Today's News

  • Patience, courtesy needed during road repairs

    If you have school-age children and didn’t know that school began on Monday, your kids are a bit tardy.
    As usual, the Cynthiana Democrat news staff headed out with cameras in hand to grab the first-day-of-school photographs on Monday morning.
    For the most part, we found the students attacking the day with as much gusto as a kindergarten child can on the first day of school.

  • Ford-Whalen plan August wedding

    Lauren Ashley Ford, Cynthiana, daughter of Rusty and Ragena Ford of Cynthiana, and Hank Whalen, Cynthiana, son of Cathy Caudill and Brad Whalen of Cynthiana, announce their forthcoming wedding.
    The ceremony will take place on Aug. 29, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. in Lexington, Ky.

  • Chambers competes for the Miss Jr. Teen title

    Mercadees Chambers of Berry was recently selected to participate in the 2015 Miss Jr. Teen pageant competition that will take place on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015.
    Chambers learned of her acceptance into this year’s competition when the pageant announced its selections following interviewing in the local Preliminary area. Chambers submitted an application and took part in an interview session that was conducted by this year’s Preliminary Pageant Coordinator.

  • Reunions

    Descendants of Nicholas Corbin Marsh and Mary Holton Marsh held their annual reunion at the Elk’s shelter in Cynthiana on Aug. 2. The following were in attendance:

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Mary-Katherine Harper Hicks, July 13, daughter of Jerry and Nicole Sosbe Hicks; Brody James Fryman, June 24, son of Jeremy and Andrea Fryman.

  • Plan a fall vegetable garden

    I am planting a fall garden for sure this year.  
    The current one is a flop so it is time to start over. The challenge with a fall garden is getting seed and seedlings to germinate and grow during the heat of the end of summer.  
    If temperatures moderate we have a better chance at success. Planting beds are ready since the potatoes have been harvested (and the rotten onions removed).  

  • McDonald’s restaurant in Paris to get a modern facelift

    Ground will be broken on Aug. 12 to rebuild the McDonald’s restaurant in Paris, Ky., updating the restaurant with a modern look and modern conveniences to enhance customers’ experiences.
    “We’re designing our newly-rebuilt restaurant with our customers at the front of our minds,” said Kelly Healy, McDonald’s owner/operator in Paris. “Our family takes great pride in the experience we share with our customers, and we think they’ll be amazed and very happy with what we’re about to bring to our community.”

  • HMH opens the Wound Care and Lymphedema Treatment Clinic

    In an effort to extend services, Harrison Memorial Hospital announces the opening of the wound care and lymphedema treatment clinic. Services will now be provided in Suite G1 of the HMH physician office building. The clinic area will feature private rooms and a waiting area for patients who are specifically receiving these treatments.

  • Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors warns consumers against real estate scams

    The Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors (LBAR) is warning buyers, sellers, and renters to be on the lookout for phony advertisements on Craigslist and other internet services when looking for a potential home to purchase or a rental property or apartment.

  • Hospice of the Bluegrass chosen to participate in Medicare test program

    Hospice of the Bluegrass has been selected to participate in the Medicare Care Choices Model. Through the Model, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will provide a new option for Medicare beneficiaries to receive palliative care services from certain hospice providers while concurrently receiving services provided by their curative care providers. CMS will evaluate whether providing hospice services can improve the quality of life and care received by Medicare beneficiaries, increase patient satisfaction, and reduce Medicare expenditures.