Today's News

  • Grace Notes

    Today I have the heebie jeebies.
    I’ve been listening to a podcast (that’s like a radio program that you download from the Internet) about fear: Why are people afraid? How can they get rid of fear?
    The podcast began with a story about woman with Urbach-Wiethe disease, a rare condition that has three symptoms: a scratchy voice, raised dots around the eyes and absolutely no sense of fear.
    The part of her brain that registers fear is calcified. She can be happy, sad, angry, feel love and feel hate, but she can’t feel fear.

  • Safe Sitter Training

    Twenty-nine individuals, ranging from ages 11 to 13, completed Safe Sitter training on June 1 and 2 and July 11. Safe Sitter curriculum includes general information about child care techniques and development. Harrison Memorial Hospital (HMH) offered two classes this summer. Instructors for the course were: Annette Harney, HMH Day Care Supervisor; Jennifer Crump, HMH KidTown Preschool Instructor; and Tracy Lair-Barnes, HMH KidTown Manager.

  • Annual NAACP Scholarship Gala planned for Aug. 19

    The 13th annual Cynthiana/Harrison County NAACP Scholarship Gala will be held at the Harrison County Extension Office, 668 New Lair Road on Aug. 19. The theme is “Standing Firm on the Principles of Life.”
    The guest speaker will be John C.K. Fisher, Northern Ky. Field Supervisor, Mistress of Ceremony is Benita Peoples.
    A social gathering will be from 6-6:30 and dinner will be served at 6:45 p.m. There will be special music entertainment during the meal.

  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Last summer concert on Aug. 11

    The last concert in the Cynthiana Summer Concert Series is Aug. 11 at 8 p.m. featuring the Baja Yetis.
    The Baja Yetis is a new/old funky/jazzy jam band steeped in a gumbo of New Orleans Jazz, funk, rock, soul and more. They always put on a great show and we can’t wait for them to come to Cynthiana!

  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle

    1. Pink, as in steak
    5. “Death ____ for Cutie”
    8. Rum cake
    12. Czech or Serb
    13. “____ and hearty”
    14. Equipped with feathers
    15. Weather ____
    16. Seed covering
    17. Desktop pictures
    18. *The boss
    20. 32-card game
    21. Delhi dresses
    22. How the weasel goes
    23. Develop, as in story
    26. Covered porch
    30. Jersey call
    31. *Storage
    34. Garden ear
    35. Wet nurses
    37. Owned
    38. Ohio metropolis

  • Memories of lace curtains. apple trees and dodging parents

    August looms and as it does it brings with it the beginning of a turn in the season, but it hasn’t always been that way. Looking back and remembering Augusts when I was young, a longgg time ago, it seemed then to be one more long month of summer vacation stretching out in the brilliant sunshine.
    One had done quite a bit of running, swimming, exploring and generally aggravating mothers by the first of August, and we kids were looking for new ways to use up the riches of no school and good weather.

  • Viewpoint

    By Taylor Cusick, Summer Intern


  • Beware of wild animals, particularly bats, that may carry rabies

    Taylor Cusick,
    Summer intern

    Though there isn’t a new Batman film smashing the box office this summer, that doesn’t mean it hasn’t been filled with winged beast of the night.
    Reports of bat sightings have popped up in town’s all over Kentucky this summer and usually one would assume it’s not a big deal. However, this summer there have been multiple reports of Kentucky bats testing positive for rabies. Reports have been as close as Lexington and as far away as Harlan County.

  • Cynthiana Democrat scavenger hunt winner

    Max Koch, 9, was the winner of The Cynthiana Democrat and Harrison Shopper’s Scavenger Hunt. Max won $250 in gift certificates from 16 local businesses. Lauren Cordray of Harrison County watches Max and his three brothers on Thursdays and saw the Scavenger Hunt in the paper and thought it would be a fun activity for them to do. Max’s entry was drawn from entrees submitted. Max is the son of Anthony and Jill Koch of Harrison County and will be starting fifth grade at St. Mary School in Paris this fall.