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Today's News

  • Dr. Besson singing at Legends game

    Cynthiana’s Dr. Stephen Besson will be singing the National Anthem at the Lexington Legends game Friday, May 27, as part of the quartet Adelphos.

  • All American Day will be held July 4

    A new festival is coming to the area.  
    All American Day will be held on Monday, July 4, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Flat Run Veterans’ Park, on Oddville Avenue (US 62 E) in Cynthiana.
    The event will be celebrating everything American.  The food vendors will be serving classic American food – hamburgers, hot dogs and barbeque. The other vendors are only allowed to sell items that were made in America.
    There will also be some old fashioned games: Three-legged, wheel barrow and egg in a spoon races.  

  • Academic briefs

    Eric Semijalac, son of Alex and Gail Semijalac, graduated from Full  Sail University on April 22, 2011. Semijalac studied film, receiving a bachelor’s  degree from the school, located in Orlando, Fla. He was the class salutatorian, graduating with a 3.94 GPA, and also received a Course Director Award in digital cinematography. He graduated from Harrison County High  School in 2008. He is currently living in Orlando, with plans of moving to Los Angeles in the near future.

  • LVC students commend 10-year-old’s commitment to others

    By Sarah Kinney, Guest Columnist
    Jonah Case, an 10-year-old Northside fourth grader, recently visited a college class at the Licking Valley Campus of Maysville Community and Technical College.
    Jonah and LVC students collected aluminum can tabs to support Jarrett’s Joy Cart, a service at Kentucky Children’s Hospital in Lexington.

  • Share your celebrity encounters with our readers

    Vacation season is upon us. And, while the price of gas may be restricting some travel, there is always a chance that you will meet up with a celebrity somewhere along your way.
    If you do, have someone snap of photograph of you and that star. We’d love to show it in The Cynthiana Democrat in a new feature  called Celebrity Encounters.
    If you are going to the Kentucky Speedway this summer, you may run into someone well known in the NASCAR circuit. Get a family member or even a complete stranger to capture the moment.

  • When the trumpet sounds

    I’m writing this on May 21 and if you’re reading it the end of the world didn’t happen as California preacher Harold Camping predicted.
    Actually, that’s not quite accurate. He predicted that Jesus would return on that day (today as I write this) and take all those who believe in him to heaven, leaving those who don’t behind.

  • Church News

    ELMARCH UNITED
    METHODIST
    Elmarch United Methodist Church will be having their fifth Sunday hymn sing on Saturday, May 29 at 6 p.m. Several local singers will be performing.
    Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy an evening of singing and praising our Lord Jesus Christ through song.

  • Academic briefs

    Rachel Victoria Lorenz graduated cum laude from Kentucky Christian University, Grayson, Ky. on May 7, 2011, with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. The Nursing Pinning ceremony was held on May 6 when Lorenz was presented the Spirit of Nursing award.
    Lorenz is a 2007 Harrison County High School graduate. She is the daughter of Timothy and Terri Lorenz, Cynthiana, and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Huffman of Newport, Va., Mr. and Mrs. Paul Lorenz of Baltic, Ohio, and Mr. and Mrs. Larry Stein of Baltic.

  • Academic briefs

    Julie Henson, daughter of David and Pam Henson of Cynthiana,  has been awarded a Trustee Scholarship to attend Georgetown College. Henson, a senior at Harrison County High School, will receive the scholarship upon matriculation in the fall.
    The Trustee Scholarship is the top academic scholarship awarded at Georgetown College and is renewable for four years. Students receiving the scholarship were chosen based on GPA, ACT scores, and depth of involvement and leadership in activities.

  • Academic briefs

    Gabrielle (Ellie) Fisher graduated May 14, from the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky.
    Fisher attended The Gatton Academy as the first student from Harrison County.  While at the academy, students continue as members of the district they represent, Harrison County in this case, but the students attend classes at Western Kentucky University, living on campus during the school year.
    Classes are college level and the students accumulate the college credit to continue their college career.