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Today's News

  • Community Fund leaders want to grow endowment

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    Knowing that our local governments cannot provide for every need within Cynthiana and Harrison County, a group of civic-minded citizens created the Harrison County Community Fund, some three years ago.
    The motto of the HCCF is summed up on the front page of one of their informational pamphlets.
    It says, “We are builders, We are dreamers, We are passionate about our community. We believe in the long view over the quick fix.”

  • MUSEUM MUSINGS

    * Cynthiana News, May 30, 1867 -- “Fresh Groceries, Main Street - A large and complete supply of Mackerel, White Fish, Herring, together with any amount of bacon for sale cheap at J. B. Carter’s.” (Quite remarkable in 1867)
    * The Cynthiana Democrat, Dec. 31, 1942 -- “Curtis Sanders of Berry announces the Department of Vocational Agriculture, Berry High School, will offer a Rural War Production Training Course at the Berry High School, beginning on Jan. 4 for out-of-school persons who have attained the age of seventeen.”

  • Woman’s Club of Harrison Co. meet for April luncheon

    The Woman’s Club of Harrison County met Friday, April 12 for their monthly luncheon at Bluegrass Care Navigators. Virgie Wells, president, welcomed members and guests, then led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance.
    We were pleased to welcome Harold and Delores Adams as guests of club member Violet Williams.
    Layne Tussey catered the luncheon. The menu included orange jello fluff salad, ham, broccoli casserole, corn pudding, roll, and apple cake with caramel sauce and whipped cream. Anna Ruth McLoney gave the blessing of the meal.

  • HCHS Site Based Council parent elections begin

    Wing
    Starting Monday, April 15, 2019, Harrison County High School will be accepting nominations for Site Based Decision Making Council parent members for the 2019-2020 school year. 
    To be eligible to serve as a SBDMC parent member, you must be a parent of a student at HCHS for the school year 2018-2019.
    The legal definition of parent (KRS 160.345.1.c) allows biological parents, stepparents, foster parents or persons who have court ordered legal custody to be nominated or to vote.

  • Viewpoint pictures
  • Preserving history one cemetery at a time

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    Dotted around the county are likely hundreds of cemeteries or family burial grounds.
    It is the goal of Harrison County native Denny Lipscombe to document each one of those.
    It started as a hobby for the 1975 HCHS graduate, but now he says with enthusiasm that it is a passion.
    “I’ve done a lot of work and I’m not even half way done,” Lipscombe said.

  • National Telecommunicator’s Week, April 14-20

    By Dottie Perry, E-911 Dispatcher for Harrison County.

    At some point in their life, every person will find themselves in need of help. Whether a house fire, a car wreck, or they’ve heard a strange noise outside at night, that person used to be left asking themselves one question: Who do I call? Thanks to modern technology, that question now has an easy answer...9-1-1.

  • Having knowledge doesn’t make one smart

    An old man and a little girl were walking down the street. He appeared to be in his mid sixties, and she looked to be seven or eight years old. The street had considerable traffic.
    When it came time to cross, the little girl reached up to hold the old man’s hand. Without doubt, the girl was in much better physical shape than the old man. Her eyes and ears worked better, her reflexes were better, she could run faster and she was better coordinated.

  • Looking beyond deceptive titles

    When was the last time you read a book that was just plain fun? Now I don’t mean a comedic novel, but a real, down to earth genuine storytellers’ story? One that will take you back to challenges of your own life without being preachy or long winded?
    Also, do you remember the complete joy of Saturday afternoon movies complete with a cartoon, newsreel, previews, the movie itself and ah, the serial, for me the best part?

  • Viewpoint

    Oh beautiful flowering redbuds, I love your contribution to the spring landscapes. But you don’t love me.
    To the magnificent and sacred dogwood, whose pink and white blooms dot lawns and wooded areas, don’t be cruel.
    The Kentucky poplar tree isn’t very popular with me in the spring.
    Even the evergreens are donning new lushness during the spring.
    All these add up to an unhappy head and chest.