Today's Features

  • During the entire time I was pregnant with my youngest daughter nearly 35 years ago, my husband was also unemployed.
    Back then, I carefully budgeted every cracker, every bowl of Cheerios, every ounce of milk, with absolutely no wiggle room.
    One day after a trip to the market I grabbed one too many grocery bags out of the car to bring inside to our apartment and a plastic gallon jug of milk dropped and splattered all over the sidewalk.
    Despite the adage, “Don’t cry over spilled milk,” I cried.

  • THURSDAY, Dec. 21
    Adult Christmas Ornament Program. Thursday, Dec. 21 at 11 a.m. Call the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library at 859-234-4881 to register.

    FRIDAY, Dec. 22

  • 10 years ago . . .

  • Crystal G. Durbin, Mount Olivet, Ky., and Joshua N. Medlin, Mount Olivet, announce their engagement and forthcoming wedding.
    Crystal is the daughter of Lester Durbin of Nicholasville, Ky.
    Joshua is the son of Wayne and Regina Medlin of Cynthiana.
    The wedding will take place in Mount Olivet, Ky.

  • The Cynthiana Chapter of NSDAR met at the home of Karrol Pinney on Dec. 9.
    Regent Jane Whitehead called the meeting to order. The DAR Ritual, The Pledge of Allegiance, the Daughter’s Pledge, The American’s Creed and the Preamble were recited, followed by singing of The Star Spangled Banner.
    Guests Pattie Jackson,  Betty King, Frank Solomon, and Terri Laytart were welcomed.

  • I like the winter landscape because I can see past the green canvas of summer into neighboring fields where horses and sheep graze.
    I can see mistletoe everywhere, too, in the canopies of trees that line a spring-fed stream. Even in town, if you look up while you are sitting at a traffic light, I bet you’ll see some. It is there if you look into the canopies of trees devoid of their leafy-ness. 
    As a child I thought it was some sort of exotic plant that my grandmother was able to acquire special for the holidays, sort of like poinsettias. 

  • The Woman’s Club of Harrison County met Friday, Dec. 8 at Bluegrass Care Navigators for their monthly luncheon. Virgie Wells, president, opened the meeting by welcoming members and leading everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance.
    The meal was catered by Layne Tussey. The meal included party chicken, raspberry jello salad, spinach dip and sesame crackers, muffins, and cake for dessert.  Anna Ruth McLoney offered the blessing of the meal.

  • * Log Cabin, Dec. 18, 1896 -- “Christmas. Something nice for the Holidays. Biancke’s, The Pike Street Confectioner. Candies, fruit, raisins, nuts, etc. also a full stock of fresh oysters, celery, cranberries. Fine line of cigars, tobacco and pipes. Restaurant Open at All Hours. Oysters served in any style. G. Biancke.” (Note the date of the newspaper. What delicacies in 1896! The location on Pike Street before Biancke’s moved to Main Street.)