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Today's News

  • 4-H News

    4-H Club Organization and Project enrollment in progress
    We are meeting with all 4th and 5th graders and middle school students to give them an opportunity to enroll in 4-H for the upcoming year. In addition all high school students grades 9-12, St. Edwards Club and home school students are eligible to participate in 4-H. 4-H has a lot to offer the youth of Harrison County.
    The goals of 4-H include citizenship development, leadership development and learning how to do many things through 4-H projects and activities.

  • Chinese chestnuts ready for harvest

    As the vegetable garden winds to an end, I turn my harvest chores to the figs, persimmons and Chinese chestnuts.   
    Our nut grove is now a sheep pasture, which is prefect for them because they have pasture and shade from all sorts of nut trees.  
    As it turns out, it looks like my ewes and I share a favorite in the Chinese chestnut. After they eat their daily grain ration they snack on chestnuts that have fallen to the ground.  
    I first learned to enjoy roasted chestnuts when I lived in France as a college exchange student.

  • Cynthiana Rotary Club to sponsor Black Friday raffle

    The Cynthiana Rotary Club announces the Black Friday raffle.  
    Members of the club will be selling tickets for a chance to win a $250 or a $1,000 WalMart gift card. Two winners will be drawn, buy one ticket and have two chances to win.
    Winners will be drawn at the club’s regular meeting on Thursday, Nov. 17 at noon at Biancke’s.
    Tickets are $5 each. See a Rotarian to purchase tickets.
    Proceeds will be used to help fund the many things that the club does for the  community.

  • ‘Diabetic episode’

    Attorneys for accused murderer Bass Webb forewarned Judge Jay Delaney Tuesday that they may seek a continuation from the scheduled December trial.
    Public Defender Tom Griffiths told the court that he is searching for expert witnesses who will testify that there is “a critical connection” between diabetes and Webb’s state of mind on July 31, 2009.
    Griffiths said he discovered late in the pretrial proceedings that Webb is diabetic.

  • Police capture suspect on river bank

    A Harrison County man has been charged with escape after he ran from a Harrison County Deputy Friday.
    Jesse Fletcher, 27, faces a second degree escape charge after he ran from Deputy Steve McCauley following his arrest on a contempt of court warrant for Harrison County District Court Friday, Sept. 30.
    According to McCauley, a call was made to dispatch for a noise disturbance at Northside Trailer Park around 1:15 a.m.

  • Pow wow is this weekend

    Vendors, dancers and drummers will be traveling from as far as Wisconsin and Arizona to take part in the second annual Cynthiana Elks Veterans and Elders Traditional PowWow Oct. 7-9.

    According to event coordinator Clinton Gould, a full-blooded Ottawa Indian and member of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa/Chippewa Indians of northern Michigan, this year’s PowWow has all the makings of being bigger and better than last year’s.

  • Farmers to close Berry branch bank

    After nearly 40 years of service to the community, Farmers National Bank Berry branch will be closing its doors for good Dec. 30.
    According to Farmers National Bank Senior Vice President Bill Strohm, the board decided to close the Berry branch due to a number of factors.
    “The board has been considering this move for the past few months now,” said Strohm. “They finally decided to follow through with their decision and close the bank at the end of the year.”

  • Boo-Wow parade is Oct. 22

    Get your costumes ready. The second annual Spooky Boo-Wow Howl-o-ween Parade is coming Saturday, Oct. 22. Over 60 entries paraded through Cynthiana last year in the maiden pet costume parade.
    Registration begins at noon with the parade to follow at 1:15 p.m.
    Proceeds from the event benefit the Harrison County Humane Society. Watch for details in upcoming editions of The Cynthiana Democrat.
     

  • NAACP Freedom Fund Gala is Oct. 15

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County NAACP will have its seventh annual Freedom Fund Gala on Saturday, Oct. 15, at Westside Elementary cafeteria.
    Donna Slone, assistant professor at Maysville Community and Technical College, Licking Valley Campus, will be the representing co-chair for the event.
    The Cynthiana branch has received much support in the past from numerous businesses throughout the community.
    “We say a big thank you for your support,” said Kenneth Newby, local NAACP member.

  • Medicare open enrollment event at library

    It is time, once again, to begin comparing Medicare drug plans that are being offered in 2012. For assistance with comparing drug plans, attend a Part D Enrollment Event at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011. The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. Attendees should bring a Medicare card and a complete list of medications including the milligrams and quantity prescribed for each medication.