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  • Ella Marie Yazell

     

    Ella Marie Yazell was born to Joseph Adam and Jennifer Yazell of Berry, Ky. on Dec. 17, 2008 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. She weighed 8 lbs. 5 oz.

     

    Maternal grandparents are Keith Smiley of Cynthiana and Sheree Smiley of Georgetown, Ky.; maternal great-grandparents are Roger and Patricia Fryman of Berry, Jimmie and Marilyn Casey of Berry, and the late Clarence and Elsie Smiley of Cynthiana.

     

  • Shade Steven White III

    Shade Steven White III was born to Shade Steven Jr. and Miranda White of Berry, Ky. on Nov. 12, 2008 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 lbs. 7 oz., and is welcomed by his sister, Kendall Leigh.

    Maternal grandparents are William and Mary McFarland of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparents are the late Luther and Norma Fogle and George Yazell Sr. and the late Betty Yazell.

  • • Cynthiana Democrat, June 13, 1929 - by the Observer - “When I became somewhat familiar with Cynthiana, ‘Uncle’ Henry Johnson was the popular barber of the town and continued his trade for some years after, retiring somewhere in the 1880’s on account of advance age. Doubtless many of our elderly citizens will remember him and various locations of the shop, ranging from Jones Row on north Court Square to the Rankin Hotel, now the Hammond building on Pike Street; For a brief time he plied his calling in the basement of the new brick hotel.”

  • Ashton Journey Preston

    Ashton Journey Preston was born to Leslie Gayle Preston and Charles David Guy Jr. of Cynthiana on Oct. 17, 2008 at Georgetown Community Hospital, Georgetown. He weighed 6 lbs. 14 oz., and is welcomed by his brother Hunter Lee Ruegor.

    Maternal grandparents are Dorothy and Curtis Preston Jr. of Cynthiana.

    Paternal grandparents are Sue (Jackie) Lemons of Cynthiana, and Charles Guy of Nicholas County, Ky.

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Justin Kirby Brown, Jan. 6, son of John Kirby and Terri Roth Brown; Cheyenne Marie Brumagen, Jan. 7, daughter of Tracey and Tina Brumagen; Weston Scott Fowler, Jan. 5, son of Steven and Whitney Fowler; Nathanael J Taylor, Nov. 28, son of Bernice Ann and Dale Taylor.

  • This December has been a cold one thus far. I don’t mind a gloomy day here or there, I actually find them some what restorative. Too many in a row, though, can be sort of depressing. 

    We all say we want winter interest, but sometimes we forget about it once spring rolls around and we get excited about a new season. Have you selected things that will capture your eye in January? 

  • A’shaelyn Blaine Veandric Cummins

    A’shaelyn Blaine Veandric Cummins was born to Stormi Cummins and Jonathan ‘Bud’ Mackey on Nov. 14, 2008 at Georgetown Community Hospital. She weighed 6 lbs. 4.5 oz.

    Maternal grandparents are Vesta Cummins and the late Blaine Cummins; maternal great-grandparents are Rose Stone and Amos Penney, and the late Artie Custard and the late William Cummins.

    Paternal grandmother is Erica Mackey; paternal great-grandparents are Mattie Mackey and the Rev. Earl Mackey.

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Trey Jackson Bell, Dec. 15, son of Lovena Price and Chris Bell; Kassidie Brianne Childress, Jan. 4, daughter of Jessica and Westley Childress; Paige Allison Miller, Dec. 26, daughter of Mark and Emily Miller; Reagan Nicole Sadler, Dec. 31, daughter of Billy Ray and Tanya Sadler Jr.; Amanda Rodes Judy, Dec. 22, daughter of Kyle and Terri Judy.

  • • Log Cabin, Sept. 10, 1920 -- “We learn that several interested parties have been making inquiries about the Monticello property with a view to establishing a military school here next year. The property is ideal for the purpose and such a school would be a great advantage to Cynthiana in many ways. Every possible encouragement should be given to the enterprise if there is a good opportunity.”

  • The poinsettia has been a fixture in American homes as a holiday decoration for as long as most of us can remember. I think it is fair to say that it is considered the “official” Christmas flower. 

    The poinsettia is native to Mexico and has been cultivated for centuries. The Aztec cultivated it for medicinal and household purposes: red dye was made from the leaves and the milky sap that oozes from the woody stem reduced fever. 

