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Today's News

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana Democrat, Nov. 30, 1950 - “Raging Blizzard - Snowdrifts in Rural Areas as High as 12 Feet - A raging blizzard Satuday night resulting in snow drifts as high as 12 feet in some rural areas, left Cynthiana and Harrison County locked in the heaviest snowfall since January, 1936. With the exception of the L & N Railroad all transportation facilities serving the city were brought to a standstill.

  • Kennerly to sign “Cynthiana” books during Art Walk event

    To the editor:

    In December 2009, “Cynthiana,” my pictorial history of the Queen City, was released by Arcadia Publishing. I’m thrilled to say it has been very well received and that I’ve had an incredible time reconnecting with family and friends who helped bring the book to life.

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, Aug. 5

    Women’s Book Club selection for the month of August is "Follow the River" by James Alexander Thom. The book is available for pick-up at the front desk at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Will meet Thursday, Aug. 5 at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

    FRIDAY, Aug. 6

  • The first lesson of marriage

    It’s official.

    I’m an old married woman and I’m now a Rash.

    Kate Rash.

    Despite the fact my name now sounds like a doctor’s diagnosis, I’m happy to be back home and back at the paper with a new husband and a new last name.

    I haven’t really written about Andrew (the brand new husband) in past columns, despite the fact we’ve dated the entire time I’ve worked at the paper and we’ve been engaged for the past year.

  • Cynthiana Police Report

    CYNTHIANA POLICE DEPARTMENT

    Case reports

    July 15 – At 8:36 p.m., Frank Henson reported that someone had broken into his home on Bridge Street and removed jewelry.

    July 17 – At 7:16 p.m., police received information regarding a man who was allegedly coming to Cynthiana, armed with a firearm, to harm his estranged wife’s friend. Police stopped the man and confiscated a rifle and ammunition. No charges were filed.

  • RELAYing HOPE

    It would be hard to find someone who hasn’t been affected by cancer, whether by their own diagnosis, or that of a friend or family member.

    Cancer is far-reaching, scary and life-changing.

    The disease doesn’t discriminate and makes no promises.

    But despite those characteristics, there is hope.

    Harrison County residents gathered at Ingles Stadium Friday for the 13th annual Relay for Life event.

    As the night progressed and the sun set, over 900 luminaries lined the track - each in honor or memory of someone with cancer.

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Report

    HARRISON COUNTY

    SHERIFF’S REPORT

    ACCIDENTS

    July 19 at 6:03 p.m. -- injury, US 62 East, Garrett S. Young, 19, Mount Olivet, Ky., driving a 2006 AMF VSR struck Amy J. Sidle, 37, Brooksville, Ky., driving a 2006 Dodge Caravan. Jeff Earlywine, 47, Cynthiana, driving a 1994 Ford Ranger struck the motorcycle.

    July 26 at 7:20 a.m. -- non-injury, Old Lair Road, Scott O. Northcutt, 24, Cynthiana, driving a 2007 Chevrolet 4X4.

  • Sports Beat

    Maroon and White Scrimmage is Friday at Harrison County Sports Complex

    The regular football season is two weeks away and the Harrison County Thorobreds are preparing by having the annual Maroon and White Scrimmage Friday night at 7 p.m. 

    The night will begin with the freshmen and some of the junior varsity squad dividing into two teams and playing for the first one-half hour. 

    The varsity Breds will then take the field and play a scrimmage using a split squad much as they did during the camp at Campbellsville University last weekend. 

  • Bagworms are on the move, slowly

    I received a call the other day about what to do with a blue spruce covered in bagworms. The tree is apparently covered (and large), so hand-picking was not an option.  The caller said the pest was rather large, too, so I had to recommend a systemic insecticide as the treatment. 

    I prefer that we catch the bagworms earlier in the season so that we can take a biological approach, but this is not always the case. 

  • Births

    •Virginia Shadea Ridley was born to Natasha White and James Ridley of Cynthiana, on July 16, 2010 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 lbs. 14 oz.

    • Georgia Elizabeth Northcutt was born to Scott and Kristen Northcutt of Cynthiana, on June 23, 2010 at St. Joseph Hospital. She weighed 8 lbs. 5 oz.

    • Jake Hunter Bowlin was born to Chris and Sara Bowlin on June 25, 2010 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He weighed 5 lbs. 14 oz.