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Today's News

  • Harrison county homemakers chorus 1952

    Pictured above are the members of the Harrison County Homemakers Chorus around 1952. Row 1: from left to right, Mrs. Frank Ross, Mrs. Holton Smith, Mrs. Clifton Shimfessel, Mrs. Odus Kitchen, Mrs. Rice Fryman, Mrs. John T. Dawson, Director Mrs. William McKenney and Mrs. W.H. Berry. Row 2: from left to right, Mrs. Phillip Harrison, Mrs. Wallace Mastin, Miss Elizabeth Donnell, Mrs. Jack Judy, Mrs. Ira Monson, Mrs. J. Leslie Judy and Mrs. Stanley Lemons Sr. Row 3: left to right, Mrs. Smiser McCauley, Mrs. Maxie Moss, Mrs. Leonard Toadvine, Mrs. Stanley Pepper, Mrs. W.L.

  • Northside’s McTeacher Night at McDonald’s

    Northside Elementary held a fundraiser at McDonalds Tuesday, Feb. 24.  Northside received $.50 from every extra value meal sold between 5-7 p.m. Principal Sharon Hill and teachers Julie Dailey, Laura Bush, Janell Delaney, and Elizabeth Korona (pictured) participated.

     

  • The Birds

    If Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 movie “The Birds” makes the hair on your arms stand up and a sends a shiver down your spine, take a stroll down Grandview Drive about 6 p.m. any evening.

    You can hear the flocks of birds screeching as they come to roost. Once in the trees, they continue an eerie song of unrest.

    There are other telltale signs that millions of birds have come to rest. Grills and outdoor furniture, abandoned for the winter, have been dotted with bird manure, as have automobiles and sidewalks.

  • Cynthiana Police Report

    CYNTHIANA POLICE DEPARTMENT

    Case reports

    Feb. 11 – At  8:14 p.m., Tara North, South Walnut Street, reported that someone burglarized her residence taking jewelry, electronic equipment and game boxes.

    Feb. 11 – At 10:13 p.m., Tara North reported that Brian Fryman’s vehicle was damaged.

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, March 5

    Appal Seeds Program. Thursday, March 5 starting at 6 p.m. in the Feix Community Room at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. This program will present all about heirloom tomato seeds. Each participant will receive 4-6 varieties of tomato seeds as well as several seedlings. All materials are provided free of charge. Pre-registration is required.

    FRIDAY, March 6

    Story Hour. Friday, March 6 from 4:30-5 p.m. for ages 2-5 in the Feix Community Room at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Pre-registration is not needed.

  • Harrison County FFA celebrates 2009 National FFA Week

    Harrison County FFA celebrated National FFA Week Feb. 21-28. Step Up, Stand Out was the theme this year. Stepping up and standing out is not only a way of life for FFA members, but it’s also a call to action for others. FFA members set a positive example with their leadership, work ethic and community service activities.

  • NEW DRIVERS

    NEW DRIVERS

    Brandon Barnett, David Darby, Whitney Moreland, Ashley Allard, Emilie Hill, Rachel Hatfield, Thomas Bruin Jr., Sarah Suzzane Slucher, Joshua Frank Fryman, Evan Duckworth, Charli Anderson, and Megan Jean Linch.

  • Troops Homecoming

    Four hundred soldiers from the 201st Engineer Battalion, Kentucky Army National Guard, including the Cynthiana unit, will return home this evening.

    A ceremony welcoming the troops back home will be held at Boyd County Middle School at 5 p.m. in Ashland, Ky.

    The 201st Engineer Battalion departed for Afghanistan in March 2008, with their primary mission being route clearance and construction, removing obstacles and ensuring main supply routes remain open.

  • Academic Briefs

    BEAR

    Ilan Jacob Bear has been awarded a 4-year National Army ROTC college scholarship. This fall Ilan will be attending Ohio University as a Political Science major. Upon his graduation from college, he will be commissioned as a Second Lt. in the United States Army.

    Ilan is the son of Avi and Karen Bear.

    UK DEAN’S LIST

    The University of Kentucky is recognizes the outstanding academic performance of its students, including 24 students from Harrison County who were named to the UK Dean’s List for the fall 2008 semester.

  • Family history of heart disease prompts Dixon to seek medical care

    As part of February’s Women’s Heart Disease Awareness month, The Cynthiana Democrat is sharing the stories of four women and their personal accounts of their own heart conditions and recoveries.

    Diane Dixon was singing at Friendship Baptist Church one Sunday when she began having chest pains.

    “It just felt like something kicked me in the chest,” Dixon said.

    Dixon, who was 46 at the time, told her husband David to take her home.

    But on the way home, on March 25, 2001, Dixon said she started having some second thoughts.