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Today's News

  • Welcome to the ‘Real World’

    High school juniors and seniors will soon be entering the “real world.”

    In preparation for that sometimes scary journey, HCHS upperclassmen will receive college tips and information at the ‘Real World’ session this Tuesday evening.

    Sponsored by Harrison County schools and coordinated by Alyssa Canupp (Gifted and Talented coordinator) and Jenny Lynn Varner Hatter (supervisor of Instruction), the session will include college representatives, FAFSA tips and financial and scholarship assistance for students and parents.

  • Cynthiana Police Report

    CYNTHIANA POLICE DEPARTMENT

    Case reports

    Oct. 16 – At 9:46 a.m., Frank Pritchard, Penn Street, reported that about $16 in change was taken from inside his vehicle while it was parked outside his home.

    Oct. 16 – At  3:12 p.m., a report of shoplifting was made from Food Lion grocery. A woman walked out of the store without paying for two 30-packs of beer and three cases of disposable diapers.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Kelby Ann Gaunce, Oct. 15, daughter of Kevin and Lori Mitchell Gaunce; Tyler Wayne Hunt, Oct. 6, son of Larry Jr. and Brenda Hunt; Allison Brooke Lawrence, Oct. 13, daughter of Paul and Melissa Lawrence; Ryan Rees Smiley, Oct. 13, son of Stacy and Terry Smiley.

    A large area at the corner of Penn and Poplar streets, which was once flooded and condemned, is now the site of four new homes.

    The Cynthiana Housing Authority opened doors for the new Housing Authority Learning Center at 137 Cherokee Dr.

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana Democrat, Jan. 5, 1928 - “A quick picture of the new car that seems destined to write a new chapter into the history of the automobile business may be had by noting the following highlights of the 1928 Chevrolet: Extended wheel base, greater speed and power, four wheel brakes, longer, roomier Fisher bodies, new Duco colors, thermostat cooling, shock absorbing springs, motor enclosure and indirectly lighted instrument panel and other advantages built in as a result of lessons learned thru 13 years of constant progress.

  • Chapter 7 -Dog Gone Wild

    My harmonica had to be here somewhere. I had it before we arrived at the tent.It was raining cats and wiener dogs! I should have worn my raincoat, but I didn’t know I would be gone so long. Oh no!  I hadn’t told my family I was leaving. When I realized I’d dropped my harmonica, I thought I could walk outside the tent and find it. I had meandered off in the pouring rain without telling anyone. I was in trouble – in more ways than one! I had a strong suspicion the doghouse was in my future. My goal was to locate my instrument and return to the tent.

  • Extension News

    What Is Your Stroke Risk? – Thursday, Oct. 29, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the Harrison County Extension Center. Cheryl Case is presenting the lesson. Learn your risk and how to prevent stroke.

    Women in Agriculture Conference – Nov. 4-6 in Bowling Green. Deadline to register is Oct. 15.

    Blue Hydrangea Quilt Raffle Tickets for Ovarian Cancer – Purchase tickets at the Extension Office, Harrison Memorial Hospital, Hospice and the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Drawing is Dec. 15.

  • The turnip tells the tale of a real Hallow’s Eve

    Pumpkins have been on sale for weeks, children have obsessed over their costumes and somewhere in the middle of it all is the story of All Hallow’s Eve.  

    Halloween, as it is known today, has its origins in something a bit more interesting than just pumpkin carving and candy collecting. In fact, the evening’s festivities marked the beginning of winter for the ancient Celtic race of the Druids. 

  • Property Transfers

    PROPERTY TRANSFERS

    Michael Muncy and Paula Muncy to Stanley W. Edelman Jr. and Donna Edelman, Tract 4H - 9.3421 acres of Sunrise Acres Subdivision, $18,000.

    Quitclaim Deed: James D. Stamper to Tracie Stamper, 4.5028 acres on Mudlick Road.

    Allen Patrick Darnell, Shawn Ritchey and Elizabeth Ritchey to Thomas Howard Laytart, property on North Main Street, $35,000.

    Billy D. Fryman and Debra A. Fryman to Jason C. Campbell, 2.311 acres on Arnold Road, $115,000.

  • H1N1 becomes ‘widespread’

    The fear associated with H1N1, commonly known as the swine flu, lessened in late spring when schools closed for summer vacation. However, the concerns returned in full force when schools recently returned to session. Last week, health officials declared flu in Kentucky “widespread,” the highest level.

     H1N1 is classified as a pandemic flu, rather than a seasonal flu, because it is caused by a new flu virus that people have not been exposed to before. The virus spreads quickly from person-to-person.

  • Making trick-or-treating easier...

    Journey Community Christian Church is painting the town, one face at a time.

    From 3-5 p.m. this Saturday, Journey Community Christian Church will help trick-or-treaters prepare for the night.

    “It’s a pre-trick-or-treat event,” said minister Bobby Duncan.

    The event will include face painting, hair decoration, pizza, fellowship and music for the entire family, Duncan said.

    “Our whole congregation does this for the love of others,” said church member and volunteer Kim Currans.