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Today's News

  • WKYT News anchor and Cynthiana girl to be grand marshal for Christmas parade

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Former Harrison County resident and current WKYT-TV news anchor Amber Philpott will be the grand marshal presiding over this year’s annual Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade.
    The parade will take place on Friday, Dec. 16 and will begin from Flat Run Veterans Park at 7 p.m., the second straight year the parade has been in the evening.

  • Postal carrier to retire at the end of the month

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    After 32 years working for the federal government, local postal carrier Eric Reed will be retiring at the end of this month.
    Reed, 57, and a 1978 graduate of Harrison County High School, served for 13 years in the United States Army and for the last 19 years as a postal carrier.
    After graduating from high school in 1978, Reed attended college at Eastern Kentucky University for one year, before enlisting in the Army.

  • Students, faculty mourn death of senior

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    One Harrison County High School teen was laid to rest Tuesday morning and another is still in the fight for his life.
    Funeral services were held Tuesday for Brett Persinger, 18, who was killed in a traffic accident last Wednesday just before noon.
    Max Ogden, 17, remains hospitalized at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.
    Persinger, a senior, and Ogden, a junior, played baseball under Coach Mac Whitaker.

  • Downtown tap room coming soon to Cynthiana

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    A trio of entrepreneurs are on the verge of opening a new business in downtown Cynthiana.
    Maiden City Brewing Company is set to open its tap room sometime in mid-December and hopes to get its own craft beer up and running in the spring of 2017.
    The business will be located on Pike Street, right next door to Vanhook’s Hardware store.
    Currently the owners are working feverishly, converting the old JJ’s Restaurant into their vision for a tap room.

  • Santa letters requested, deadline is Dec. 12

    Once again, The  Cynthiana Democrat has agreed to help Santa Claus out with his mail.
    Letters to Santa will be printed in the Dec. 22 issue so be sure to get them here early because there will be no second chance.
    Letters must be received in the office no later than Monday, Dec. 12. Don’t disappoint Santa, grandparents, aunts and uncles who look forward to seeing those letters published.
    Letters may be dropped off at the Cynthiana Democrat Office, 302 Webster Ave.; mailed to P.O. Box 160; or email to rsmiley@cynthianademocrat.com.
     

  • Snow is in the forecast; road crews gear up for the slick season

    The plow blades have been sharpened. The salt domes are full. It’s snow and ice season, and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KYTC) maintenance crews are prepared and ready to battle the elements to keep Kentuckians moving this winter.

  • Mistletoe: From tree thief to holiday tradition

    By Jessica Sayre, County extension agent for horticulture
    Once autumn leaves have fallen, mistletoe becomes highly visible on large trees throughout Kentucky. Phoradendron, the scientific name for Kentucky’s most common variety of this parasitic plant, means “tree thief”. These small leafy plants are commonly found on twigs and branches of many hardwood species in the southern United States. Mistletoe extracts - steals - water, mineral elements and food from tree hosts; hence the name.

  • Judy hosts November Omega meeting

    Omega chapter of Beta Sigma Phi sorority met on Monday, Nov. 4 at the home of Lois Judy. Two members were absent.
    Cheryl Case, president, presented Denise Lyons with a gift of appreciation for all the work she has done on the sorority yearbook each year.  The yearbook is each member’s guide to all meetings and socials planned.
    During roll call, Case asked the evening’s question if members had begun Christmas shopping yet.  Most had not.
    Case also thanked hostess Lois Judy and program presenter Charlene Dawson for November.

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana Weekly News, Feb. 7, 1867 -- “Workmen are presently engaged in putting a tin roof on the Livery and Sale Stable, being erected by Messrs. Hill and Firman on the corner of Pike and Walnut Street.”
    * Cynthiana Democrat, Jan. 31, 1963 -- “At Kentucky Cardinal Dairy where official high and low temperatures are recorded every morning at eight o’clock on Jan. 28 the low temperature was minus 34 degrees.”

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana Weekly News, Feb. 7, 1867 -- “Workmen are presently engaged in putting a tin roof on the Livery and Sale Stable, being erected by Messrs. Hill and Firman on the corner of Pike and Walnut Street.”
    * Cynthiana Democrat, Jan. 31, 1963 -- “At Kentucky Cardinal Dairy where official high and low temperatures are recorded every morning at eight o’clock on Jan. 28 the low temperature was minus 34 degrees.”