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  • By Josh Shepherd, News writer
    The four unmistakable signs of spring time in Cynthiana, Kentucky: The Cynthiana Democrat’s Home and Garden Show, the opening of the Farmer’s Market at Flat Run Veterans’ Park, dogwoods and tulips in full bloom, and the annual unfurling of the Chicago Cubs flags in the front yard of Jamie and Karan Russell’s home.

  • By Becky Barnes, Editor

  • The Harrison County courthouse lawn is dotted with monuments reminding us of the soldiers who have fought and died for our freedoms.
    Words like valor, bravery, courage, true grit and heroism are used to describe their service. They seem like such small words for the huge sacrifice they and their families made for the rest of us.
    This year’s Veterans’ Day program at Battle Grove Cemetery honors the men from Harrison County who died during World War II. There are 48 of them.
    Purdy R. Bedford
    Carl M. Cobb
    Neville C. Benson

  • The Kentucky State Parks will again offer the Family Adventure Quest – a trivia and digital photo contest for families and friends in teams of two to six people.
    The Family Adventure Quest presents a series of challenges that teams complete by traveling and taking photos at state parks across Kentucky. It’s a great way to explore the outdoors.
    While some challenges will simply require a little thinking, many will require a visit to different state parks and use of a digital camera to show your team along your journey.

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: No births this week.
    The Cynthiana Fire Department set fire to the Cooper Wholesale building on South Poplar Street for training in fire control for three new firefighters. The use of the building for fire training also save the county almost $20,000 in removal of the building. The property was bought by the county to house the 8,000 sq. ft. Jusice Center.

  • This year marks the 100th year of Boy Scouts of America and Hunter Henson will forever have a place in history when speaking of Troop 60.
    “Earning an Eagle Scout status is very special to a young man in the scouts,” said troop leader James Swinford. “Earning your eagle award during the 100th anniversary of the scouts just makes it that much sweeter.”
    Hunter is the 36th Eagle Scout of Troop 60, which has also had prominent citizens such as mayor Jack Keith  and John Sorrell as members of the troop who attained Eagle status.

  • Landon Gunnar Thomas was born to Drew and Brittany Thomas of Falmouth, Ky. on Nov. 17, 2010 at St. Elizabeth North. He weighed 9 lbs. 1 oz., and is welcomed by his sister, Addison Jo.
    Maternal grandparents are Rick and Pam Yelton of Morgan, Ky.
    Paternal grandparents are Jackie and Joy Thomas of Butler, Ky.
    Great-grandparents are Jack and Pat Yelton, Cecil and Dottie Alsip and Brenda Thomas of Cynthiana and the late Jack Thomas.

  • Hunter Raymond McElfresh was born to Robert and Kendra (Earlywine) McElfresh, formerly of Cynthiana, on Nov. 23, 2010 at Community East Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind. He weighed 6 lbs. 1 oz. He is welcomed by his sisters, Kayleigh May Thompson and Jaden Thomas Fryman.
    Maternal grandparents are Kimberly (Duke) Richardson and Jeffery Earlywine; maternal great-grandparents are Charles Raymond Thompson and Sandra Darlene Thompson.
    Paternal grandparents are Robin (Kiskaden) Joseph and Eric Joseph; paternal great-grandparents are the Late Bob and Della Kiskaden.

  • Nicolette Nave’lay Feehan was born to Emily Morris and T. J. Feehan on Sept. 23, 2010 at Patty A. Clay Hospital in Richmond, Ky.
    Maternal grandparents are Greg and Debbie Morris of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandmother is Wilma Hurt of Campton, Ky.
    Paternal grandparents are Connie Carter of Cynthiana and the late Thomas J. Feehan of New Jersey.

  • * Cynthiana Democrat, Dec. 20, 1934 -- “Rohs Theatre, Walnut Street, coming Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 26 and 27, Special Pre-Release Showing Shirley Temple in ‘Bright Eyes’ - A Fox Picture with James Dunn. Also “Popeye, The Sailor Man.” (Movies are not showing at this Walnut Street location, but there is lots to see here. Open on Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: No births this issue.
    Actress Glenn Close visits the farm of the Bellis-Jones family. Close was interested in buying one of the Bellis-Jones’ riding horses for her daughter.
    Harrison County band will be featured on KET for the KMEA State Marching Band finals.

  • * Thanks, thanks to our veterans. It is near impossible to express in words what we owe to these men and women.
    * Dan Lipinski - “On the battlefield, the military pledges to leave no soldier behind. As a nation, let it be our pledge that when they return home, we leave no veteran behind.”
    * Your local museum. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum, honors veterans. The military displays recognize those who have served throughout time and at present with pictures, flags, uniforms, memorabilia.

  • THURSDAY, Oct. 28

    Historical Book Group. Thursday, Oct. 28 at 5:30 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. The book for discussion will be I’ve Got a Home in Glory Land by Karolyn Smardz Frost. This group is open to anyone interested in history.

  • CENTER HILL SCHOOL

    The Center Hill School reunion will be held Oct. 16 at 11 a.m. at the Bingo Hall in Bourbon Square. Anyone who attended or worked at Center Hill is invited. A potluck begins at noon. There will be door prizes, a silent auction and raffles.

    CLASS OF 1964

  • Our current weather conditions demand that we rethink some of our fall chores. 

    Fall lawn and tree fertilization should come later this year than normal because of the drought conditions. An application of high nitrogen now would only burn up what little green grass you may have and force trees to work more than they should under stressful conditions.

    Even if you irrigate the lawn and water is not an issue, you still want to hold off because our lawns also share space with the roots of our trees and shrubs and will have access to the applied nitrogen.

  • • Ryan Joseph Morgan was born to Joey and Michelle Morgan at Central Baptist Hospital on Aug. 11, 2010. He weighed 7 lbs. 14 oz.

    • Anna Grace Fleming was born to Steven and Brandi Fleming of Cynthiana on Sept. 1, 2010 at Central Baptist Hospital. She weighed 8 lbs. 3 oz.