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Today's News

  • Christian Juan Melendez

    Christian Juan Melendez

    Christian Juan Melendez was born to Danielle Smith and Miguel Melendez of Cynthiana on Dec. 22, 2008 at St. Joseph Mount Sterling. He weighed 8 lbs. 3 oz.

    Maternal grandparents are Charlotte and Tim Smith of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandfather is David Smith.

    Paternal grandparents are Rosa and Juan Melendez of Mt. Sterling, Ky.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Benjamin Dawson Bradford, March 17, son of Mark Milton and Deborah Marie Bradford; Brooke Chasidy Franklin, April 14, daughter of Tina Evans and Daryl Franklin; Keynan Jack Hamilton, April 14, son of Christin and Ryan Hamilton; Olivia Grace King, April 8, daughter of John and Susan King; Mackenzie Leigh Shepard, April 3, daughter of Melissa and Tim Shepard; Vivian Leigh Spicer, March 26, daughter of Johnny D. Spicer and Leighann Moyer Spicer.

  • Whiteker-Whitaker

    WHITEKER-WHITAKER

    Descendants of the Rev. John Whitaker and Ann Dunn of Harford, Md. were, his son, Simeon Sim A. Whiteker, born Jan. 18, 1801, Kentucky Methodist minister, farmer and landowner, died 1867. He first married March 16, 1820 in Harrison County by his father, the Rev. John Whiteker, to Elizabeth Hickman (born March 16, 1804 and died Nov. 10, 1846 at age 42). They had 11 children:

  • Academic Briefs

    CARSON

    Edie C. Carson of Cynthiana, a graduate of Harrison County High School, has been named to the Bellarmine University Dean’s List for fall 2008. Carson is a freshman at Bellarmine.

     FISHER

    Gabrielle Fisher has been selected to attend the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathmatics and Science on the Western Kentucky University Campus.  She will be the first student from Harrison County to be accepted into the program.

  • Family burned out of home

    One family is living in temporary housing after a Friday afternoon house fire destroyed their belongings and the 421 W. Pleasant residence.

    Richard Adams and his family had just moved into the Cynthiana home when an electrical fire started in the kitchen.

    “They lost all their stuff,” said Cynthiana firefighter Robbie Lyons, who served as officer-in-charge at the fire.

    “They went to turn on the electricity and we heard a big pow...” said Adams, previously from Nicholasville.

  • Dogwoods best planted in spring

    The search for replacement trees is on. After drought, wind and ice, we are all looking for something different and reliable to fill the void left behind by extreme weather.  We plant trees all year round with no ill effects, but some trees do prefer being planted in spring. 

    Usually soft-rooted species respond well to spring planting, it’s just easier to establish roots during the warm, rainy season, I suppose.

  • Sidewalk plan concerns business owner

    Heather Ladick, owner of Zeppelin Threads, addressed the Cynthiana City Commission at Tuesday evening’s meeting.

    Ladick told commissioners that she was informed Tuesday morning that the sidewalk in front of her Main Street home and business would be torn out Wednesday.

    “I was immediately alarmed because this was the first time I had heard of any progress of this project,” Ladick said. “As a private property owner on Main Street, one who also has a business there, my head started swimming with the impact of having my sidewalk torn up...”

  • Kindness is key to supporting those suffering with loss

    “Call us if you need anything…” How often is this phrase heard at a funeral visitation? Although well intended, it really rings of half-hearted efforts of false support. Still other comments, which may harm rather then help: “God needed him more…you are only given what you can handle”, and “at least he isn’t suffering anymore.” While searching for meaning is part of the grief process, it is a highly personal and diversified phenomenon.

  • Museum Musings

    * Log Cabin, Nov. 11, 1905 - “There doubtless was a large Methodist membership in 1818 when Richard Henderson deeded the site of the present building to the trustees, for in 1820 a brick building was completed with a seating capacity of about 500. The building burned in 1844 and was replaced by a smaller edifice, seating probably about 250 persons. A third building, seating probably 350, was dedicated in 1870, and remained until the present year when it was supplanted by the beautiful structure which is now near completion.”

  • Karate Kids

    The ultimate goal is a black belt. However, there are numerous levels of success to be celebrated in karate.

    There are challenges and proving one’s prowess to the master. To get to that point, there has to be hours of practice and instruction.

    In this karate -- recorder karate -- Harrison County’s fifth graders are under the tutelage of Chris Hedges, who is also the high school band director.

    Hedges said this is the second year Harrison County students have participated in the nationally recognized recorder karate program.