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Today's News

  • Tucker recognized in Pathfinder report

    Paul Lynn Tucker, Sadieville, has been recognized nationally by the American Angus Association® for having three registered Angus cows included in the Association’s 2011 Pathfinder® Report.
    Only 2,099 of the nearly 30,000 American Angus Association members are represented in this year’s report, according to Bill Bowman, chief operating officer and director of performance programs of the Association with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Missouri.

  • NAP application closing dates for crops fast approaching

    The deadlines to file an application for natural disaster protection under the Noninsured Assistance Program (NAP) are March 1 and March 15.
    The crops for the March 1 deadline are: Alfalfa, Clover, Grass and Mixed Grass intended for grazing, hay, or seed.

  • USDA releases status of 2010 counter-cyclical payments

  • Arrest in cold case murder rewarding for police

    By Jeff D’Alessio,
    Landmark News Service
    ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. — Eleven binders in the Elizabethtown Police Department have been a constant reminder for Detective Pete Chytla.
    They hold hundreds and hundreds of pieces of information from potential leads in a case, including notes from interviews and names and dates related to the death of 35-year-old Lori Paynter. For years, Chytla has scoured over them, looking for a sliver of hope in a murder investigation that seemed to have no end.

  • Massages are not just for pampering, they promote good health, too

    Viewed by many as a form of being pampered, experts say that massages are more than a present from a significant other; they actually promote good health.
    “Massages are often seen as being a treat,” said Harrison Memorial Massage therapist Shae Bishop. “As people have started to realize how beneficial they are, we have had more and more come in for chronic pains, to people who just want to relieve stress.”

  • Park development plans taking shape

    Grants. Grants. Grants. Location. Location. Location.
    Those elements are combining for thousands of dollars worth of developments at Flat Run Veterans’ Park.
    At Tuesday’s Cynthiana City Commission several agenda items centered on park development.
    Commissioners approved a resolution that authorized Mayor Steve Moses to sign the necessary documents for a $32,750 Department of Local Government grant to construct more recreational trails at the park.
    Moses said the interior trails will form a quarter circle along the bottom half of the park.

  • Legislature moving numerous bills through shortened General Assembly

    As the General Assembly prepares for the final third of the 2011 Regular Session, it’s a good time to step back and see what has taken place.
    The Kentucky House of Representatives has approved what I think are some sensible moves forward for the Commonwealth. In some of the higher profile bills, we have worked to increase the high school dropout age from 16 to 18; we are trying to crack down on convicted drunk drivers to keep them from drinking and driving again; and we have attempted to close what would be a very sizeable gap in Medicaid if nothing is done.

  • Take a deep breath, but don’t choke on the smoke

    I am blessed.
    I’ve never had a near death experience... no heart attacks like Angie Walker suffered at 44 years old; no car wrecks with life-lasting injuries; no cancer or major surgeries.
    (Walker’s story of survival is on the front page.)
    Still, I know what it’s like to hold my breath so long that when I realize I’m getting light-headed, I have to remind myself to take a deep breath.
    Five years ago on Valentine’s Day, my daughter Erin had a horrific car accident. I was the first person to arrive at the scene.

  • A warm welcome

    I meant what I said in the very first article that I ever wrote as a news writer for the Cynthiana Democrat.
    I like real heart-filled stories. Now don’t get me wrong, if I have the opportunity to write an article that stirs up a little dust and gets citizens thinking about local government or if they are in tune with what is going on around them, then I will write those too.
    This week’s Democrat is special to me though. Special in the way that I have the distinct honor of introducing four new faces to the community.

  • Fillies, Thorobreds advance in district play Monday

    The Harrison County Fillies and Thorobreds advanced to the championship games of the 38th District Monday night as they each won easily over Nicholas County.  
    The Fillies jumped out to a 10-0 lead and were never threatened as the Ladyjackets were ice cold from the field and could not prevent the Fillies from scoring.
    Nicholas County managed only 10 points for the half as they made only three of 17 attempts from the field.