Today's Features

  • Jaxton Blake James was born to Calvin James of Georgetown and Trista Milner of Cynthiana, on Nov. 29, 2008 at Georgetown Community Hospital.

    He weighed 9 lbs. 3 oz., and is welcomed by his brother Jayden Scot James.

    Maternal grandparents are Tracy Milner of Cynthiana, and Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Milner of Berry, Ky.; maternal great-grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Gill of Cynthiana, and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Milner of Berry; maternal great-great-grandmother is Jeanie Garrett of Foster, Ky.

    Paternal grandparents are Dr. and Mrs. Luther C. James of Georgetown.

  • By William H. Roberts, Co. Ext. Agent

    The Kentucky 4-H Centennial is a momentous occasion for the organization that has made a positive, lasting impact on the lives of hundreds of thousands of the state’s youth over the years. To kick off a year of celebration, 4-H is planning a birthday bash. It will be Feb. 21 at the Hyatt Regency, Lexington.

  • * Cynthiana Democrat, March 9, 1922 - “Connersville’s New High School Building Goes Up In Smoke - Tuesday night, March 7, the new county high school at Connersville, eight miles from Cynthiana, was completely destroyed by fire including the contents. Construction of the building was completed in 1920 at a cost of $20,000 to the county.”

  • Rylee Renae Ballinger was born to Tomas S. and Heather R. Ballinger of Cynthiana on Dec. 29, 2008 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. She weighed 8 lbs. 6 oz., and is welcomed by her brother, Tomas W. Ballinger.

    Maternal grandparents are Larry and Karen Gaunce of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparents are Judy Withrow, Martha Gaunce, and Tommy and Alta Gaunce.

    Paternal grandparents are Paula and Troy Miller and Tomas P. Ballinger, all of Cynthiana; paternal great-grandparents are Pauline and Jr. Sosby and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ballinger.

  • 10 years ago . . .

    No births this week.

    Cynthiana Police Department gets new station through HUD funding. The Cynthiana Housing Authority received a $79,500 Housing and Urban Development grant, designed to eliminate crime in and around the public housing. The new CPD substation is located on Locust Street.

    Direct TV buys out Primestar Inc. The acquisition was made by Hughes Electronic Corporation, a unit of General Motors Corporation, the parent company of Direct TV. The same company merged with United States Satellite Broadcasting (USSB).

  • One of the best things about January is all the good catalogs that come in the mail.  It is much easier to believe that spring will come again when you have a stack of catalogs that show glossy pictures of fruits, vegetables and flowers.  The extra time spent indoors by the fire also allows us to spend some time plotting and planning what we want to add to the garden in 2009.

    When it comes to the home orchard or berry patch planning is indeed a good thing. 

  • THURSDAY, Jan. 29

    FRIDAY, Jan. 30

    Free Tax Preparation will be provided by the state organization KDVA at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library on the following dates that are currently available: Jan. 30, Feb. 3 and Feb. 7. Anyone may register for an appointment (no walk-ins will be accepted) by calling Lee Zuhars at (502) 209-5382.

    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Friday, Jan. 30 in Robynwood Heights at 2 p.m.

  • 4-H Events

    Tuesdays: 4-H Crocheting Projects, 3:15-5 p.m.

    Second Tuesdays: 4-H Shooting Sports Club, Harrison County Extension Office

    Wednesdays: 4-H Knitting Projects, 3:15-4:45 p.m. Harrison County Extension Office

    First Thursdays: 4-H Saddle-N-Spur Horse Club, Harrison County Extension Office

    TBA: 4-H Livestock Project Certification meetings

    January 2009

    Jan. 29: CEC Executive Committee, Harrison County Extension Office, 4 p.m.

    February 2009

    Feb. 3-12: 4-H School Club Meetings


    Claysville Christian Church will hold their Valentine’s banquet on Sunday, Feb. 8 at 6 p.m. Guest speaker will be Casey Whitaker.


    “The Hour of Power” Radio Ministry, aired weekly on Saturday mornings on 90.7 FM (The Wind), at 10-11 a.m.

    The Rev. Don Fryman will bring a message each week along with special music by various singers across Harrison County and surrounding counties.

  • Kamryn Nicole Hill

    Kamryn Nicole Hill was born to Amber Fryman and David Hill Jr. of Cynthiana on Jan. 4, 2009 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. She weighed 5 lbs. 12 oz., and is welcomed by her sister Amy Hill.

    Maternal grandparents are Monte and Barbara Fryman of Berry, Ky.

    Paternal grandparents are Alice and Robert Shanklin of Berry, and David and Linda Hill of Cynthiana; paternal great-grandmother is Pat Hill of Cynthiana.