Today's Features

  • By Mike Bowen, guest columnist

    Covenant Presbyterian Church

  • THURSDAY, Nov. 26

  • With fatalities on Kentucky’s roadways up compared to last year’s statistics, the Kentucky State Police are implementing Operation R.A.I.D. (Remove Aggressive, Impaired and Distracted drivers from Kentucky Roadways) in an effort to save lives and reduce injury-related crashes during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season.

  • THURSDAY, Nov. 19
    Harrison County Historical Society will meet Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Hospice of the Bluegrass building, 1317 US Hwy. 62 E. It will be an “Antique Road Show” where members bring items made by or used by an Ancestor in Harrison County. Bobby Lake will be giving a free estimate of the item’s value for each member participating.

  • The Woman’s Club of Harrison County met on Friday, Nov. 13 at Hospice of the Bluegrass for their monthly luncheon. Cheryl Case, president, welcomed members and guests and led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance.
    Case introduced her guest, Sarah Sweet. Virgie Wells welcomed guests Sue and Kitty Lake, wife and daughter of the guest speaker.
    The meal was catered by Layne Tussey and Wells offered the blessing of the meal.

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: No births reported this week.
    A group of eight adults and five youth joined Dr. Larry Bishop, Cynthiana Christian Church minister, on a journey to Meridian, Miss. to help with cleanup from Hurricane Katrina.
    Groundbreaking ceremony and reception planned for the new Emergency Room, Outpatient Surgery Unit and Women’s Health Center at Harrison Memorial Hospital.
    Open: Five & Dimes Hair Shop, 219 S. Walnut St. All hair cuts are $8.

  • Have you ever had a day when everything seemed to go wrong, or when everything you do seems to take five times longer than you planned or estimated?  
    Maybe you’re trying to get somewhere and your normal route is congested due to road repairs or the cars ahead of you take so long getting through a traffic light that you get caught by it.  Or you’re late for something and you can’t find a parking place.  Or maybe you’re dealing with people or even your children that aren’t behaving the way you think they should.

  • Don’t jump the gun when it comes to planting spring flowering bulbs this fall. Spring bulbs are best planted once soil temperatures cool to about 55 degrees, so wait until we have had at least two weeks of sweater weather.  
    If it is too cool outside without a jacket then it’s just right for planting bulbs.
    So, what do our spring and summer bulbs need in a year’s worth of growth and care?  

  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), American Lung Association, and other partners are announcing a strategy for preventing 3,200 lung cancer deaths annually by 2020 through radon exposure reduction strategies. Exposure to radioactive radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer in America. The goal to save these lives will be achieved by reducing high radon levels in five million homes, apartments, schools and childcare centers. The partnership includes three federal departments and agencies, and nine national organizations.

  • Sometimes when we’ve had a good day at our house, as we crawl into bed I’ll say to my husband, “Nobody cried and nobody threw hard-boiled eggs.”
    The “nobody cried” is self-explanatory. The “nobody threw hard-boiled eggs” refers to the time I became so frustrated and enraged that I took a plastic container filled with a dozen hard-boiled eggs that I had just finished peeling and threw them with all my might, one by one, on the entry floor.