Today's News

  • 15th Home and Garden Show is Saturday, Sunday

    This weekend will mark the 15th annual Cynthiana Democrat’s Home and Garden Show.
    The event will be held at the former Save-a-Lot building at 734 U.S. 27 South behind Lee’s Famous Recipe. It will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday and noon on Sunday. It will close at 4 p.m. both days.
    This year’s show will feature nearly 70 vendors with products for the home and garden. There will be some new products offered as well as some of the faithful regulars.

  • Local teen will be first at Craft Academy

    Becky Barnes,

    A Harrison County 15-year-old has his goals, his college plans and career path all laid out.
    He knows what he wants and he has already set things into motion to see that he gets there.
    Colton Kendall, a sophomore at Harrison County High School, will begin his junior year this fall at Morehead State University’s Craft Academy for Excellence.
    Colton will attend college classes with other Morehead students and will live on campus in a Craft Academy-designated floor.

  • Candidates go head to head at forum

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    The Meet the Candidates forum on Saturday, April 14, had 15 candidates, who will appear on the ballot is the upcoming May primary, introduce themselves and answer questions.
    In addition to those 15, six others who will not be on the primary ballot and will move on to the November general election, or who are running unopposed, were given the opportunity to introduce themselves to the audience.

  • MCTC offers EMT course to local businesses

    Medical emergencies can happen anywhere and at any time. That sobering thought is what prompted Michael Thrun, Site EHS and Sustainability Manager at 3M, to send five 3M employees to an EMT course at the Licking Valley Campus of Maysville Community & Technical College (MCTC).
    The 12-week course met Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5-9 p.m. to learn life-saving skills such as workforce safety, lifting and moving patients, trauma and BLS resuscitation. Students were also able to gain first-hand experience through several hours of ride time with an ambulance crew.

  • Commissioners discuss splash pad for Flat Run Park

    Becky Barnes,

    While it’s not likely to be open by summer, Zach Pergram is excited about a future splash pad for the Flat Run Veterans Park.
    Pergram, who was assigned the task of spearheading a project to engage volunteers for the construction.
    Pergram told Cynthiana City Commissioners at Tuesday’s meeting that the initial cost estimates came in at over $300,000. He said he believes he can get that down to about $125,000.

  • Church News

    A revival will be held at Berry Baptist Church, 306 Main St., Berry, Friday, April 20 at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 21 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, April 22 at 10 and 11 a.m. with the Bluegrass Boys Quartet. Everyone is welcome.
    For more information call Pastor Carl Morton at 859-356-2887 or the church office at 859-234-0440.


  • “We All Scream for Ice Cream”

    Let me tell you something I enjoyed about the NCAA Basketball tournament besides the games, the commercials. I especially enjoyed the Capital One commercial featuring Samuel L. Jackson, Spike Lee and Charles Barkley.
    In a 30-second commercial those three are sitting in a car together headed to the tournament site, San Antonio. Charles says he is excited to be able to visit the “A La Mode”. Jackson corrects him by saying, “Charles, it is Alamo.”

  • Grace Notes

    Easter has passed, but I’m still thinking about a part of the gospel story of Christ’s resurrection that I often miss.
    It happened on that Sunday.
    Early in the morning the women had gone to the tomb where they had placed Christ’s body on Friday after his crucifixion.
    The women found the tomb empty and an angel told them Jesus wasn’t there, that he had risen, just as he had said.
    That part of the story I’ve never forgotten.
    But in Luke’s gospel, there’s a detour that I don’t often remember.

  • School Menus

    April 23-27
    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.

    MONDAY: Muffin or cereal or Pop-tart, fruit, choice of milk or juice.
    TUESDAY: Pop-tart or cereal, fruit, choice of milk or juice.
    WEDNESDAY: Biscuit and egg patty or cereal or Pop-tart, fruit, fruit, choice of milk or juice.
    THURSDAY: Donut or cereal or Pop-tart, fruit, fruit, choice of milk or juice.
    FRIDAY: French toast sticks or cereal or Pop-tart, fruit, fruit, choice of milk or juice.

  • community calendar

    THURSDAY, April 19
    Essential Oils 101. Thursday, April 19 at 11 a.m. Learn the benefits of being toxin free with Essential Oils. Call the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library at 859-234-4881 to register.
    Facebook for Beginners. Thursday, April 19 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Learn how to find and add friends on Facebook, post messages or pictures, and learn about privacy on Facebook. Call the library at 859-234-4884 to register.