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Today's News

  • Cynthiana Main Street Board Members
  • Democracy is not passive, I choose to participate

    On Saturday, Jan. 21, 53 women from Kentucky and Ohio came together to travel to Washington, DC, to take part in the largest protest event in US history – the Women’s March.  
    Harrison County was well represented on this trip as mothers and daughters, aunts and nieces, old friends and new joined to take an active role in our democracy.

  • Rum Sauce and Bar Stools

     Living as we do here in the heart of Kentucky, long known as the state with the best whiskey, fastest horses and most beautiful women, we have long had a dual attitude about alcohol. While it is fine to make it, imbibing has had some complications.
    There has always been a long list of folks who should not use strong spirits: women, children, teachers, preachers, drivers--well you get the point.
    However, I know of two incidents in my family where demon rum with all its restrictions was allowed to cross the line.

  • Viewpoint

    The Cynthiana City Commission tabled the second reading of its proposed no parking ordinance on Pike Street Tuesday night.
    At odds is the tight squeeze on Pike Street where it’s closest to the First United Methodist Church and Church Street.
    Cynthiana Police Chief Ray Johnson said at a previous meeting that there have been a few incidents of parked vehicles being clipped  by passing motorists.
    That’s a problem.
    However, it’s not the only problem.

  • Trust in Him and ‘believe big’

    We often times go around life thinking small. And when we think small we develop a small attitude, small mind set and fail to try to do the BIG things.
    We do that with most things in life. We dream of big houses, big bonuses, big careers, but much of the time that is all it is, a dream. We do not put effort into achieving that which everyone says we cannot do. We settle for less.
    There are a lot of individuals who made a name for themselves because they believed big.
    Abraham Lincoln overcame many setbacks to become the most influential American President.

  • Grace Notes

    Awhile back, I went to a 12-step meeting with a friend.
    I like to do that occasionally because the things they believe are applicable to anybody, even those who aren’t addicted to any particular substance.
    The first step says, “We admitted we were powerless over alcohol -- that our lives had become unmanageable.”
    I could substitute the words “cake” or “maple syrup,” “approval,” “control” or “fear” for “alcohol” and it would apply to me.

  • community calendar

    THURSDAY, Feb. 9
    Berry City Commission will meet Thursday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m., at Berry City Hall. The meetings are open to the public.

    FRIDAY, Feb. 10
    Unvalentine’s Party Lock-In. Friday, Feb. 10 from 4-8 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library for middle and high school students. Registration is required.

  • Planning Commission to replace code enforcement officer

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The chairman of the Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Commission relieved code enforcement officer Mike Aldridge of his duties on Friday morning, Jan. 27, effective immediately. He was hired in April of 2016.
    Aldridge was considered a part-time code enforcement officer and earned a yearly salary of $20,000, paid mostly by the city of Cynthiana. His duties concerning nuisance-related issues outside the city limits were eliminated several months ago.

  • 4-H Fairgrounds to get new community building in 2017

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    If all goes according to plan, there will be a brand spanking new community building on-site at the 4-H grounds when the 2017 Harrison County 4-H Fair occurs the last full week of July.
    According to Harrison County Extension Agent for 4-H Mike Myer, the existing white concrete block building, located just past the entrance to the fairgrounds, will be torn down in the next few weeks. Construction on the new building is expected to commence in March.

  • Jury trials set for Feb. 23

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Eleven cases are scheduled for jury trials on  Feb. 23 in Harrison Circuit Court.
    However, a pretrial conference is set for Feb. 7 at which time defendants may change their not guilty pleas.
    As of Tuesday, the following cases remained on the docket for trials:
    •Rachelle Nelson, two counts of first-degree, second or greater offenses trafficking in a controlled substance, less than two grams of heroin.