• Whalen-Leathers exchange vows

    Jessica Mackenzie Whalen and Blake Richard Leathers were married on Saturday, June 7 at four o’clock in the afternoon. The ceremony was held at Leesburg Christian Church with the bride’s uncle, Brad Whalen, officiating. The bride is the daughter of John and Gerry Whalen of Cynthiana. The groom is the son of Greg and Cheryl Leathers of Louisville.
    The bridesmaids included Tiffany Whalen, Niki Whalen, Amy Lois Whalen, Jenny Meade, Ashley Ford, Emily Ammerman, Whitney Moisa, and Kelly Whalen.

  • Slade-Wachter to marry

    Mr. and Mrs. Steve Slade of Cynthiana, announce the engagement of their daughter, Callie Brooke Slade, to Chase Michael Wachter, son of Mike and Laura Wachter of Cynthiana, and the late Lou Mary Wachter.
    The future bride graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a nursing degree and is employed at Harrison Memorial Hospital.
    The future groom is self-employed.
    They will reside in Cynthiana.

  • Serenity Lynn Morris

    Serenity Lynn Morris was born to Tarah Rector and Anthony Morris of Cynthiana on Sept. 4, 2014 at Harrison Memorial Hospital.
    She weighed 8 lbs. 9 oz., and is welcomed by her brother Isaiah Morris and sister, Alexis Morris.
    Maternal grandparents are Elizabeth Nace and Rocky Arthur of Cynthiana, and Billy Rector of Union, Ky.
    Paternal grandparents are Linda Morris of Cynthiana and the late B. W. Morris.

  • Marriage Licenses

    Deana Gayle Wiglesworth, 45, and Larry Scott Mattox, 43, married June 20, 2014.
    Kendra Beth Martin, 21, and Matthew Tyler Clemons, 22, married June 21, 2014.
    Vanessa Robinson Smith, 43, and Michael Erwin Beagle, 43, married June 21, 2014.
    Rose Pearl Noble, 59, and Michael Wayne Corns, 57, married June 22, 2014.
    Samantha Mae Woods, 26, and Kevin Scott Dailey, 28, married June 28, 2014.
    Jessica Lynn Arnold, 22, and Derreck Coleman Powers, 22, married June 7, 2014.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Sydney Michelle McElfresh, Aug. 27, daughter of Sandy McElfresh.
    Activities were halted on the Hilltop after a bomb threat was called in on bus no. 14. Nothing suspicious was found by Sgt. Mark Burden of the Kentucky State Police. No bomb squad was needed. Bus 14 is a spare bus, used only for replacement and field/athletic trips.
    Divers scan Licking River at Robinson looking for endangered mussel species.

  • Reunions

    The McKinney family reunion will be held Saturday, Sept. 20 at the Harrison County fairgrounds. A potluck lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. Utensils and drinks will be furnished.
    For more information call Charles McKinney at 859-234-6598.

    The Fooks/French reunion will be held Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Claysville Christian Church shelter. A potluck lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. Plates, utensils and meat will be furnished. Please bring drinks, lawn chairs, old and new photos.


  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana News, May 30, 1867 -- “Spring chickens appeared in the Cynthiana market some two weeks since and were held at 50 cts. per head.” (Do you remember when baby chicks were delivered to rural areas by the mail carrier?)
    * Methodist Women’s Cook Book, 1925 -- “Hobday-Megibben Co. Quality Grocers - 37 Pike Street, Phone 203 - Ferndell Foods Will Makes Those Recipes Taste Better.”

  • Cool temperatures initiate bloom for holiday cacti

    When attempting to grow tropical plants we are met with the challenge of mimicking their native habitat, which is difficult inside our homes. We can allow Mother Nature to take care of some of this, outside, for now.  
    Move some of your orchids, holiday cacti and clivia outdoors for the remainder of the season because we can initiate bud set through managing day length and nighttime temperatures.  
    The flowering of many plants (including some native species) is initiated by how many hours of light and dark the plant receives in a 24-hour period.  

  • Omega Force Strength Team

    The Omega Force Strength Team will be putting on a show at the Harrison County High School auditorium on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30).
    The Omega Force team has some of the world’s strongest men. They will bend steel, break blocks, blow up hot water bottles until they explode, roll up frying pans, rip up large phone books and more.
    Admission is free. For more information call Mike Coppersmith at 859-298-9972 or Mike Barres at 859-954-1660.
    This event is presented by the Harrison County Ministerial Association.

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