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Today's News

  • Caleb Scott Gamble

    Caleb Scott Gamble was born to Matthew Gamble and Teresa Baker of Cynthiana on Dec. 13, 2010 at Central Baptist Hospital. He weighed 7 lbs. 10 oz., and is welcomed by his sister Isabella Baker.

  • Keaten Thomas Custard

    Keaten Thomas Custard was born to Sierra Roberts and Justin Custard of Cynthiana on Nov. 5, 2010 at UK Chandler Hospital in Lexington, Ky. He weighed 2 lbs. 12 oz., and is welcomed by his sister Kaelynn ‘Jade’ Bennett.

  • Museum Musings

    * March 20, 1930 - D. R. Beckett has removed his restaurant from the corner of Pike and Walnut streets to the corner of Walnut and Bridge, and is now open for business. The room he now occupies was formerly used as a confectionery by the late J. R. Daly and is known as the ‘Daly Block.’”

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    No births to report this week.
    Harrison County Phase 9A water main extension to begin construction Jan. 2. Standard water service is $600 and a $50 deposit on water bill required at time of service. Roads needing to sign up and pay tap fees are: Rocky Springs Road, Needmore Road, Edwards Road, Hinton-Webber Road to railroad tracks, US 36 west to county line, Kings Lane, White Oak (Ky. 356) to county line, and Whitson Road.

  • Resist temptation to continue bad habits

    We all have bad habits.  Some people chew their fingernails; others mow their grass too short in the summer. You can guess which one bugs me the most.
    The odd thing about many of the worst bad habits in the garden is that they have become so commonplace. The worst offenses are repeated everywhere to the extent that gardeners think they are the rule.
    Over-mulching, for example, has been an epidemic problem for many years despite the fact that research spells out trouble for our plants when we bury their roots under a foot of hardwood mulch.

  • Community Calendar

    FRIDAY, Jan. 7
    Blood Drive. Friday, Jan. 7 from 1:30-6:30 p.m. in the multi-purpose room at the Harrison County Extension Office. Sponsored by the Harrison County Homemakers.
    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Friday, Jan. 7 at Cynthiana Baptist Daycare at 10:30 a.m.; Eastside Laundry, 3 p.m.; Grand Haven, 3:15 p.m.
    SATURDAY, Jan. 8
    Benefit Dance. A benefit dance for the Pike family will be held at the Elk's Lodge on Jan. 8, 7-midnight. For more information contact Brittany at (859) 298-9553

  • Webb claims innocence in court

    Faced with two murder charges, two attempted murder charges and now rape, Bass Webb has entered another in a long line of not guilty pleas.
    Webb appeared in Harrison Circuit Court last week for an arraignment on a first degree rape and persistent felony offender indictments that were handed down Dec. 7.

  • City gives nod to mixed drink sales

    Apparently uninhibited by a standing room only audience, the Cynthiana City Commission unanimously voted to approve liquor by the drink.
    After hearing public comment, Commissioner Mark Mattmiller made a motion to approve the second and final reading of an ordinance allowing certain restaurants to sell mixed alcoholic beverages.
    The motion was seconded by Amanda Moore.
    Many of the observers, but not all, were opponents of the issue.

  • A soldier’s welcome

    United States Marines Capt. Timmy Linville says bye to Afghanistan and Merry Christmas to friends and family.
    A surprise party was given for the returning Linville at Central Christian Church on Dec. 23.
    A 1997 Harrison County graduate, Timmy, 32, was recently deployed to Afghanistan, where he spent seven months helping piece together the troubled country.
    “This is home for me,” said Timmy during a phone interview. “It’s nice to see snow for a change instead of sand.”

  • News briefs

    Newspaper office closed Monday
    The offices of The Cynthiana Democrat and Harrison Shopper will be closed Monday, Jan. 3, in observance of the New Year’s holiday.
    The office will re-open at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.

    Derek Webber movie night rescheduled
    National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation has been rescheduled from Dec. 16 to Dec. 30. Free admission. All donations are being put toward the Derek Webber Scholarship at Licking Valley Campus. Movie starts at 7 p.m. at Rohs Opera House.