  • No need to wait on putting the roses to bed this year. We have gone from the frying pan to the ice bath in short order this season. I don’t get rose protection questions like I used to; it seems most have gone the “Knock Out” road so little maintenance is required.  Knock Out roses can stand a little attention now but really there is no pressure. 

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Nicolas Allen Florence, Dec. 17, son of Amber Nicole and Chad Allan Florence; Jessica Grace Glenn, Dec. 2, son of Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Glenn.

    Did you know. . .

    •10 years ago, Dec. 29, 1988: A new department store is planned to occupy the vacant Lerman's building at the corner of Main and Pike streets. Peoples is planning to open March 1, 1989.

    25 years ago . . .

  • * Cynthiana News, Feb. 9, 1854 -- “Harrison Lodge No. 75, I.O.O.F., meets at its Hall, Miller’s corner, in the third story - entrance on Pike Street, every Saturday night at 6 1/2 o’clock. Transient Brothers are invited to attend. By order of the Lodge. Jacob S. Trisler, recording secretary.”

    * Cynthiana Democrat, April 28, 1921 -- “Kelat News: Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Patrick and little daughter of Lexington attended church at High Curry Sunday and were guests of Marvin Patrick for dinner, returning home Sunday afternoon.”

  • Robert Wigginton 4-H Memorial Award

    An award to be given to outstanding 4-H’ers in Harrison County in memory of Robert Wigginton, Extension Agent in Harrison County from 1942-1964 is in it’s 17th year. It is based strictly on 4-H activities.

    The award will be made to one outstanding senior 4-H’er and one Outstanding Junior 4-H’er each year. A 4-H member may only receive this award once as a junior 4-H’er (age 9-13) and once as a senior 4-H’er (age 14-19). Age is determined by the 4-H’ers age on Jan. 1 of the award year.

  • Most of us know that the popular spice ginger comes from the root of the plant.  Well, really it is a rhizome, and the hot and pungent flavor has more to it than just a taste sensation. 

  • Austin Ray Morris

    Austin Ray Morris was born to Richard and Tammy Morris of Cynthiana on Nov. 26, 2008 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He weighed 5 lbs. 6 oz., and is welcomed by his brothers, James and Richard Morris, and sister, Kayla Morris.

    Maternal grandparents are Johnny and Sue Baker of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparent is Irada Hughes.

    Paternal grandparents are Tommy and Judy Morris of Cynthiana.

  • By Kate Darnell, News writer

    After almost 15 years serving as pastor of Cynthiana Baptist Church, Rev. Wayne Spivey has resigned.

    Spivey announced his resignation during the church service on Sunday, Nov. 16, at which point he told the congregation the decision to leave had been tough.

    “Without a doubt, this is the hardest thing I have ever done in my entire life,” said Spivey in his resignation letter, adding the decision had been God’s and not his.

  • Live or live-cut … that is the question for this year’s holiday tradition of decorating an evergreen indoors for Christmas.

    You may think that you are being a better environmental steward by purchasing a live tree; not necessarily. Live-cut Christmas trees are a 100 percent renewable resource that is reusable, recyclable and biodegradable. They are an American product, farms employ approximately 100,000 people each year; and one acre of planted Christmas trees provides the daily oxygen requirement for 18 people. 

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Sarah Jo Doyle, Dec. 5, daughter of David K. and Dorothy Jo (Hedrick) Doyle; Hunter Marie Griffith, Dec. 11, daughter of Chris Griffith and Andrea Griffith; Dakota Tyler Morris, Dec. 17, son of Brad and Trish Morris; Summer Ann Marie Quigley, Dec. 12, daughter of Christina La Shanne Quigley and Dustin T. Quigley; Austin Maverick Whitaker, Dec. 15, son of Kenny and Lisa Whitaker.

    Cynthiana's new mayor, Virgie Wells, will be installed in a ceremony Sunday.

  • * Cynthiana Democrat, July 26, 1917 - “Locust Grove news - Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Padgett spent a delightful day Sunday with the family of Otis McCauley; Mr. and Mrs. Noah McCauley and son were the guests Sunday of Sarah McCauley; Mayme Fryman spent Sunday night with Bertie Mae Fields; James Reno, wife and two children, Hazel and Malcom, of Cynthiana, dined Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. S. D. McCauley; Mr. and Mrs. Grover McCauley and babe spent Saturday night and Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Taylor. A jolly crowd of 20 from here spent a delightful day at Poindexter Saturday fishing.