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  • * Cynthiana News, Oct. 31, 1851 - “Harrison Lodge, No. 75, I.O.O.F. meets at its hall, Broadwell’s corner over Wm. A. Withers’ store every Saturday night at six and one half o’clock. Transient brothers are invited to attend. W. R. Adair, Recording Secretary.”

    * Cynthiana Democrat, Oct. 26, 1922 - “Policemen Dickey and Thompson raided a crap game in Bear Hollow Saturday night and captured nine men who are to answer for their sins to Judge Clary. A number of others were thought to have made their escape.”

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Kristin Renee Feeback, Sept. 23, daughter of Larry and Melissa Feeback; Delaney Taylor Fryman, Sept. 18, daughter of Kathy and Troy Fryman; Dustin Ford Gann, Sept. 18, son of Ben and Angel Gann; Austin Dale Haley, Sept. 12, son of Michael and Rita Haley; Sydney Denise Motell, Aug. 17, daughter of Dennis and Kara Motell; Marissa Claire Trachsel, Aug. 10, daughter of Mark and Lenora Trachsel.

  • * The Mirror, Aug. 15, 1903 - The soldiers entertained the citizens at an informal reception and campfire at their headquarters in Riverside Park Wednesday. Punch and cake were served in Col. Williams tent and while the guests enjoyed the hospitality of the gallant soldiers, the hand discoursed lively patriotic and popular airs. Everyone present enjoyed the novelty and freedom of the entertainment. (The troops were the State Militia which bad been called in to protect the prisoners and witnesses of the Curt Jett and Tom White murder trial.

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Logan Matthew Greenlee, July 23, son of Capt. N. Thomas and Kim Greenlee; Jacob Wayne Howard, Sept. 6, son of Robert and Sharon (Himes) Howard; Courtney Laine Newsom, Sept. 15, daughter of Nicole Nichols and Tommy Newsom.

    Eighteen months after over 400 families were forced from their homes by the 1997 flood, Cynthiana will soon receive funds to begin the mitigation buyout from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA will fund 75 percent of the $1,393,550.

  • I just saw the biggest stinging caterpillar I have ever seen; my fascination with insects makes this an exciting event at the farm. I had never seen a stinging caterpillar until about five years ago. More accurately, I had never really looked for them until I read an article by University of Kentucky entomologist Ric Bessin back in 2003. He wrote that we should to be wary of stinging caterpillars this time of the year.

  • Chandler Elizabeth Vaughn

    Chandler Elizabeth Vaughn was born to Mia Wright Vaughn and Kiley Vaughn on Aug. 13, 2008 at Georgetown Community Hospital. She weighed 7 lbs. 1 oz.

    Maternal grandparents are John and Marsha Wright of Bourbon County; maternal great-grandparents are Elizabeth Wright of Bourbon County and the late Walton Wright of Bourbon County, Linda Soper of Nicholas County and the late John E. Soper Jr.; and H.C. Judy of Lexington and the late Millie Soper Judy.

  • * Cynthiana Democrat, Sept. 18, 1930 -(Drought of 1930) - Falmouth city water works is furnishing great amounts of water daily to the L & N Railroad Company at this point. Owing to the drought, there is no available water at Cynthiana or Paris and all trains passing over this division are taking water at this place for their engines. Falmouth is now the only place that trains can take water between Covington and Winchester, a distance of 100 miles. Winchester gets her water from the Kentucky River at Boonesboro and Falmouth pumps her supply from the Licking River.

  • Cameron Lee Allen Moore

    Cameron Lee Allen Moore was born to Patrick Moore and Shannon Gaunce of Cynthiana on Sept. 5, 2008 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 lbs. 5 oz.

    Maternal grandparents are Jimmy and Joann Gaunce of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparents are James and Janice Gaunce of Bourbon County, Allen and Betty Dampier of Harrison County, and the late Joyce Dampier of Nicholas County.

  • Annabelle Renea Burkle

    Annabelle Renea Burkle was born to Matthew and Alicia (Brunker) Burkle at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus on June 2, 2008 weighing 8 lbs. 6 oz. She is welcomed by her brother and sister, Blake and Skylar.

    Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Gary Burkle of Upper Arlington, Ohio.

    Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Brunker of Cynthiana.

