• 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. 

  • 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.

  • 10 years ago . . .

  • On Monday, Jan. 26 the Harrison County Extension Office will begin two weeks of educational meetings about growing vegetables in Harrison County. Dr. John Strang, Vegetable and Fruit Specialist from the University of Kentucky, will visit to discuss vegetable and fruit production. There will also be discussions about things needed to do in preparation for this years’ production season.

  • Mitchell Lee Woods

    Mitchell Lee Woods was born to Derick and Molly Woods of Sadieville, Ky. on Oct. 1, 2008 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 lbs.

    Maternal grandparents are Jim and Sherry Fields of Brooksville, Ky.; maternal great-grandparents are Winsol and Mabel Fields of Brooksville.

    Paternal grandparents are David and Pam Woods of Sadieville; paternal great-grandparents are Ruby and Thommy McNees of Cynthiana.

  • Preston Wayne Hughes was born to Barry and Pamela (Howard) Hughes on Nov. 20, 2008 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, Ky. He weighed 9 lbs. 10 oz.

    Maternal grandparents are Gary and Sandra Howard of Paris, Ky.

    Paternal grandparents are Richard and Jane Hughes of Winchester, Ohio.

  • Daira Grace Palmer was born to David M. and Laira Palmer of Cynthiana on Nov. 10, 2008 at St. Joseph East. She weighed 7 lbs. 15 oz., and is welcomed by her brother, Jonus Levi Palmer.

    Maternal grandparents are William and Marsha Brogli of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparents are Ray and Goldie Sowder, Aliene Whitecotton and the late William M. Brogli.

    Paternal grandparents are David K. and Janice Palmer of Cynthiana; paternal great-grandparents are the late Mr. and Mrs. Ray Palmer, and the late Mr. and Mrs. James E. (Punk) Florence.

  • The farm looks like a storm hit recently but it’s really just my husband’s new deer deterrent technique. It seems to be working.

    In the past, we have forgone the Irish Spring soap, human hair and coyote urine for more reliable barriers.  Tomato cages, tobacco stakes, wire, spiral plastic trunk wrap, and, yes, an occasional arrangement of lawn chairs have created distance between rutting and browsing deer. 

  • * Cynthiana Democrat, June 1896 - “Regarding amusements, Cynthiana is very critical. Lectures and musical entertainments always draw large houses, but ordinary dramatic performances fare badly. Circuses, of course, are always crowded. Perhaps with a new opera house and a high class of plays the tastes of the people will be changed.”

  • Oscar Fosse Duncan was born at Wigston Royal Infirmary in Wigston, England, to Kyle and Mindy Duncan on Dec. 14, 2008. He weighed 8 lbs. 8 oz.


    Maternal grandparents are Jon and Peggy Mitchell of Midwest City, Okla.


    Paternal grandparents are Janet and Larry Duncan; paternal great-grandparents are Carl and Pat Duncan.

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Brian Ross Caskey, Dec. 5, son of Kevin and Susan Whitaker Caskey.

    Harrison County Sheriff Bruce Hampton is ready to start enforcing Megan's Law. He has gone through training classes which deals solely with sex offenders and their victims. Megan's Law is the result of an incident which happened in 1995 in New Jersey. Megan's Law will let neighbors know if a previously convicted sex offender is moving next door.

    County plans to start 911 process with fee, which will appear on each customer's bill.

  • Isaiah Evans Wade was born to Matthew Todd Wade and Kristy Lynn Wade of Lexington on Oct. 20, 2008 at St. Joseph East Hospital, Lexington. He weighed 8 lbs., and was welcomed by his brother Jeremiah Todd Wade.

    Maternal grandparents are Lynn Evans Williamson and Bertha Williamson of Winchester, Ky.; maternal great-grandparents are Doris Evans Williamson and the late Hylton Williamson, the late Fannie Spriggs Hopson, and the late Hobart Spriggs of Pike County, Ky.

  • Harrison County Farmer’s Market meeting

    A Harrison County Farmer’s Market meeting will be held Monday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. The meeting will occur at the Harrison County Extension Office. Plans for the upcoming year will be discussed.

  • 2009 New year baby. Dr. Derek Clarke delivered the first baby of the New Year on Jan. 1 at 9:46 p.m. at Harrison Memorial Hospital. Noah Patrick Thomas Ballinger was born to Brad and Kayla Ballinger of Cynthiana. He is welcomed by his sisters, Hopelynn and Alexxi, and brother, Christian. Noah and his parents received many prizes donated by local Harrison County businesses.

  • Many of our tropical houseplants aren’t so happy indoors during the winter.

    Low light levels and low humidity are contrary to their tropical nature. There are some plants in the house, however, that don’t seem to be phased by indoor winter conditions.

    If you have moderate light you can maintain a nearly non-stop bloom cycle with African violets. Their fleshy, fuzzy leaves are their defense against lack of humidity; and with adequate sunlight, some fertilizer and well-drained soil you can keep them blooming all year round.