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Today's News

  • Suspects in Harrison, Scott burglaries ID’d

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    After a padlocked building he owned on Rutland Road was broken into, and thousands of dollars worth of property was stolen, Donald Davis installed a couple of trail cameras, designed to locate deer, outside his property.
    According to Harrison County Sheriff’s deputy Robert Peak, those trail cameras were instrumental in cracking a three-person multi-county burglary ring.

  • Cpl. Brett was Marine 1 crew chief

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    There’s not many of us who can say they spent a lot of time with a sitting President of the United States.
    Harold Brett is one who can say that.
    Now a  53-year-old Harrison County resident, Brett served as the crew chief for Marine 1 when Ronald Reagan was President of the United States.
    He was crew chief for 113 “lifts” during his 18-month hitch on Marine 1 and had the highest possible security clearance.

  • Giving Thanks: After many surgeries, Mashburn stands tall and pain free

    Betsy Smith,
    News Writer
    bsmith@cynthianademocrat.com

    When Amy Mashburn began having back pain while attending college, she drove two hours to see her family doctor back home in Cynthiana. He dismissed her worries, saying that spines are supposed to curve like that. The neurosurgeon she subsequently turned to attributed it to stress.
    During an interview with her, Mashburn said that by the time her son, Christopher, was born in 1998, the problems with her back could no longer be shrugged off.

  • Teens rescued while garage burns

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Tragedy was averted on Saturday afternoon when an alert citizen was able to pull two teenagers from a house that was in danger of going up in flames.
    The Harrison County Fire Department was called to the scene of a garage fire at the home of Greg McLoney on Pedro Pike just after lunch on Saturday.

  • SAR purchases Revolutionary War-era cannon

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    The city of Berry is the recent recipient of a Woods’ cannon that has been donated by the Blue Licks Sons of the American Revolution.
    Jackie Miller and his son, Jackie Miller II, along with Janie Whitehead, who is the regent for the Cynthiana Chapter of the National Society for Daughters of the American Revolution were on hand to make the presentation Monday.

  • Viewpoint

    Times they are a changin’.
    Kelly and I have been married for 32 years and had established some long-standing traditions for both Thanksgiving and Christmas.
    I say “had,” because at least one of those traditions has changed this year.
    For the first few years of our marriage, we punished ourselves on Thanksgiving Day by taking in two Thanksgiving feasts. One in Maysville with the Calverts and one in Cynthiana with the Kendalls.

  • Viewpoint

    It’s Thanksgiving. There is much to be thankful for all year round, but we always culminate that into one weekend. Because our forefathers chose this Thursday to collectively be thankful, this is when we gather with family and friends.
    We cook, we eat, we (at least some) watch football and the rest allow the tryptophan to do its damage.
    I have these observations from years of experience.

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  • Church News

    GRIEFSHARE SESSIONS
    A 13-week GriefShare session will be offered for grieving/hurting people who have lost loved ones, on Sundays from 5-7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 302 E. Pike St.
    The sessions are open to the public and can join at any time.
    For more information contact Leona Bell at 859-954-5070. You may also find information on the facebook page at Leona Bell GriefShare group, or www.GriefShare.org.

    ST. EDWARD CHURCH

  • Time to stop and say ‘thanks!’

    In 1860 a steamboat with nearly 400 passengers broke apart off the Illinois coast. Northwestern student Edward Spencer swam out 17 times to rescue victims. Finishing his final swim, his body gave out, his mind delirious, all he could ask, “Did I do my best?”
    His superhuman efforts saved 17 lives. Spencer, for his heroics, became an invalid for remainder of his life.
    Years later, a reporter asked him about his most vivid memory of the event. Spencer offered, “I remember that not one of the 17 returned to thank me.”