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Today's News

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: No births to report this week.
    Community Education Center’s Christmas Angel program in is its ninth year. The project is limited to students, K-12, who receive free lunches.
    Retired guardsmen are collecting gifts for their Operation Christmas Care project for hometown men stationed at Fort Campbell.
    Harrison Memorial Hospital welcomes Richard Lee Risher, M.D. to their staff. Risher specializes in family medicine.
    UK medical center opens cancer clinic in Georgetown.

  • Laytart performs to benefit Senior Citizens Center

    The community is invited to a performance of Christmas piano music by Dr. Beth Laytart to help raise money for the Harrison County Senior Citizens’ Center.

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana News, Dec. 25, 1851 -- “We acknowledge the receipt of a present from I.T. Martin the shape of a can of Baltimore Cove Oysters. We appreciate such presents. Martin always keeps these ‘critters’ on hand. By the way, from the looks of things old ‘Santa Claus’ has made Martin his general agent. Martin’s is decidedly a variety and grocery store, full of everything, and running over with every manner of things belonging to Christmas times.”

  • Millersburg Garden Club decorates Wallis House

    Several members of the Millersburg Garden Club gathered on Nov. 25 and 26 to decorate the front (inside and outside) of the Wallis House on Pleasant Street in Paris.

  • Asbury joins Bourbon Community Hospital staff

    Bourbon Community Hospital announces the addition of an Otolaryngologist to their medical staff.
    Leslie Asbury, MD,  joined the staff in November and will open her practice in Paris on Dec. 27.
    Asbury is a graduate of Centre College in Danville and received her medical degree from the University of Louisville, School of Medicine. She completed her residency at the University of Louisville affiliated hospitals.    

  • Speech Team
  • How will you celebrate Christmas this year?

    I was recently reminded during a sermon at my church of the true meaning of Christmas.
    I have written so many articles in my short time here at the Democrat, where I stand on my soap-box and scream “no” to the countless society customs that we all find ourselves committing time and time again.
    Perhaps some of the most silly customs that we continue to embrace each and every year are those of Christmas.

  • Who’s flying the plane?

    I flew a plane last week, Delta flight 837.
    Well, maybe not “flew” it, but I definitely helped.
    My daughter moved to Hawaii last week and flew from Atlanta to Honolulu, a nine hour, 14 minute flight that I tracked on my computer.
    For nine hours and 14 minutes I watched an airplane icon inch its way across the continent and then over the Pacific Ocean.
    At one point, about an hour off the California coast, the plane on my computer screen faced east instead of west.

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, Dec. 6
    Crafts and Carols Dual Program. (Two Sessions) Thursday, Dec. 6 starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library for third-eighth graders in the Children’s Room and for ninth graders through adult in the Library Annex. Please pre-register.
    FRIDAY, Dec. 7
    Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7 and will reopen on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 9 a.m.

  • Southside Thanksgiving Dinner