Today's Features

    Cynthiana Presbyterian Church invites children from Preschool through 5th grade to experience a fun adventure at Rolling River Rampage Vacation Bible School.
    This adventure includes exciting new music, amazing science experiments, creative crafts, fun recreation, and memorable Bible stories that will help children know that God is with them always.
    The adventure runs from June 17 through June 20 from 5:45-8 p.m. beginning each evening with supper and held at Cynthiana Presbyterian Church at 103 N. Main St.

  • I love reading lists (“listicles” as they’re called) such as “31 Things From Walmart That’ll Make Your Kitchen the Cleanest Place on Earth” or “12 Little Tricks Restaurant Servers Do That You’ve Probably Never Noticed.”
    So, here’s my listicle for today: “10 Things I Love About God (and 3 That I’m Not Crazy About).”

  • THURSDAY, May 23
    Card Making Program for Adults. Thursday, May 23 at 11 p.m. Call the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library at 859-234-4881 to register.  Pre-registration is required.
    Women’s Discussion Book Group. Thursday, May 23 at 6 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Earn free books and meet new friends. Pick up a copy of “The Secret Life of Bees” by Sue Monk Kidd at the circulation desk.

    FRIDAY, May 24

  • 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.

  • * 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?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.