Today's Features

  • THURSDAY, Feb. 11
    Berry City Commission will meet Thursday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m., at Berry City Hall. The meetings are open to the public.
    The Cynthiana Democratic Executive Committee will meet Thursday, Feb. 11 at 6 p.m. at the Hospice building on US 62 East.
    Adult Baking Class - Valentine BonBons. Thursday, Feb. 11 from 10-Noon at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Registration is a must.

  • I suspect most of you have no idea about the person and the saintly episode that is commemorated each Feb. 14 by friends, family and most importantly, lovers.  
    In fact, there are several versions of how the most romantic Saint became a commercial success.  
    One story about St. Valentine has its origins in third century Rome where the Emperor Claudius II outlawed marriage for young single men because he valued them more as young warriors.  

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: David Alan Byers III, Dec. 28, son of David and Andrea Byers; Krysta Rosendale Hamm, Jan. 6, daughter of William Poe and Kristina Hamm; Marlee Delaine Harris, Dec. 16, daughter of Simon J. and Jessica Courtney Harris; Caleb Rodney Irvin, Dec. 12, son of Travis and Kelly Irvin; Taylor Marie Jones, Dec. 15, daughter of Matthew David and Jessica Thomas Jones; Aiden O’Neal Whisman, Jan. 6, son of Amber Reed and Randy Whisman Jr.

  • Local quilters and others who want to put a warm smile on the face of a child in need should join in the upcoming Project Linus Make-A-Blanket Day.
    The North Central Kentucky Chapter of Project Linus will host its annual Make-A-Blanket Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 20 at the First United Methodist Church in Georgetown.

  • Hospice of the Bluegrass is offering a Volunteer Training Course on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at the Hospice of the Bluegrass office. Lunch will be provided.
    The lifeblood of Hospice of the Bluegrass is the volunteers who give of their time, energy and talents to ease the burden of terminally ill patients and their families. Transporting patients and families to appointments, relieving the caregiver, mowing the grass, visiting someone who is lonely, changing a light bulb, installing an air conditioner, helping with fundraisers, clerical work or a myriad of needs that can help.

  • By Jessica Barnes, County extension agent for agriculture & natural resources
    Is fat a bad word? Not necessarily. Simply put, fat is just the body’s storage form for energy. If an animal consumes more energy than it uses, their body will store the excess calories as fat - like money in the bank they can use in an energy shortage (think cows calving in late winter). Fat imparts flavor to food (like a T-bone steak) but it also adds calories. So managing fat can be a delicate issue in the cattle business.

  • Adam R.B. McCauley, Cynthiana, 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.

    Central Christian  Church will begin The Lord’s Kitchen at its Second and Riggs Avenue location this month.
    The kitchen will be open to the public the following Saturdays: Feb. 6 and 20. Hours for the free meals are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    For more information call Benny Northcutt, senior minister, 859-588-3800, or Justin Northcutt, 859-298-4034.

    Thursday evening services are held at 7 p.m.; Sunday services are at 10:30 a.m.
    A hymn sing will be held on Saturday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m.

  • When I was a teenager, I had a bad accident while riding on the back of a motorbike.
    I would like to tell you that I was responsible and had on a helmet, shoes and jacket. The truth, however, is that I hadn’t taken time to put on any sort of protective clothing.
    Actually, my friends and I had been at the pool all day and did not even have shoes on our feet.

  • When someone says, “I have good news and bad news,” which one do you prefer to hear first?
    Joe went to his doctor who posed that question to him.
    “Give me the good news first,” Joe said.
    “You have 24 hours to live,” the doctor told him.
    Clutching his chest, Joe said, “If that’s the good news, what’s the bad news?”
    The doctor said, “I meant to tell you yesterday.”
    Ba dump bump. (Groan.)