    Great-grandmothers are Mary Lois Brunker and Ruby McCauley of Cynthiana, and Mrs. Thurley Zabor of Cleveland, Ohio.

  • Connor Clay Perraut

    Connor Clay Perraut was born to Brad and Tiffany Hicks Perraut of Castle Rock, Colo. on Aug. 15 at Skyridge Medical Center in Lonetree, Colo. He weighed 5 lbs. 9 oz.

    Maternal grandparents are Billy and Diane Hicks of Cynthiana.

    Paternal grandparents are Daryl Perraut of Cynthiana and Betty Perraut Kearns of Paris.

    Great-grandparents are Ruby Moses and the late Bill Moses, Bill and Marie Hicks, Ruth Ann Perraut, and Ann Chamblin, all of Cynthiana.

  • * Western Citizen, Paris, Ky., June 24,1864 - Col. George W. Berry, who was wounded in the battle of Cynthiana, died Friday morning last. He was buried on Sunday, a special train bringing up from Covington, several hundred citizens, to attend his funeral.

  • GREGG, TAYLOR

    Courtnie Rhyan Gregg and Edwin Desha Taylor, both of Harrison County, were among the Summer 2008 semester graduates at Eastern Kentucky University.

    Gregg and Taylor were honored at commencement ceremonies July 25.

    Gregg received her degree in Health Services Administration; and Taylor received his degree in Career and Tech Ed, Teach.

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Reagan Renee Gorman, Sept. 4, daughter of Carol and Wes Gorman; Mikel Antonio Willis, Aug. 27, son of Stephanie Diane Willis.

    The Tim Humphries family survivors Hurricane Earl while vacationing in Cape Sanblas, Fla.

    Farrellgas, located between Cynthiana and Paris on US 27, holds grand re-opening.

    Farmers National Bank to hold first customer appreciation cookout on Sept. 28.

  • Well, it is about two weeks in after my second planting of squash and cucumbers and I have broken out the neem oil to control the squash bug and cucumber beetle. Amaranth is still in the garden perimeter, trying as it might to be a trap plant, but the cucumber beetles have moved on to their favorite family of foods, the cucurbits.

  • The green movement is gaining strength: conservation, reusing, recycling and a general awareness of over-consumption has seeped, more or less, into how we make decisions about our daily lives. This, of course, is closely related to how we approach various aspects of the garden.

  • Georgetown College professor Ed Smith is bringing his acclaimed film Surviving Guthrie to the historic Rohs Opera House Sept. 20 with the hopes his fellow Harrison Countians will share in the joy of a project that has some legs.

    The showing, sponsored by the Cynthiana Arts Council, is at 7:30 p.m., followed by a reception with the cast and crew at Bianckes the popular, downtown restaurant that was featured in one of the movies scenes.

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Holly Lynnette and Hally Nicole Clifton, July 14, twin daughters of April Gillispie and Troy Clifton; Spencer Carroll Fowler, Aug. 24, son of Wilbur and Renee Fowler; James Andrew Foster Richardson, June 23, son of Jason and Holly Puckett Richardson; Tyler M. Wells, Aug. 25, son of Allen and Angela Wells.

    Harrison County's baseball infielder Chris Snopek traded from Chicago White Sox to the Boston Red Sox.

    Terry Stinson named new Cynthiana Fire Department Chief.

  • Ellie Pribble, Health Sciences teacher at Harrison Area Technology Center, received the KACTE Teacher of the Year award at the 2008 Career and Technical Education Summer Program in Louisville, Ky. on July 27.

  • Horse Tales -- collected by the late George Slade.

    *Cynthiana News, Feb. 25, 1869 -- Last Monday night about 9 oclock, J. L. Griffith, a young and prominent lawyer of this city, was crossing the bridge in a carriage in company with George Williams when the horse became frightened and ran off furiously throwing Mr. G. from the carriage, breaking his left leg just below the knee.

  • SWITZER

    Anah Switzer, a 2008 graduate of Harrison County High School, was awarded the Presidential Scholarship to attend the University of Kentucky.

    The Presidential Scholarship covers the cost of her tuition and mandatory fees for up to four years of undergraduate study. The award was given to Switzer based on her completion of the Governors Scholars program.