http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Handy House gets stay of execution http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/handy-house-gets-stay-execution <img src="http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/sites/www.cynthianademocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_2189.jpg" alt="Historic treasure or money pit?" title="Historic treasure or money pit?" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> By Josh Shepherd, News writer<br /> By a 3-2 vote, the Cynthiana City Commission approved a stay of execution on the future of the Handy House. But the vote was merely to table an existing motion to proceed with the building&#39;s demolition.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> Parks and Recreation host holiday concert at Cynthiana City Gym http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/parks-and-recreation-host-holiday-concert-cynthiana-city-gym <img src="http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/sites/www.cynthianademocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/guitar.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> By Josh Shepherd, News writer<br /> Tickets are now on sale for a holiday concert featuring Sammy Adkins and the Sandy Hook Mountain Boys at the City Hall Gym on Saturday, December 6 starting at 7 p.m., said Darrell Baxter, director of the Cynthiana-Harrison County Parks and Recreation Board.<br /> The concert is sponsored by parks and recreation, Baxter said, and is one of many holiday themed events that are scheduled throughout December.<br /> Local artist's style is "accident wanting to happen" http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/local-artists-style-accident-wanting-happen <img src="http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/sites/www.cynthianademocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/otis_tussey.2151.jpg" alt="Ottis Tussey at his easel." title="Ottis Tussey at his easel." align="left" hspace="6" width="97" height="85" /><p> By Josh Shepherd, News writer<br /> When asked to describe his style of abstract painting, local artist Ottis Tussey said that his style is &ldquo;kind of an accident waiting to happen.&rdquo;</p> Local leadership changes are going to be entertaining http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/local-leadership-changes-are-going-be-entertaining <img src="http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/sites/www.cynthianademocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/popcorn.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="126" height="85" /><p> We are now two meetings away from having new faces in city and county governments.<br /> It&rsquo;s always interesting to sit on the audience side of things to witness how things play out.</p> First Call Family Feast http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/first-call-family-feast <img src="http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/sites/www.cynthianademocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cfd_thanksgiving.firefighters.2158.jpg" alt="A Thanksgiving Tradition — On-duty firefighters at the Cynthiana Fire Department have developed their own family Thanksgiving dinner tradition. Celebrating Thanksgiving during the day of the holiday will be the families of Assistant Chief (and head turkey chef) Darrin Hawkins, seated, P.J. Simpson, Bob Chaffee, Glyndon King, Jeff Kitchen and Joey Nelson, striking the brave firefighter’s pose in front." title="A Thanksgiving Tradition — On-duty firefighters at the Cynthiana Fire Department have developed their own family Thanksgiving dinner tradition. Celebrating Thanksgiving during the day of the holiday will be the families of Assistant Chief (and head turkey chef) Darrin Hawkins, seated, P.J. Simpson, Bob Chaffee, Glyndon King, Jeff Kitchen and Joey Nelson, striking the brave firefighter’s pose in front." align="left" hspace="6" width="106" height="85" /><p> By Josh Shepherd, News writer<br /> While many working families will enjoy time away from the office for the long Thanksgiving holiday, there are plenty of first responders and medical professionals who, by virtue of the needs of a community, spend the holiday on alert and on the job.<br /> With respect to all the law enforcement officers, hospital personnel and volunteers prepared to respond should an emergency occur, many of them have developed their own brand of Thanksgiving holiday traditions.<br /> Unite To Read Is A Success http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/unite-read-success <img src="http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/sites/www.cynthianademocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ed_unite-read_0.jpg" alt="Unite To Read Is A Success. Unite to Read is a statewide literacy project designed by members of the Kentucky Career and Technical Student Organizations. The campaign focused on literacy awareness in all grades as well as in the community. The local chapters of the Book Club, FBLA, Future Farmers of America, and Skills USA, from Harrison County Area Technology Center and High School participated in the statewide project on Nov. 12. Several activities were planned by the student organizations which included: Book Club-Playdough activity; FBLA-Hand Painting and Caring Chain; Future Farmers of America-Hand Craft/Pledge; and Skills USA-Bean Bag Toss game. Katie Himes, Miss Thorobred Country and Bully Bashers founder, was the storyteller for Juice Box Bully. The Unite to Read--Share a Story event was held at Southside Elementary School during Kid’s Club with approximately 40 children in attendance." title="Unite To Read Is A Success. Unite to Read is a statewide literacy project designed by members of the Kentucky Career and Technical Student Organizations. The campaign focused on literacy awareness in all grades as well as in the community. The local chapters of the Book Club, FBLA, Future Farmers of America, and Skills USA, from Harrison County Area Technology Center and High School participated in the statewide project on Nov. 12. Several activities were planned by the student organizations which included: Book Club-Playdough activity; FBLA-Hand Painting and Caring Chain; Future Farmers of America-Hand Craft/Pledge; and Skills USA-Bean Bag Toss game. Katie Himes, Miss Thorobred Country and Bully Bashers founder, was the storyteller for Juice Box Bully. The Unite to Read--Share a Story event was held at Southside Elementary School during Kid’s Club with approximately 40 children in attendance." align="left" hspace="6" width="77" height="85" /> FBLA Teaches American Enterprise to Westside First Graders. http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/fbla-teaches-american-enterprise-westside-first-graders <img src="http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/sites/www.cynthianademocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ed_fbla.westside.jpg" alt="FBLA Teaches American Enterprise to Westside First Graders. On Oct. 30, FBLA members presented Entrepreneurial lessons relating to apples to all first graders at Westside Elementary School. FBLA members developed the following lessons: designing an advertisement flyer for an apple business, doing math problems with profit and loss, determining resources needed to operate an apple pie or apple cider business, and tasting apples to discuss client likes and dislikes by completing a bar chart. Students rotated during the morning through each station to learn about each entrepreneurial topic. After each student had participated in all the stations, they watched videos on harvesting apples and making apple cider. After lunch, they were provided a variety of apple snacks. FBLA members were pleased at the amount of knowledge retained by the students and thanks the first grade teachers for allowing them to share their knowledge with the students. Shelby McCall discusses the profit and loss concept." title="FBLA Teaches American Enterprise to Westside First Graders. On Oct. 30, FBLA members presented Entrepreneurial lessons relating to apples to all first graders at Westside Elementary School. FBLA members developed the following lessons: designing an advertisement flyer for an apple business, doing math problems with profit and loss, determining resources needed to operate an apple pie or apple cider business, and tasting apples to discuss client likes and dislikes by completing a bar chart. Students rotated during the morning through each station to learn about each entrepreneurial topic. After each student had participated in all the stations, they watched videos on harvesting apples and making apple cider. After lunch, they were provided a variety of apple snacks. FBLA members were pleased at the amount of knowledge retained by the students and thanks the first grade teachers for allowing them to share their knowledge with the students. Shelby McCall discusses the profit and loss concept." align="left" hspace="6" width="123" height="85" /> School Menus Dec. 1 - 5 http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/school-menus-dec-1-5 <p> Nov. 30-Dec. 5<br /> * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.<br /> <br /> BREAKFAST<br /> ST. EDWARD SCHOOL<br /> MONDAY: Sausage gravy and biscuit or cereal and yogurt, juice or fruit, choice of milk.<br /> TUESDAY: Chicken patty on biscuit or cereal and yogurt, juice or fruit, choice of milk.<br /> WEDNESDAY: Breakfast pizza or cereal and yogurt, juice or fruit, choice of milk.<br /> THURSDAY: Mini pancakes, strawberry splash or cereal and yogurt, fruit, choice of milk.<br />