Today's Features

  • This time of year my email inbox gets flooded with holiday tips.
    Unless they involve tips to get free cookies or pie I generally delete them without even opening them.
    However, I got one the other day from strategy consultant Lisa McLeod that caught my attention. She writes a weekly column, usually about success in business, but sometimes she writes about more general topics, like her most recent one: “Tips for a Horrible Holiday.”

  • THURSDAY, Dec. 7
    Teen Book Club. Thursday, Dec. 7 at 3:15 p.m. in the high school library.
    Women’s Discussion Book Group. Thursday, Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. Join in for a lively book discussion of Sarah’s Key and a potluck. Bring a favorite appetizer to share.
    Paper Crafting: Scrapbooking and Card Making. Thursday, Dec. 7 at 11 a.m. Pre-registration is required. Call the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library at 859-234-4881 to register.

    FRIDAY, Dec. 8

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Brittany Yvonne Christopher, Nov. 23, daughter of James and Veronica Christopher; Jade Elizabeth Jenkins, Nov. 17, daughter of Greg and Tawna Jenkins.
    Nine business classes have been added on the Maysville Community College spring schedule. They include principles of marketing, real estate law, intro to the legal profession and principles of banking, three computer classes, two keyboarding classes and one word processing class, and one typing class.

  • Volunteers from the Bluegrass, KY Area Team are celebrating the collection of 19,250 gift-filled shoeboxes that will remind children around the world they are loved and not forgotten.
    The Bluegrass, KY Area Team is now thanking the Cynthiana community for their generous contributions already on their way to children in need worldwide. For many of these children, the shoebox gift will be the first gift they ever receive.

  • Chelsea Lauren Wagner, 28, and Nathan Russell Rawlings, 30, married Oct. 7, 2017.
    Felicia Dawn Johnson, 28, and Timothy William Woolums, 32, married Nov. 15, 2017.
    Kaira Elizabeth Withaar, 32, and Shawn Richard King, 33, married Nov. 17, 2017.
    Tarja Lajuan Andrews, 48, and Steve Wayne Wright, 51, married Oct. 28, 2017.
    Marsha Dawn Hunley, 42, and Troy Wayne Hopkins, 26, married Oct. 31, 2017.
    Chelsea Nicole Whalen, 21, and Kevin Thomas Ramey, 21, married Nov. 26, 2017.

  • Taking care of your lawn and garden equipment can make the difference between having stuff that works and stuff that doesn’t! After you are finished preparing your plants for winter don’t forget about your equipment and garden ornaments.  
    In most of our gardens we have more than plants.  Birdbaths, decorative planters, terracotta pots, lawn furniture and hoses need the same consideration we give our plants.  

  • By Jessica Sayre, County extension agent
    for Horticulture
    Winter probably doesn’t seem like the right time to eliminate pests that will take advantage of your landscape plants next spring. But we need to remember that many problem pests will spend the winter on or near the plants they want to munch on when the weather turns warmer.
    One way to get an early handle on problem pests is to use horticultural oils specially formulated for pest control. Horticultural oils suffocate overwintering pests like scale, aphids and certain mites.

  • Matthew Brown, Cynthiana, Kentucky, is a new member of the American Angus Association®, reports Allen Moczygemba, CEO of the national breed organization headquartered in Saint Joseph, Mo.
    The American Angus Association, with more than 25,000 active adult and junior members, is the largest beef breed association in the world. Its computerized records include detailed information on over 18 million registered Angus.

  • Will Banks, Cynthiana, Kentucky, is a new junior member of the American Angus Association®, reports Allen Moczygemba, CEO of the national organization with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo.
    Junior members of the Association are eligible to register cattle in the American Angus Association, participate in programs conducted by the National Junior Angus Association and take part in Association-sponsored shows and other national and regional events.