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Living

  • Four generations
  • Snow, deicing agents and plants

    Up until recently, our mild winter has seen little snow. Snow has an insulating effect, which is particularly useful when we have frigid temperatures; otherwise it can be a joy to snow lovers and a nuisance to those who would rather be “snow birds.”  
    Ground-level snow will actually protect the roots and crowns of perennial and woody plants, but you may notice a little burn above the snow level when it comes to broadleaf evergreens.  

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Elijah Wade Phelps, July 29, son of Rob and Angela Phelps; Shelby Marie Pulliam, Dec. 23, daughter of Shawn Pulliam and Stacey Gaunce; Bryson Ray Tucker, Jan. 4, son of Vincent and Jessie Tucker; Landon Walker Whitson, Oct. 15, son of Megan Whitson.
    The Kentucky Farm Bureau Beef tour is scheduled for March 28-31 and will be traveling to Kansas and Nebraska.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Jolie Marie Julia Armand, Jan. 10, daughter of Shelly Armand; Hadlee Raye Crump, Jan. 10, daughter of Kevin Thomas and Heather Raye Crump; Brendan Isaak Dahmer, Dec. 5, son of Shayne and Traci Dahmer; Nivea Pearl Palmer, Jan. 9, daughter of Diana and Jeremiah Palmer; Garrett Emery Wilson, Oct. 17, son of Doug and Rachel Wilson.

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana News, Aug. 8, 1867 -- “Robert T. Rankin, express agent at this place, has furnished himself with a new express wagon with a cover to it. It reminds us much of an ambulance.”
    * Cynthiana Democrat, June 30, 1938 -- “Workmen began razing the buildings at the corner of Walnut and Bridge Street, known for many years as Cox’s Corner. The lot formerly belonged to Daniel Durbin and had been used as a restaurant and barber shop since way back when. The new building will be leased by Gulf Oil and Refining Company for a filling station.”

  • Warm fire or smoky chimney

    The fire season has finally started -- in the fireplace, that is.  
    Early winter was so mild I wasn’t sure if we would be in need of some extra warmth.  Recent frigid temperatures changed all that and we have the wood stacked and sorted for easy access as we lay a fire for the evening. However, not all wood is created equal if you plan to use it for warmth in the fireplace.
    Since I have perfected my wood-splitting technique, I have come to understand different species of wood and their burning potential.  

  • Omega members plan couple’s Valentine dinner, girls day out

    Omega Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi sorority celebrated Christmas with a catered dinner at the home of Cheryl Case on Monday, Dec. 7.  Twelve members were present, as it was announced that if absent, their Christmas gift may be opened. It has happened in the past.

  • Woman’s Club of Harrison Co. holds January luncheon

    The Woman’s Club of Harrison County met on Friday, Jan. 8 for their monthly luncheon. President Cheryl Case welcomed members and guests then led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance.
    The meal was catered by Layne Tussey who prepared a meal of soup, salad, assorted sandwiches and dessert.  Peggy Whitson offered the blessing of the meal.
    Whitson also shared spiritual values. She read a poem by M. S. Lowndes titled A New Year With the Lord.

  • Hazel Grace Adams

    Hazel Grace Adams was born to McKenna Warth and Paul Adams of Cynthiana on July 6, 2015 at Harrison Memorial Hospital.
    She weighed 5 lbs. 14 oz., and is welcomed by her sister Maelyn Adams.
    Maternal grandparents are Mary Stamper and Billy Warth II of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparents are Billy Warth and Iris Warth, the late Joe and Martha Stamper.
    Paternal grandparents are Malissa King Bower of Columbus, Ind. and William Adams of Cynthiana; paternal great-grandparents are Johnny and Paula Adams and Loretta and Glen Allen.

  • Olivia Nicole Woolums

    Olivia Nicole Woolums was born to Timothy and Ashley Nicole Woolums on Oct. 22, 2015 at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington.
    She weighed 7 lbs. 12 oz., and was welcomed by her brother Austin.
    Maternal grandparents are Donnie and Reba Fuller; maternal great-grandparents are the late Ernest and Loraine Case and the late Lawrence and Marjorie Fuller.
    Paternal grandparents are Ralph Jr. and Cyndie Woolums; paternal great-grandparents are Wanda Woolums and the late Ralph Woolums Sr. and the late Donna Jeffers.