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Today's News

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Kyle Thomas Barnes, June 11, son of Chris and Christy Barnes; Kayla Michelle Cooper, June 19, daughter of Rebecca Brown and Jerry Cooper; Madelynn Leeann Denniston, June 7, daughter of Chris and Amanda Denniston; Jake Wilson Fowler, June 25, son of Steven and Whitney Fowler; Rocky Thomas Kearns, June 11, son of William and Stephanie Kearns; Kaitlyn Danyale Rison, June 18, daughter of Timothy and Anita Rison.
    The Cynthiana Democrat newspaper launches web site, www.cynthianademocrat.com, on July 4.

  • Cynthiana Elks
  • Academic briefs

    The following students have been named to the Dean’s List at Georgetown College, Georgetown, Kentucky, for the 2011 spring semester. The Dean’s List honors undergraduate students who completed the semester with at least 12 credit hours and a 3.7 GPA, according to Dr. Rosemary Allen, Provost/Academic Dean.
    Samantha L. Richardson of Sadieville. Samantha is the daughter of Gary and Terri Richardson.
    Cassie Elizabeth Williams of Sadieville. Cassie is the daughter of Dennis and Teresa Williams of Sadieville.

  • Trouble shooting tomato problems

    This time last year I had some healthy looking tomato plants, which was a delight because in 2009, I had some disease issues.  
    Turned out that 2010 was a bust though because of all the crazy heat we had.
    This year the garden and the tomatoes look promising, but I am always on the lookout for emerging problems. So far the 2011 day-time and night-time summer weather and temperature are absolutely perfect for tomatoes.      

  • BGE offers weather application for iPads

    Members of Blue Grass Energy now have access to the most up-to-date weather maps and storm alerts on their iPads.
    WKYT-TV (Channel 27)’s state-of-the-art FirstAlert DEFENDER radar recently became available through an application or ‘app’ that can be downloaded to iPads via a WKYT Weather app. The weather-specific iPad app is a first for any Kentucky television station.
    It’s available now in the iTunes app store, or it can be downloaded at www.wkyt.com/weather.

  • Harrison Circuit Court Clerk attends 2011 Circuit Clerks Summer College

    Harrison County Circuit Court Clerk Kathy Kearns participated in the 2011 Circuit Clerks Summer College held June 14-16 in Florence, Ky.
    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Division of Driver Licensing, sponsored the event and provided training on fraudulent documents, driver education programs and services available through the Division of Driver Licensing’s field offices.

  • Kentucky State Fairbears coming to Harrison Co.

    The Kentucky State Fair’s mascots, Fairbear and Fairabear, will be visiting the Harrison County Fair on Sunday, July 10. Fairbear and Fairabear will be giving hugs and information about the 2011 Kentucky State Fair. The state fair will take place Aug. 18-28 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky.

  • Just an outsider’s point of view

    Saving money is what local politicians should seek out as their job description, but there is a fine line between saving and cutting at the wrong end.
    I am sure that citizens have heard rumor of the E-911 situation that has been brought to attention recently.
    Being present at the meetings and speaking one on one with local government officials, I have had the opportunity to gain some inside information that has helped me better understand the situation.

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, July 7
    Women’s Book Group. The book for the month of July is The Drowning Tree by Goodman. Will be meeting Thursday, July 7 at 6 p.m. Copies of the book are available at the front desk of the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.

    FRIDAY, July 8
    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Friday, July 8 at Cynthiana Baptist Daycare at 10:30 a.m.

  • Should you be happy?

    A few weeks ago I was with a group of senior adults and asked, “How many of you would say, for the most part, that you’re happy?”
    Almost all of them raised their hands.
    I told them I’m mostly happy, too, although I would be completely, totally, 100 percent happy if my kitchen floor would stay clean, I had a flat stomach and if I could eat birthday cake with butter cream frosting every meal every day without feeling sick or getting fat.