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Today's News

  • Mentor paves the way for new reporter

    It’s hard to sit at this desk and write and not think about the person who used to sit at this desk and write.

    I’ve been blessed to acquire many journalism mentors. And while I studied journalism at Western Kentucky University, most of my true education took place in the same room I now consider my office.

    While I’m so excited to work for the paper I called home for many summers and a winter, it’s also a little sad. My hire was only brought about because of Donald Richie’s resignation.

  • HCHS grad performs in Transylvania dinner theater

    Harrison County High School graduate and Transylvania sophomore Carissa Marksbury recently performed in Transylvania’s annual production, “A Medieval Feast,” presented by Transylvania’s Madrigal Singers and the Medieval Instrumental Ensemble.

     

  • Cynthiana Police Report

    CYNTHIANA POLICE DEPARTMENT

    Case reports

    Dec. 3 – At 8:20 a.m., Brenda McMann reported that she had received harassing phone calls in the middle of the night.

    Dec. 5 – At 12:22 a.m., police were called to Hillside Apartments for a hit and run accident. Charlotte Lail reported seeing a car back into her vehicle and got a license number. Police confronted the driver that allegedly drove away. He had no insurance and his vehicle was towed away.

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana Democrat, July 26, 1917 - “Locust Grove news - Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Padgett spent a delightful day Sunday with the family of Otis McCauley; Mr. and Mrs. Noah McCauley and son were the guests Sunday of Sarah McCauley; Mayme Fryman spent Sunday night with Bertie Mae Fields; James Reno, wife and two children, Hazel and Malcom, of Cynthiana, dined Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. S. D. McCauley; Mr. and Mrs. Grover McCauley and babe spent Saturday night and Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Taylor. A jolly crowd of 20 from here spent a delightful day at Poindexter Saturday fishing.

  • Madeline Kate Williams

    Madeline Kate Williams

    Madeline Kate Williams was born to Justin and Kelsey (Turner) Williams on Nov. 26, 2008 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk Va.

    She weighed 7 lbs. 7 oz.

    Maternal grandparents are Randy Turner and Kathy (Brown) Turner, both of Cynthiana.

    Paternal grandparents are Larry and Mary (Stanfield) Williams of Cynthiana.

    Justin is in the United States Navy aboard the USS Dwight D Eisenhower.

    Both Kelsey and Justin are originally from Cynthiana.

  • Harrison Co. Sheriff's Report

    HARRISON COUNTY

    SHERIFF’S REPORT

    ACCIDENTS

    Dec. 7 at 1:28 p.m. --non-injury, US 62 East, Rebecca A. Russell, 20, Cynthiana, driving a 2007 Ford Escort.

    Dec. 12 at 1:55 p.m. -- non-injury, KY 1032 West, Aaron R. Caldwell, Berry, 17, driving a 1991 Chevrolet S-10 struck David B. Ritchie, Cynthiana, 43, driving a 1984 Chevrolet S-10.

    Dec. 11 at 5 p.m. -- injury, US 27 South, Rebecca Profitt, Paris, 58, driving a 2003 Dodge Caravan.

  • Church Briefs

    ANTIOCH MILLS

    Christmas Eve Service

    Antioch Mills will continue with their traditional 10 p.m. Christmas Eve service with special music presented by Michael Cummins, Wayne Keith and ladies trio of Susan Keith, Kim McNabb and Becky White.

    Senior Minister Evan Meyer will continue with his sermon series, Christmas at the Movies, as he will present a light-hearted message to celebrate Christmas in a unique way.

    Join us for approximately 45 minutes and let the kids wear their pajamas so that they will be ready for bed when they get home.

  • We're responsible for our own potty mouths

    Sitting at the table behind my husband and me, a young woman at a local restaurant got my attention by dropping loud F-bombs.

    I know some Christians would have cleared their throats and announced, “Young lady, as a Christian I find your language offensive.”

    However, I tend to think that’s not helpful and makes Christians look like fragile weenies.

  • More UPS than downs in 40 years

    The man in brown won’t be delivering packages around town any longer.

    After 40 years delivering UPS packages to Harrison County residents and businesses, Al Buckley plans to spend more time fishing with his grandson.

    Buckley’s last day on the job will be Christmas Eve.

    “When I first started nobody even knew what UPS was,” said Buckley.

    Born and raised on a farm in Lexington, Buckley said he instantly felt at home when he began his route in Harrison County in 1969.

  • Benjamin Matthew Marsh

    Benjamin Matthew Marsh

    Benjamin Matthew Marsh was born on Oct. 19, 2008 at Central Baptist Hospital to Matthew and Kristy Marsh of Lexington, Ky. He weighed 7 lbs. 14 oz.

    Maternal grandparents are Mark and Patty Boll of Columbus, Ohio; maternal great-grandparents are Pat and Mary Melaragno of Columbus and the late George and Rose Ann Boll.

    Paternal grandparents are J Frank and Wanda Marsh of Harrison County; great-grandparents are the late Frank and Lauretta Marsh and the late Harvey and Lottie Cordray.