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Today's News

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Haley Annette Fryman, Oct. 1, daughter of Lisa Annette Power and Luther Herbert Fryman; Hunter Nathaniel Gaunce, Oct. 7, son of Tony and Christin Gaunce; Katelyn Denise Robinson, Sept. 28, daughter of William N. and Alicia D. Robinson.
    Atkinson’s Florist and Greenhouse to hold open house for the exciting changes going on.
    Cynthiana Kiwanis Club plans Christmas variety show for Dec. 1.

    25 years ago . . .

  • Local magician on stage this weekend

    Lurking in the dark shadows of the musky, damp graveyard... there is a man.
    When you see his posters, the first thing in mind may be the scene to an award-winning horror film about a zombie that came back to life and terrorized a city.
    However, things like that are impossible because magic doesn’t really exist... or does it.
    Reed Wooten, a Cynthiana native and his co-star, Ashton Nicole, will be displaying unthinkable and impossible feats of magic this Friday and Saturday at Rohs Opera House.

  • Marriage Licenses

    Tammy Lou Debruler, 37, and Wayne Arnold Simpson, 42, married Sept. 23, 2011.
    Brandi Autumn Fryman, 27, and Randall Alan McVey, 42, married Sept. 24, 2011.
    Vicky Autumn Honican, 30, and Brandon Len Whitesell, 32, married Sept. 24, 2011.
    Jessica Kay Smith, 31, and John David King, 42, married Oct. 1, 2011.

  • Reunion

    The Gilkerson/Gilkison family reunion will be held Saturday, Oct. 29 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Legion Hall on Legion Road in Paris, Ky. Meal will be served at 12:30 p.m.
    Bring a covered dish for sharing and soft drinks. Utensils, plates, napkins, lemonade and coffee will be furnished. Bring your family tree information and anything you’d like to display for everyone to enjoy.
    We are limiting the mailing to one per family. Inform your family members.

  • National Business Women’s Week observed Oct. 17-21

    Cynthiana/Harrison County - Licking Valley BPW and Business and Professional Women/USA announces that the annual National Business Women’s Week (NBWW) was held the week of Oct. 17-21. NBWW offers communities, companies and organizations an opportunity to celebrate and acknowledge the contributions of working women. It also offers a chance for local B&PW organizations across the country to recognize companies and individuals that have made strides toward improving working women’s lives in their communities.

  • Former Harrison Countian composes new play ‘Looking for Mrs. Santa Claus’

    Lisa Martin Palas, a composer with ties to Harrison County, and Nancy Peacock, a Nashville composer, have written the words and music for a new play, “Looking for Mrs. Santa Claus.” Lexington playwright, Margaret Price, wrote the script, which will be performed by the Studio Players of Lexington in November and December.
    Santa’s elves, with good intentions, begin to interview “eligible” wives for Santa, with interesting results. Suitable for family viewing, the play will delight young and old alike.

  • Cynthiana Fire Department Safety Day and Fire Prevention Week

    The Cynthiana fire department teamed up with Walmart for their annual Safety Day and Fire Prevention Week. A muster show with firefighter competitions and a parade was held Saturday, Oct. 15 with a chili competition following the parade at Flat Run Veterans Park. A smoke trailer, fire truck ride, helicopters, Ronald McDonald, Kentucky Utilities and fire trucks from all over were on site.

  • Candidates attend Tea Party event in Cynthiana
  • Encouragement for working together

    It’s a good move.
    I don’t agree with change just for changes sake, but I do agree with progress.
    Politicians are quick to say things like “If you aren’t moving forward we’re moving backward.”
    And, while the saying may be profound, certainly not every move forward is progressive.
    However, I like what I’m hearing with the proposed Department of Parks and Recreation.

  • Climate determines a tulip’s behavior

    When it comes to bulbs we don’t always meet with consistent success. And, before you blame the chipmunks, the guy who mows the grass or the bulb company for their lack-luster performance, consider some of the other factors that influence how well flowering bulbs flower.  
    Sunlight, crowded bulbs, pre-mature removal of foliage the previous season, or a winter rest period that wasn’t cold enough or long enough may play a role in poor performance.
    The life cycle of a bulb is different than other herbaceous perennials.