Today's Features

  • USDA Kentucky Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Acting Robert W. Finch announces that approximately 32,787 Kentucky farms that enrolled in safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill will receive financial assistance for the 2016 crop year. The programs, known as Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC), are designed to protect against unexpected drops in crop prices or revenues due to market downturns.

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Alyssa Lynn Biddle, Sept. 28, daughter of Jarrod and
    Savannah Biddle.
    The Farmers National Bank of Berry robbed again. Suspect escapes on scooter. The Berry Bank was built in 1921. The first robbery occurred in 1982 with another 19 years past before the one occurred in 1991. There have been four more since then.
    The Harrison County High School Marching Band earns Final Four bid in the state finals held in Meade County.

  • * Cynthiana Democrat, June 29, 1939 -- “Belmont Bridge Completed and Opened - Residents of Belmont and the western part of the county were permitted to cross the Licking River at Pleasant Street for the first time in almost a year Saturday when the new concrete bridge constructed by the State Highway Department at a cost of $61,000 was opened to the public. First automobile to cross the span was driven by R.B. Whaley who was accompanied by Mayor John M. Cromwell, Commissioner Charles L. Robinson and W. C. Endicott, Chief of Police George M. Dickey, and James S. Whaley.”

  • The Harrison Memorial Hospital (HMH) Auxiliary completed 2016 with raising more than $38,000 for Harrison Memorial Hospital. For 2017, the HMH Auxiliary has donated more than $37,000 in equipment to patient care areas.

  • Pam and Jeff Perkins, Cynthiana, announce the engagement of their daughter, Allison Louise Perkins, to Shane McKenzie Ratcliffe, son of Mack Ratcliffe, Cynthiana, and Rebecca Huchins, Kansas City, Missouri.
    Allison is the granddaughter of Mary Perkins of Cynthiana and the late Donnie Perkins, and the late Alma and Elbert Hardin, Maysville. She is a 2017 graduate of Miami University and serves as a School Psychologist in the Marion City School District in Marion, Ohio.

  • There are two categories of garlic to consider: Allium sativum, or softneck garlic and Allium ophioscordon, or hardneck garlic.
    Softneck garlic is the easiest and most widely cultivated because the bulbs are large and the cloves and skin are tight, which prevent moisture loss and allows for longer storage.

  • By Earl Litman
    Guest columnist
    Cynthiana First Church of God
    These are evil times, so make every minute count. Ephesians 5:16
    Songs from the 60’s and 70’s had titles such as The Times They are A-Changin’ (Bob Dylan), No Time Left for You (The Guess Who), Turn, Turn, Turn (The Byrds), and Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? (Chicago).

  • Pray for your pastor.
    When faith is your job, it’s easy to grow weary.
    I get a taste of it every week when I sit down to write this column. First, I have to think of something that’s hopefully both entertaining, worth saying and also something I think God wants me to say.
    Plus, it needs to be biblically accurate and I try to make it as faithful to my particular denominational tradition (in my case Reformed theology) as I can be without totally alienating the Baptists, Catholics, Methodists and/or Pentecostals.

    The 5th Sunday Hymn Sing will be held Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. at Elmarch United Methodist Church.
    Stedfast, Kathy Hess, Jim Caskey and more. Everyone is invited to attend.

    The First United Methodist Church will host Trunk or Treat in the church’s parking lot at the corner of Church and Pike streets.
    The event will be held to coincide with Treat or Treat on Tuesday, Oct. 31, beginning at 6 p.m.