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Today's News

  • Layoffs expected at TI Group Automotive in 2012

    Expected layoffs and plant closing may follow the halt of production lines at TI Group Automotive plant in Cynthiana.
    According to a TI Group Automotive employee who wishes to remain nameless, three coil lines at the Cynthiana plant will be closed due to relocation of business.
    The source informed the Democrat that the three lines will be closed down due to new production in Bramalea, Canada.
    “To our knowledge, the equipment will still be here but the business and parts will be built in a plant in Canada,” said the source.

  • Civil rights leader to speak at Dr. King celebration Monday

    John J. Johnson, Kentucky Commission on Human Rights executive director and well-known civil rights leader of over 40 years, will be the guest speaker at the Cynthiana-Harrison County NAACP Martin Luther King Jr. National Holiday program. The public is invited to the free event, which will include a luncheon.

  • Telephone ‘prompts’ not so prompt

    I’m not a fan of automation. In fact, it’s more than just “not a fan.”
    I loathe being connected with the recording of a pleasant-sounding woman. Because of her automation, she cannot detect my own snide and sarcastic demeanor and thus adjust her own pleasantries.
    I don’t want to push “1” for this or “2” for that. I want to talk to someone who can talk back to me, not give me multiple choices.

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, Jan. 12
    Calendar Craft. Thursday, Jan. 12 at 5 p.m. Make your own calendar craft for ages 5 to 12. This program will take place in the children’s library at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.
    Northside Council. The Northside Elementary Site Based Council will meet Thursday, Jan. 12 at 3:45 p.m. in the school library. The public is invited to attend.
    Berry City Commission will meet Thursday, Jan. 12 at 7 p.m., at Berry City Hall. The meetings are open to the public.

  • Church News

    ROBINSON CHRISTIAN
    Members of Robinson Christian Church welcomes their new minister Steven Staggs and his wife Mallory to our family. Bro. Staggs will will start on Jan. 22 and are excited to here God’s word from him.
    Donations for the food pantry this month is canned soup.
    The Ladies group met on Monday  where they continued their study of Max Lucado’s book, Out Live your Life.
    Bible Study will be on Thursday evening this week.
    Alen Gibson will be preaching on Jan. 15.

  • Dropping the phony facade

    Thanks to the magic of DVR I’ve been watching the first three seasons of “Mad Men.”
    Set in the early 1960s, the series is about a New York Madison Avenue advertising firm, centering around one character, Don Draper, who heads the creative department.
    He’s a fascinating character — aloof, suave and handsome and morally bankrupt. He’s married with two kids, but he sleeps with anything in a skirt. It’s not uncommon for him to not come home for a few days.

  • School Menus

    Aug. 8-12
    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.

    BREAKFAST
    ST. EDWARD SCHOOL
    MONDAY: No School
    TUESDAY: Breakfast pizza or yogurt or cereal, juice choices, choice of milk.
    WEDNESDAY: Cereal,waffles w.syrup and sausage links, yogurt, juice choices, choice of milk.
    THURSDAY: Scrambled eggs w/bacon, toast w/jelly, fresh fruit, juice choices, choice of milk.
    FRIDAY: Cereal choice, yogurt, fresh fruit, juice choices, choice of milk.

    ALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
    MONDAY: No School

  • 1880 gold coin goes for $2,001

    Although he wants to remain anonymous, the generous bidder for the 1880s gold coin is standing behind his $2,001 offer.
    Kim Brooks, treasurer for the local Salvation Army is going to transfer the coin left in a bell ringer’s bucket sometime on Dec. 10 or 11 to the high bidder on Wednesday.
    The seven bids, coming from as far away as West Virginia, were opened Monday, Jan. 9, and ranged from the $800 minimum bid to the  winning $2,001. The closet bid to the winner was $1,100, said Darwin Root, organizer of the bell ringers for the Walmart stations.

  • 3 churches, 1 business burglarized

    One suspect has been arrested and charged in connection with a Dec. 30 burglary at Cynthiana Baptist Church.
    Other church burglaries around the same time period continue under investigation with a person of interest to be interviewed on Wednesday.
    Sgt. Tim Wells of the Cynthiana Police Department arrested Benjamin Frizzell on Dec. 30 charging him with burglary and receiving stolen property.

  • 2012’s first

    There weren’t a lot of firsts associated with Kristi Perkins’ pregnancy and delivery. It was to be the fourth child for Kristi and her husband Daniel.
    However, Miranda Lee arrived as the first baby of 2012 at Harrison Memorial Hospital.
    “We were real surprised,” Daniel said of his fourth child and third daughter who was born at 8:10 a.m. on Jan. 2. “I thought there’d be three or four babies up here.”
    Delivered by Dr. Derek Clarke, Miranda Lee weighed in at 5 pounds, 9 ounces and is 17.75 inches long.