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Today's News

  • Education agency launches social media presence

    The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has formally entered the realm of social media with the launch of the agency’s Facebook page and Twitter feed.
    KDE’s Facebook page can be accessed at www.facebook.com/pages/Frankfort-KY/Kentucky-Department-of-Education/206... or by searching for “Kentucky Department of Education” on Facebook under “Government Organization” subscribe to the KDE Twitter feed by connecting to @KyDeptofEd.

  • Strong wind hits parts of the county

    Strong winds blew through parts of Harrison County Monday evening uprooting trees and damaging buildings and roofs. Above, the Antioch Mills home of Floyd and Violet Barnes sustained minor damage as a result of the storm. The weather forecast for the rest of this week calls for more storms, some could be severe with damaging winds and large hail.

    Some Berry residents were also without electicity for a period and trees were down throughout the county.

  • Blue Grass Energy invites members to annual meeting June 2

    Blue Grass Energy invites its member-owners to the 2011 annual meeting on June 2 at the Keeneland Entertainment Center.
    Registration begins at 4:30 p.m., and the business meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. The entrance to the Keeneland Entertainment Center is directly across from Man O’ War Boulevard and Blue Grass Airport, at 4201 Versailles Road in Lexington.
    At the business meeting, co-op officials will review the 2010 business operations, and members will also hear about issues affecting the electric co-op industry today.

  • Academic briefs

    Four area high school graduates and Transylvania University students have been named to the Dean’s List for the 2011 winter term.
    To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must achieve at least a 3.5 grade point average during the term.
    Harrison County High School
    Senior Anna Lewis, an educational studies and Spanish language and literature double major, is the daughter of Dwight and Frances Lewis of Cynthiana.
    Senior Nadia Smith, a computer science major and Spanish minor, is the daughter of Davis and Rita Smith of Cynthiana.

  • 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.