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Today's Features

  • THURSDAY, April 24
    Historical Book Group at Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.
    Thursday, April 24 at 4:45 p.m. The book for discussion will be Flags of our Fathers by James Bradley.

    Women’s Book Group at Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Thursday, April 24 at 6 p.m. The book for discussion will be Fireproof by Eric Wilson.

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Susan Lee (Soo Hyun Lee) Gareis, June 12, 2003, daughter of Peter and Mary Ann Gareis; Skyler Evan Peak, March 22, son of Sonya and Matthew Peak; Koda James Spencer, April 12, son of James Spencer and Crystal Pergram.
    Ben Mansur of Cynthiana will be a featured crafter at the governor’s Derby Breakfast.
    Harrison County Softball Fillies extend win streak to five games. Freshman softball Fillies tie for third in Elizabethtown. Breds pound Pendleton County, win three of last four baseball games.

  • By Benita Peoples, Co. ext. agent
    The Harrison County Extension Homemakers have been very busy, diligently planning and preparing events and activities that promote community unity. One of those events supported by the Homemakers is the Women’s Health Issue Seminar. It was just held last Monday evening. Guest speakers provided valuable information on The Importance of Quality Sleep; Alzheimer’s disease – Living in the Moment; and Windex, Weight Loss and Being a Work in Progress.

  • By Virgie Wells, Contributor
    Dorothy D. Slade was honored by the Harrison County Historical Society on Thursday, April 17 at Biancke’s restaurant. The Historical Society’s President, Donald Wagoner, organized the gathering to honor Slade’s 14 years of service as treasurer of the historical society.
    Twenty-three people attended the dinner and ceremony.
    Former Cynthiana Mayor Virgie Wells gave the invocation.

  • Community Action Council for Lexington-Fayette, Bourbon, Harrison and Nicholas Counties announces that its 2014-2015 Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) Plan and Budget Proposal is available for public review. The plan reflects assessment of low-income community needs and the Council’s CSBG budget for July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015 as well as projected outcomes for the same period.

  • Omega chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Monday, April 7 at the home of Judy Judy. Bonnie Teater, president, thanked the hostess and scheduled hostess Pat Terhune for being flexible in helping everyone get home in time to watch UK play in the championship game of the NCAA. Twelve members answered the question “how will you behave during the UK game tonight?” Most said by pacing, yelling and screaming.
    The reading of the minutes for the last meeting was given by the secretary, and were approved. Several commented on the newspaper article in the recent Democrat.

  • Mulch has become a landscape staple, almost to a fault when it is over applied, smothering roots and girdling trunks.  
    When done properly, it can help to suppress weeds, retain moisture and moderate temperature.  
    These things can be achieved using a variety of materials but which type of mulch suits your needs best?
    Predominately, we use organic materials for mulching.  Organic mulches include plant- or animal-derived materials like wood chips, pine needles, tree bark, grass clippings, composted manure and worm castings.

  • By Josh Shepherd, News writer
    The four unmistakable signs of spring time in Cynthiana, Kentucky: The Cynthiana Democrat’s Home and Garden Show, the opening of the Farmer’s Market at Flat Run Veterans’ Park, dogwoods and tulips in full bloom, and the annual unfurling of the Chicago Cubs flags in the front yard of Jamie and Karan Russell’s home.

  • By Becky Barnes, Editor