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Living

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Melanie Elaine Landrum, March 1, daughter of Timmy and Tammy Landrum; Hunter Kyle Smits, Feb. 8, son of David and Crystal Smits.
    The annual Cynthiana Lion’s Club Charity Auction to begin March 29.
    Rohs Opera House: Starts Friday, Hidalgo with Viggo Mortensen and Omar Sharif.
    Guardsmen working on constructing a new storage building at the armory.
    Fillies outran by the Paris Lady Hounds in 10th Region title game.

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana Democrat, Feb. 22, 1945 -- “Articles of Incorporation of the ‘Cynthiana Publishing Company’ were filed here in the office of County Clerk Bill King last Friday and sent to the Secretary of State. It is the purpose of the corporation to take over and continue the operation of The Cynthiana Democrat and The Log Cabin, Cynthiana’s well known weekly newspapers, to do a general job printing business and to deal in stationery and office supplies.”

  • Select potato variety while waiting for soil to dry out

    Spring break from teaching at UofL falls conveniently during the week of St. Patrick’s Day, which is also my target date for planting onions and potatoes.  
    I typically manage a mid-March planting, but the condition of the soil has held me up a bit this year.
    I will not start digging until the soil dries out and is considered workable.
    While we wait for that, select potato varieties that complement the way you cook.  

  • Marriage Licenses

    Janice Ellen Thornton, 34, and Darrin O’Neal Jenkins, 42, married Feb. 14, 2014.

    Tonya Sue Creech, 43, and Alton Lincoln Chappell Jr., 40, married Feb. 14, 2014.

    Genean Ann Stevens, 46, and Warren Lee Giles, 57, married Feb. 14, 2014.

  • Upcoming Events

    Increase Diabetes Awareness. Presented by the Harrison County Diabetes Coalition on Tuesday, March 25 at 6 p.m. at the Harrison County Extension Office. Topic will be Five-Day-A-Week Diabetic Meal Planning. RSVP by calling the Wedco District Health Department at 859-298-9949. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. A free gift to the first 100 people who attend.

  • Birth Announcement

    Bretlyn Charlotte Browning

    Bretlyn Charlotte Browning was born to Robert and Saraia Browning on Dec. 11, 2013 at Harrison Memorial Hospital.
    She weighed 7 lbs. 10 oz., and is welcomed by her sisters, Taryn Rae, Caylee Brooke and Brinley Claire.
    Maternal grandparents are Dermon King Jr. of Cynthiana and Teresa King of Albany, Ky.
    Paternal grandparents are Esther Browning of Cynthiana and the late Charles Browning.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: No births to report this week.
    Harrison County Middle School is searching for a new principal after current principal Tom Willis announced his retirement.
    Harrison County Fillies reclaim district crown in win over district rival, Paris Lady Hounds.

    25 years ago . . .

  • Shirley-Furnish plan May wedding

    Greg and Diana Shirley of Cynthiana, Ky., announce the engagement of their daughter, Samantha Lee Shirley, to Jonathan Louis Furnish, son of Linda B. Furnish of Cynthiana and the late George Michael Furnish.

  • Jase Stephen Persinger

    Jase Stephen Persinger was born to Travis and Kristi Persinger of Cynthiana on Feb. 13, 2014 at Women’s Hospital Saint Joseph East.
    He weighed 7 lbs. 6 oz., and is welcomed by his sister, Emily.
    Maternal grandparents are Steve McCauley and Faye Stephens of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandmother is Betty McCauley.
    Paternal grandparents are Steve and Linda Persinger of Cynthiana; paternal great-grandmother is Christine Coy.

  • Service projects are important

    Many of the Harrison County Extension Homemakers (HCEH) clubs have service projects during the year that support such projects as the local food pantry, clothing closet, and International projects. All clubs support the Ovarian Cancer Center at the University of Kentucky.
    The Indian Creek Homemaker Club has taken on a special project during the past two years. The Christmas Angel project in cooperation with the Harrison County Schools Community Education program has provided an opportunity for special support from the Indian Creek Club.