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  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Dakota Lynn Jones, Oct. 19, daughter of John D. and Jennifer Jones; Maxwell Victor Ogden, Sept. 25, son of Rebecca and Adam Ogden.

    Cynthiana residents will have a new cable provider. Adelphia cable company buys out Frontiervision.

    The Elks National Foundation of the BPO Elks of the USA will award nearly $2.1 million in college scholarships to a total of 500 high school seniors nationwide through its Most Valuable Student scholarship contest.

    25 years ago . . .

  • a theory about predicting the severity of winter weather.

    I have a wait-and-see attitude, but for fun, let’s consider some of the natural predictors that may or may not be of sound authority.

    The woolly worm is a favorite and the folklore says that winter will be a long cold one if they are predominately black and they start moving about before the first hard frost. 

    These seem ominous: If there are three severe fogs in June and July it means an early snow; and for every fog in August there will be a corresponding snow in winter.

  • Jacob Daryl Clay Hensley

    Jacob Daryl Clay Hensley was born to Jessica and Jason Hensley on Sept. 3, 2009 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 lbs. 1 oz.

  • * Cynthiana Democrat, April 19, 1928 - “Notice: On Saturday, April 28, 1928, at 2 o’clock p.m., at the Council Chamber in City Hall, there will be offered for sale a franchise to pipe into and sell Natural and Artificial Gas in Cynthiana, Ky. The Board of Commissioners will reserve the right to reject any or all bids. Bids must be sealed and accompanied by a certified check for $1,000 which will be returned to all bids not accepted. R. H. Conway, Mayor.”

  • Kennedy Paige Cantrell

    Kennedy Paige Cantrell was born to Brooke and Todd Cantrell on Sept. 29, 2009, at Central Baptist Hospital. She weighed 6 lbs. 6 oz.

  • HIM – Healthy Informed Men, Nov. 5, 8-11 a.m., Harrison County Extension Office. All men are invited to participate. Healthy breakfast served with educational topics discussed. No registration. No cost.

    Soil Test Price Increase – As of Jan. 1, 2010 all soil tests will cost $5.50 per sample. Get your soil tests in by the end of the year and beat the increased cost.

  • 4-H Events

    Nov. 2: Robert Wigginton 4-H Memorial Award due to the Harrison County Extension Office.

    Nov. 2: 4-H Project Records due to the Harrison County Extension Office.

    Nov. 4: 4-H Knitting Project Organization for returning 4-H Knitters, 3 p.m., Harrison County Extension Office.

    Nov. 9: District 4 4-H Shooting Sports Committee, 6 p.m., Fayette County Extension Office.

    Nov. 18: Harrison County 4-H Council Meeting, 7 p.m., Harrison County Extension Office.

  • Sydney Bradleigh Callahan

    Sydney Bradleigh Callahan was born to Brad and Renee (Ishmael) Callahan of Georgetown, Ky., on Aug. 7, 2009 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, Ky.  She weighed 7 lbs. 14 oz.

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Kelby Ann Gaunce, Oct. 15, daughter of Kevin and Lori Mitchell Gaunce; Tyler Wayne Hunt, Oct. 6, son of Larry Jr. and Brenda Hunt; Allison Brooke Lawrence, Oct. 13, daughter of Paul and Melissa Lawrence; Ryan Rees Smiley, Oct. 13, son of Stacy and Terry Smiley.

    A large area at the corner of Penn and Poplar streets, which was once flooded and condemned, is now the site of four new homes.

    The Cynthiana Housing Authority opened doors for the new Housing Authority Learning Center at 137 Cherokee Dr.

  • * Cynthiana Democrat, Jan. 5, 1928 - “A quick picture of the new car that seems destined to write a new chapter into the history of the automobile business may be had by noting the following highlights of the 1928 Chevrolet: Extended wheel base, greater speed and power, four wheel brakes, longer, roomier Fisher bodies, new Duco colors, thermostat cooling, shock absorbing springs, motor enclosure and indirectly lighted instrument panel and other advantages built in as a result of lessons learned thru 13 years of constant progress.

