Today's News

  • ‘Before I die’ wall made available by Bluegrass Hospice

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    Cynthiana’s Bluegrass Hospice Care, a division of Bluegrass Care Navigators, has created a new and unique way to celebrate National Hospice Month.
    Formerly known as Hospice of the Bluegrass, Bluegrass Care Navigators recently unveiled a “Before I Die” chalkboard where anyone walking by may share their thoughts. It is located on the west side of Main Street, almost directly across the street from Biancke’s Restaurant.

  • Licking Valley Singers to perform ‘Christmas Traditions’

    The Licking Valley Singers under the direction of Karen Bear, with accompanist Dr. Beth Laytart, will have two local performances, and another in Carlisle, during the first week of December.
    Christmas Traditions: Sacred Songs and Carols of the Season will be performed at the Cynthiana Baptist Church on Friday evening, Dec. 1 at 7:30 and on Sunday afternoon Dec. 3, at 2:30.

  • Santa letters requested; deadline is Dec. 8

    The  Cynthiana Democrat has agreed to help Santa Claus out with his mail again this year.
    Letters to Santa will be printed in the Dec. 14 issue so be sure to get them here early because there will be no second chance.
    Letters must be received in the office no later than Friday, Dec. 8. Don’t disappoint Santa, grandparents, aunts and uncles who look forward to seeing those letters published.
    Letters may be dropped off at the Cynthiana Democrat Office, 302 Webster Ave.; mailed to P.O. Box 160; or email to rsmiley@cynthianademocrat.com.

  • Make plans for annual Thanksgiving dinner at HCHS

    Betsy Smith,
    News Writer

    Since 2006, a dedicated core group has orchestrated a massive undertaking. Their mission? To make sure every single resident of Harrison County has a traditional Thanksgiving dinner at no cost.
    According to Vicki Faulkner, the idea to do a Thanksgiving meal in the county was inspired by groups who fed Lexington’s homeless population on the holiday. She brought the idea before her circle group at Unity Christian Church, and they got the ball rolling.

  • Veterans to be honored at Battle Grove event

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    The annual Veterans Day program at Battle Grove Cemetery will be held on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m.
    According to Battle Grove superintendent Billy Grayson, this year’s program will honor all military veterans and specifically honor those who serve, or  have served, in the Army National Guard.
    “Each year, we like to recognize specific branches of the military and this year it will be the Army National Guard,” Grayson explained.

  • Former Marine recalls service in Vietnam

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    Chuck Duffy isn’t your typical Marine, and he’ll be the first to admit that.
    Somewhat reserved with a deep baritone voice, Duffy spent his entire post-military career working with numbers.
    He has a degree in accounting from Ohio State University and was the chief financial officer at Harrison Memorial Hospital from 1999 until he retired in 2009.

  • Viewpoint pictures
  • HCMS 7th grade Roller Coaster Project

    The 7th grade students at Harrison County Middle School were asked to become engineers of a card stock marble roller coaster. The students were placed into cooperative groups where they planned, created, and executed a marble roller coaster. Students had over a week in class to complete this task resulting in roller coasters that towered over seven feet tall. There were over 50 students that stayed after school to work on their marble roller coaster.

  • Remember those teachers who made a difference

    Have you seen the bumper sticker, “If you can read this, thank a teacher”? Well, I am here to tell you that I am hopping mad.

  • Viewpoint

    By Betsy Smith, News Writer