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Today's News

  • Church News

    BENSON UNITED

    METHODIST

    Benson United Methodist Church invites all children to become Treasure Seekers at its summer Vacation Bible School, Adventure of the Treasure Seekers: Exploring God’s Promises.

  • Dead man laughing

    Ten years ago I wrote: “My friend Mike ate breakfast last week, which is nothing short of a miracle.

    “He doesn’t shake anymore or wake up in the middle of the night sweating. The little green monkeys that haunt him are gone too.”

    This week, my friend Mike is celebrating 10 years being sober. Not just sober, but healed and forgiven, whole and hopeful. He’s tasted the mercy of God, felt his hand of grace that pulled him from the abyss.

  • Blessings to you...Shine on!

    Have you noticed? Days seem to slip by in the summer. We enjoy extended daylight thanks to the position of the sun, the earth’s orbit and our utilization of daylight savings time. 

    The school year ends in late May. Before we know it July arrives with August following closely. The new school term advances and summer fades to memory. 

    Life’s that way. We anticipate, experience and before long, the seasons change.   

  • calendar

    THURSDAY, July 14 

    Glow Run Gear Workshop. Thursday, July 14 at 2 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Will be making glow in the dark items such as paracord bracelets and bandanas. These can be used in the Cynthiana Glow Run (which has a separate fee) occurring on July 16 at Northside Elementary. Do not have to participate in the Glow Run to come to the workshop. Please pre-register.

  • Water Day planned for Saturday

    One of the biggest events is coming up Saturday, July 16, at Flat Run Veterans’ Park. Water Day is a free event that welcomes children of all ages for a day filled with water activities.

    Local organizations will have booths and there will be free entertainment.

    The Kiwanis Club will have hot dogs and chips, and Brooks Ice Cream will also be available at no cost.

    Activities get underway at 1 p.m. and continue through 4 p.m. Some things to expect are six water slides and kiddie games.

  • Lexington businessman promotes documentary about Wendell Berry

    Lee Kendall,

    News Writer

    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

     

    A Lexington  man, with Cynthiana ties, is promoting a  film that will be released later this month about Henry County, farmer, author and environmentalist Wendell Berry.

    Griffin VanMeter, co-founder of Kentucky For Kentucky, and the husband of Sarah Wylie Ammerman, of Cynthiana, announced a July premier of The Seer: A Portrait of Wendell Berry.

  • Judge issues formal sentencing in five felony cases

    Becky Barnes,

    Editor

    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

     

    Harrison County Circuit Judge Jay Delaney upheld the Commonwealth’s recommended sentences for five individuals on Tuesday, July 5.

    Timmy Garrison was sentenced to 13 years in prison after he changed his not guilty plea to guilty on multiple felony charges for drug, firearms and food stamp violations.

  • Salem Pike area homes hit by thieves

    Lee Kendall,

    News Writer

    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

     

    A rash of thefts, robberies and burglaries hit the Salem Pike area last week.

    According to the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office, they think all the break-ins are related and are currently investigating all the crimes.

    On July 2, David Chamberlain, Salem Pike, reported that a pistol had been stolen from the glove box of his vehicle, which was parked at his house.

  • City grants 15 appeals on properties cited as vacant, dilapidated or unfit as a residence

    Becky Barnes,

    Editor

    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

     

    The Cynthiana City Commission granted 14 of 19 abandoned property appeals during a special meeting last Thursday. Five appeals were denied.

    Newly appointed code enforcement officer Mike Aldridge told commissioners that they would be dealing with complaints filed by a code enforcement officer who is no longer employed by the city.

  • Plans for Aug. 6 The Walking Dead Day are coming together

    Lee Kendall,

    News Writer

    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

     

    A lot of speculation and several unfounded rumors have been bandied about, concerning the upcoming Aug. 6,  The Walking Dead Day in downtown Cynthiana.

    Original illustrator Tony Moore and writer Robert Kirkman, both Cynthiana natives, will be on hand for the festivities.