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Today's Features

  • A memorial service will be held for Ida Wright, Cynthiana, who passed away on June 17, 2014, on Saturday, Sept. 6 at 12 p.m. at Hospice of the Bluegrass, U.S. 62 East.
    Parking available in the rear of the building.

  • Summer splendor in the grass is being replaced by a fungus among us for some gardeners.
    I have seen some weird stuff out in the pastures this last week, likely due to the heat and rain. Mostly people like to blame dead patches in the lawn on grubs, but often fungal diseases are the culprit and the weather and our own maintenance habits contribute to the problem.  
    Despite the advice that fall is better than spring when it comes to fertilization, many people still do it which causes problems this time of the year.  

  • THURSDAY, Aug. 28
    Mum Sale.
    Harrison Memorial Hospital Relay for Life will sponsor a Mum Sale on Aug. 28 from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the HMH front lawn. Ten colors to choose from. Cost is $12 each
    Bug Out. Thursday, Aug. 28 at 5:30 p.m. “Bug Out” to the icky classics or How To Eat Fried Worms and Hi! Fly Guy in the basement of the Cynthiana Presbyterian Church for kindergarten through 5th grade. Pre-registration is appreciated.

  • FIRST UNITED METHODIST
    The First United Methodist Church will host a Salad Luncheon (hot chicken salad and homemade bread) on Friday, Sept. 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Various other salads available. Tickets are $8.
    For more information call the church office at 234-2722 or Oma Doyle at 234-3356 or 588-4272.

    HARRISON COUNTY UNITED METHODIST

  • I have long understood that purslane could be used in salads or soups but never made much of an effort to harvest it until a few years ago.  
    So, when high summer approaches I am now on the hunt for purslane, considered a noxious weed by most.  
    I am not the only one who regards purslane with some culinary virtue. A fellow Farm Market farmer at the Belknap Farmers’ Market gave me a taste of his homemade salsa commenting “It is the best way to use purslane.” I was so excited to hear someone else get excited about this so-called weed.

  • Olivia Taylour Aubrey was born to Lorraine Dennie and Travis Aubrey of Cynthiana on Feb. 13, 2014 at Central Baptist Hospital.
    She weighed 7 lbs. 13 oz., and is welcomed by her brother Jackson Kaine Aubrey.
    Maternal grandparents are Ricky and Roxa Dennie of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparent is Jeri Ensor of Cynthiana.
    Paternal grandparents are Kenneth Aubrey and Aida Baldwin of Cynthiana; paternal great-grandparents are Felix Ricardo Bossio of Miami, the late Kenneth Aubrey Sr., the late Joyce Taylor Bossio, and the late Ethel May Aubrey.

  • One day last week I heard some people on a podcast talking about celebrities’ lifestyle Websites, like Gwenyth Paltrow’s “Goop.”

  • Georgia Kate Berry was born to Edward and Jillian Berry of Cynthiana on July 9, 2014 at Baptist Health of Lexington.
    She weighed 8 lbs. 2 oz.
    Maternal grandparents are Ronnie and Tina Hall of Mt. Sterling, Ky. and Andrea and John Hughes of Georgetown, Ky.
    Paternal grandparents are Jennifer Roberts and William Claypool of Cynthiana and the late Edward Berry.

  • The gifts of life come to us from persons of all ages.  Jesus must have realized this when he suggested that the children around would often lead us.  
    I recently shared with my church family an incident in my life that verified this truth. I was getting ready to play our over 40 soccer game at Masterson Station in Lexington, when I began to count up the eligible players.
    I felt a sense of panic when I realized I was the 11th body there that day.

  • A Harrison County author Jeanine Grant Lister’s latest book “Halligan the Wonder Dog: The Store of a Pit Bull and the Organization that Saved Her:  is now available on Amazon and Kindle. Beginning Aug. 23 the book will also be available at 122 E. Pike St., in the law and CPA offices of Kelli Mulberry. Half the profits from the sale of the book will benefit Cynthiana charity Helping Hounds Find Homes, Inc. (HHFH), a 501(c)3 public charity.