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Today's News

  • Santa visits the library

    Myiah Withrow, daughter of Michael Withrow and Mariah Smiley, was excited to visit with Santa Tuesday night at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. A large crowd showed up to see St. Nick and have photos taken.  There was also other activities for the children while they awaited the Jolly Ol’ Elf’s arrival.

  • Father offers reward for info on missing son

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    The father of a Cynthiana man who has been missing since Tuesday, Nov. 13, is prepared to offer up to $10,000 for information that leads to the whereabouts of his son.
    Mike Hudgins said Monday that his son Kelly left their home on that Tuesday around 6 p.m. Mike’s other son, Mark, drove Kelly to the high school to possibly see his daughter.
    High school security video confirms Kelly’s arrival at the high school, Mike said.

  • Grain bin catches fire at A. Keller Farm

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    A fire in the top of a drying bin, on the A Keller Farm, continues to smolder, as of Monday morning, Dec. 3.
    The grain bin was tasked with drying soy beans at the very top of the structure, then dumping the dried beans into the bottom of the bin. At that point, the beans were then transported to nearby storage bins, until it was time to take them to market.
    According to A Keller Farm owner, Bob Ammerman, the timing could have been worse.

  • Christmas carnival, activities this weekend

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer
    lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

    The local Christmas Season begins in earnest this coming weekend as the Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce will partner with Cynthiana Main Street to host the first-ever, two-day Christmas Carnival.
    The carnival will begin on Friday afternoon, Dec. 7, at 5 p.m. and last to 9 p.m. On Saturday, Dec. 8, the Carnival will be from  9 a.m.,until 9 p.m.
    The big attraction for the carnival this year will be a carousel, located on Joe B. Hall Court.

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  • Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

    (Part of this column is reprinted from December, 2017)
    This will be my last column before Christmas Day so I will jump the gun a little bit, and will devote this space to Jolly Old Saint Nicholas
    I have enjoyed taking pictures of all the little ones, and some not so little, who take advantage of the opportunities to sit on Santa’s lap and tell them whether they had been naughty or nice this past year. Sometimes, the littlest ones might be a little apprehensive about sitting on the big, strange looking fellow’s lap.

  • From bathrobed shepherds to Tiny Tim

     In the season of Christmas we often find ourselves becoming a better version of ourselves. We can also go the other way. It is a season of contradictions.
    For instance, how many of us have not loved seeing children dressed in quickly fashioned costumes of bathrobes and wire hanger angel wings? They take the stage and our hearts melt.
    Did we ever stop to think how this command performance has terrified the kids? They can barely move in the heavy costumes that don’t quite fit and are given words to say that seem to come from some far planet.

  • Behold...that’s all, just behold

    Now that Black Friday 2018 is history and the BF hoopla is over, I’ll tell you what I think about it.
    I was never a Black Friday shopper, but it was always my favorite news story of the year back when it was just this quirky thing that people did the day after Thanksgiving.
    I would look forward to watching the evening news on TV, with the news reporter out at some crowded mall talking to shoppers about the bargains they got.