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Living

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana Democrat, Jan. 26, 1950 -- “The Clover Leaf Dairy has recently acquired all the equipment and good will of the Blue Grass Dairy here in Cynthiana, making the purchase of the interests of R.D. and W.A. Parks in the concern. The Parks, who also have been operating the Blue Grass Dairy Bar and Restaurant on South Main Street, have retained their ownership of this establishment.”

  • Harrison County 4-H Livestock Judging

    By Sidney Sowder
    FFA Teen Council member
    Did you know, according to the National 4-H Council, youth who are involved in 4-H, are more likely to succeed in other areas than their peers?
    More specifically, youth that are involved in livestock judging, have the opportunity to improve their critical thinking, leadership and communication skills along with building their self confidence. Livestock judging is the evaluation of animals, including cattle, sheep, goats and pigs, and the reasoning behind your placing.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Grayson Pate Mattingly, Jan. 16, daughter of Joshua and Amanda Mattingly; Marshall Carter Barton, Jan. 8, son of Lisa L. Welch and Joel C. Barton; Owen Bradley Shields, Jan. 13, son of Chris and Julie Shields.
    Internet safety program is being offered at Harrison County Middle School to help keeps safe while using the internet.
    Twelve Harrison County High School wrestlers reach state tournament which will be held at the Frankfort Civic Center.

  • Woman’s Club of Harrison Co. meet for February luncheon

    The Woman’s Club of Harrison County met on Friday, Feb. 12 at Hospice of the Bluegrass for their monthly luncheon and business meeting. Cheryl Case, president, welcomed members and led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance.  
    The luncheon was catered by Layne Tussey. Bonnie Teater offered the blessing of the meal and presented spiritual values. She reminded us that God knows life is uncertain but He is ever faithful to take care of us no matter what challenges we may face.

  • Snopek to host March Omega meeting

    The Omega chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library on Monday, Feb. 1, with Kay Cox as the hostess. All members were present, and answered roll to the question “what will you be doing for someone else on Valentine’s day?”

  • Skunks on the move

    A strong scent of skunk has been lingering around the house for the last few weeks, which is actually surprising.  Surprising because of the livestock guardian dogs’ presence; not surprising, however, because it is mating season for skunks and they are on the move.
    A few years back, during the day, there was a skunk sniffing about under some pines in the lower pasture. It was evident from its movements and from its awareness  (or lack thereof) of its surroundings, that this creature knew it had the advantage.  

  • The original sentiment behind Valentine

    I suspect most of you have no idea about the person and the saintly episode that is commemorated each Feb. 14 by friends, family and most importantly, lovers.  
    In fact, there are several versions of how the most romantic Saint became a commercial success.  
    One story about St. Valentine has its origins in third century Rome where the Emperor Claudius II outlawed marriage for young single men because he valued them more as young warriors.  

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: David Alan Byers III, Dec. 28, son of David and Andrea Byers; Krysta Rosendale Hamm, Jan. 6, daughter of William Poe and Kristina Hamm; Marlee Delaine Harris, Dec. 16, daughter of Simon J. and Jessica Courtney Harris; Caleb Rodney Irvin, Dec. 12, son of Travis and Kelly Irvin; Taylor Marie Jones, Dec. 15, daughter of Matthew David and Jessica Thomas Jones; Aiden O’Neal Whisman, Jan. 6, son of Amber Reed and Randy Whisman Jr.

  • Make-a-Blanket Day set for Feb. 20

    Local quilters and others who want to put a warm smile on the face of a child in need should join in the upcoming Project Linus Make-A-Blanket Day.
    The North Central Kentucky Chapter of Project Linus will host its annual Make-A-Blanket Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 20 at the First United Methodist Church in Georgetown.

  • Hospice offering Volunteer Training Course on Feb. 23

    Hospice of the Bluegrass is offering a Volunteer Training Course on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at the Hospice of the Bluegrass office. Lunch will be provided.
    The lifeblood of Hospice of the Bluegrass is the volunteers who give of their time, energy and talents to ease the burden of terminally ill patients and their families. Transporting patients and families to appointments, relieving the caregiver, mowing the grass, visiting someone who is lonely, changing a light bulb, installing an air conditioner, helping with fundraisers, clerical work or a myriad of needs that can help.