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Today's News

  • Telephone Operators Celebrate 50th Reunion
  • Letters to Santa needed

    Once again, The Cynthiana Democrat has agreed to help Santa Claus out with his mail.
    Letters to Santa will be printed in the Dec. 20 issue so be sure to get them here early because there will be no second chance.
    Letters must be received in the office no later than Monday, Dec. 10. Don’t disappoint Santa, grandparents, aunts and uncles who look forward to seeing those letters published.
    Letters may be dropped off at the Cynthiana Democrat Office, 302 Webster Ave.; mailed to P.O. Box 160; or email to rsmiley@cynthianademocrat.com.

  • Harrison County Live is Dec. 7 and 8

    Christmas Harrison County Live will sport the talent of not only high schoolers this year, but middle school singers as well.
    Harrison County High School choir director Michelle Hassall has always been known to enjoy a challenge and this year’s Christmas HCL is nothing less than a challenge.
    On Dec. 7 and 8, over 150 students will fill the stage to bring Christmas cheer to the audience.

  • Kentucky writer in Cynthiana for Thanksgiving

    Noted Kentucky author, Al Fritsch, Ph.D., S.J., was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Kerr, Phillips Lane, on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22.
    Fritsch, parish priest of St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church in Ravenna and Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church in Stanton, Ky., is a prolific writer whose works include Mountain Moments (photographs by Warren Brunner) and Water Sounds. His website earthhealing.info has reached over one million readers. The site focuses on humankind’s shared reliance on the beauty and sanctity of the earth.

  • Beef Cattle Association
  • Court says no more family insurance on new hires

    Harrison County Fiscal Court decided to cut insurance costs by no longer paying 100 percent of premiums on future county employee dependants and spouses.
    Insurance may well have been the main topic for the Harrison County Fiscal Court as magistrates were forced to consider future insurance premium costs.
    Personnel committee chairman William Fritz brought before the court the ongoing issue and concern of paying 100 percent of insurance for county employees and their families.

  • Local group offers homes to those willing to sweat

    What better Christmas present than to find out you’ll be getting a new home?
    Cynthiana-Harrison County Home Assistance Inc. has the land, has approved plans and has the money for its fifth home. What it doesn’t have is a willing family to accept the terms that will give them a new home.
    The deadline to apply for the CHCHA house is Dec. 14.
    The three bedroom house will be built on an Elmarch Avenue lot and will have a maximum house payment of $325.

  • Cool plants for fall containers

    This time of the year we usually start to think about cleaning off the front porch, emptying containers of declining summer annuals and replacing them with something a little showy for the fall.  
    We hope that the old standby of mums will persist through the onset of winter, but that depends on the weather and the shape the mums were in when we purchased them. I have seen some that still look largely intact and others that are ready to be pulled.

  • HCHS Speech Team finishes sixth in Danville

    The Harrison County High School Speech Team took sixth place out of 29 teams at the Danville “Tournament of Firsts” Speech Competition on Nov. 17. Pictured are, from left, coach Laura Sanders, Jackson Sanders, Ross Smith, Erin Bradford, Jacob Sanders, Josh Godman, Jared Thomas and Lauren Shepherd.

  • Senior Center needs funding to continue

    Harrison County’s Senior Citizens Center director is unsure what the new year will hold for services currently offered for the elderly.
    The Harrison County Senior Citizens Center has long served the disabled and elderly of Harrison County, however, lack of funds has recently threatened the future of the service.
    “I don’t know what 2013 will be like for us,” said director Tracy Whitaker. “It looks worse all the time, but we are staying optimistic.”