• Five Generations
  • Peonies are long-lived in the garden

    A couple of weeks ago one of the prettiest flowers in the garden started to bloom.  
    This great cut-leaf Japanese peony, Paeonia tenuifolia, opened its simple ruby-colored petals to reveal bright yellow stamen.  
     The finely cut foliage, reminiscent of the most finely cut foliage of a Japanese maple, allows the plant to be interesting in the mixed border the rest of the growing season, too.  

  • Barkleys to celebrate 40th anniversary

    Bob and Velma Barkley of Cynthiana will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on May 25. They were married on May 25, 1973 at the First Methodist Church by the Rev. Earl Curry.
    Bob is a retired Chief of Police from the Cynthiana Police Department and Velma is retired from the Square D Company, Lexington, after 49 years of service.

  • Wades to celebrate 1st anniversary May 30

    Wesley and Jessika Wade of Harrison County will celebrate their first year anniversary on May 30. They were married on May 30, 2012 in Hawaii.
    Wesley is the son of Gerald and Bonie Wade of Cynthiana. He is a graduate of Harrison County High School and is employed by Solution Dispersion.
    Jessika is the daughter of Libby Zimmerman and Bobby Neace and the granddaughter of Janice Moore, all of Harrison County. She is a graduate of Harrison County High School and is employed by Redd-Brown and Williams Construction Company.
    They reside in Bourbon County.

  • Marriage Licenses

    Carlene Michelle Tinkler, 35, and Joshua James Kelly, 36, married April 13, 2013.
    Rachel Ann Reeves, 33, and Marvin Gene Boyers, 36, married April 20, 2013.
    Rachel Maxine Ward, 20, and Casey Wade Rogers, 26, married May 4, 2013.
    Katherine Rose Tomlin, 23, and Dustin Tyler Hehr, 22, married May 4, 2013.
    Pamela Rose Stiles, 51, and Randy Lee Zimmerman, 46, married May 8, 2013.

  • Cynthiana DAR to meet June 8 at Duncan Tavern

    The Cynthiana Chapter of the DAR met at the home of Kay Thomas on May 11.
    Melinda Rawlings, Regent, called the meeting to order and welcomed guests Betty Marshall and Donna Pope.
    The DAR Ritual, Pledge of Allegiance, and the American’s Creed were recited followed by singing of the Star Spangled Banner.
    In lieu of the President General’s message and the Conservation Minute, Rawlings discussed a disease among bats known as the ‘white nosed bats.’ The National Defense message was about a World War II Pulaski reunion.

  • Reunions

    The Northcutt family reunion will be held Sunday, June 2 beginning at 12:30 p.m. at the Curry fellowship building on Upper Curry Road. Come bring a dish or two.

    Family and friends of James and Julia Anness will meet for a reunion at Northside Elementary School on Sunday, June 2 at 12:30 p.m. Bring a covered dish to share.

  • Casen Evan Fields

    Casen Evan Fields was born to Megan Fields and Josh Fields of Georgetown on April 8, 2013 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, Ky.
    He weighed 4 lbs. 3 oz.
    Maternal grandparents are Darren Ecklar (Jennifer Webb) of Richmond and Christina Riggs of Lexington; maternal great-grandparents are Gary and Janice Duckworth of Georgetown, Carlene Ecklar of Cynthiana, and Rex Ecklar of Cynthiana; maternal great-great-grandparent is Rosemary Duckworth of Cynthiana.

  • Daniel Josiah Lee “Danny Jo” Wilson

    Daniel Josiah Lee “Danny Jo” Wilson was born to Thomas and Layla Wilson of Cynthiana on Jan. 7, 2013 at Harrison Memorial Hospital.
    He weighed 8 lbs. 3 oz., and is welcomed by his brother D.J. Wilson.
    Maternal grandparents are Danny Dale and Zona Fryman, both of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparents are the late Leroy and Ruth Fryman and the late Nora Henson.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Kacey Tarie Cox, May 8, daughter of Jamie and Nickey (Anness) Cox.
    Joseph Allen, a 2003 graduating senior at Harrison County High School and captain of the football team, will be representing Kentucky, City of Cynthiana, in the Novotol Beachcomerr Down Under Bowl this summer in Australia.
    • When first introduced into Europe, the vanilla bean was used primarily as a flavoring for chocolate or as a tobacco perfume.

    25 years ago . . .