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  • Although Kentucky is baking in the hottest temperatures of the year, hunters will be afield in a little over a month pursuing migratory birds such as dove, wood duck, American woodcock and resident Canada goose.

    Those planning to hunt during these seasons must be aware of some significant changes for the September Canada goose and American woodcock seasons.

    The September Canada goose season historically ran during the first two weeks of September, but will open Sept. 16 and close Sept. 30 in 2016.

  •  By Katie Pratt
    University of Kentucky entomologists recently developed a website that will have the most up-to-date information on the Zika virus and its spread, as mosquito populations around the state begin to build. The website is http://pest.ca.uky.edu/EXT/ZIKA/1kyzika.html.

  • In recognition of May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Office of Highway Safety is taking a personal approach to encourage motorcyclists to use proper safety gear when traveling the roadways.
    “Just as we ask motorists to protect themselves with a seat belt, we ask motorcyclists to protect themselves with a USDOT-compliant helmet and other protective gear,” said KYTC Secretary Greg Thomas. “One of our own employees, Mike Jones, decided to share his story in hopes of saving lives.”

  • United Airlines and Blue Grass Airport announce the addition of new daily non-stop service from Lexington’s Blue Grass Airport (LEX) to Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). Service will begin on July 1, 2016 and is available for customers to book immediately.

  • CHFS (Social Services) held its second annual appreciation lunch on Tuesday, April 19 for law enforcement officers in honor of Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month. The luncheon was held at the Harrison County Extension Office. The event also supported Red Nose Day, making a difference for Kids (meals for children living in homeless shelters, eye exam and glasses, provides books, supplies and activities to help keep reading skills sharp during the summer, and more), which will be celebrated on May 26.

  • The Cynthiana-Harrison County Airport began its summer activities with the Wings and Wheels event held Saturday, April 16. Wings and Wheels is a day for the community to get up close and personal with airplanes, classic cars, antique tractors and motorcycles.
    The next event is planned for May 14, and will host its Silver Eagles day. Anyone over the age of 60 will be invited to come to the airport for free airplane rides.

  • A benefit ride for Jason Scott Nichols, who passed away May 30, 2015, will be held April 16 at 11 a.m. Lunch to follow at 1 p.m. Come and enjoy great music, a good time and support the family and friends of this life being remembered.
    A two hour ride will start at Flat Run Veteran’s Park. Motorcycles: Single riders, $10, couples, $15.
    The Country Boy’s Band will be providing the music. Bring your own lawn chairs and/or blankets.
    The plate lunch will be $5 (pulled pork sandwiches or hot dog with a drink and chips).

  • The Kentucky Division of Forestry reminds Kentucky landowners and homeowners that wildfires can strike any time where grass and brush are dry enough to burn.

  • The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) is advising parents of college students to make sure their child is up-to-date on  vaccination for protection against mumps, an infectious disease that has been reported recently at Kentucky universities – as well as other college campuses around the country.

  • The sale of donated land in McLean County and around Beaver Lake in Anderson County helped provide the funds to begin construction of a new dining hall at Camp John Currie on Kentucky Lake beginning this August. This is just one example of the positive impact donated lands can have on conservation education in Kentucky.

  • Dear Santa C.
    My name is Nevaeh Ann Haliburton and all I want for Christmas is for my family to be happy and love one another and for my mommy and daddy to be with me together for my first Christmas!!!
    Love always,
    Nevaeh Ann Haliburton

    Dear Santa,

  • Robin Smiley,
    news writer
    rsmiley@cynthianademocrat.com

    Ghosts are no longer just a visitor on Halloween night, they have been known to make appearances at the Rohs Opera House on Pike Street year round.
    Bluegrass Ghost Chasers, based out of Frankfort, Ky., along with Keith Age, founder and president of the Louisville Ghost Hunters Society, were in Cynthiana at the Rohs Opera House Saturday for an overnight investigation.

  • With fatalities on Kentucky’s roadways up compared to last year’s statistics, the Kentucky State Police are implementing Operation R.A.I.D. (Remove Aggressive, Impaired and Distracted drivers from Kentucky Roadways) in an effort to save lives and reduce injury-related crashes during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season.