• Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Tayana Destiny Williams, April 29, daughter of Electra Nicole Feeback and William C. Williams.
    Graphic Addition Tattoo Studio, 312 South Church Street, offers a clean, professional tattoo service, custom designs, restorations, cover-ups, large selection of designs to choose from or bring in your own.
    Ada Adair began as the new Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile Lady in August.

  • Museum Musings

    * The Cynthiana Democrat, July 31, 1930 -- “Barnyard Golf Course - Pleasant Street, Opposite New City Hall. The most attractive miniature course in Central Kentucky. 18 holes of new hazards. New, well balanced clubs. Opening tonight at 7:00 o’clock. See the most unique and attractive caddie house in the state - the old Linehan barn transformed by an architect’s skill and imagination. (Anyone ever see a photograph of this Barnyard Golf Course on Pleasant Street?

  • Factors for bloom

    I have no complaints about plant performance this spring. It was England-like with agreeable temperatures and ample rainfall. Recent steamy days have managed to snap me back to summer-in-the-Ohio Valley-reality.
    Plants have performed well and bloomed as they should here at the farm, but some gardeners continue to pose the question, “Where’s the bloom?” Why plants fail to bloom is a difficult question to answer because a great many things factor into poor performance, lack of bloom or die back.
    Looking to the past can reveal some clues, however.

  • Kentucky’s organ donation registry surpasses the two million mark

    A milestone for the thousands of Kentuckians waiting on lifesaving donations.
    During a riveting and at times emotional press conference held in Lexington this morning, Trust For Life, the charitable arm of the Kentucky Association of Circuit Court Clerks, announced that the Commonwealth’s Organ Donation Registry now has over two million registrants. This is a major milestone for the nonprofit and its partner organizations, all of which support the lifesaving mission of organ, eye and tissue donation and education.

  • NSDAR plans June luncheon

    The Cynthiana Chapter of the NSDAR met at the historic Ward Hall Mansion at 10 a.m. on May 11. Kentucky Historian Ron Bryant gave a most entertaining and enlightening history of the Ward family. The tour was just marvelous. Afterwards, we met at the Wilshire Restaurant for lunch and our meeting.
    Vice Regent Gail Kesterson brought the meeting to order.
    The DAR Ritual, The Pledge to the Flag, The American’s Creed, The Preamble to the Constitution, and The Daughter’s Pledge were recited.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Lance Emory Phillips, March 23, son of Patrick and Amanda Phillips; Isabella Grace Smith, March 31, daughter of Luke and Nikki Smith.
    Jim Brown resigns as Mayor of Cynthiana as he continues to recover from a stroke in December.
    Harrison County school administrators will not renew contract with Chris Hedges, HCHS band director. Hedges served as director for four years. Former HCHS physical education teacher and tennis coach Jennifer Hatfield resigns from her position.

  • Doans to be honored on May 19 at First United Methodist Church

    A celebration will be held to honor Bill and Janice Doan of Cynthiana on Sunday, May 19 from 2-4 p.m. in the Sidney Haviland Room (use ramp entrance) at the First United Methodist Church, Pike and Church Streets.
    The Doans have been residents of Cynthiana and Harrison County for over 50 years. They are now moving out of state closer to family.
    During their residence here and in the surrounding area they have served their church, school systems and community in enormity and unfailingly.

  • Reunion

    The 2019 Northcutt family reunion will be held Saturday, June 1 at Kincaid Lake State Park (Shelter No. 2) at 12:30 p.m.
    Bring a side dish to share for a fun day with the family.
    For information contact Glenda Northcutt at 859-298-5016.

  • Amsonia and Baptisia

    I am getting ready to do some perennial garden renovation so I am identifying all the plants that I want to dig and relocate for the project.
    This time of the year two perennials really stand out for their beauty and for their no-fuss existence. Amsonia hubrichtii, or Arkansas blue star, and Baptisia australis, or false indigo.

  • Popes to observe 70th anniversary

    Henry and Betty Pope of Cynthiana, will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on May 23. They were married May 23, 1949 at Union Baptist Church in Cynthiana.
    The couple has four children, 15 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.