Today's News

  • Consult with FSA and NRCS before breaking new ground

    Agricultural producers are reminded to consult with FSA and NRCS before breaking out new ground for production purposes as doing so without prior authorization may put a producer’s federal farm program benefits in jeopardy. This is especially true for land that must meet Highly Erodible Land (HEL) and Wetland Conservation (WC) provisions.
    Producers with HEL determined soils are required to apply tillage, crop residue and rotational requirements as specified in their conservation plan.

  • Tick season underway across Kentucky

    State public health officials to host Facebook Live discussion about tick awareness, prevention on June 4.
    With spring now in full swing, people are taking advantage of the warmer weather and spending more time outside.
    This also is the time when tick activity increases across Kentucky.
    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources and the Kentucky Department for Public Health are reminding people to take precautions against tick bites, which can transmit serious and potentially deadly illnesses.

  • Church News

    Camp C4 will be held at Central Christian Church beginning June 3 for a 10-week day camp on Sunday nights from 6-7:30 p.m.
    Games, crafts, food and Bible study for age K-8th grade, and high school welcome.
    The church is located on the corner of Second Street and Riggs Avenue.

    Cynthiana Presbyterian Church invites children from Preschool through 5th grade to experience being a Hero for God at Hero Central Vacation Bible School.

  • Grace Notes

    Sometimes you go to church and you hear the same stuff over and over.
    Sometimes it flies over your head or you’re thinking about what’s for lunch and the pastor sounds like the teacher in the Charlie Brown cartoons going, “Waah, waah, waah,” and you have no idea what he said.
    And sometimes you hear something that you’ve heard before but for some reason it’s like you’re hearing it for the first time. Or maybe it’s the thing that you needed to hear precisely at that moment.

  • Maybe it’s time to stop carrying rocks

    I love backpacking. The thought of putting 40 pounds of food and gear on your back and traipsing 50 miles through the wilderness doesn’t appeal to everyone, but to me, it’s one of my favorite things to do.  
    When I was in my early 20’s, I went backpacking in New Mexico with a bunch of scouts to Philmont Scout Ranch.  A great group of guys.  

  • Viewpoint pictures
  • Boyd’s Station project gets underway

    Don’t be surprised or frightened if you see some strange photographers in Harrison County this summer.

    Boyd’s Station is proud to announce the 2018 Reinke Grant for Visual Storytelling recipients are Ohio University’s Michael Swensen and University of Kentucky’s Arden Barnes.

  • Viewpoint

    The Cynthiana Democrat will reach a significant milestone this summer. It will celebrate its 150th anniversary, with a special issue in late June.
    The news staff at the paper is asking for any and all old pictures that will help tell the story of Cynthiana and Harrison County during the past century and a half.
    The staff would also like to hear your input on what the most significant newsworthy events, of local interest, the Maiden City has experienced through that time.

  • Viewpoint

    The election is over until November and it’s time to move forward with some exciting plans for Cynthiana and Harrison County in the coming weeks and months.
    Let’s start with the Cynthiana Battlefields Foundation and a busy couple of weeks for those folks.
    They will host a free movie event at the Old County Jail at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 25. The movie will be “Field of Lost Shoes,” a 2015 movie about the Battle of New Market in the Shenandoah Valley in May, 1864.
    The cost is very affordable ... it’s free!

  • There is always a chance

    I was searching for a topic for my column on Monday and while lunching at Biancke’s picked up some ideas that made sense to me.  The topics are unrelated but I thought interesting enough for me to write about.
    One topic came from overhearing a conversation and one idea was directly suggested to me.
    Both the NBA and the NHL playoffs are in full swing and I have the same little interest in each though if someone invited me to a National Hockey League game, I would probably attend. I can not say the same thing about the National Basketball Association.