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Today's News

  • Bailouts for states will only create more problems

    While other big-spending state politicians went to Washington seeking a handout, South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford went to “beg” (his word, not mine) federal politicians not to bail out states.

    Sanford understands something most economically illiterate politicians - a majority of Kentucky lawmakers - do not: Bailouts do not fix fiscal problems. Bailouts make them worse.

  • A "big thank you" to utility linemen, friends and neighbors for help during bad weather

    To the editor,

    It is impossible to name the utility linemen what worked in our area to restore electricity. But it is clear that they did an outstanding job. For that I thank them.

    Then there are the neighbors and friends that deserve a big thank you. Among them are Billy Doyle, Jamie Snapp, Bruce Kennedy, Russell Harris, Dustin Rose, and Chester McCauley.

  • Public library patronage numbers are on the rise

    “The library in Cynthiana has always been busy,” said Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library director Pat Barnes.

     But even Barnes can’t deny that the public library has never been this busy.

    “There’s just more people coming through the door,” she said.

    With an increased total of 9,700 library cards, more than 5,000 people entering the library in the month of January, and a 23 percent circulation increase over three years, Barnes said the numbers speak for themselves.

  • Berry Christian Church ladies "Go Red"

    Ladies of Berry Christian Church wore red on Sunday, Feb. 8 in support of the ‘Go Red’ movement. They were Tammy Fryman, Carsey Campbell, Macey Ollinger, Tamara Fairfield holding Emma, Andra Gaunce holding Taylor, Michelle Tumey, Kenley and Tanner Tumey, Olivia Moore, Emma Moore, Brandi Marinan Smiley, Melissa Fryman, Hacksaw Gaunce, Vickie Simpson, Betty Whitaker, Carolyn Williams, Carolyn Wilson, Lisa Roller, Kathy Shanklin, Wanda Jones, Anna Cason, Regina Riley, Wayne Ann Shanklin, Britt Campbell, and Phyllis Penick.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Emily-Jo Madison Collett, Nov. 26, daughter of Amy DeShea Rankin; Abby Lynn Cooper, Feb. 6, daughter of Allen and Kendra Cooper; Kyle Lucas Hill, Feb. 8, son of James Alex and Mary Beth Hill; Gabriel Benjamin Perkins, Feb. 5, son of Bennie and Miranda (Mandy) Perkins; Jessie Dean Sharp, Feb. 9, son of Kenneth and Dianna Sharp; Hunter Michael Wiglesworth, Feb. 8, son of Ginger and Chris Wiglesworth.

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana Democrat, July 26, 1917 - “Today is Patriotic Day for the Knights of Pythias and will be celebrated in some form by every lodge of that order in the country. At Cynthiana there will be music, a parade, and an address by the Hon. Kimball of Lexington. The parade will start promptly at 1:30 o’clock from in front of the court house and will pass through the principal streets down town. The speaking will be in front of the court house at 2:30 o’clock.

  • County judge thanked for assistance during ice storm

    To the editor,

    During the ice storm last week Millard Collins who is a diabetic was at my home and could not get home to get his medication. The doctor called him in a weeks supply but we could not get to Wal-Mart.

    I want to praise and thank our County Judge Alex Barnett. He went to Wal-Mart and picked the medication up and paid for it and brought it to my home. Thank you again.

    Geneva Roark

    Cynthiana, Ky.

  • Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter's pet adoption list

    Pet Adoption List

    The following pets are available for adoption at the Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter. Female dogs, $75; male dogs, $65; female cats, $58; male cats, $43. Call 234-7138 or 234-1492 for more information.

    FOSTER CARE - DOGS

    Boyfriend - Male, Border Collie/Chow

    Reese - Male, Pit

    Nugget - Female, Boxer/Pit

    Cooper - Male, Setter

    Jetson - Male GSD, 4 months

    Lucy - St. Bernard, senior

    FOSTER CARE - CATS

    Paisley - Calico

    Sandy - Male, buff

    Two female, torti

  • Northside Elementary is placed on lockdown

    Northside Elementary school is on lockdown after the school received a letter in the mail of “questionable content” Thursday.

    The letter did not threaten any students.

    A note was sent home to parents Thursday afternoon explaining the situation.

    The letter, from principal Sharon Hill and Harrison County School superintendent Andy Dotson, says that authorities have been contacted about the situation and the school remains in lockdown as a safety precaution.

    School security officers were placed at the entrance of the school Friday.

  • HCHS December Students of the Month

    The Harrison County High School Students of the Month for December were, from left, Ashlyn Techau, sophomore, daughter of Neal and Stephanie Techau and Sara Moredock, senior, daughter of Lee and Wendy Moredock. Sponsor for December was McDonald’s of Cynthiana.