http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Teens charged in separate crashes http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/teens-charged-separate-crashes <img src="http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/sites/www.cynthianademocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/c_franklang.jpg" alt="Frank Lang" title="Frank Lang" align="left" hspace="6" width="55" height="85" /><p> Becky Barnes,<br /> Editor<br /> bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com<br /> <br /> Two Harrison County teens were arrested early Saturday morning in separate but related incidents. Both are facing felony charges.<br /> The first call started on Taylor Drive around 11:15 p.m. and ended minutes later on Battle Grove Avenue.<br /> Frank Lang, 18, Cynthiana,&nbsp; who was driving a Dodge pickup truck, is accused of driving through two yards on Taylor Drive.<br /> Seven sentenced Tuesday http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/seven-sentenced-tuesday <img src="http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/sites/www.cynthianademocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/scales.gavel__13.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Becky Barnes,<br /> Editor<br /> bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com<br /> <br /> Formal sentencing was held Tuesday for seven Harrison Countians who had previously entered guilty pleas to drug.<br /> Judge Jay Delaney was presiding in Harrison Circuit Court.<br /> Sticky fashion plates http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/sticky-fashion-plates <img src="http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/sites/www.cynthianademocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/c_brooksgirls_3189.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The Brooks Electric Thunderbolts won the youth division of the 3M-sponsored Post-It Note Fashion Show, held at the Rohs Opera House on Friday night. Katelyn Brooks, left, and her sister, Lucy Brooks were the winning &lsquo;Angels.&rsquo;</p> Santa letters deadline nears http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/santa-letters-deadline-nears <img src="http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/sites/www.cynthianademocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/santaletters.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="126" height="85" /><p> Time is running out to get those letters to Santa printed.<br /> Once again, The&nbsp; Cynthiana Democrat has agreed to help Santa Claus with his mail.<br /> Letters to Santa will be printed in the Dec. 22 issue so be sure to get them here early because there will be no second chance.<br /> Letters must be received in the office no later than Monday, Dec. 12. Don&rsquo;t disappoint Santa, grandparents, aunts and uncles who look forward to seeing those letters published.<br /> Have your eggnog with a twist http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/have-your-eggnog-twist <p> Eggnog Pound Cake Recipe<br /> Prep time: 25 minutes Cook time: 55 minutes Glazing time: 10 minutes Yield: Serves 16 to 20<br /> <br /> Eggnog can be frozen if you don&rsquo;t have time to bake the cake and the eggnog is in danger of going sour.<br /> To make the cake in a standard loaf pan, cut the ingredients in half (use 3 eggs), use a 5x9 or 4x8 loaf pan, and bake for about 50 minutes. It helps to line the loaf pan with buttered parchment paper. You&rsquo;ll only need about 1/3 of the glaze ingredients.<br /> <br /> Ingredients Cake:<br /> City to purchase water treatment pump under emergency order http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/city-purchase-water-treatment-pump-under-emergency-order <p> Becky Barnes,<br /> Editor<br /> bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com<br /> <br /> The Cynthiana City Commission has declared an emergency so that it may purchase a new pump for the water treatment plant.<br /> Commissioner Mark Mattmiller said Tuesday that the filter back-wash pump is 50 years old.<br /> The water filtering system requires a back-wash every 80 hours.<br /> &ldquo;Parts are no longer available for what we have,&rdquo; Mattmiller said. &ldquo;We have to get a new pump.&rdquo;<br /> Chamber Christmas parade will have new route http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/chamber-christmas-parade-will-have-new-route <p> Former Harrison County resident and current WKYT-TV news anchor Amber Philpott will be the grand marshal presiding over this year&rsquo;s annual Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade.<br /> The parade will take place on Friday, Dec. 16 and will begin from Flat Run Veterans Park at 7 p.m, the second straight year the parade has been in the evening.<br /> Once the parade gets underway, the route will include the following:<br /> &bull;&nbsp; Leaving FRVP, the parade will turn right on Oddville Avenue, and head into town.<br /> Holidays are difficult for many http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/holidays-are-difficult-many <img src="http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/sites/www.cynthianademocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/depression.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="138" height="85" /><p> Lee Kendall,<br /> News Writer<br /> lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com<br /> <br /> For most, the Holiday Season is a time of great joy, a time for families that may be separated by marriage, school or jobs, to reunite.<br /> However, for many, this time of celebration, instead, is a sobering and painful reminder of those who have passed away and are no longer with them in body.<br />