• *Cynthiana Democrat, March 8, 1928 -- Comwells Comments -- Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks was established on third day of May 1898, with 29 charter members; officers installed, R.B. Lyne, Exalted ruller; J. Irvine Blanton, Leading Knight; A.S. Rice, Esteemed Loyal Knight; G. W. Rowland, Esteemed Lecturing Knight; L.S. Williams, secretary; Dan R. Kimbrough, treasurer.


    A local resident received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Transylvania University on Saturday, May 24, during a commencement ceremony on the front steps of historic Old Morrison.

    Nicholas County High School graduate, Melody Dawn Herrington, earned a degree in economics and a communications minor. Herrington is the daughter of Billy and Linda Herrington of Cynthiana.


    Julianna Leith, of Cynthiana, has accepted Maryville Colleges Highlander Scholarship and plans to enroll at the private Liberal arts college this fall as a member of the Class of 2012.

  • SATURDAY, July 19

    Yard Sale / Pancake Breakfast. Saturday, July 19 beginning at 8 a.m. Rain or shine, Main Street, Berry, Ky. Proceeds to benefit the Berry Lions Club.

    MONDAY, July 21

    HCHS Council. The Harrison County High School Site Based Decision Making Council will meet July 21 at 4:30 p.m. in room 106. All meetings are open to the public.

    Planning Commission of Cynthiana, Harrison County, Berry will meet Monday, July 21, 7:30 p.m., at the sheriffs office for a training session (no items on the agenda). The meetings are open to the public.


    Courtney Wiggins, a freshman at Harrison County High School, has achieved a great triumph. Courtney took the 73rd Grand Concours or National French Exam this year.

    With over 100,000 French students in the 50 states competing in the 2008 event, Courtney scored 21st in the nation.

    This was her first year in Tonya Wagoners French class at Harrison County High School.

    Courtney is the daughter of Marty and Patty Wiggins and the granddaughter of Charles and Peggy Carson and John T. and Sherry Wiggins.

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    Births announced this week are: Mason Lee Cain, June 16, son of Paul and Kim Cain; Wesley Thomas Kenney, June 12, son of Talina Kenney; Michael Matthew Leahy, June 15. son of Michael and Mary Jo Leahy.

    Dr. Henry Norfleet joins the staff of Dr. Gregory Cooper to form Family Care Associates. A year earlier, Dr. LeRoy Gallenstein and nurse practitioner Johnnie Schuller joined Coopers staff. The Family Care Associates office is located in the Professional Arts Building at Harrison Memorial Hospital.

  • * Cynthiana Democrat, May 1876 -- Harrison Hotel, Main Street Opp. Courthouse, Cynthiana. Henry C. Nebel, proprietor. The attention of the public is invited to this house, which is furnished in excellent style and the table supplied with the best the market affords. A bar is kept in connection with this hotel, where pure liquors and choice cigars are kept on sale. During the oyster season fresh oysters are served up in the best style. Thankful to the public for past patronage, a continuance of the same is respectfully solicited.

  • Kaylee Nicole Dargavell

    Kaylee Nicole Dargavell was born to Bradley and Brittany Dargavell on May 1, 2008, at St. Joseph East in Lexington, Ky. She weighed 7 lbs. 10 oz.

    Maternal grandparents are Scottie and Sandy Ritchie of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparents are Catherine Ritchie of Cynthiana and the late Robert Ritchie, and the late Leo and Nellie Williams.

    Paternal grandparents are Brian Dargavell of Mt. Olivet and Wanda Welte of Cynthiana; paternal great-grandparents are Barbara Dargavell of Mt. Olivet and the late Walter Dargavell and the late Rose Horn.

  • *Cynthiana Democrat, Dec. 27, 1917 - Aunt Liz Smith passed quietly away, Thursday afternoon, Dec. 20 about one oclock, while sitting in a chair before the fire at her home on Church Street in this city. Had she lived until Jan. 7, she would have been 92 years old. Elizabeth Remington Smith was a daughter of the late Greenup and Sallie Hamilton Remington, of this city, and was born Jan. 7, 1826. She was one of a family of nine children, all of whom are now dead, except one sister, Carolyn Taylor of Kansas City, Mo.

  • Do you have any unruly spring flowering shrubs? Well, now is your opportunity to get them cleaned up, in fact we are about to run out of time if we want to hold on to next years buds.

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  • Haven Alexis Harlow-Gripshover

    Haven Alexis Harlow-Gripshover was born to Teryna and Tommy Gripshover of Cynthiana on April 14, 2008 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 lbs. 2 oz.

