Today's News

  • Christians could be suffering ‘identity crisis’

    I was at a funeral visitation where I was to officiate. Visitors were steadily coming in when I spotted a familiar face, but no one I really knew – we did some volunteer work together.
    I went over to say hello, and with funeral notice in hand and booming voice, he says, “I didn’t know you were a preacher?” – loud enough for all whole world to hear.
    Then he caught what he said and rejoins, “Not that you have done anything wrong.”

  • Misery can be safe haven that is hard to let go

    I spent this past weekend feeling sad.
    The reason isn’t important — actually, there really wasn’t a reason other than I just felt like being sad, and so I was.
    I called my sister to tell her that I was sad, but she was at her granddaughter’s soccer game and didn’t answer her phone, which made me even sadder.
    I would’ve told my husband I was sad, but he would just tell me all the reasons I have not to be sad or he’d give me a pep talk, which is not the proper response to sadness, in my opinion.

  • Church News 11-12-15

    A traditional Thanksgiving dinner will be served on Nov. 19 from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Church of the Advent, North Walnut Street.
    Please spread out your arrival as we are limited to the number we can serve at one time. All are welcome and all will be served.
    For more information call 859-608-9446 or email to dgscovell@gmail.com.


  • Community Calendar 11-12-15

    THURSDAY, Nov. 12
    Berry City Commission will meet Thursday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m., at Berry City Hall. The meetings are open to the public.
    Thanksgiving Craft. Thursday, Nov. 12 at 5:30 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library for adults. Registration is suggested and preferred.

  • Communcation important in dealing with teen technology use

    If you have a child in middle or high school, you have probably had to make the decision of whether or not they are ready for a cell phone.  
    Our children have far more access to technology than we did at their age.  
    When used safely, this technology can place a world of knowledge at their fingertips.  However, when teenagers are handed cell phones, tablets and other electronic devices with no rules and no parental guidance, they can be placed at risk.  

  • Police nab sex offender at Fall Festival

    Becky Barnes,

    A registered sex offender was apprehended at Westside Elementary Saturday night during the school’s Fall Festival.
    Cynthiana Police Ptl. Lewis Crump III said he was dispatched to the school around 6 p.m. after receiving an anonymous tip that William Jones, 54, was on school property.
    Jones allegedly left the school but came back. When police arrived, Jones had been moved outside by principal Jon Hoskins.

  • Did You Know

     to be held
    for Bruce Florence

    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.  

  • Cooking School is tonight

    Becky Barnes,

    Calling all cooks!
    A Taste of Home Cooking School will be held tonight on the Hilltop.
    Cynthiana Democrat ad manager Trish Jenkins said this year’s show will again be a treat for all who attend.
    Doors will open at the Harrison County High School auditorium beginning at 4:30 p.m. Thursday. The show will begin at 6:30 p.m.

  • Court considers adding 911 fee to tax bills

    Kelly McKinney,
    News Writer

    A recent ruling by the Kentucky Supreme Court might be the key to Harrison County being able to collect more fees to fund the county’s E-911 services.
    Collected fees, which are currently charged only to those with landline phones, dropped about $200,000 in the last five years alone, and had already dropped significantly before that, E-911 services coordinator Robert Laytart told the county fiscal court on Tuesday.

  • Northcutt takes over as Clothing Closet director

    Kelly McKinney,
    News Writer

    A Cynthiana teacher’s aide, photographer and mom is donning yet another hat, that being handed down by long-time Clothing Closet director Linda McGowan.
    Donna Gayle Northcutt was named new director of the Clothing Closet on Nov. 2.
    McGowan stepped down in late October after she and her husband sold their farm and moved to Florida.
    Northcutt said she is eager to tackle the challenge, but the role comes with a lot to take in.