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Today's News

  • Engagements

    •Kellie Marie Grubbs and JJ Nicholsto marry on July 3 at 4:30 p.m. at Indian Creek Christian Church. A reception will be held at the Cynthiana Country Club.

    •Katheryn Elizabeth Boaz and Benjamin McDowell Royse to be married at Southern Hills United Methodist Church on Aug. 28, 2010, at 5:30 p.m. A reception will follow at Red Mile.

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana News, June 6, 1867 - “The county of Harrison is entitled to three scholarships in the ‘Agricultural College’ located in Lexington, we believe. It is a concern we know little about and care to know less. It is time that the Legislature of Kentucky cease making appropriations for the advantage of a certain few. The people of this county have paid taxes enough for the benefit of a few nabobs.” (nabob - person of great wealth)

  • Property Transfers

    PROPERTY TRANSFERS

    Sole Ownership - Cash Deed for Kentucky: Secretary of Housing and Urbin Development to Larry Kearns and Patricia Kearns, Lot 18 - Block G of the Western Hills Subdivision (131 Western Hills), $65,000.

    Steven C. Judy and Sherry A. Judy to Brent Cockrell and Stacia Cockrell, Parcel 1-A - 16.638 acres on Paris Pike (US 27), $75,000.

    General Warranty Deed: DGS Development, LTD to Chasity Wooten, Parcel 5 - Hinton Road Farms, $49,500.

    Rhonda Drake and Gale Drake to Theresa A. Marx, property in Harrison County, $40,000.

  • Academic Briefs

    BARNES

    Philip Morris International Management SA (PMIM SA), a subsidiary of Philip Morris International Inc., has awarded an educational scholarship to David Barnes of Berry, Ky.  Barnes will attend Bluegrass Community Technical College and then the University of Kentucky and plans to study crop science. He is the son of Jeff and Connie Barnes of Berry, Ky.

  • INTRODUCING OUR HOMETOWN HEROES

    I held close to many assumptions before I became a reporter.

    Assumption #1: Police officers spend their time eating donuts and drinking coffee.

    Assumption #2: Firefighters pass the work day by  posing for calendar shoots and playing with Dalmatian dogs.

    Unfortunately, as a society, we have painted these pictures of law enforcement officials that are not true.

    Whenever anything bad happens in Cynthiana (think car accident, house fire, person trapped on a roof, etc.), I tend to see the same people.

  • Rolling and Wrapping-Forage Field Day

    On July 5, a High Moisture Haylage field day will be presented on the farm of Greg McCauley. Michelle Simon, UK summer intern, will be presenting information on wrapping haylage at the correct time to increase the quality of the product, information on new possibilites for producers, and information on hay temperatures and curing time. Dr. Ray Smith, University of Kentucky Forage Specialist, will be the guest speaker.

  • Succulents looking good this summer

    These are the summers that I am glad I have maintained a growing succulent collection for outdoor containers. 

    It has been dreadfully hot this year and spending all my time watering containers is not my idea of fun.  

    If we removed the Ohio Valley humidity factor, this summer would be like a Zone 9, Mediterranean climate with pop-up thunderstorms. 

  • Reunions

    CLASS OF 1960

    Harrison County High School Class of 1960 will have its 50th reunion on July 17 with social time from 5-6:30, dinner at 6:30 at the Cynthiana Country Club. For more information call 859-234-1306.

    MORRISON

    The Morrison reunion will be held July 10 from 11 a.m. to ? at the Scott County Park in the outdoor shelter. Bring a dish, drinks, etc., and enjoy a day of memories. For more information call 234-8746.

    NICHOLS

  • Kudos to River Road Park board, director and employees

    To the editor:

    Harrison County Recreation Board of Directors and its Director Rick Chasteen, along with their employees of River Road Park, deserve recognition and commendation for their outstanding efforts in revitalizing the baseball fields and facility. Not many weeks ago, the park’s renovation was stricken with nature’s effects and it was doubtful that activities could begin in a timely manner. However, with hard work and dedication of park employees, and many Harrison County citizens, the youth baseball and softball programs were able to begin on time.

  • Saying thanks: It’s a good thing

    I will always believe that ‘thank you’ goes a long way.

    In my office at The Cynthiana Democrat, on the bulletin board beside my 2010 content improvement plan, a Harrison County school calendar and a piece of paper listing phone numbers for city commissioners, there’s an array of ‘thank you’ notes.

    I keep each one I receive.

    And on days when a little pick-me-up is much needed, I look no further than those cards that remind me why I do what I do.