  • My harmonica had to be here somewhere. I had it before we arrived at the tent.It was raining cats and wiener dogs! I should have worn my raincoat, but I didn’t know I would be gone so long. Oh no!  I hadn’t told my family I was leaving. When I realized I’d dropped my harmonica, I thought I could walk outside the tent and find it. I had meandered off in the pouring rain without telling anyone. I was in trouble – in more ways than one! I had a strong suspicion the doghouse was in my future. My goal was to locate my instrument and return to the tent.

  • What Is Your Stroke Risk? – Thursday, Oct. 29, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the Harrison County Extension Center. Cheryl Case is presenting the lesson. Learn your risk and how to prevent stroke.

    Women in Agriculture Conference – Nov. 4-6 in Bowling Green. Deadline to register is Oct. 15.

    Blue Hydrangea Quilt Raffle Tickets for Ovarian Cancer – Purchase tickets at the Extension Office, Harrison Memorial Hospital, Hospice and the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Drawing is Dec. 15.

  • Pumpkins have been on sale for weeks, children have obsessed over their costumes and somewhere in the middle of it all is the story of All Hallow’s Eve.  

    Halloween, as it is known today, has its origins in something a bit more interesting than just pumpkin carving and candy collecting. In fact, the evening’s festivities marked the beginning of winter for the ancient Celtic race of the Druids. 

  • The odd thing about living in the country is that squirrels are rarely the nuisance they can be to urban folk. I think country squirrels are wilder than city ones, but it also turns out that we are experiencing two different squirrel species all together. 

    Acorns, walnuts, chestnuts and hickories certainly qualify as a worthwhile winter stash for a squirrel, but they also sustain themselves on other fruiting bodies like plums, paw paws, serviceberries, holly berries, mulberries, crabapples, elderberries and the fruit from dogwoods and black gums. 

  • Diabetes Cooking School – Thursday, Oct. 22, 29, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Harrison County Extension Office. Newest information, new recipes and tasting each week. Jara Bauer, Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, Harrison Memorial Hospital and Cheryl Case, County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Science will teach.

    Homemakers Sponsored Blood Drive – Friday, Oct. 23, 1:30-6:30 p.m. at the Harrison County Extension Office. Free t-shirt for donors.

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: No births this issue.

    The realignment and improvement of U.S. 62 from Leesburg to Georgetown has begun. Construction began Sept. 16 and is expected to be completed in the spring of 2001 for the seven-and-one-half-mile project. The total cost of the project is $14.7 million.

  • Already, I’d learned valuable lessons. Preparation is essential, shortcuts aren’t always shorter and rubber snakes look real! When I pulled back the cover and saw the creature, I almost fainted. Imagine my surprise when Chloe grabbed the snake, kissed it and asked if we could keep it! Score one for Chloe – joke on me! My first instinct was anger, but I realized it was a prank. I had learned one lesson long ago – to laugh at myself! Besides, I’d been the prankster before! I chuckled and wrapped the snake around my neck.

  • * Meeting of the Board of Trustees at the store-room of Peck and Frazer, Tuesday, March 22, 1859 - “Ordered that L. Oxley be requested to make some fastenings for the Graveyard gates and have them put on in such a manner that they cannot be forced out and present his bill to the Board of Trustees - John W. Peck, F. A. Eveleth, Win. Turtoy, Lawson Oxley.”

  • GILKISON/GILKERSON

    The Gilkison/Gilkerson family reunion will be held Sunday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., meal served at 1:30 p.m., at Legion Hall, US 27/68, 30 Legion Dr., Paris. Bring a covered dish to share and drinks. We are carrying on the tradition that our parents and grandparents started. Lets honor them by attending and representing them at the reunion.

    The reunion committee members are: Joyce G. Dean, Albert “Al” Gilkerson, Ruby G. Whitaker, Deloris G. Brooks, Ronald W. Gilkison, Marvin Gilkerson and Eddie Gilkison.

  • The U.S. Small Business Administration reminds eligible Private Non-Profit Organizations (PNPs) of the Nov. 5, 2009 deadline to submit disaster loan applications for economic injury as a result of damages caused by severe storms, flooding and tornadoes that occurred from Jan. 26, 2009 through Feb. 13, 2009.