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Today's News

  • Smith is first female to earn pilot’s license at local airport

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Nearly four years of preparation paid off for Emily Smith on Sunday afternoon, April 2. It was on that day that she became a woman of firsts in the flying world.
    She became the first local woman to earn her private airplane pilot’s license and she became the first person, male or female, to have her final “check-ride” completed at the local airport.

  • Watch for road construction

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The flooding problem on Oddville Pike, between Church Street and the CSX railroad crossing, will soon be taken care of.
    According to State Road Department supervisor Kevin Florence, a collapsed storm sewer has led to the flooding of that area after heavy rains.

  • My faith is strengthened

    Growing up I remember participating in the Easter reenactment at dawn followed by a breakfast that filled the entire church with wonderful smells. We sang the songs that celebrated the resurrection of Jesus.
    In 1 Corinthians 15, Paul gave four specific pieces of evidence proving the resurrection of Jesus.
    First, Paul gave a logical and subjective argument (verses 12-19) stating that if Jesus has not risen from the dead then preaching is useless, our faith is a farce, and we are still in the bondage of sin.

  • Church News

    CITY ON A HILL
    City on a Hill evening services are held on Wednesdays at 7 p.m.; Sunday services are at 10:30 a.m. and at 6 p.m.
    Services are held at the Center at 201 N. Second St., Berry, Ky.
    For more information call 859-954-1573 or 859-954-0579.

    BOYD UNITED METHODIST
    Pauls Ministry Band will perform at Boyd United Methodist Church on Sunday, April 9 at 11 a.m. A potluck meal will be served after the program. Everyone is welcome to attend.

    FIRST UNITED
    METHODIST

  • Grace Notes

    Recently, I met a woman who had moved to the area to stay with family after a painful divorce and some health problems on top of that.
    She had lost everything and was starting over.
    “I’m too old for this,” she said, although she didn’t divulge her age.
    She looked to be maybe 40, which isn’t old, but when you’ve lost everything and you’re starting over in a place you really, really, really don’t want to be but feel you have no choice and nowhere else to go, any age is too old, I suppose.

  • Industry Day a ‘win-win’ for students and businesses

    Garnett Furnish,
    EDA director
    CHEDA2020@gmail.com

    Last Thursday’s Industry Day was a “win-win” for students at Harrison ATC Kentucky Tech, HCHS and three local employers.
    E.D. Bullard, Cynthiana 3M and E-Z Pack hosted 15 Kentucky Tech seniors and 83 Harrison County High School seniors to separately showcase their companies as potential places of employment.
    For the students, many got their first taste of what these world-class companies could offer for their career track.

  • Staying healthy eight ways

    Way back in the early dawn of history-well not really-there was much said about the power of positive thinking. Somewhere along the line, we discarded that notion and took back up with worrying, fretting and fussing.
    Since there is nothing new under the sun, I recently ran into an article explaining that there are positive health benefits that result for the human organism when that human engages in a positive, sunny outlook.

  • Fillies 4th, Breds 3rd in all-comers meet on the Hilltop

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    An 8-team all-comers track meet on Thursday, March 30, was cut short due to high winds and lightning.
    Twelve of the 18 events were completed in the meet, although not all competitors were able to finish their three attempts in several field events.

  • community calendar

    THURSDAY, April 6
    Harrison County Community Health Fair. Join us at the Harrison County Middle School on April 6 from 7-11 a.m. for free screenings and tests, including checks for cholesterol and blood glucose. Male participants can receive free PSA tests to screen for prostate cancer.
    Easter Treat Craft Program. Thursday, April 6 at 11 a.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library for adults. Please pre-register.

    FRIDAY, April 7

  • Losing is a good thing

    I don’t believe for a minute that actually losing does a team any good.  
    I believe that you can teach from a win as well as a loss and a win is just better.
    The loss that I was referencing is UConn’s loss to Mississippi State in the Women’s NCAA Tournament.  
    UConn had won 111 straight games and was the odds-on favorite to again win the NCAA tournament title. It took Mississippi State an overtime and a last-second shot to get the job done but they got the job done.