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Today's Features

  • GILKERSON/GILKISON
    The Gilkerson/Gilkison family reunion will be held Saturday, Aug. 30 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Legion Hall on Legion Road in Paris, Ky. A potluck meal will be served at 12:30 p.m.
    Bring a covered dish, soft drinks. Utensils, plates, napkins, lemonade and coffee will be furnished. Also bring family tree information.
    For more information call Deloris G. Brooks at 859-987-4744 or Joyce G. Dean at 859-948-7064.

  • Jessica Barnes has had a busy summer – graduating from the University of Kentucky in May, getting married in June and starting her new job as horticulture agent for the Harrison County Extension Office in July.
    The Connersville native started as an intern in the summer of 2013 under Gary Carter, the agriculture and natural resources agent for the Extension office. Quickly she learned that she was needed as people began to ask her questions about their plants.

  • NEW BEGINNINGS WORSHIP CENTER
    Project Packpack is giving away backpacks and supplies Aug. 9 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at New Beginnings Worship Center, 103 Marshall Ave., Cynthiana. For more information call 859-298-0189.

    OAKWOOD BAPTIST

    Oakwood Baptist Church is hosting a hayride and hot dog roast on Sunday, August 10.
    We will meet at the church at 2:30 p.m. and will arrive back at the church at 8:30 p.m.
    Rain out date will be scheduled for August 17.

  • The call came when I was at a hospital in Lexington waiting for the arrival of my best friend’s grandchild.  
    I didn’t recognize the number but thought it was going to be awhile so I could take the call.  
    I recognized the voice immediately; it was the nurse from my gynecologist’s office.  I wasn’t expecting a call from them because it had been over a month since I had seen the doctor and just as long since any test had been completed.  

  • U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA)  announces that the enrollment deadline for the 2012 and 2013 Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP) has been extended to Aug. 15, 2014. Originally, program sign-up was scheduled to end Aug. 1.
    The new deadline gives livestock, honeybee, and farm-raised fish producers who experienced losses because of disease, adverse weather, wildfires or colony collapse disorder between Oct. 1, 2011 and Sept. 30, 2013, an additional two weeks to enroll in ELAP.

  • The unusually cool weather for July has spurred several problems for vegetable growers throughout the county and state.

  • The Kentucky Agricultural Finance Corporation approved Harrison County for a $250,000 loan to be used for agricultural infrastructure, according to a press release from the Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy.
    The Harrison County Extension Office receives these funds after the Kentucky State Fair, which is then given to county farmers after an extensive application process, said Gary Carter, agent for agriculture and natural resources.

  • FRIDAY, Aug. 8
    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Friday, Aug. 8 at Our Little Miracles at 10:30 a.m.; Parkside, 11 a.m.; Shady Lawn, 11:30 a.m.; Robynwood Heights, 3 p.m.; Edgemont, 3:45 p.m.
    Community Day. J&B Missions will be holding its annual Community Day on Friday, Aug. 8, at Cherokee and Shawnee from 12 to 3 p.m. There will be free clothes, toys, school uniforms, household items ad furniture.

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Luke Allen Bearickx, June 27, son of Burt Allen and Jennifer Ellen Bearickx; James David (J.D.) Tucker, July 16, son of Bobby and Kelly Tucker.

  • The Yard of the Month winner for August is Lillian Riggins on Hicks Road.  This yard has the “wow” factor.  

    Lillian’s gardens are very unique with rock works, recycled lawn decorations and a pleasing mix of annuals and perennials blooming in sequence.