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Today's News

  • Spivey resigns from Cynthiana Baptist; heads to Harrodsburg Baptist

    By Kate Darnell, News writer

    After almost 15 years serving as pastor of Cynthiana Baptist Church, Rev. Wayne Spivey has resigned.

    Spivey announced his resignation during the church service on Sunday, Nov. 16, at which point he told the congregation the decision to leave had been tough.

    “Without a doubt, this is the hardest thing I have ever done in my entire life,” said Spivey in his resignation letter, adding the decision had been God’s and not his.

  • Harrison grapplers take first in Nelson County

    The Harrison County High School wrestling team showed marked improvement last weekend and went 4-1 overall in the Nelson County Duals on Saturday, tying for the best mark of the day in the six-team tournament.

    An upbeat Russ Riegel liked what he saw on Saturday, especially from his inexperienced charges.

  • Rachel's Challenge promotes kindness

    Ethan Prows, a senior at Harrison County High School, signed the ‘Rachel’s Challenge’ banner at the high school Wednesday afternoon. The program, funded by the Youth Services Center, the Positive Behavior Support Committee at HCHS, and the Central Kentucky Special Education Cooperative, promoted kindness and compassion. Designed around the writings and ideas of Rachel Scott, the first student shot in the Columbine high school shootings, the program urged individuals to start a “chain reaction” of simple acts of kindness.

  • ‘Simply Christmas’ is the 14th original play by Mattox

    Eighteen years and fourteen Christmas plays later, Rick Mattox said he never really wrote much as a kid.

    “I just wrote the first play kind of out of the blue,” he said one Sunday afternoon at Lair United Methodist.

    The cast that ranges from infants to senior citizens had lunch in the dining hall, before the 2 p.m. practice.

    Not only does Mattox write Christmas plays, he also directs them, and sometimes acts in them.

    Mattox discussed a scene in this year’s play, ‘Simply Christmas’ with cast member, Pat Snapp.

  • Busy schedules planned for Breds, Fillies

    The Harrison County High School basketball Thorobreds and Fillies will have plenty of opportunities to improve over the next few weeks of 2008.

    The Breds earned their first victory of the season last Friday night as they got off to a blazing start and knocked off homestanding Nicholas County, 76-47.

    Senior forward Ryan Puckett hit three first quarter three-pointers to get the Breds out of the starting gate quickly and led Harrison County with a career-high 24 points. The win improved the Breds’ record to 1-3.

  • Property Transfers

    PROPERTY TRANSFERS

    Dominic A. Whelan and Sandra L. Whelan to DS Whelan Properties-1, LLC, 21.3451 acres on County Line Road and Dryden Road, $1.

    Special Warranty Deed: HSBC Mortgage Services Inc. to H.D. Batson and Cindi Batson, property at 4971 Ky. Hwy. 32 W., Tract 22, Connersville Road Land Division, $124,900.

    Michael Sosbe and Angela Sosbe to William Ray Withers and Candice Lou Withers, Lot 17 - Block B - Licking Valley Estates Subdivision, $142,000.

  • Buena vista sixth grade class 1940

    Pictured above is the sixth grade class of 1940 at Buena Vista School. Pictured with his students is teacher Raymond Ward, top right.

  • Live versus live-cut for Christmas

    Live or live-cut … that is the question for this year’s holiday tradition of decorating an evergreen indoors for Christmas.

    You may think that you are being a better environmental steward by purchasing a live tree; not necessarily. Live-cut Christmas trees are a 100 percent renewable resource that is reusable, recyclable and biodegradable. They are an American product, farms employ approximately 100,000 people each year; and one acre of planted Christmas trees provides the daily oxygen requirement for 18 people. 

  • Community Calendar

    FRIDAY, Dec. 19

    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Friday, Dec. 19 in Robynwood Heights at 2 p.m.

    Story Hour. Friday, Dec. 19 from 4:30-5 p.m. for ages 2-5 in the Feix Community Room at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Pre-registration is not needed.

    SATURDAY, Dec. 20

  • Public service should not mean self-service

    On Monday morning, I turned in my notice to resign as news writer here at The Cynthiana Democrat.

    Next Friday, Nov. 21, will be my last day.

    It was a hard decision, I love this job and the people I’ve worked with over the past five (well, almost five) years. But as my downtown studio grows, I find balancing the two jobs impossible.

    The people of Cynthiana have responded well to my work and I’m not able to serve them to my best ability with things as they have been.