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Today's News

  • Clyde to host May Cynthiana Chapter NSDAR meeting

    The Cynthiana Chapter NSDAR met at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library on April 8.
    Acting Regent Jane Whitehead welcomed guest speaker Chris Bowling and guests Sharon Withers and Donna Pope.
    The DAR Ritual, Pledge of Allegiance, The American’s Creed, The Preamble to the Constitution, and the Daughter’s Pledge were recited, followed by the singing of the Star Spangled Banner. All were given a copy of these items and also a calendar of events.
    Minutes of the March 11 meeting were read and approved. There were no reports of committees.

  • New series of Botanical field trips planned, Griffith Woods to be first

    During 2017 I will focus on Two sites, Griffith Woods (Harrison County), and Jessamine Gorge (Jessamine County) will be the focus during 2017, and will usually be on the last Saturday of each month.
    The first trip of this new series will be on April 29, to Griffith Woods, Harrison County, hiking between 11 a.m. (leaving promptly) and 5 p.m. Please let me know as soon as possible if you want to come, since we may have to restrict numbers. Meet at 10:30 a.m. for this special trip, at the main parking lot there.

  • Bringing warmth, comfort to all in need focus for new Georgetown group

    As a community volunteer, Angie Parks often saw need and wanted to find a way to help more people.
    Recently, she made a way, establishing My Blanket Buddies.
    “You never know what stage of life you’ll find yourself in when you need help,” Parks said. “Many groups focus on children, some focus on only girls or only boys. Others focus on adults. We just want to focus on the need.”

  • Fat versus thin asparagus

    I was catching up on some magazine reading the other day and on two occasions I read the phrase “choose thin spears” and I got so frustrated.  
    These spring articles were about asparagus and I would like to go on the record that when it comes to homegrown asparagus (and even the wild growing in the fence rows) fat is good!  
    The fat spears have always been tender from the garden so don’t let anyone fool you on the fresh from the garden variety. They are particularly well-suited for the charcoal grill.

  • Girl Scout Troop 765
  • Community Service Block Grant Plan and Budget available for public review

    Community Action Council for Lexington-Fayette, Bourbon, Harrison and Nicholas counties announces that its 2017-2018 Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) Plan and Budget Proposal is available for public review. The plan reflects assessment of low-income community needs and the Council’s CSBG budget for July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017, as well as projected outcomes for the same period.
    The 2017-2018 CSBG plan and budget proposal are available for review at the times and locations below:
    Community Action Council Administrative and Support Services Center

  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. What gridlock does
    6. Portfolio acronym
    9. Winglike
    13. Ancient
    14. The Godfather, e.g.
    15. Exclude or omit
    16. Distinctive spirit of a culture
    17. #3 Down welcome
    18. One with no permanent abode
    19. *Challenger or Atlantis
    21. *Type of shower
    23. “He had”
    24. Audition tape
    25. “On the ____,” as in a fugitive
    28. A pout or grimace
    30. Complete shadow, pl.
    35. Mosque V.I.P.
    37. Attention-getting sound

  • School Menus

    April 24-28
    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.

    BREAKFAST
    ST. EDWARD SCHOOL
    MONDAY: Choice of: Cinnamon crumb cake or cereal or Pop-tart with yogurt; fruit, choice of milk or juice.
    TUESDAY: Choice of: Breakfast pizza or cereal or Pop-tart with yogurt; fruit, choice of milk or juice.
    WEDNESDAY: Choice of: Biscuit and sausage or cereal or Pop-tart with yogurt; fruit, choice of milk or juice.
    THURSDAY: Choice of: Mini pancakes or cereal or Pop-tart with yogurt; fruit, choice of milk or juice.

  • Two downtown buildings damaged during last week’s storms

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    A severe storm with high winds ripped through Cynthiana and Harrison County last Wednesday night, damaging at least two buildings on Pike Street.
    The Rohs Opera House and the former Field and Main Bank on the corner of Pike and Walnut streets, had portions of their roofs peeled off.
    “It’s my understanding that we had straight-line winds of more than 70 miles per hour,” said Rohs co-owner and Cynthiana mayor James Smith.