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Today's News

  • Watts takes over at Shropshire Animal Shelter

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter has its second director in two months as Ashley Watts took over after the late-September resignation of Erin Gaunce.
    Watts, 24, and the mother of three, has worked at the animal shelter for four years.
    She began as a Kentucky Transitional Aid Program employee at the shelter for almost three years and was a part-time employee after that.

  • Christmas trees are Stoss niche

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Depending on what source one might find, the tradition of families erecting Christmas trees in their home, could be over 1,000 years old, or older.
    In North America, particularly the United States, it seems that the custom of putting up and decorating Christmas trees can most accurately be traced to Germany and German immigrants into the U.S.
    The timing of when to put up one’s Christmas tree is also subjective.

  • More entries mean parade route changes

    The 2016 Cynthiana Christmas Parade is this Friday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m.
    Dress for warmth and plan to see one of Cynthiana’s largest Christmas parades in years.
    Due to the number of entries, some last-minute changes had to be made to the parade route.
    The parade line up will begin on Oddville Avenue and the parade begin on Walnut Street around St. Edwards.

  • Changes ahead for snow, ice removal

    With more than 31,000 tons of salt on hand, combined with 139 snow plows, salt spreaders and other equipment ready in Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Harrison, Kenton, Owen, Pendleton and Robertson counties, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6 crews are now on winter weather duty.
    Harrison County will have five trucks with plows from its state barn on hand, along with two other contracted trucks.

  • 19 indictments issued

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Nineteen indictments were issued last week by a Harrison County grand jury. Two individuals were named in more than one indictment.
    Nathan Howard, 32, faces a litany of felony drug charges that stem back as far as July 2015.

  • Cynthiana Main Street to participate in Good Giving Challenge

    This year Cynthiana Main Street is excited to be participating in the Good Giving Challenge. Now in it’s sixth year, the Challenge is an online giving campaign designed to engage the entire community and to make charitable giving easy and fun.
    Since it’s inception in 2011, The Good Giving Challenge has raised over $5.5 million for Bluegrass area non-profits, making it among the most successful giving events in Kentucky. Last year, 6979 donations resulted in $1.34 million impacting amazing local non-profits.

  • Viewpoint

    Many of you may have noticed that Kenneth Houston, the self-appointed Cynthiana street cleaner upper, has not been on the job.
    Kenneth tripped in a pot hole on Second Street in October as he was walking to work and has been nursing a broken arm.
    He called this week because he heard that rumors were circulating that he had cancer.
    A broken arm is just enough to keep him away from cleaning streets. He said he didn’t want people to think that he was seriously ill.
    Once mended, Kenneth will be back behind the broom and shovel.

  • Does Christmas thrill you?

    Children get excited at the coming of the season, and often we might feel a bit of a charge through experiencing their amazement, but the chores we go through to provide that for them are often the very things that rob us from knowing the wonder for ourselves.
    Plan the party, trim the tree, max out the MasterCard, wrap, ship, take a trip. And that’s assuming we aren’t one of the multitudes who find themselves with a case of the Holiday Blues.

  • Church News

    CITY ON A HILL
    City on a Hill evening services are held on Wednesdays at 7 p.m.; Sunday services are at 10:30 a.m. and at 6 p.m.
    Services are held at the Center at 201 N. Second St., Berry, Ky.
    For more information call 859-954-1573 or 859-954-0579.
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    Don’t forget to plan to join City on a Hill for its fourth annual New Year’s service.

    BERRY CHRISTIAN
    Join us Christmas Day for a special Christmas service from 10:30 a.m. - Noon. Everyone is welcome.

  • Grace Notes

    We had been planning this particular weekend for months, Part One of our Christmas 2016 Celebration Extravaganza.
    Part Two happens on Dec. 24 with a trip to Orlando for a replay of a Christmas Eve we spent there two years ago.
    We had begun with a Christmas Eve service at a church near the downtown area, followed by pizza and hot, gooey garlic knots.