Today's News

  • Cool start best for bulbs

    Don’t jump the gun when it comes to planting spring flowering bulbs this fall. Spring bulbs are best planted once soil temperatures cool to about 55 degrees, so wait until we have had at least two weeks of sweater weather.  
    If it is too cool outside without a jacket then it’s just right for planting bulbs.
    So, what do our spring and summer bulbs need in a year’s worth of growth and care?  

  • EPA and partners announce plan to prevent lung cancer deaths due to radon exposure

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), American Lung Association, and other partners are announcing a strategy for preventing 3,200 lung cancer deaths annually by 2020 through radon exposure reduction strategies. Exposure to radioactive radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer in America. The goal to save these lives will be achieved by reducing high radon levels in five million homes, apartments, schools and childcare centers. The partnership includes three federal departments and agencies, and nine national organizations.

  • Being thankful makes throwing hard-boiled eggs not so easy

    Sometimes when we’ve had a good day at our house, as we crawl into bed I’ll say to my husband, “Nobody cried and nobody threw hard-boiled eggs.”
    The “nobody cried” is self-explanatory. The “nobody threw hard-boiled eggs” refers to the time I became so frustrated and enraged that I took a plastic container filled with a dozen hard-boiled eggs that I had just finished peeling and threw them with all my might, one by one, on the entry floor.

  • A Taste of Home Cooking School
  • Church News 11-19-15

    Central Christian  Church will begin The Lord’s Kitchen at its Second and Riggs Avenue location this month.
    The kitchen will be open to the public the following Saturdays: Nov. 21, Dec. 5 and 19, Jan. 9 and 23, and Feb. 6 and 20. Hours for the free meals are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    For more information call Benny Northcutt, senior minister, 859-588-3800, or Justin Northcutt, 859-298-4034.


  • Time reporting in Cynthiana truly memorable

    Much sooner than I ever imagined, I am writing my last column for the Cynthiana Democrat.
    As I write this, I find myself in the same position as my predecessor, Josh Shepherd. I had hoped it to be where I broke the news, but, as I have found out, many of you already know.
    The Cynthiana rumor mill does work fast, as Josh said in his last column.
    I have accepted a job at another paper, and it was an opportunity I had to take.

  • Santa letters now being accepted

    The Cynthiana Democrat is helping Santa find out what you would like for Christmas this year, and will publish children’s letters to Santa in the Dec. 17 issue.
    The deadline to submit your letters is Thursday, Dec. 10 at 11 a.m.
    Letters may be dropped off at the office location at 302 Webster Ave.; mailed to P.O. Box 160, Cynthiana, KY 41031; or email to rsmiley@cynthianademocrat.com.

  • Reception to be held for Bruce Florence retirement

    After 48 years in education, K. Bruce Florence plans to retire. A celebration in her honor will take place on Thursday, Nov. 19, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the MCTC/Licking Valley Campus. Community members are welcome and invited to attend.  

  • Himes to be featured in new TLC program

    Becky Barnes,

    Cynthiana’s Katie Himes, Miss Kentucky USA and Miss USA contender, is headed back to the spotlight.
    A new TLC program, Coach Charming, which airs on Wednesday nights in 30-minute segments, will feature Himes in one of its episodes.
    Himes said she and Coach Bill Alverson, who is the focus of the show, were followed at his Alabama location as he steered the Miss USA contestant in her bid for the crown.

  • KSP Post 6 Dry Ridge welcomes six new troopers

    The Kentucky State Police Post 6 Dry Ridge would like to welcome six new troopers to its ranks. A total of 45 new troopers graduated from the Kentucky State Police Academy in Frankfort on Thursday, Oct. 29. Their addition to the force brings the agency’s strength to a total of 880 troopers serving the citizens of the Commonwealth.
    Tpr. Jason Scheiding of Dry Ridge, Ky. is a 2004 graduate of National Trail High School in Preble, Ohio. He attended Morehead State University and graduated there in 2010. Scheiding is married and has one child.