Today's Features

  • Today I have the heebie jeebies.
    I’ve been listening to a podcast (that’s like a radio program that you download from the Internet) about fear: Why are people afraid? How can they get rid of fear?
    The podcast began with a story about woman with Urbach-Wiethe disease, a rare condition that has three symptoms: a scratchy voice, raised dots around the eyes and absolutely no sense of fear.
    The part of her brain that registers fear is calcified. She can be happy, sad, angry, feel love and feel hate, but she can’t feel fear.

  • Family members of people buried in the historic Barlow Methodist Church Cemetery on Barlow Pike have formed a non profit Kentucky corporation for the preservation of the cemetery grounds.
    The Barlow Methodist Church was formally organized in 1866.  It is thought that a church and a school met on the grounds prior to the Civil War.  With changing demographics the church was closed over a decade ago.  In 2015, the building was torn down as siding materials contained asbestos.

    The Mynear family reunion will be held Saturday, Aug. 5,  in the Hunter Shelter at Blue Licks State Park and Resort from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Bring food, drinks, and eating utensils for a noon potluck meal.
    Come and bring family and friends. All are welcome.

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Alarra Blaine Mateace and Airsiah Jade Venae Cobbins, July 13, born to Cartia Cummins and Larry Cobbins; Kathryn Marie Wilson, July 6, daughter of Kevin and Rebekah Wilson.
    Harrison County City Cab now is service. Bill Cummins and Barry Martin are the owners/chauffers.
    Sophomore Courtney Grannis is the first female to take the field as a Thorobred football player.

  • We cannot control the weather but we can control what our tomatoes eat, so to speak.
    At planting time, we prepare the soil with composted hen manure and a little organic fertilizer. We also mulch around the plants immediately in order to moderate soil moisture and to prevent the spread of soil-borne diseases.   
    This year our work at building healthy soil has paid off because the tomatoes are thriving. Some folks have not been as lucky as the rain poured down earlier in the season.

  • Millersburg Garden Club will be holding a House Flower Show titled, “The Ladies of Millersburg,” on Saturday, Aug. 19, from 1 to 5 p.m. The location is Maplewood, the beautiful, historic home of Karin and Keith Buchanan, 203 Maysville Road, a very short distance from Millersburg on the left heading toward Carlisle. There is a “Maplewood” sign at the driveway entrance.

  • * Susan Hartley Swett (1843-1907) -- “When the scarlet cardinal tells her dream to the dragonfly, and the lazy breeze makes a nest in the trees, and murmurs a lullaby, it is July. When the tangled cobweb pulls the cornflowers cap awry, and the lilies tall lean over the wall to bow to the butterfly, it is July.”

  • Mr. and Mrs. Edward Wiggins Jr. will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, July 29.
    They were married at Antioch Christian Church by the Rev. William McGarvey Lenox.

  • Laura Bryant of Cynthiana, daughter of Matthew and Jennifer Bryant of Carlisle, Ky., and Derek Bowser of Cynthiana, son of William and Dreema Bowser of Georgetown, Ky., announce their forthcoming marriage.
    The wedding will take place on Sept. 2, 2017 at 3 p.m. at Calvary Assembly Of God, Cynthiana, with David Luellen presiding.
    The bride-to-be will be given in marriage by her mother and brother. Her maid of honor is Ashley Russell of Maysville, Ky.
    Bridesmaids will be Kaylynn Bowser, Rachel Bowser, Pauline Banks, and Cayla Saunders.

    City on a Hill evening services are held on Wednesdays at 7 p.m.; Sunday services are at 10:30 a.m. and at 6 p.m.
    Services are held at the Center at 201 N. Second St., Berry, Ky.
    For more information call 859-954-1573 or 859-954-0579.

    Central Christian Church, Second and Riggs, will sponsor a Back to School giveaway for children K-8th grades on July 29 from 1-4 p.m.
    Backpacks and supplies, hair cuts (by a licensed beautician), hot dogs, chips, cookies and Kool-Aid will be available.