    Maternal grandparents are Terri Wells of Mt. Home, Ark. and Donald Harlow of Florence, Ind.; maternal great-grandparents are Marian Harlow and the late Dorthy Harlow, Gilbert and Sharon Wells and the late Nelson and Clara May Wells.

    Paternal grandparents are Tom and Lavern Gripshover of Hebron, Ky.

  • Resa Ann Heimlich

    Resa Ann Heimlich was born to Nathan and Mary Furnish Heimlich of Cynthiana on May 2, 2008 at Georgetown Community Hospital in Georgetown, Ky. She weighed 9 lbs. 6 oz. and is welcomed by her brother Calvin.

    Maternal grandparents are James W. and Teresa Furnish of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparents are Ann Wells and the late Don Wells, and Nancy Furnish and the late Wilson Furnish.

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Madison Elizabeth Case, May 15, daughter of Tommy and Melissa (Kasey) Case; Kathryn Pierce Tibbens, April 13, daughter of Rex and Amy Tibbens.

    Herby Allen Moore paints a mural on the dining area wall at Ken's NewMarket. The subject is Harrison County's courthouse square.

    Harrison Memorial Hospital offers new program to citizens diagnosed with chronic pulmonary disease. The New Hope Pulmonary Rehabilitation Unit is now ready to help patients undergo breathing, exercise therapy.

  • * Log Cabin, Dec. 28, 1945 -- Marvin Ross, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Ross of Cynthiana, last week returned home after graduating from the Repper Auction School, Decatur, Ind. Attending the school were embryo auctioneers from all over North America, who studied under 17 professional yet, practical instructors. Ross was fortunate enough to measure up to the high standards and consequently was not shipped home, as were some of the students. An ad in todays issue announces the service he provides.

  • Wreath-laying Ceremony. In observance of Memorial Day, the Citizens Committee for the Commemoration of Veterans Day and Memorial Day for Cynthiana and Harrison County, Ky., will be conducting a wreath-laying ceremony at the old courthouse in downtown Cynthiana at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 26. This years speaker is Heather Phelps, wife of Staff Sergeant James Phelps. Phelps is serving with the 201st Engineer Company from the Cynthiana-Harrison County Kentucky Army National Guard Armory and is deployed to Afghanistan in support of the Global War on Terrorism.


    The final meal for The Well on Wednesday nights will take place at the new Camp South on Broadford Road on Wednesday, May 28. The meals will be discontinued through June, July and August. The following ABF groups will be meeting at 7 p.m. each Wednesday through the summer: Parables Study in the Sanctuary beginning June 4; Proverbs 31 Woman in the Annex Room 302 beginning June 4; The Big Ten...A study on the Ten Commandments in Annex Room 301 beginning June 11.

  • May 26-30

    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.



    MONDAY: French toast, bacon, syrup, juice choices, choice of milk.

    TUESDAY: Cereal, toast, juice choices, choice of milk.

    WEDNESDAY: Sausage, biscuits, jelly, juice choices, choice of milk.

    THURSDAY: Cereal, toast, jelly, juice choices, choice of milk.

    FRIDAY: Cereal, toast, jelly, juice choices, choice of milk.


    MONDAY: Breakfast pizza or cereal, toast/jelly or breakfast pizza, fruit or juice, variety of milk.

  • Alexis Michelle England

    Alexis Michelle England was born to Jason and Lyn England on Feb. 14, 2008 at the University of Kentucky Hospital. She weighed 4 lbs. 15 oz.

    Maternal grandparents are Mary Lou and Kevin Clark of Mays Lick; maternal great-grandparents are Louise P. Hughes of Mount Olivet and the late William B. Hughes.

    Paternal grandparents are Deborah and Matthew Hampton of Germantown, Ohio, and the late Michael England.

  • * Log Cabin, July 4, 1903 - Mrs. Clarence LeBus has been entertaining a house party of very attractive young ladies this week, her guests being Mollie Duffy, Anna Gossett, Virginia and Bessie Hunt. Mrs. LeBus entertained eight couples Wednesday night. Mrs. F. G. Sparks entertained the party at flinch Wednesday as did Mrs. D. C. Patterson on Thursday morning.

  • THURSDAY, May 22

    Introduction to Quilting. Thursday, May 22 with Heather Ladick from 6-8 p.m. in the community room at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.

    FRIDAY, May 23

    Story Hour: Friday, May 23 for age 2-5 from 2-2:30 p.m. in the community room at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.

    Democratic Woman's Club of Harrison County will meet Friday, May 23 at noon at Cynthiana Country Club. Guest speaker will be Judge-Executive Alex Barnett will be the guest speaker. Everyone welcome.

    SATURDAY, May 24