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Today's News

  • 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.”

  • Grace Notes

    Editor’s note: Nancy Kennedy has been writing an annual psalm of thanksgiving since 1999 when she first started writing her column.
    Dear God,
    Here I am again, my 18th year composing my annual psalm of Thanksgiving, my public declaration of gratitude to you.
    The biblical writers say we should give thanks in all things, in good times and in bad. Even in bad times, you are still good. You are gentle and kind. You do not break a reed that’s been bruised, neither do you crush a spirit that is wounded.

  • community calendar

    THURSDAY, Nov. 23
    The Harrison County Health Center will be closed for Thanksgiving Nov. 23 and 24.

    FRIDAY, Nov. 24
    Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum will be closed Friday, Nov. 24 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday and will reopen on Saturday, Nov. 25.

    MONDAY, Nov. 27
    Weight Loss Support Group. Monday, Nov. 27 at 9 a.m. Weigh in is optional. Call the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library at 859-234-4881 to register. Pre-registration is not required but appreciated.

  • School Menus

    Nov. 27-Dec. 1
    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.

    BREAKFAST
    ST. EDWARD SCHOOL
    MONDAY: Sausage gravy and biscuit or cereal or Pop-tart, fruit, choice of milk or juice.
    TUESDAY: Chocolate donuts or cereal or Pop-tart, fruit, choice of milk or juice.
    WEDNESDAY: Waffle sticks or cereal or Pop-tart, fruit, fruit, choice of milk or juice.
    THURSDAY: Banana muffin or cereal or Pop-tart, fruit, choice of milk or juice.
    FRIDAY: Biscuits with egg patty or cereal, fruit, choice of milk or juice.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Tori Watkins, sports in her blood

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer
    hoosiers49@gmail.com

    Northern Kentucky University is very much in the minds of Harrison County sports fans these days.  
    Christian Carey just wrapped up an outstanding soccer career at the school.  Shelby Roberts is bowling for the NKU bowling team and of course, Camryn Whitaker continues to be the mastermind behind the Lady Norse basketball team as she coaches them through the perils of Division One basketball.