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Living

  • Asian lady beetles on the move

    Some years are worse than others: I remember years when it was like a siege of lady beetles, other years a few popped up here or there.  
    Usually they sneak their way into our homes as a noticeable chill settles in.
     On sunny days they cling to the screen door on the south side of where I write but I need not worry about them as they sun themselves. The ones that make it inside, however, meet my vacuum cleaner.
    The perceived invasion is as simple as looking for a little warmth and protection from winter weather.

  • Blue Licks SAR Chapter
  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .

  • Omega Chapter
  • Wedding planned for fall of 2018

    Crystal G. Durbin, Mount Olivet, Ky., and Joshua N. Medlin, Mount Olivet, announce their engagement and forthcoming wedding.
    Crystal is the daughter of Lester Durbin of Nicholasville, Ky.
    Joshua is the son of Wayne and Regina Medlin of Cynthiana.
    The wedding will take place in Mount Olivet, Ky.

  • Pinney hosts December NSDAR meeting

    The Cynthiana Chapter of NSDAR met at the home of Karrol Pinney on Dec. 9.
    Regent Jane Whitehead called the meeting to order. The DAR Ritual, The Pledge of Allegiance, the Daughter’s Pledge, The American’s Creed and the Preamble were recited, followed by singing of The Star Spangled Banner.
    Guests Pattie Jackson,  Betty King, Frank Solomon, and Terri Laytart were welcomed.

  • Mistletoe evident in tree tops

    I like the winter landscape because I can see past the green canvas of summer into neighboring fields where horses and sheep graze.
    I can see mistletoe everywhere, too, in the canopies of trees that line a spring-fed stream. Even in town, if you look up while you are sitting at a traffic light, I bet you’ll see some. It is there if you look into the canopies of trees devoid of their leafy-ness. 
    As a child I thought it was some sort of exotic plant that my grandmother was able to acquire special for the holidays, sort of like poinsettias. 

  • Santa visit
  • Woman’s club holds December luncheon

    The Woman’s Club of Harrison County met Friday, Dec. 8 at Bluegrass Care Navigators for their monthly luncheon. Virgie Wells, president, opened the meeting by welcoming members and leading everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance.
    The meal was catered by Layne Tussey. The meal included party chicken, raspberry jello salad, spinach dip and sesame crackers, muffins, and cake for dessert.  Anna Ruth McLoney offered the blessing of the meal.

  • Museum Musings

    * Log Cabin, Dec. 18, 1896 -- “Christmas. Something nice for the Holidays. Biancke’s, The Pike Street Confectioner. Candies, fruit, raisins, nuts, etc. also a full stock of fresh oysters, celery, cranberries. Fine line of cigars, tobacco and pipes. Restaurant Open at All Hours. Oysters served in any style. G. Biancke.” (Note the date of the newspaper. What delicacies in 1896! The location on Pike Street before Biancke’s moved to Main Street.)