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Today's News

  • gracenotes

    Last week my husband and I took a short trip to Winter Garden, a town not too far from Orlando.
    We went to the historic downtown district with its trendy businesses housed in restored storefronts from as far back as the early 1900s.
    A restaurant we went in was originally Cappleman Brothers Grocery Store, built in 1912.
    As my husband read the menu, I read about the history of the building -- the original brick, the gothic stained glass panels in the front window that came from an old Presbyterian church.

  • Eclipses, omnipotence, and faithfulness

    We have just witnessed a natural marvel, the total eclipse of the sun. It was amazing to watch the new coverage and the darkness that Madras, Carbondale and Hopkinsville witnessed.
    It was equally impressive to see the event unfold in South Carolina during a lightening storm. How can this event be described except with words like astonishing, amazing or unbelievable.

  • viewpoint

    Have you noticed all the beautiful Crape Myrtles blooming around town and in the county? Did you plant yours yet?
    Billy Grayson reported that he counted over 70 in the cemetery, and this morning as I drove through, I was amazed at how beautiful they are at a time of year when not a whole lot is blooming.

  • viewpoint

    Wow!
    Every time an event occurs in Cynthiana I’m left with the same speechless awe.
    I don’t think that anyone will deny that our little Maiden City has been dormant for several years. And it hasn’t been due to the complete lack of effort.
    However, whether the stars are now properly aligned, the right people are stepping up and the rest of us are enjoying the ride, it’s working.

  • Charges pending from 3-vehicle crash on the bypass

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Criminal charges against a Cynthiana man involved in a three-car accident are pending the outcome of toxicology reports, said Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Lance Hutchison.
    Hutchison said he was dispatched to the Bypass between KY 352 and KY 32 around 5:15 p.m. Friday.
    According to Hutchison, James Reed Hope, 44, was driving a 1994 Honda Accord, and attempted to pass a 2007 Chevrolet Colorado, driven by Brandon Brown of Paris.

  • Smiths to be featured Chautauqua guests at Millersburg festival

    David Stone,
    News writer
    dstone@lcni.com

    A festival in Millersburg will be an event of historical proportions for members of a Cynthiana family.
    But then, most events in which the Smith family — four of whom are Chautauqua performers — participates can be of historical proportions.
    “It’s a great way to learn history,” said Betsy Smith. “This is something we just love to do.”

  • Chamber makes community donations

    At its August breakfast meeting, the Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce donated Maiden City t-shirts to the Cynthiana Fire Department for its help setting up Chamber events this summer.

  • Democrats to host, rename dinner in honor of John Swinford

    David Stone,
    News writer
    dstone@lcni.com

    A former state legislator and Harrison County lawyer is being honored as the namesake of a dinner local Democratic Party leaders hope will become an annual event.
    The John Swinford Dinner will be 6 p.m. on Sept. 14 at the Cynthiana Country Club. Naming the event for Swinford was a logical step, Democratic Party Executive Chairman Steve Moses said.
    “John Swinford supported the Democrats tremendously,” Moses said. “He really was a die-hard Democrat.”

  • Coulson announces candidacy for 78th District House seat

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Cynthiana resident Greg Coulson, 34, has announced his candidacy for Kentucky representative in the 78th House District.
    Coulson, a Democrat, is seeking the seat that is presently held by Falmouth Republican Mark Hart.
    Coulson and his wife Courtnie and their 3-year-old daughter Molly moved to Harrison County to be closer to their families.
    Coulson is a native of Grant County and the son of Cheryl Coulson. His brother, Danny, also lives in Williamstown.

  • Friends make blooming difference at Edgemont

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Though not related biologically, Pat Slade and Ruth Stidham consider themselves “sisters in the faith” and in all other blooming things.
    They go to church together at the Kingdom Hall Jehovah Witness Church in Harrison County. That’s where they met and that’s how they found their common adoration of plants.
    “Gardening is a release,” Slade said last week while visiting Stidham at Edgemont Manor Nursing Home.