Today's Features

  • Chapel and Rachel Drake Mastin celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Nov. 25 with their family at Biancke’s Restaurant after attending church together at Indian Creek Christian Church. They were married on Sunday, Nov. 25, 1962 at Curry United Methodist Church in Harrison County.

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: No births to report this week.
    Community Education Center’s Christmas Angel program in is its ninth year. The project is limited to students, K-12, who receive free lunches.
    Retired guardsmen are collecting gifts for their Operation Christmas Care project for hometown men stationed at Fort Campbell.
    Harrison Memorial Hospital welcomes Richard Lee Risher, M.D. to their staff. Risher specializes in family medicine.
    UK medical center opens cancer clinic in Georgetown.

  • The community is invited to a performance of Christmas piano music by Dr. Beth Laytart to help raise money for the Harrison County Senior Citizens’ Center.

  • * Cynthiana News, Dec. 25, 1851 -- “We acknowledge the receipt of a present from I.T. Martin the shape of a can of Baltimore Cove Oysters. We appreciate such presents. Martin always keeps these ‘critters’ on hand. By the way, from the looks of things old ‘Santa Claus’ has made Martin his general agent. Martin’s is decidedly a variety and grocery store, full of everything, and running over with every manner of things belonging to Christmas times.”

  • Several members of the Millersburg Garden Club gathered on Nov. 25 and 26 to decorate the front (inside and outside) of the Wallis House on Pleasant Street in Paris.

  • I flew a plane last week, Delta flight 837.
    Well, maybe not “flew” it, but I definitely helped.
    My daughter moved to Hawaii last week and flew from Atlanta to Honolulu, a nine hour, 14 minute flight that I tracked on my computer.
    For nine hours and 14 minutes I watched an airplane icon inch its way across the continent and then over the Pacific Ocean.
    At one point, about an hour off the California coast, the plane on my computer screen faced east instead of west.

  • THURSDAY, Dec. 6
    Crafts and Carols Dual Program. (Two Sessions) Thursday, Dec. 6 starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library for third-eighth graders in the Children’s Room and for ninth graders through adult in the Library Annex. Please pre-register.
    FRIDAY, Dec. 7
    Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7 and will reopen on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 9 a.m.

  • USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director John W. McCauley, announces that funds are now available for Guaranteed Conservation Loans.
    “Guaranteed Conservation Loans are a useful alternative to help operators implement any Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) approved conservation practice including, but not limited to, waste management systems, conservation structures or water conservation measures,” said McCauley.

  • Today, most gardeners do understand the process of composting organic matter and the value of adding this material to their gardens.  However, there are still many who don’t do it because they think it is hard to get started.  
    Well, fall garden clean-up, leaf raking and a little kitchen debris may be all you need to get a healthy compost pile started this season.  
    Mother Nature will provide the material if you provide the management.  

  • USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Kentucky State Executive Director John W. McCauley, reminds producers that crop reporting deadlines for fall barley, fall wheat, other fall-seeded small grains and peaches have changed for the 2013 crop year. The new deadlines are:
    • Dec. 15, 2012 - Fall Barley, Fall Wheat, and all other Fall-Seeded Small Grains; and
    • Jan. 15, 2013 – Peaches.