County schools and coordinated by Alyssa Canupp (Gifted and Talented coordinator) and Jenny Lynn Varner Hatter (supervisor of Instruction), the session will include college representatives, FAFSA tips and financial and scholarship assistance for students and parents.

  • Cynthiana Police Report

    CYNTHIANA POLICE DEPARTMENT

    Case reports

    Oct. 16 – At 9:46 a.m., Frank Pritchard, Penn Street, reported that about $16 in change was taken from inside his vehicle while it was parked outside his home.

    Oct. 16 – At  3:12 p.m., a report of shoplifting was made from Food Lion grocery. A woman walked out of the store without paying for two 30-packs of beer and three cases of disposable diapers.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Kelby Ann Gaunce, Oct. 15, daughter of Kevin and Lori Mitchell Gaunce; Tyler Wayne Hunt, Oct. 6, son of Larry Jr. and Brenda Hunt; Allison Brooke Lawrence, Oct. 13, daughter of Paul and Melissa Lawrence; Ryan Rees Smiley, Oct. 13, son of Stacy and Terry Smiley.

    A large area at the corner of Penn and Poplar streets, which was once flooded and condemned, is now the site of four new homes.

    The Cynthiana Housing Authority opened doors for the new Housing Authority Learning Center at 137 Cherokee Dr.

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana Democrat, Jan. 5, 1928 - “A quick picture of the new car that seems destined to write a new chapter into the history of the automobile business may be had by noting the following highlights of the 1928 Chevrolet: Extended wheel base, greater speed and power, four wheel brakes, longer, roomier Fisher bodies, new Duco colors, thermostat cooling, shock absorbing springs, motor enclosure and indirectly lighted instrument panel and other advantages built in as a result of lessons learned thru 13 years of constant progress.

  • Chapter 7 -Dog Gone Wild

    My harmonica had to be here somewhere. I had it before we arrived at the tent.It was raining cats and wiener dogs! I should have worn my raincoat, but I didn’t know I would be gone so long. Oh no!  I hadn’t told my family I was leaving. When I realized I’d dropped my harmonica, I thought I could walk outside the tent and find it. I had meandered off in the pouring rain without telling anyone. I was in trouble – in more ways than one! I had a strong suspicion the doghouse was in my future. My goal was to locate my instrument and return to the tent.

  • Extension News

    What Is Your Stroke Risk? – Thursday, Oct. 29, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the Harrison County Extension Center. Cheryl Case is presenting the lesson. Learn your risk and how to prevent stroke.

    Women in Agriculture Conference – Nov. 4-6 in Bowling Green. Deadline to register is Oct. 15.

    Blue Hydrangea Quilt Raffle Tickets for Ovarian Cancer – Purchase tickets at the Extension Office, Harrison Memorial Hospital, Hospice and the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Drawing is Dec. 15.

  • The turnip tells the tale of a real Hallow’s Eve

    Pumpkins have been on sale for weeks, children have obsessed over their costumes and somewhere in the middle of it all is the story of All Hallow’s Eve.  

    Halloween, as it is known today, has its origins in something a bit more interesting than just pumpkin carving and candy collecting. In fact, the evening’s festivities marked the beginning of winter for the ancient Celtic race of the Druids.