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Today's News

  • 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
  • Westside Thanksgiving Dinner
  • HCHS Students of the Month
  • Academic briefs

    Elizabeth Murphy, a resident of Cynthiana, has been accepted at Coastal Carolina University for the Fall 2013 semester. Murphy, a Scott County Senior High School student, plans to major in Elementary Education.
    Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, just minutes from the resort area of Myrtle Beach, S.C.

  • Academic briefs

    Sarah Barnes of Cynthiana has been accepted to attend Union College for the fall semester of 2013.
    Located in Barbouville, Ky., Union College offers an educational experience where students receive personal attention to help make their educational experience successful. Union is a four-year liberal arts school related to the United Methodist Church.

  • Academic briefs

    Adora Yazell’s decision to enter Licking Valley Campus of Maysville Community and Technical College was a life changing event.
    She is planning to earn the Associates in Science Degree and then transfer to the University of Kentucky to pursue her physical therapy license.  
    “I want to go to school so I can get a good job to provide for my kids and myself,” Yazell said.