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  • • 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.

  • Madeline Kate Williams

    Madeline Kate Williams was born to Justin and Kelsey (Turner) Williams on Nov. 26, 2008 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk Va.

    She weighed 7 lbs. 7 oz.

    Maternal grandparents are Randy Turner and Kathy (Brown) Turner, both of Cynthiana.

    Paternal grandparents are Larry and Mary (Stanfield) Williams of Cynthiana.

    Justin is in the United States Navy aboard the USS Dwight D Eisenhower.

    Both Kelsey and Justin are originally from Cynthiana.

  • Benjamin Matthew Marsh

    Benjamin Matthew Marsh was born on Oct. 19, 2008 at Central Baptist Hospital to Matthew and Kristy Marsh of Lexington, Ky. He weighed 7 lbs. 14 oz.

    Maternal grandparents are Mark and Patty Boll of Columbus, Ohio; maternal great-grandparents are Pat and Mary Melaragno of Columbus and the late George and Rose Ann Boll.

    Paternal grandparents are J Frank and Wanda Marsh of Harrison County; great-grandparents are the late Frank and Lauretta Marsh and the late Harvey and Lottie Cordray.

  • Matthew Conway Williams

    Matthew Conway Williams was born to Crystal Tolliver and Robbie Williams of Paris, Ky. on Nov. 10, 2008 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 lbs. 10 oz., and is welcomed by his brothers, Steven and Kenny, and sisters, Kimberly, Charity and Haley Williams.

    Maternal grandparents are Lee and Patricia Tolliver of Paris, Ky.; maternal great-grandparents are Ella Mae and Ray Tolliver.

    Paternal grandparents are Margaret and Melvin Williams of Paris; paternal great-grandparents are Etta Williams, Orie Williams, Bob and Lorene Stanfield.

  • Since its inception in 1909, the 4-H program in Kentucky has helped shape the state’s youth into productive, contributing members of society.Over the years, the organization has transformed to meet the needs of generations of young people. As the 4-H program in Kentucky celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2009, now is a good time to reflect on organization’s past accomplishments and plan for the future.

  • Luke Preston Hatfield

    Luke Preston Hatfield was born to Josh and Jennifer Hatfield on July 29, 2008 at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington, Ky.

    He weighed 7 lbs. 8 oz., and is welcomed by his brother Jace Parker Hatfield.

    Maternal grandparents are the Rev. Rodney and Delores Hensley of Rose Hill, Va.

    Paternal grandparents are Myron and Joyce Hatfield of Pennington Gap, Va., and Betsy and Danny Haley of Cynthiana; paternal great-grandparents are Lula Thomas, Betty Hatfield and the late William Howard Hatfield, all of Cynthiana.

  • Homemaker Dues are due now for new or renewing members. There are 13 clubs available active members. Mailbox members are $8. Flashlights are a free give away to everyone who joins. Consider giving a mailbox membership to a friend or shut in.

    Holiday Cooking School. Thursday, Dec. 11 at Cedar Ridge Health Care Campus at 5:30 p.m. featuring Cheryl Case, County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Science and Jara Bauer, R.D. Harrison Memorial Hospital. There is no cost, but please register by calling 234-5510. There will be door prizes, recipes and tasting.

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Kevin Austin Barnett, Dec. 4, son of Kenneth and Paula Barnett; Austin Wayne Thomas Bevins, Dec. 4, son of Mary Jane Bevins and Gerald Thomas Wright Jr.; Taylor Leigh Harney, Dec. 2, daughter of Jeff and Kathy Harney; Autumn Marie Smith, Dec. 6, daughter of Ben and April Smith; Luke Jennings Stephens, Nov. 28, son of Ronnie and Becky Stephens.

  • ANTIOCH MILLS CHRISTIAN

    The annual Christmas dinner will be held Sunday, Dec. 7, immediately following the second service. Meat and drinks will be provided.Everyone is asked to bring a side dish or dessert.

    The children and adults will present a Christmas musical on Sunday, Dec. 14 at 6 p.m.

    The traditional Christmas Eve service will take place at 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 24.