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Today's News

  • Inflated salaries buy the pennant

    I love baseball.

    All kinds of baseball, from Little League to Major League and all in between. I find t-ball and coach pitch a little tedious, but when my grandsons are playing, I watch them. 

    What I don’t like is the way major league baseball is going right now. In fact, it has been going this way for a while. The Yankees have a payroll of $221 million. The next closest to them is Boston at $120 some million or close to that. 

  • Aldridge to cover sports

    Mike Aldridge, a former Cynthiana Democrat sports correspondent, will be returning to that position.

    Aldridge will be replacing Lee Kendall, who has decided to retire after many years behind the pen for Harrison County sports.

    See this week’s print edition of The Cynthiana Democrat for more about Mike Aldridge.

  • HCHS cheerleaders qualify for nationals

    When your team finishes fourth of five, normally that doesn’t sound too good.  However, when the competition is made up of nationally ranked squads, it makes the result much more satisfying. 

    That was the situation for the Harrison County cheerleaders Saturday as they participated in the Bluegrass Regional in Lexington. 

    The competition, North Laurel, Bishop McCort and Louisville Male, are all highly rated and exceptional cheer squads.

  • H1N1 vaccine offered Saturday

    The WEDCO District Health Department will host an H1N1 vaccination clinic Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  at the health departments in Harrison, Scott and Nicholas counties.

    The shot will only be administered to those individuals in the high risk target groups (emergency workers, pregnant women, healthcare workers, caretakers serving children 6 months and under and children with chronic medical conditions or a weakened immune system).

    Vaccines will be given to target groups until the supply runs out.

    For questions, call the health department at 234-8750.

  • Memorial service held for guardsman killed in Afghanistan

    It was 11 a.m. on Oct. 31, 2008, that Sgt. Daniel W. Wallace, a soldier with the 201st Engineer Battalion, was killed in Afghanistan.

    One year later, at 11 a.m., Sgt. Wallace was honored in a memorial service in Cynthiana.

    A tree was planted and a memorial stone was unveiled Saturday morning at Flat Run  Veterans’ Park as family, friends and fellow soldiers remembered the young guardsman.

    For more about Sgt. Wallace and the memorial service, see this week’s Cynthiana Democrat, which will be available on newsstands Wednesday afternoon.

  • Champions hosts fifth Town Hall meeting

    Speaking at Monday evening’s fifth Champions Town Hall Meeting, Clayton Arp said 15 to 20 million people currently suffer from addiction in this country.

    “We’re barely scratching the surface of need,” Arp said.

    Arp spoke about the Teen Challenge and Life Line Connection programs that offer faith-based residential and non-residential rehabilitation services.

    “We’re here to serve,” he said. “We’re here to help... together we can do something.”

  • Caydence Marie Canafax

    Caydence Marie Canafax

    Caydence Marie Canafax was born to Carolann and Jacob Canafax of Cynthiana on Oct. 31, 2009 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 lbs. 8 oz.

  • Homemaker Events

    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.

    Painted Scare Crow Trivet – Thursday, Nov. 12, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Extension Office. The cost of the class is $20. Deadline is Nov. 5.

    November Diabetes Awareness Month – Tuesday, Nov. 17, 5:30 p.m. at the Extension Office. Increase Diabetes Awareness – a free dinner will be provided. Call 859-298-4899 to register.

  • Celebrating Recovery will be held Nov. 17 at Rohs

    Ken’s NewMarket and the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill will host ‘Celebrating Recovery 2009’ at Rohs Opera House from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17.

    Champions for a Drug-Free Harrison County co-chair Karen Adams said the event will feature information about mental health and substance abuse.

    The event is free to the public.

    Those wishing to attend should call Kim Jenks at 234-1407.

    Other business at Monday evening’s Champions meeting included:

  • Teens donate food to Pantry

    To the editor:

    I would like our community to know, if you already didn’t know, what a great group of teens we have in our little city.

    On Wednesday, Oct. 28, several youth groups from our local and rural churches banded together to collect food for our local Food Pantry. This was called ‘SuperHero’ and was their way of celebrating trick-or-treat. A great amount of food was collected and the Food Pantry wants them to know how much it was appreciated.