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Today's News

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Mary-Katherine Harper Hicks, July 13, daughter of Jerry and Nicole Sosbe Hicks; Brody James Fryman, June 24, son of Jeremy and Andrea Fryman.

  • Plan a fall vegetable garden

    I am planting a fall garden for sure this year.  
    The current one is a flop so it is time to start over. The challenge with a fall garden is getting seed and seedlings to germinate and grow during the heat of the end of summer.  
    If temperatures moderate we have a better chance at success. Planting beds are ready since the potatoes have been harvested (and the rotten onions removed).  

  • McDonald’s restaurant in Paris to get a modern facelift

    Ground will be broken on Aug. 12 to rebuild the McDonald’s restaurant in Paris, Ky., updating the restaurant with a modern look and modern conveniences to enhance customers’ experiences.
    “We’re designing our newly-rebuilt restaurant with our customers at the front of our minds,” said Kelly Healy, McDonald’s owner/operator in Paris. “Our family takes great pride in the experience we share with our customers, and we think they’ll be amazed and very happy with what we’re about to bring to our community.”

  • HMH opens the Wound Care and Lymphedema Treatment Clinic

    In an effort to extend services, Harrison Memorial Hospital announces the opening of the wound care and lymphedema treatment clinic. Services will now be provided in Suite G1 of the HMH physician office building. The clinic area will feature private rooms and a waiting area for patients who are specifically receiving these treatments.

  • Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors warns consumers against real estate scams

    The Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors (LBAR) is warning buyers, sellers, and renters to be on the lookout for phony advertisements on Craigslist and other internet services when looking for a potential home to purchase or a rental property or apartment.

  • Hospice of the Bluegrass chosen to participate in Medicare test program

    Hospice of the Bluegrass has been selected to participate in the Medicare Care Choices Model. Through the Model, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will provide a new option for Medicare beneficiaries to receive palliative care services from certain hospice providers while concurrently receiving services provided by their curative care providers. CMS will evaluate whether providing hospice services can improve the quality of life and care received by Medicare beneficiaries, increase patient satisfaction, and reduce Medicare expenditures.

  • Commission gives nod to Main Street lot improvements

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Repairs for the Main Street parking lot, known as the Key Market lot, are one step closer to being realized.
    The Cynthiana City Commission agreed to advertise for bids for the repairs as well as paving of the lot at Tuesday’s meeting.
    “It’s the one that holds water,” said Commissioner Roger Slade to identify which Main Street lot was at issue.
    The condition of the  parking lot has been an issue for several years.

  • New security measures in place for schools’ start

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Harrison County Board of Education and school administrators are taking the safety of students seriously.
    When those students return to school on Monday, there will be some visible changes, with the exception of those schools that already had security systems in place.
    Robert Switzer, school district director of pupil personnel/facilities director, gave board members a rundown of security at each of district’s six schools.

  • Grand jury lodges 31 counts against six defendants

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Harrison County grand jury met Tuesday and released seven indictments, only one of which contained a heroin charge, which is a deviation  from recent grand jury decisions.
    The seven indictments were against six individuals, totaling 31 charges.

  • HMH to expand day care options, facility

    Kelly McKinney,
    News Writer
    kmckinney@cynthianademocrat.com

    Just about a month after the decision was made to close two school-based child-care centers, Harrison Memorial Hospital (HMH) has announced plans to expand its day care and begin offering before- and after-school care.
    Sheila Currans, CEO of HMH,  said the closing of New Beginnings and Kids Club prompted the expansion.