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Today's News

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Benjiman Earl Hurst, July 30, son of Earl and Lisa Hurst; Alexander Brandtz Midden, Aug. 2, son of Richard and Maribeth Grubb Midden; Alexander Wayne Bryant, July 14, son of Crystal Houg and Keith Bryant; Margot Jean Gildersleeve, Aug. 7, daughter of Kara Gildersleeve; Cassidy Faye Robin Gilligan, Aug. 12, daughter of daughter of Tye and Kathy Gilligan; Morrigan Elizabeth Poe, July 8, daughter of Jason and Libby Poe.

  • State House of Representatives cannot borrow way out of debt

    To the editor:

    We all know that you cannot borrow your way out of debt. You cannot spend your way to a balanced budget. And you cannot gamble your way to prosperity. But our state House of Representatives tried to do all three in the June special session.

    Meeting ostensibly because there was “a $1 billion shortfall” in the state budget, members of the House tried to spend an additional $1.3 billion for school buildings. Their plan was to borrow against all the money they would “earn” from gambling proceeds from the radical expansion of gambling.

  • Soccer teams ready for season to begin

    With their pre-season paces nearly completed, both the Harrison County Thorobreds and Fillies will open their soccer regular seasons next week. On Monday, the Fillies will host St. Patrick in a varsity-only contest at LeBus Field at 6, and the Thorobreds take on Dixie Heights on Tuesday, also at home, with the varsity game set to begin at 7:30.

    The Fillies got in only one pre-season scrimmage and lost that one to Tates Creek on Monday, 2-0.

    In spite of the loss, Fillies coach Kim Jenkins liked much of what she saw from her squad on Monday.

  • There’s hope in questions, doubts and need

    When I was a new Christian, I knew two sisters. One attended the same church that I did. That church emphasized obedience and holiness. Do what God says and you will be rewarded for your effort.

    Her sister went to a church that swung way the other direction. Her church’s philosophy was, “Hey, the Bible says that where sin increases God’s grace abounds, so let’s revel in our sin!” Her house was a mess because, “Hey, God’s grace shines through!”

  • Levi Gibson Carr

    Levi Gibson Carr

     

    Levi Gibson Carr was born to Jason and Tabitha Carr of Cynthiana on July 1, 2009 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 lbs. 15 oz.

  • Recreational facility would keep money and people here

    To the editor:

    I, too, don’t understand the delay on the proposed recreation facility. A recreational facility would not only provide our community with increased recreational options, but job opportunities, revenue from natives and no doubt, visitors from other counties (the way Georgetown currently benefits!). Also, with obesity on the rise, it’s a major benefit to have local access to modern adequate recreational facilities so people have greater opportunity to exercise while indulging in something fun.

  • Let the replanting begin

    Ample rainfall and mild temperatures this year means we can get planting sooner then later. Sure, we plant trees all year round as long as we can get the shovel in the ground but normally planting this time results I a little stress due to high heat and lots of water hauling. Finally an easy year.

  • Signup deadline nears for ACRE, DCP programs

    The Farm Service Agency in Kentucky reminds producers of the deadlines for enrolling in the new Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) Program or the Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program (DCP). The deadline to enroll in ACRE or DCP for 2009 is Aug. 14, 2009.

    ACRE is an innovative alternative to the traditional farm safety net, but this new program comes with a complex signup process. Producers should contact their local office to set up appointments well before the Aug. 14, 2009 deadline.

  • Calendar

    THURSDAY, Aug. 13

    Berry City Commission will meet Thursday, Aug. 13 at 7 p.m., at Berry City Hall. The meetings are open to the public.

    Adult Book Club. The club will meet Thursday, Aug. 13 at 6 p.m. in the Feix Community Room at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Refreshments will be provided.

    FRIDAY, Aug. 14

    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Friday, Aug. 14 at Grand Haven from 3-4 p.m.

    MONDAY, Aug. 17

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana Democrat, March 18, 1909 - “Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1909, Cynthiana was practically cut off from all points in the country, except those reached by rail. The small streams overflowed everywhere, flooding the turnpikes and making them impassable at a number of points. Man to Claysville and intervening places was delayed from the preceding Saturday until Thursday. AD traffic was blocked.”