Today's News

  • Laytart to present ‘An Evening of Christmas Music’ concert

    “An Evening of Christmas Music” will be presented by pianist Beth Laytart on Friday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. The concert will be held in the upstairs sanctuary of the Cynthiana Presbyterian Church which is located on the corner of Main and Pleasant streets. The church is handicapped accessible and has an elevator for those who need it. The program will be a mixture of both sacred and secular holiday music.

  • Church briefs

    OF GOD
    Living Nativity Scene:  The 6th annual “The Live Nativity Story” will be held at Calvary Assembly of God (across from high school), 325 Webster Ave., Friday and Saturday, Dec. 10 and 11 at 6:30, 7 and 7:30 p.m. nightly. Free cookies and hot chocolate will be served inside after each performance.
    If cancelled due to bad weather it will be rescheduled for the next weekend Dec. 17 and 18 at the same times.
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  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, Dec. 16
    Derek Webber Scholarship Fundraiser to be held Thursday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. at Rohs Opera House. Admission is free. Donations accepted for the Webber Scholarship Fund at Licking Valley Campus. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation will be showing.
    FRIDAY, Dec. 17
    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Friday, Dec. 17 at Cynthiana Baptist Daycare at 10:30 a.m.; Shady Lawn, 11 a.m.; Eastside Laundry, 2 p.m.

  • ‘Just a few of my favorite things’ from gardener

    No matter what you celebrate during the month of December it likely involves some sort of gift giving.   Manufacturers have made certain that our options are unlimited when it comes to giving to the gardener, but some gifts are more useful than others.
    Don’t waste your money on the cute but useless or the useful but cheap. Consider, instead, some of these items that are favorites among my serious gardening friends.
    Hand pruners and a good garden spade were No. 1 and No. 2 when I took a sampling from my most accomplished gardening friends.  

  • Keep warm and safe; make sure your neighbors are, too

    I am an addicted weather watcher. I’m not real sure why or how this happened, but when the first inkling of a weather threat of any kind is predicted, I begin a satellite-to-front-window vigil.
    As early as last Thursday, I began telling co-workers that meteorologists were forecasting a winter storm for this week.

  • Liquor-by-the-drink proposed

    The push is on to get liquor by the drink approved for Cynthiana by the exiting Cynthiana City Commission.
    City Attorney John Lair was directed to draft an ordinance citing economic hardship and the role that liquor-by-the-drink could play in improving that hardship for Cynthiana.
    “This is an economic issue,” said Mayor Jack Keith. “Our expenses are running more than our revenue.”

  • Officials search for answers in trailer heists

    Trailer owners beware. That’s what Harrison County Deputy Sheriff Tuan Kreer is advising.
    He said Monday morning that a rash of trailer heists has taken place in Harrison County over the last week. Five full-sized trailers have been reported missing.
    “Someone must be driving around looking for people not around,” Kreer said. “They’re having time to get loading ramps, too.”
    Kreer said the thefts have occurred all over the county and not in one specific area.

  • Workers brave elements to repair spewing waterline

    A drastic weather shift is said to be one of the major factors in a Webster Avenue waterline break last Thursday.
    At approximately 12:30 a.m. on Dec. 9, Cynthiana dispatch contacted Allen Swinford, supervisor of public works, to investigate a possible waterline problem on Webster Avenue between the Cynthiana Democrat office and the Harrison Administration building, the former CEC building.
    Upon arriving, it was assessed that there was a waterline problem which would require digging.
    At approximately 3 a.m. the city received the green light to begin digging.

  • Court reluctantly passes flood plain ordinance

    While the Harrison County Fiscal Court approved a proposed flood plain ordinance, it was visibly not what they wanted.
    “I feel that we are being blackmailed,” said Magistrate Bradley Copes. “What they are saying is ‘do this or we will do this to you’ and that’s not fair to anyone that this is affecting.”
    Nonetheless, it was brought up again by the other magistrates that if the ordinance was not passed, the consequences would be worse for property owners if their property were damaged by flood.

  • Center shares warmth with gifts of coats

      ’Tis the season of giving, and Christian Faith Center chose to give the gift of warmth to local children.
       “The church, during this season, originally went to Campton Ky., to distribute coats,” said church member Larra Dennie. “Last year we decided that we should give to some of the kids that we see every day.”
    Dennie said that the church was not able to give to the community the way that it wanted to without some help.