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Today's News

  • Father-daughter barbers...it’s a family affair

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The upcoming Father’s Day weekend has special meaning for at least two families in Cynthiana.
    Fathers Jerry Adams and Woody Richie are both long-time barbers in town and both have daughters working with them in their respective
    barber shops.
    Jerry Adams and his oldest daughter, April Emery, are full-time barbers at Custom Cuts on Oddville Avenue.
    Jerry, 50, has been a barber for 23 years. April, 33, has worked in her dad’s shop for 12 years.

  • Wouldn’t it be nice if we could save our old buildings?

    There it goes. Another old landmark in our town is down. The building I always called the Elks Building seemed an inevitable part of our town’s skyline, but now it is gone. Maybe the building wasn’t the finest example of architecture, but it had a set of formidable steps that once climbed to reach the dentist’s office.

  • Church News

    BEAVER BAPTIST
    Vacation Bible School, “Shipwrecked-Rescued by Jesus,” will be held at Beaver Baptist Church, 112 Ky. Hwy. 3003, Cynthiana, on Saturday, June 23 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for ages 3-12.
    All ages welcome to join us for lunch following closing ceremony.
    For more information call 859-588-8608.

    CYNTHIANA BAPTIST
    Set sail for Outrigger Island™ Vacation Bible School. It will be a week of nonstop action as you learn how to live God’s unshakeable truth.

  • God has a perfect track record

    Life is full of changes. The seasons of the year give us an example of that. Winter gives way to spring which quickly changes to summer heat.  These are all routine changes that happen every year.  Still there remain other events that occur that place more stress upon us. 
    Some have just graduated and are anxious about their future. Others are moving to a new location and are facing the strain of a new life in a strange place.
    Still there are others who have recently married, undergone a divorce, lost a loved one or are enduring health problems. 

  • Grace Notes

    One of my favorite authors is Anne Lamott.
    I don’t agree with her politics or her theology, but she loves Jesus with a raw, earthy, profound and honest love.
    She’s a recovering alcoholic and is not shy about openly telling her story.
    In her book, “Traveling Mercies,” she writes about what she sarcastically calls her “beautiful moment of conversion.”
    It was during the week after her abortion when she stayed home, smoked dope and got drunk.

  • community calendar

    THURSDAY, June 14
    Berry City Commission will meet Thursday, June 14  at 7 p.m., at Berry City Hall. The meetings are open to the public.
    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Thursday, June 14 for the Elmarch Church Program at 1 p.m.

    FRIDAY, June 15

  • ‘93 Breds baseball champs to be honored on Friday

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The 1993 state champion Harrison County High School baseball team will be honored on Friday night during the first game of the Whitaker Bank-KHSAA State Baseball Championship semi-final game, at Whitaker Bank Park in Lexington.
    That championship was the first of three state titles earned by coach Mac Whitaker and the Thorobreds in the 1990s. The Breds also won titles in 1997 and 1998. They added a fourth state championship during the 2010 season.

  • Recreation ball winding down; tournaments to follow

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer
    hoosiers49@gmail.com

    The 420-plus youngsters that are playing in Cal Ripken, coach-pitch, t-ball or fast pitch softball are rounding third and heading for home for this season.  
    The year that began with a parade on April 27 is fast coming to a close.  
    “We have only a week or two left, depending on rainouts,” said Barry Zumwalt.  

  • Harrison County archers have success in NASP World Tournament in Louisville

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer
    hoosiers49@gmail.com

    The Harrison County High School archery team along with the Harrison County Middle School squad performed in Louisville last weekend in a variety of events  at the NASP World Tournament.  There were also some individual elementary students who also participated.  
    The HCMS team participated as a 3D team which is a smaller team that has only six archer’s scores count toward the team total.  There was also one high school student on the team.  

  • Recreation parents, why we can do without some of them

    I spent part of Monday afternoon with Barry Zumwalt, director of Harrison County/Cynthiana Parks and Recreation.  I went to get an update on the spring/summer baseball and softball and stayed to listen to some fantastic stories. 
    Barry wasn’t complaining, in fact, I started the train rolling by asking a question about something I had heard that went on in the Little League a time ago.