Today's Features

  • As temperatures continue to decrease, it is important to know and understand how various species of forages react to frosts and freezes in order to best utilize these forages and to avoid possible health problems. Freezing changes the metabolism and composition of plants. Depending on plant species, this can create possible forage-related animal disorders or the need to alter grazing management practices.

  • Gov. Steve Beshear has re-appointed Michelle Barnett of Cynthiana, a Harrison County Farm Bureau director, as an agriculture representative on the Kentucky Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board.
    Her term will expire June 23, 2017.

  • The Kentucky Beef Conference will be held at the Fayette County Extension Office on Thursday, Oct. 30.  The program will begin with registration at 10 a.m. followed by the program.
    The KY Beef Conference has been an ongoing annual program for many years. It deals with programs about management decisions for our beef herds. This year the program will be similar.

  • The Burley Co-op completed its annual director election and directors were sworn into service at the organizational Board Meeting on Oct. 8 for a three-year term.
    Donald T. Mitchell of Woodford County and incumbent Robert Reed Bush Sr. of Henry County were elected by the tobacco farmers of each district.
    The incumbent directors in Districts 12, 14, 15 and 16 were elected by acclamation as a result of no challengers.
    Mitchell will represent District 11, which is comprised of Boyle, Jessamine, Mercer and Woodford counties.


    On Sunday, Oct. 26 at 5:30 p.m., Cynthiana Presbyterian Church will host a potluck supper and entertainment will follow.
    Marvin Sullivan of Falmouth, Ky. will bring his talents as a humorist, storyteller and harmonica player to make for an evening of fun. Everyone is welcome.
    The church is located at 103 N. Main St (across from the library). Parking is in the rear of the church. For more information call the church office at 234-2961.


  • “Daddy, Daddy,” were the words I heard seconds before I felt a tightening grip on my legs as my frightened 2-year-old son, David, wanted me to save him from his shadow.

  • Residents of Parkside Manor and Shadylawn Personal Care Homes made the 10-mile journey to Leesburg Church for the third annual Blessing Ball. Participants included guests from Harrison and Scott County Adult Day, members of the Cynthiana and surrounding communities, and for the first time this year-guests from the Pendleton County Adult Day.

  • You know what really irks me? When people at work don’t turn off the bathroom light when they’re done.
    Our company is trying to reduce expenses and one of the easiest things to do is Turn. Off. The. Light!

  • THURSDAY, Oct. 16
    Harrison County Historical Society
    will meet Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Hospice of the Bluegrass building, 1317 US Hwy. 62 East. Speaker will be Terry Harris, reference clerk of the Christine Burgan Kentucky Room, at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library, on death records, births, property records and more.
    FRIDAY, Oct. 17

  • The Woman’s Club of Harrison County met on Friday, Oct. 10, at Hospice of the Bluegrass. Cheryl Case presided over the event.  
    Inez Burgin led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance and offered the blessing of the meal. The luncheon was prepared by Layne Tussey.