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Today's Features

  • Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announces continued progress on implementing the Agricultural Act of 2014 (the 2014 Farm Bill), which was signed into law nearly six months ago on Feb. 7, 2014. The 2014 Farm Bill reforms agricultural policy, reduces the deficit, and helps grow America’s economy.
    Since the Farm Bill was signed into law, USDA has made progress throughout all 12 titles of the 2014 Farm Bill.

  • A 50-year celebration will be held to honor Patsy Palmer Hampton on Sunday, Aug. 17, at 10:45 a.m. at Republican Christian Church.
    Hampton has given 50 years of service to her church. She began playing the organ at church when she was 15 years old.
    Hampton said she began taking piano lessons from Irene Smith, who played for the First United Methodist Church in Cynthiana, when she was in the first grade. She continued taking lessons through high school and even one college class. Each of the other four Palmer sisters also took piano lessons from Mrs. Smith.

  • One night several weeks ago, my husband said good night, ran into the bedroom and locked the door — something he’s done dozens of times, always in a playful, good-natured way, always unlocking it within seconds.

  • THURSDAY, Aug. 14
    Berry City Commission will meet Thursday, Aug. 14 at 7 p.m., at Berry City Hall. The meetings are open to the public.

    FRIDAY, Aug. 15
    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Friday, Aug. 15 at Cynthiana Baptist Daycare at 10:30 a.m.

    SATURDAY, Aug. 16

  • After the big rain we had, I hit the weeds, most of which involved wrangling ever-expanding globs of crabgrass.  
    Yes, this is the time when crabgrass rears its ugly head and begins to creep through our fescue lawns, sneak into our cultivated beds and, when we’re not looking, reseeds itself to ensure the continuation of the species.
    Okay, maybe a little melodramatic but my hands still hurt from all that pulling.   

  • 10 Years Ago...
    Birth Announcements: Jada Marshall Ewalt, Justin Tyler Neace, Kenzei Marie Simpson, and Hannah, Katherine and Meredith Judy.
    A new nuclear medical scanner was installed at Harrison Memorial Hospital. The new scanner had a faster camera, higher resolution and more comfortable experience for patients.
    Ft. Thomas artist Martha Best finished her mural on the side of Flower Depot at 208 S. Main St. The mural was created through a Bluegrass Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment grant.

  • Josie Wyles Ammerman was born to Jeffrey and LeAnn Lemons Ammerman on June 5, 2014 at Central Baptist Health in Lexington.
    She is welcomed by her sister, Lauren Ammerman.
    Maternal grandparents are Roger and Debbie Sowder Lemons; maternal great-grandparents are Robert Wyles “Lightning” Rorer and the late Nellie Sowder Rorer, and William and Rhoda Lemons.
    Paternal grandparents are Linda Harney Ammerman and the late William Ammerman; paternal great-grandparents are the late Sebree and Alice Ammerman, and Irvin and Edna Harney.

  • Aldo Grear Farmer was born to Nick and Ashley Farmer of Cynthiana on May 7, 2014 at Harrison Memorial Hospital.
    He weighed 6 lbs. 4 oz.
    Maternal grandparents are David and Kathy Grear of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparents are Glenn and Cathy Grear and Katherine Midden and the late Leo Midden.
    Paternal grandparents are Nancy Farmer and Garland Farmer, both of Cynthiana; paternal great-grandparents are Gerald and Bonnie Whalen.

  • Isabelle Elizabeth May Young was born to Johnathon B. and Stephanie J. Young on June 17, 2014 at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington, Ky.
    She is welcomed by her sister, Amber Nicole Valerie Young.
    Grandparents are Charles and Edith Young, Jerry Cooley, and Valerie Stephens Cooley, all of Cynthiana.
    Paternal great-grandmother is Roxie May of Pike County, Ky.