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Today's News

  • Lenton Food Drive
  • HCHS Students of the Month

    The Harrison County High School students of the month for April are: from left, Luke Arthur, son of Allen and Allyson Arthur and Dillon Pulliam, son of Bill and Debbie Pulliam. Sponsor is Major Plumbing Supply.

  • Academic briefs

    Annastasia K. Hicks, a senior at Harrison County High School, is the recipient of a major scholarship to attend Heidelberg University.
    Hicks, the daughter of John and Tamera Hicks of Cynthiana, is the recipient of the Trustees Award of $13,000 a year for four years. The award was announced following Heidelberg’s annual scholarship competition in  February.

  • Uniform

    Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Jeremy M. Spears, a 2006 graduate of Harrison County High School, Cynthiana, Ky., recently completed Naval Nuclear Power Training Pipeline.
    During the course with Nuclear Power Training Unit, Ballston Spa, N.Y., Spears received instruction about nuclear theory, chemistry, physics, reactor operations, safety and security. Upon completion of the course, Spears qualified as a Naval nuclear operator.
    Spears joined the Navy in April 2009.

  • Greene named executive director of the Ephraim McDowell Health Care Foundation

    Former Cynthiana Democrat editor, Randy Greene, who is now living in Danville, has been appointed to the position of executive director of the Ephraim McDowell Health Care Foundation (EMHCF).  Greene has been the interim executive director since January 2011.
    Greene served as the Grant Research and Development Analyst for EMHCF from 2009 until his appointment as interim executive director.  During that time he secured over $300,000 in new grant awards and helped to manage nearly twice that amount of grants.

  • Carpenter bees busy

    The carpenter bees are doing a number on our house. We perfectly fit the profile of a desirable place to lay your eggs for this rather docile bee and they are busy around the frame of the garage as I write.  I do have a plan.
    Carpenter bees are essentially harmless. The male, who hovers about, has no stinger. The female tunnels and lays her eggs; when she does come out you would have to handle her for her to sting.  
    I’ve never been stung by one and they sort of become acquaintances because they are always there hovering about.  

  • Family mission causes a change in heart

    When I write a column for our Viewpoint section of the Cynthiana Democrat, I try to find some humorous story to ramble on about.
    Sometimes, I even go outside my comfort zone and try and sound intellectual in discussing a sensitive or important issue within the county or city.
    However, never before have I been sitting at my computer and been led by emotion to share a story with everyone, until now.

  • Family mission causes a change in heart

    When I write a column for our Viewpoint section of the Cynthiana Democrat, I try to find some humorous story to ramble on about.
    Sometimes, I even go outside my comfort zone and try and sound intellectual in discussing a sensitive or important issue within the county or city.
    However, never before have I been sitting at my computer and been led by emotion to share a story with everyone, until now.

  • Forty-three Kentucky counties eligible emergency loans

    On May 4, President Obama declared 14 Kentucky counties as disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding that occurred from April 26, and continuing. Those counties are Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Carter, Fleming, Gallatin, Kenton, Lawrence, Morgan, Nicholas, Oldham, Owen and Washington.
    As a result of the declaration, 29 Kentucky counties were named as contiguous counties where eligible family farmers may qualify for FSA EM loan assistance pursuant to Section 321(a) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act.

  • Kentucky FSA reminds producers to report prevented/failed acreage

    With spring planting underway, the Farm Service Agency is reminding producers to timely report any prevented or failed acreage to their local office.