Today's News

  • Miscellaneous musings and random scribbles

    Once again, after going through my column ideas folder of scribbled notes on church bulletins, saved emails and starts of columns I haven’t finished, I’m turning these random bits of miscellany into today’s column.
    I hope some of these thoughts will be helpful to someone reading this.
    •“How could a thorn ever be grace?” That’s from a song, “Strong,” that I heard at a church recently. Thorns hurt, and I was hurting that day.

  • Church News 5-14-15

    Calvary Assembly of God, 325 Webster Ave., will be welcoming new pastors, Steve and Crystal Perry.
    The Perrys are from Fulton, Kentucky. He began preaching at 16 years old and has been in the ministry for over 20 years.
    His wife began singing in church when she was 2 years old and now is a strong support in their ministry.
    The congregation invites the community to join them in welcoming Cynthiana’s newest ministers on Sunday, May 17.
    Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. followed by morning worship at 10:45 a.m.

  • Are you a good person?

    Dateline NBC did a story recently on a murderer who had been convicted of hiring hitmen to kill his wife of 20 years.  
    As I was flipping channels, I became intrigued by this story. From the outside, this man looked like a “good man.”  He went to church on Sunday, had a high level executive job, had two beautiful children, and a faithful wife.  The family appeared to have acquired the American Dream.

  • Community Calendar 4-14-15

    THURSDAY, May 14
    Magic Treehouse Adventure Club. Thursday, May 14 at 5:30 p.m. for grades kindergarten through 5th at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Will be learning about Egypt and doing activities based on the book Mummies in the Morning.
    Berry City Commission will meet Thursday, May 14 at 7 p.m., at Berry City Hall. The meetings are open to the public.
    SATURDAY, May 16

  • Two Fillies to represent Cynthiana, U.S.A. in overseas softball league

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer

    Two members of the Harrison County Fillies softball team were invited to be international ambassadors of the sport in Italy this summer.

  • Records - May 14

    The Cynthiana Democrat will publish public records as they are recorded by the various public agencies. In order to preserve fairness and impartiality, names appearing in public records and documents published by the Cynthiana Democrat will be reported without exception.

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  • New leaders handed Handy House quandary

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer

    It was already decided that there would be no voting on issues in the first joint meeting of the Harrison County Fiscal Court and the Cynthiana City Commission Tuesday night. 

  • Griggs appointed to vacant city commission post

    By Becky Barnes, Editor

    Cynthiana’s newest city commissioner Jada Walker Griggs was given little time to process her appointment before taking her spot behind the commission table.

  • Primary election is next Tuesday

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer

    With the upcoming primary election this Tuesday,  May 19, there is a sense among GOP contenders that Democratic control over the governor’s office in Kentucky is vulnerable in the 2015 elections.

  • Research before you look for a forever friend

    It’s been a few weeks ago that I made a trip down south I-75 with my daughter on her quest for a new puppy. A 6-week-old Pomeranian, which is also a bundle of cuteness and fur, was the must-have on this day.