Today's News

  • Property Transfers

    Sybil Kelley-Vice and Calvin Vice, Mary Kay Hendricks-Trustee, to Sybil Kelley-Vice and Calvin Vice and Cheri Booth Wright, property in Harrison County.
    General Warranty and Certificate of Consideration: Countrytyme Servicing LLC to Lowell D. Ach and David I Ach, Lot 5 - Lafferty Pike, $11,761.10.
    Special Warranty Deed: Citicorp Trust Bank to Cameron D. Courtney and Elizabeth L. Courtney, property at 13394 N. US 27, Berry, Ky., $9,999.

  • Museum Musings

    * Western Visitor, Cynthiana, Ky., Oct. 22, 1835 - “Just received and now opening a general assortment of Fall and Winter Goods, which I will sell cheap for cash or country produce. S. F. Tebbs” (This was 19 years before the railroad reached Cynthiana. Mr. Tebbs’ merchandise was probably brought to Marysville (now Claysville) by the river then overland to Cynthiana.)

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: David Trapper Butcher, Dec. 15, son of Heather and David Butcher; Carrell-Jean Storm Maryea, Jan. 20, daughter of Beth Tobin and Herman Maryea; Sarah Ellen McNees, Jan. 16, daughter of Ric and Johnell McNees; Gannon Ryan Terhune, Jan. 14, son of Jennifer Clifford and Phil Terhune.
    Repairs are being made to the City Hall gym floor after a nearly four-inch buckle was found. The floor warped as a result of escaping steam.
    The Harrison County Fillies remain undefeated in region play.

  • Honor Roll

    The Southside Elementary Honor Roll for the second nine weeks includes:
    Fourth Grade

  • Deadline to sign-up for ELAP is Jan. 31

    SED John W. McCauley, State Executive Director of USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Kentucky, reminds producers they have until Monday, Jan. 31 to submit an application for payment under the 2010 Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honey Bees, and Farm-raised Fish Program (ELAP).
    ELAP provides emergency assistance to eligible producers of livestock, honeybees and farm-raised fish who have losses due to disease, adverse weather or other conditions, including losses due to blizzards, and wildfires.

  • Conservation District cost share program announced

    The Harrison County Conservation District will be accepting requests for cost share funding under the Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality cost Share Program beginning Feb. 1, 2011 and extending through Feb. 28, 2011.

  • Looking forward to the 2011 vegetable garden

    Soon you’ll be receiving the seed catalogs for the 2011 vegetable-growing season. While listening to the cold wind blow outside, what a comfort it is to think about spring and summer and planning your garden.
    To make the most of your garden, every aspiring gardener should follow seven steps to have a successful gardening season.
    •Plan your garden on paper before you begin.
    •Select a good gardening site that has full sun for at least eight hours each day, relatively level, well-drained, close to a water source and not shaded.

  • Tips on controlling insects on indoor plants

    Have you noticed a sticky substance on the floor beneath your ficus or philodendron? Are there little scabs on the under side of the leaves of your orchid? Maybe you have noticed that your plants just look a little lack luster. Well, we can blame some plant puniness on being a tropical houseplant indoors in Kentuckiana during the winter.

  • A look at cell phone uses in city and county governments

    Harrison County received two thumbs up by an auditor for remarkable cell phone usage while the city of Cynthiana is looking to improve its cell phone plans in near future.
    “We just completed an audit that was conducted by a company called Spyglass,” said County Judge Alex Barnett. “Their suggestions were to continue with the current plans that we have and commended us on how efficient we use our cell phones.”
    The city, however was faced with some over usage and extra expenditures for 2010 in regards to its cell phones.

  • Newspaper staff receives state awards

    The Cynthiana Democrat and staff received state honors Friday night at the Kentucky Press Association’s annual convention.
    Editor Becky Barnes was awarded two first place finishes in the Weekly Class 3 division, which is the largest of the state’s weekly newspapers. Her awards were for spot news coverage and feature story writing.
    She also received a third place award for her headline writing.