Today's News

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Report

    Nov. 8--Dep. Dean Hutchison took a report from Allie Morrison who advised that someone had struck his brick enclosed mailbox at some point during the preceding  night.
    Nov. 14--Dep. Robert Peak took a report from Julie Doyle who advised that she had received a threatening message on Facebook from an unknown individual identifying himself as Tee Dudley, of Maysville. This harassment was in response to a comment that her son, Justin Doyle, had posted on Mr. Dudley’s Facebook page.

  • Mitchells to be honored on 50th anniversary

    David and Anita Mitchell of Cynthiana will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on  Dec. 3 at Cheers Event Center from 2-4 p.m. Cheers is located on Connersville Pike (Ky. 32 W. - the old Tussey Furniture building).
    They were married at Pleasant Green Baptist Church on Dec. 9, 1967.
    They have two children, Scott Mitchell (Andi) of Florida and Lori Gaunce (Kevin) of Cynthiana; and four grandchildren, Kelby and Jenna Gaunce of Cynthiana and Macey and Eden Mitchell of Florida.
    David is employed at Central Farm Supply and Anita is a homemaker.

  • Oddville Alumni Association Legacy

    The Oddville Alumni Association met for its annual dinner meeting on May 27, 2017, with 41 in attendance with Dorothy Copes Syra presiding. It was the 100th anniversary of the first graduate from Oddville High School and the 90th year of the Oddville Alumni Association.  
    At the conclusion of the meeting, officers were generally elected for the next year and a motion was made to disband the organization.    
    Those in attendance passed the motion for the disbandment.  

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are:  Brooklynn McKaye McElfresh, Aug. 21, daughter of Amanda Boone and Joey McElfresh.
    Maysville Community and Technical College/Licking Valley Campus to begin registered nursing program next fall.
    An entrance road and parking lot have been marked off at the new park and will be finished in time for 2008 late summer activities.
    Harrison County Area Technical Center’s John C. Hodge is retiring after serving 15 years as principal of the school.

  • Holiday greenery has some forgotten symbolism

    Holiday greenery has a history that goes well beyond the Victorian Christmas tree we gather around today.
    Most of the holiday greenery we use to decorate dates back to the pagan holidays of the Romans and Northern Europeans when certain plants were chosen for their symbolic powers of restoration and protection.

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  • Harrison Co. Extension Office offers Vegetarian 101 program

    Every day we make choices about what we will eat. Some of us choose foods without much thought. Others make choices based on their health goals. For approximately six to eight million adults in the United States those food choices include no meat, fish, or poultry.
    So why are so many people choosing a vegetarian diet? What are the health benefits? If they don’t eat meat, where do they get their protein?

  • News Briefs

    Santa letters requested;
    deadline is Dec. 8
    The  Cynthiana Democrat has agreed to help Santa Claus out with his mail again this year.
    Letters to Santa will be printed in the Dec. 14 issue so be sure to get them here early because there will be no second chance.
    Letters must be received in the office no later than Friday, Dec. 8. Don’t disappoint Santa, grandparents, aunts and uncles who look forward to seeing those letters published.

  • Flanery ends 50-year styling career

    Becky Barnes,

    After 50 years of standing behind a chair, holding a pair of scissors or setting color or a perm, Bonnie Flanery is ready to travel.
    Flanery, who owns The Hair House on Pike Street in downtown Cynthiana, began “doing hair” when she was 17 years old.
    At the time, there were no state requirements such as licensing.
    She said she started by styling hair for the women in church who wanted “up-do’s.”

  • Christmas Parade will be Dec. 8

    The annual Cynthiana Christmas Parade will meander through the streets of the Maiden City, beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 8.
    Sponsored by the Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce and Cynthiana Main Street, this year’s parade will feature a variety of floats, classic cars, tractors, the award-winning HCHS marching band and, of course, a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus.
    The grand marshal for this year’s parade will be former HCHS football standout Teddy Taylor.