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Today's News

  • Religion brings answers during troubled times

    To the editor:

    We have embarked together into this New Year. “Ye have not passed this way heretofore,” (Joshua 3:4). “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come,....” (11 Tim. 3:1-17). Study the text carefully and be prepared.

  • Shade Steven White III

    Shade Steven White III

    Shade Steven White III was born to Shade Steven Jr. and Miranda White of Berry, Ky. on Nov. 12, 2008 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 lbs. 7 oz., and is welcomed by his sister, Kendall Leigh.

    Maternal grandparents are William and Mary McFarland of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparents are the late Luther and Norma Fogle and George Yazell Sr. and the late Betty Yazell.

  • Mayor better: Brown has stroke on Christmas Eve

    Cynthiana Mayor Jim Brown, 78, had a stroke on Christmas Eve and is recuperating at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.

    According to Jack Keith, mayor pro-tem, Brown was at his home on Grandview Drive at the time of the stroke. He was taken to Harrison Memorial Hospital, then flown to UK. It’s suspected that he experienced a second stroke while in the helicopter.

    Keith said that even though Brown is in a regular room, the hospital staff has asked that he have no visitors at this time. His wife Kay is with  him at the hospital.

  • Museum Musings

    • Cynthiana Democrat, June 13, 1929 - by the Observer - “When I became somewhat familiar with Cynthiana, ‘Uncle’ Henry Johnson was the popular barber of the town and continued his trade for some years after, retiring somewhere in the 1880’s on account of advance age. Doubtless many of our elderly citizens will remember him and various locations of the shop, ranging from Jones Row on north Court Square to the Rankin Hotel, now the Hammond building on Pike Street; For a brief time he plied his calling in the basement of the new brick hotel.”

  • Harrison Co. Sheriff's Report

    HARRISON COUNTY

    SHERIFF’S REPORT

    ACCIDENTS

    Dec. 27 at 5:50 p.m. -- non-injury, US 62 W, Timothy McNees, 41, Berry, driving a 2004 Chevrolet Express, struck a deer.

    Dec. 23 at 3:42 p.m. -- non-injury, US 62 East, June C. Sims, 79, Mt. Olivet, driving a 2000 Buick Century.

    Dec. 23 at 3:38 p.m. -- non-injury, Ky 1284, Anthony B. Barnes, 19, Cynthiana, driving a 2006 Chevrolet Aveo.

    Dec. 23 at 3:17 p.m. -- injury, US 27, Natasha Davis, 25, Cynthiana, driving a 1999 Buick Le Sabre.

  • Ashton Journey Preston

    Ashton Journey Preston

    Ashton Journey Preston was born to Leslie Gayle Preston and Charles David Guy Jr. of Cynthiana on Oct. 17, 2008 at Georgetown Community Hospital, Georgetown. He weighed 6 lbs. 14 oz., and is welcomed by his brother Hunter Lee Ruegor.

    Maternal grandparents are Dorothy and Curtis Preston Jr. of Cynthiana.

    Paternal grandparents are Sue (Jackie) Lemons of Cynthiana, and Charles Guy of Nicholas County, Ky.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Justin Kirby Brown, Jan. 6, son of John Kirby and Terri Roth Brown; Cheyenne Marie Brumagen, Jan. 7, daughter of Tracey and Tina Brumagen; Weston Scott Fowler, Jan. 5, son of Steven and Whitney Fowler; Nathanael J Taylor, Nov. 28, son of Bernice Ann and Dale Taylor.

  • Cynthiana Police Report

    CYNTHIANA POLICE DEPARTMENT

    Case reports

    Dec. 9 – At 8:40 p.m., Rachel M. Thompson, Hillside Drive, reported that while she was at her boyfriend’s house, someone entered her apartment and took $21 in rolled pennies, her Social Security card and a blank check.

    Dec. 9 – At 10:48 p.m., police were called to Harrison Memorial Hospital where an individual was intoxicated. The subject left the scene on foot after crashing a car into an embankment. He was found at Hillside Drive, arrested and charged with DUI and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

  • NEW DRIVERS

    NEW DRIVERS

    Jacqueline M. Young, Stephanie Latasha Sons, Spencer Aubrey, Nicholas Whitaker, and Duncan T. Bell.

  • Some plants provide winter interest with berries

    This December has been a cold one thus far. I don’t mind a gloomy day here or there, I actually find them some what restorative. Too many in a row, though, can be sort of depressing. 

    We all say we want winter interest, but sometimes we forget about it once spring rolls around and we get excited about a new season. Have you selected things that will capture your eye in January?