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  • Piper RhiAnnon-Rae True

    Piper RhiAnnon-Rae True was born to Randy and Greta (Wohlwinder) True of Berry, Ky. on Sept. 17, 2008 at Georgetown Community Hospital. She weighed 7 lbs., 12 oz. and is welcomed by her brothers, Dane and Gavin True.

    Maternal grandparents are Charlie and Susie Wohlwinder of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparents are Anna May Henry of Carlisle and the late Preston Henry, and the late Cecil and Doris Wohlwinder of Cynthiana.

  • *Log Cabin, Nov. 11, 1905 -- “The first newspaper in Cynthiana was the ‘Guardian of Liberty’ published from Jan. 18, 1817 to March 13, 1819, possibly longer by John G. Keenan in the Redmon building on Court Square. ‘The Cynthiana Advertiser’ was established in 1821, continuing until 1827, ‘The Gleaner’ and the ‘Visitor,’ the latter a literary paper, were published from 1830 to about 1838. ‘The Cynthiana News’ was established in 1850 by John Atkinson and was purchased in 1851 by Major A. J. Morey.”

  • Cynthiana firefighters didn’t have to go home to have Thanksgiving dinner with their families.

    While most were home preparing Thanksgiving meals for the following day, firefighters and their families celebrated together Wednesday afternoon at fire station 1.

    “The great thing about working at the fire department is all the nieces and nephews you inherit,” said Chief Jay Sanders.

  • 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.

  • Nathaniel Allen Carson

    Nathaniel Allen Carson was born to Crystal and Josh Carson of Cynthiana on Nov. 24, 2008 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 lbs. 10 oz.

    Maternal grandparents are Randy and Diana Herrington of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparents are David and Judy Fryman and Betty Moore.

    Paternal grandparents are Jeff Carson of Cynthiana and Shirley Carson of Berry, Ky.; paternal great-grandparents are Charles Carson Jr. and Peggy Carson.

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Emily Morgan Florence, Nov. 2, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Florence; William Nicholas Gunther, Nov. 19, son of Karen and Michael Gunther; Austin Louis and Kirby Tyler Jackson, Nov. 27, twins of Gary and Becky Jackson.

    City and county agencies are having trouble agreeing on details of a joint ordinance (on the option for purchase of land for an Industrial Park) that would set the wheels in motion for development of a proposed industrial park.

  • A healthy food cooking demonstration will be held at the Harrison County Health Department Frankie Casey Taylor Community room at 5 p.m. on Dec. 8. Please bring a recipe that could be modified to offer traditional ethic flavors, but with more health - conscious ingredients and preparation methods.

    Attendees are asked to sign up to ensure an adequate amount of food.

    Call Carol Carson at 859-588-5981 by Friday, Dec. 5 at noon. 

    This program is hosted by The Sisters Together Move More, Eat Better committee and Wedco District Health Education.

  • *Cynthiana News, Feb. 9, 1854 - “C. A. Webster, Forwarding and Commission Merchant and Dealer in Groceries, Hardware, Queensware, Glassware, Mechanical Tools, Stoves, Castings and Tinware, Boots, Shoes, Hats and Caps, Guns and Pistols, Gold and Silver Watches, Jewelry and Notions, Paints, Oils, Dye-Stuffs, Window Glass, Medicines, Staple and Fancy Dry Goods, Foreign and Domestic Wines, Oysters, Confectioneries &c. - Main Street.”

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Abigail Shalee Earley, Nov. 18, daughter of Jason and Lisa Earley; Christopher David Tucker, Nov. 21, son of Ginnie Lee Richardson and Charles David Tucker; Austin Dwayne Tumey, Nov. 27, son of Dwayne and Marlane Tumey.

  • New federal legislation now allows farmers and landowners of farms with 10 or fewer base acres the opportunity to receive payments for the 2008 Direct and Counter-Cyclical Payment Program (DCP). On Oct. 13, 2008, President George W. Bush signed a bill that made amendments to the 2008 Farm Bill.

     

  • Leaf raking is a fall rite that only children enjoy, it seems. Once we rake the piles they enjoying undoing it all in one jump. I propose a new approach that makes us all happy: adults can still rake a little, children can still play and trees will benefit from some mulch and fertilizer. Raking leaves is passé; instead let them stay where they fall, beneath the canopies of your trees.

  • BERRY UNITED

    METHODIST

    Thanks to everyone who helped in with the Soup and Basket Auction that was held this past weekend.

    Christmas Program. At the Berry United Methodist Church will take place on Sunday, Dec. 7 at 6:30 p.m. The program director will be Sherry Gillespie. She has put together a new program.

  • The Harrison County Beef Cattle Association conducted their annual meeting on Monday, Nov. 10 at the Harrison County Extension Center. One hundred and thirty local producers and family members attended the dinner meeting which was sponsored by the local Association and United Producers, Inc. or Paris Stockyards.

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Wil Randolph Hinkle, Nov. 11, son of Robert and Leslie Hinkle; Madelyn Sue Swinford, Oct. 26, daughter of David and Tina Swinford.

    The annual Christmas parade "Memories of Christmas Past," will be held this Saturday. Prizes will be awarded to first, second and third and an overall champion will be selected at 4 p.m. The parade will start at River Road at 5:30 p.m.

  • * Cynthiana Democrat, Oct. 11, 1928 - “Renaker News - We are building three rooms and a basement to our Renaker High School. The work is progressing nicely. Ben Kearns, contractor, realizing the great need of the building, is doing his very best to complete the work as soon as possible.”

  • On Nov. 2, 2008, Indian Creek Christian Church celebrated the 100th Anniversary of its “Old Brick Meeting House.” The Indian Creek congregation began in 1803 under the influence of Barton W. Stone (Cane Ridge, Bourbon County) and was one of the original members of Springfield Presbytery. The congregation first met in the Endicott Meeting house but later built its own building in 1852.   

  • 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.

  • * Cynthiana Democrat, July 26, 1917 - “Connersville - Nettie Ahldering of Newport is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Burgess; Bro. George Ammerman was entertained by J. W. Hiten and daughter, Verne on Sunday; Mr. and Mrs. Will Furnish and children were Sunday guests of Ed Furnish and sister, Lizzie; Several of our young men have been called for Uncle Sam’s service; Mr. and Mrs. Porter Fields visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Kearns on Sunday.”

  • It’s time to clean up the bramble patch: in order to maintain healthy and productive blackberries and raspberries we need to prune out the old to make room for the new.  

    Most brambles are biennial which means they fruit on second-year growth. Blackberries are easy to deal with, just remove the arching canes that fruited this year and trim up and trellis the new growth from this summer which will bear next summer’s fruit. Repeat the same thing next year!

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Madalyne May Brandenburg, Oct. 30, daughter of James and Sally Brandenburg; Callihan Anne Clayton, Nov. 4, daughter of Kelly Anne and William Kent Clayton; Aaron Xavier Conyers, Oct. 29, son of Rebecca and Shon Conyers; Miranda Lanae Dawson, Oct. 29, daughter of Alice J. Kiser and David L. Dawson; Will Andrew Marsh, Nov. 6, son of Leslie and Lynda Marsh; Asiah Cheyenne Morgan, Sept. 30, daughter of Chris and Sueann Morgan.