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Today's News

  • Knights of Columbus
  • Church briefs

    Live, Laugh and Love special women’s event will be held Saturday, Feb. 25 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Journey Church in Harrison Square (next to Autozone). Tickets are $5 each and all proceeds will be donated to Refuge for Women.
    Women, take some time for yourself to connect, heal, share, and enrich your lives.  Any questions contact Crystal Prather at 859-806-4357.

  • BBB names top ten scams of 2011

    The Better Business Bureau investigates thousands of scams every year.
    A new scam source (www.bbb.org/scam) is a comprehensive resource on scam investigations from BBBs around the country, with tips from BBB, law enforcement and others.
    The public can sign up to receive scam alerts by email, or can be a scam detective by reporting scams in your area.
    The top scams reported during 2011 were:
     
    Top Job Scam

  • PSC vice chairman to lead National Task Force on environmental policies

    Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) Vice Chairman Jim Gardner has been named to lead a new task force of state public service commissioners that will serve as a liaison between state utility regulators and federal environmental rule makers.

  • Kentucky Afield Outdoors

    See RECORDS page ---The winds still blow from the north and many days produce cold temperatures and leaden skies, but now is the time to catch big muskellunge in the tailwaters below Cave Run, Buckhorn and Green River lakes.
    The smaller tailwaters give bank anglers and owners of small boats a chance at a trophy muskellunge.

  • Local man charged with sending sexual text messages

    A Harrison County man has been charged with prohibited use of an electronic communication system to procure a minor/sex offense.
    According to Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Peak, Keith Grob, 39, was arrested on Feb. 6 accused of sending unlawful text messages to a minor, where he allegedly tried to get her to engage a 16-year-old girl in illegal sexual activity.
    Grob, a former employee of Eastern Kentucky University, was scheduled to appear in Harrison County District Court on Feb. 20, for the pending charges.

  • Newsom Avenue man shot during argument

    A Cynthiana woman is in jail and her husband is in the hospital after she allegedly shot him Saturday night.
    Kerrie Alvarez, 39, was charged with first degree assault, domestic violence, after she allegedly shot her husband during an argument at their Newsom Avenue home about 11:15 p.m. Saturday.
    Javier Alvarez was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital Saturday night where he remains in fair condition.

    More on this story will appear in this week’s Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Prayer vigil held for Chesnut family

    The cold wind that blew through Cynthiana Sunday evening made it difficult to keep candles lit during a prayer vigil for the Chesnut family. However, there was no shortage of warmth as friends, family and strangers gathered to support the family that had lost two small children in a Wednesday afternoon fire.
    The funeral is being held today (Monday) in Winchester for Rachel and Jacqueline Chesnut. The girls died from injuries received in the fire that burned their home on Oddville Avenue last Wednesday.

  • FRANKFORT FOCUS: Leaders set goals to rid state of prescription drug abuse

    FRANKFORT – One of the biggest issues this legislative session – stopping prescription drug abuse – took a major step forward early last week, when Governor Beshear and House and Senate leaders voiced their bipartisan support for plans to take quick action.
    There is no doubt that something needs to be done.  We are seeing far more Kentuckians die from prescription drug overdose than on our highways, and our rate of abuse is well above the national average.

  • Time is truly how to say ‘I love you’

    Isn’t it amazing how our significant others sometimes put their agendas aside to put a smile on our face?
    This week is, if you ask me, the biggest excuse for couples to blow money on one another that should be saved.
    Valentine’s Day. I never really understood it and now that I am married I have grown to dislike it.
    For the record, my wife does not require me to purchase a dozen roses and chocolate-covered strawberries.
    Instead, she gets a bigger kick out of me leaving her alone to watch her reality television for the night.