Today's News

  • Community Calendar 4-9-15

    THURSDAY, April 9
    Harrison County Community Health Fair.
    Thursday, April 9 from 7-11 a.m. at Harrison County Middle School (parking in the back entrance). Free tests and screenings. Sponsored by Harrison Memorial Hospital, Harrison County School Systems, Wedco District Health Department, Harrison County Community Education Center, Harrison County Extension Office and UK Markey Cancer Center.

  • Parent: Children need better examples from local leaders

    By Lisa Preston, Guest Columnist
    I am the mother of two teenage boys. I am the wife of a great husband and father to our boys. We have a nice life for the most part. We have never been divorced; we do not drink, smoke or do drugs. We believe in God, we both work everyday, have our kids in sports or outdoor activities (no video games). However, it has come to my attention recently that my kids are not perfect. Can you imagine?
    I was recently called by the school to be informed that my child was caught with an e-cigarette.

  • Easter weekend in Cynthiana was strange and surreal

    If you are a person who likes to plan ahead, I suggest you go to your calendar/planner now and circle the April 24th weekend to visit or stay in Cynthiana.

  • HCHS Parent Site Based Council elections to begin April 20

    Harrison County High School will be accepting nominations for Parent Site Based Decision Making Council positions for the 2015-2016 school year on Monday, April 20. The nomination form must be filled out completely and returned to the high school front office in a sealed envelope.

    Deadline for submission is Friday, April 24 at 3 p.m.

  • Home and Garden Show coming on April 25, 26

    The Cynthiana Democrat’s annual Home and Garden Show is gearing up for its 12th extravaganza. The show is held in partnership with the Burley Co-op and sponsored by Blue Grass Energy, Window World and Storm Shield. 

    The show will be held Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, April 26, from 12:30 to 4 p.m. at the Burley Co-op Building on U.S. 27 North.

  • How do you handle life?

    Dale Kendrick, Guest Columnist

  • Meat, produce spill on U.S. 27 North

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer

    An overturned truck blocked two lanes of traffic on U.S. 27 north for over four hours last Wednesday as local haulers cleaned up its entire cargo of ruined steaks, seafood and vegetables that had spilled out along the roadway.

  • Church briefs

    Benson United Methodist Church will be hosting a “Spring Sing” on Sunday, May 3 at 4 p.m. featuring the “Ole Stump Kickers” from Menifee County.
    We cordially invite everyone to come and join us for an afternoon of singing and fellowship for the glory of Jesus.  Refreshments will be served.

    Leesburg Christian Church will sponsor a byTavi Fashion Show on April 25 at 11:30 a.m.

  • A fish called grace

    In 2007, Australian diver Eric Nerhus reported being swallowed by a great white shark.
    He said it was like being trapped in a cave.
    He told the London-based newspaper The Daily Telegraph that one minute he was “prying abalone off the rocks with a chisel; the next he found his head, torso and one arm enclosed by the killer shark’s razor-sharp teeth.”
    He escaped after stabbing the shark in the eye with his chisel.

  • Phillips credits family for strong work ethic

    By Becky Barnes, Editor

    Judy Ankeny Phillips was one of the Chamber of Commerce honorees who knew ahead of time that she was an award recipient.