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Today's News

  • National FFA scholarship awarded to local student

    The National FFA Organization awarded a $1,000 Tractor Supply - Growing Scholars scholarship to Kelsey Lainhart of the Harrison County High School-FFA. The scholarship is sponsored by Tractor Supply - Growing Scholars as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. Lainhart plans to use the funds to pursue a degree at Eastern Kentucky University (KY).
    The scholarship is one of 1,786 awarded through the National FFA Organization’s scholarship program this year.

  • Academic briefs

    Western Kentucky University’s Jackson Sanders, a sophomore from Cynthiana, was tournament champion in persuasive speaking and sixth in dramatic interpretation at the Bowling Green State University tournament the weekend of Nov. 15-16. He was also tournament champion in individual sweepstakes, tournament champion in communication analysis, tournament champion in persuasive speaking, tournament champion in dramatic interpretation and fifth in impromptu speaking at the Firelands tournament.
    Sanders is the son of Jay and Laura Sanders of Cynthiana.

  • How am I to spend Thanksgiving?

    I’ve spent many years trying to make Thanksgiving in our house more about the “thankfulness” than about the food, football and especially the Black Friday shopping that has begun to spill back into the holiday.

  • HCHS Speech Team
  • Pick-A-Project
  • Honor Roll

    WESTside HONOR ROLL
    The Westside Elementary Honor Roll for the first nine weeks includes:
    Third Grade - All A’s
    Sophie Bowlin, Mary Campbell Canupp, Braden Fields, Mckenzie Florence, Jonathan Graves, Logan Hein, Kloie Hickman, Caleb Irvin, Hannah Mitts, Wil Shirley, Mason Smiley, Alyssa Webber.
    Third Grade - A/B
    Zander Acahua, Trenton Asher, Tyler Barker, Caiden Boyers, Miles Bryan​, Trey Byers, Nicky Campbell, Makenna Dennie, Caleb Farthing, Karley Furnish, Ryan Heavener;

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: No births to report this week.
    Sally Cammack opens The Gourd Patch Studio and Folk Art Gallery in Main Street building. Cammack has been painting gourds for 24 years.
    Westside Food Mart, 101 N. Locust Street, serves a deli lunch special every Wednesday. Others items are available throughout the week. Starting Nov. 29  the mart will begin serving breakfast.
    The Country Candle Gift Shop, 312 B S. Church Street and The Cheese Store, Harrison Square will be holding a Christmas Open House.

  • Church News 11-20-14

    HARRISON COUNTY MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION
    Ministerial Association will be held Sunday, Nov. 23 at 6 p.m. at Cynthiana First Church of God, 401 N. Main St. Kenneth Newby will be speaking.
    Mike Barres will be leading worship and other area ministers will be participating.
    There will be special music and an offering will be received for the community benevolence fund.
    For more information call 859-954-1660.

    OAKLAND CHRISTIAN — Falmouth

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana Democrat, Jan. 4, 1918 -- “For Sale -- Columbia Flour, Mill Feed, Hay, Straw, Cotton Seed Meal, Linseed Meal, Tankage, Oyster Shells, Grit, Alfalfa Meal, Salve for Stock, Pratt’s Food and Remedies for Stock and Poultry -- Wm. Addams.” (A 1918 advertisement - any 2014 market for such?)
    * Log Cabin, Nov. 25, 1905 -- “A passenger and express wagon is being run between Cynthiana and Claysville every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday, by Mr. A. J. Cooper. Passengers, etc. are solicited.”

  • Once plants are on track for dormancy, start winter garden clean up

    Cooler temperatures, a touch of frost and some freezing overnight temperatures are all timely because it allows our plants to make the transition into dormancy.  
    Our winter chill is a bit early but it is inevitable; and predictions call for another memorable one. So, for our plants, the best scenario is to stay cool so they can do what they are supposed to do this time of the year.
    Temperature and day length are the primary factors that trigger dormancy and once plants are on track we can start doing some things to get the garden ready for winter.