• New series of Botanical field trips planned, Griffith Woods to be first

    During 2017 I will focus on Two sites, Griffith Woods (Harrison County), and Jessamine Gorge (Jessamine County) will be the focus during 2017, and will usually be on the last Saturday of each month.
    The first trip of this new series will be on April 29, to Griffith Woods, Harrison County, hiking between 11 a.m. (leaving promptly) and 5 p.m. Please let me know as soon as possible if you want to come, since we may have to restrict numbers. Meet at 10:30 a.m. for this special trip, at the main parking lot there.

  • Bringing warmth, comfort to all in need focus for new Georgetown group

    As a community volunteer, Angie Parks often saw need and wanted to find a way to help more people.
    Recently, she made a way, establishing My Blanket Buddies.
    “You never know what stage of life you’ll find yourself in when you need help,” Parks said. “Many groups focus on children, some focus on only girls or only boys. Others focus on adults. We just want to focus on the need.”

  • Fat versus thin asparagus

    I was catching up on some magazine reading the other day and on two occasions I read the phrase “choose thin spears” and I got so frustrated.  
    These spring articles were about asparagus and I would like to go on the record that when it comes to homegrown asparagus (and even the wild growing in the fence rows) fat is good!  
    The fat spears have always been tender from the garden so don’t let anyone fool you on the fresh from the garden variety. They are particularly well-suited for the charcoal grill.

  • Girl Scout Troop 765
  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Harrison Thomas Cook, March 2, son of Eric and Tanya Benson Cook; Kyle Patrick Roark, March 16, son of Jimmy and Lesley Roark; Peyton Eli Wilson, March 21, son of Tim and Beth Wilson.
    Cub Scouts plan activities: April 14 will be the second annual Kite Festival at Oddville Park; April 21 will be Council Derby in Lexington; May 4-6 is Run for the Roses at Camp McKee; and May 18-19 is an event for Pack 60 - Crossover Ceremony and Camp Out at Little Switzerland on Old Lair Road in Harrison County.

  • Boy Scout Troop 76
  • Museum Musings

    * Pearl Patterson Johnson -- “Each spring a million daffodils break through the frost-sealed earth, as if God wrote in flower gold the message of rebirth.”
    * Cynthiana Democrat, April 13, 1939 -- “Twenty Cynthiana and Harrison County boys left Monday for the Civilian Conservation Corps Camp at Carlisle where they will remain for a week before being assigned to some other government reservation. Miss Violet Long, county welfare nurse, is certifying agent for CCC.”

  • Marriage Licenses

    Cynthia M. Townsend, 28, and Chad Allen Herrington, 29, married March 24, 2017.
    Helen Marie Goins Perkins, 59, and Joseph Herman Clark, 60, married March 25, 2017.
    Sandra Robin McElfresh, 48, and Mark Allen Ray, 56, married March 29, 2017.
    Casey Michelle York, 26, and Christopher T. Custard, 34, married April 1, 2017.
    Kristen Renee Stanfield, 27, and William John Lewis Jr., 26, married April 4, 2017.

  • Dylan Garner Slucher

    Dylan  Garner Slucher was born to Jakob and Virginia Slucher of Cynthiana on March 19, 2017 at Harrison Memorial Hospital.
    He weighed 7 lbs. 4 oz., and is welcomed by his brother Brantley and sister Avery.
    Maternal grandparents are Tressie Faulkner of Cynthiana and Jerry Faulkner of Berry, Ky.; maternal great-grandparents are the late Donald and Martha Brown and Adrian and Georgia Faulkner.

  • Aubree RaeJean Pratrice Hunt

    Aubree RaeJean Pratrice Hunt was born to Kenny Hunt and Emily Bryant of Berry, Ky., on March 22, 2017 at Harrison Memorial Hospital.
    She weighed 7 lbs. 5 oz., and is welcomed by her brothers Eli and Koda.
    Maternal grandparents are Tony Bryant and Alice Clifford of Berry; maternal great-grandparent is Pat Evans.
    Paternal grandparents are Billy McCown and Susan McCown of Cynthiana; paternal great-grandparent is Grace Malone.