Today's News

  • Burley Belles Tournament is this Friday and Saturday

    The Cynthiana Country Club’s Ladies Golf Association will host the 46th Annual Burley Belles Tournament this Friday and Saturday.  
    Co-chairs Connie Whitaker and Layne McIlvain along with many of the LGA members have been hard at work getting the many details worked out to have a successful tournament.  
    Many of the host LGA members have entered to play in the flighted tournament.  
    Last year, Kay Cox posted the lowest net score in the championship flight and Kathy Grear was third lowest gross score in the second flight.  

  • Local sports and dollars: Should our taxes pay?

    Lately in our fair city and county, there has been much discussion as to the spending of money for recreation. Not only local youth league spending by the Recreation Department, but by the high school has come into question.  
    Most of the high-school spending questions is directed at what the school provides, what do the parents or youth provide and what do the boosters still need to supply.
    The answer to ‘how much does the school supply?’ varies, but for the most part other than facilities the school doesn’t supply all that much.  

  • Sports beat

    Fillies’ youth basketball camp begins Aug. 3
    Coach Kim Furnish and the Harrison County Basketball Fillies will hold their annual camp on Monday, Aug. 3, through Wednesday, Aug. 5.  
    The camp is for kindergarten through eighth grade.  The camp will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. each of the three days.  
    The camp will feature instruction from Furnish and her staff along with some of the current high school team. There will also be a tee-shirt for each participant.  

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Kayleigh Morgan Cain, July 10, daughter of Chief Warrant Officer Victoria (Uptegraft) and Brandon Cain; Jaydon Thomas Smith-Chappell, June 20, son of Karimah Smith and James Chappell; Sarah Elizabeth Pike, June 21, daughter of Joe and Susan Pike; Abigail Grace Roland, May 20, daughter of Gary and Renee Asbury Roland.

  • CHS Class of 1955 holds 60th reunion

    Is there anyone who doesn’t enjoy getting together with classmates and old friends??
    On Saturday, June 27, the Cynthiana High School held it’s annual Alumni Banquet. It was the 60th anniversary of the Class of 1955. This year’s banquet was held at the Harrison County Extension Office on New Lair Road. A meal was prepared and served by B & B Catering of Cynthiana. Officers, trustees and other graduates decorated each table with votive candles and green and white balloons, resulting in a festive look for the banquet.

  • Julien Frederick Evans

    Julien Frederick Evans was born to Tom Zack and Kayleigh Evans of Cynthiana on March 17, 2015 at Georgetown Community Hospital.
    He weighed 8 lbs. 14 oz., and is welcomed by his sister Audrey.
    Maternal grandparents are Tom and Junie Vallandingham of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparents are William and Sandy Vallandingham of Illinois, Les and Norma Nichols of Oregon, and Rosemary Duckworth of Cynthiana and the late Dillard Duckworth.

  • Museum Musings

    * TEMPUS FUGIT - How remarkable that this July 2015 the steadfast volunteers of the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum will celebrate 21 years of preserving and sharing the history of this special community.
    * Since you are reading this special column today, you perhaps are a faithful reader of many years. The first Museum Musing was published as a promotion in The Cynthiana Democrat shortly before the museum actually opened on July 22, 1994.

  • Reunions

    Descendants of George Allen Clark Sr. and Mary Ann Howard Clark will hold their family reunion on Saturday, July 25 at the home of Marsha Clark Martin in Mt Sterling, Ky.
    A potluck buffet will start at 12:30 p.m. For directions call Dorothy at 859-608-1173.

    The annual Earlywine reunion will be held Sunday, Aug. 2 at Blue Licks State Park, at the small shelter by the mini golf course and playground.

  • Summer insects suck and chew on plants

    The insect world has countless sucking and chewing pests.  
    One of the most difficult questions to answer, and I get asked it often, is “what’s eating my plant?”  
    It could be a chewing beetle, or caterpillar; or it could be a sucking spider mite, bug or aphid, among many, many others. The current heat adds an additional component to the problem … many insects love this sort of disagreeable weather and can multiply more rapidly as a result.
    There are a couple of indicators of the type of pest problem you may have.  

  • USDA accepting more farmland for wildlife habitat in Kentucky

    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Kentucky Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director John W. McCauley announces that an additional 1,100 acres of agricultural land in Kentucky is eligible for funding for wildlife habitat restoration.