Today's Features

  • Julia Mae Carr was born in Harrison County on Sept. 17, 1915, to Julius Coleman Carr and Dora Lea Marshall.  
    She had an older sister, Mary Blanche Carr Ravenscraft, and a younger brother, Julius Coleman Carr Jr. Her family farmed both in Bourbon and Harrison counties.  
    Julia attended Ewalts Crossroad School. The last family farm was in Harrison County on Hicks Pike near Cynthiana.  

  • The Community Safety Day was held Sunday, Sept. 13. Participating in the event were the Cynthiana Fire Department, Cynthiana Police Department, Browns EMS, Harrison County Search and Rescue and Air Methods. On display was a 1917 Curtiss JN-4 Biplane and a 1992 WACO YMF5C Super. Kids attending the event were given free plane rides and lots of goodies from the first responders.

  • THURSDAY, Sept. 17
    Autumn Home Decor Craft. Thursday, Sept. 17 at 10 a.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. All materials will be provided. This program is for adults. Pre-registration is appreciated.
    Magic Treehouse Book and Activity Club. Thursday, Sept. 17 at 5:30 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Will be discussing and doing activities based on the book Pirates Past Noon by Osborne. Pre-registration is appreciated.

    FRIDAY, Sept. 18

  • Once again it’s time for a mumbo jumbo, bits of odds and ends column filled with random thoughts and various things I’ve found and have been saving that are too short for a full-length column yet too good not to use. I hope there will be something helpful to you.
    •In a sermon at the church in Tampa we often visit, the pastor talked about fear, a subject I am well acquainted with, although I’m much better than I was.

    The Story-Believe is a church-wide spiritual growth experience for all ages, taking each person on a journey, showing how to think, act, and be more like Jesus. The format is flexible, consisting of an introduction and three 10-week modules revealing the key beliefs, practices and virtues of a Christ-follower. The accompanying age-appropriate cirricula, as well as a rich assortment of printed and digital tools, make this a powerful church-wide discipleship program.

  • U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Kentucky Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, John W. McCauley reminds producers that USDA offers interim financing at harvest time to help producers meet cash flow needs without having to sell commodities when market prices are at harvest-time lows. The programs, known as Marketing Assistance Loans (MALs) and Loan Deficiency Payments (LDPs), were authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill for the 2014-2018 crop years.

  • When it comes to natural disasters, it’s a matter of when – rather than if – one will strike. This September, during National Preparedness Month, is the perfect time to make sure you and your family are prepared for emergency situations. Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company have crews and employees behind the scenes working around the clock to meet the needs of our customers and respond to emergencies.
    Follow these five tips to keep your cool, remain safe and become prepared.
    Make a plan.

  • THURSDAY, Sept. 10
    Berry City Commission will meet Thursday, Sept. 10 at 7 p.m., at Berry City Hall. The meetings are open to the public.

    FRIDAY, Sept. 11
    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Friday, Sept. 11 at Cynthiana Baptist Daycare at 10:30 a.m.

    SATURDAY, Sept. 12

  • I am in need of chips. Wood chips, that is. I grew up being warned about using fresh wood products as mulch or soil amendments because, in theory, as the wood broke down it would tie up valuable nitrogen, stealing it away from the plants.
    Recent conclusions based on old and new field research- and practical experience- suggests otherwise. I have found that wood chips make an excellent soil conditioner and weed suppressant (almost more critical this year).