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Today's Features

  • THURSDAY, Sept. 20
    Celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day and National Play-Doh Day. Thursday, Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. This program will take place in the children’s library. Please pre-register by calling 234-4881.
    FRIDAY, Sept. 21
    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Friday, Sept. 21 at New Beginnings at 10:30 a.m.; Our Little Miracles, 11 a.m.; Shady Lawn, 11:30 a.m.; Robynwood Heights, 3-4 p.m.
    SATURDAY, Sept. 22

  • Larry and JoAnn (Bruin) Jones announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Loren Leslee Jones to Nathan Russell Rawlings, son of Jeanette Rawlings and Richard Rawlings.
    The wedding will take place at Mt. Gilead Church off Havilandsville Road, Cynthiana, Ky., on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. A reception will follow the ceremony at the farm of Robert and Linda Bruin, Richland Creek. All friends and family are invited to attend. No formal invitations are being sent.

  • Joe and Brenda Parker (Foley) were married on Sept. 15, 1962, at Sunrise Christian Church in Sunrise, Ky.
    Joe is the CEO and director of operations for ImperiaAgro, which grows corn and soybeans in the Ukraine. Brenda is a retired music therapist. They have lived for 40 years in Florence, Ky., and attend First Church of Christ in Burlington, Ky.
    They are the parents and in-laws of Greg and Lisa Winans; Scott and Amy Parker; and JJ and Lucia Parker. The couple has four young grandchildren,  Treyson Parker, William Parker, Camille Parker, and Elijah Parker.

  • HCHS CLASS OF 1977
    The Harrison County High School Class of 1977 will hold their 35 year reunion on Sept. 29 from 7:30 p.m.-12 a.m. at the Elks Club.
    For more information call 234-9380.

    HCHS CLASS OF 2002
    The Harrison County High School Class of 2002 will hold their 10 year reunion on Saturday, Sept. 22 at the Cynthiana Country Club from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Cost is $25 per person and appetizers and desserts will be served. A cash bar will be available.

  • Jessie Ingram Ellis, 68, and Beverly Terry Johnson, 69, married Aug. 16, 2012.
    Christina Louise Rodgers, 32, and Christopher Ray Barnett, 33, married Aug. 18, 2012.
    Kelsey Lynne Buckley, 22, and Joshua Lee Helsel, 24, married Aug. 18, 2012.
    Debbie Sue Stephens, 41, and William David Hadden, 52, married Aug. 25, 2012.
    Jessica Elizabeth Summers, 30, and Benjamin Ray Brewer, 29, married Aug. 28, 2012.
    Bridget Renee Hill, 24, and William Patrick Hicks, 24, married Sept. 1, 2012.

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Daniel Thomas Allen III, Sept. 9, son of Danny and Ricci Allen Jr.; Graves Edward Fryman, Sept. 10, son of Starlette Hope and Daryl F. Fryman; Jacob Leslie Hamm, June 26, son of Jeffrey and Rebecca Hamm; Elizabeth Jewel Kiskaden, Sept. 8, daughter of Susan and James Kiskaden.
    Harrison County Fiscal Court approves purchase of new radio equipment for the Cynthiana Fire Department. Total costs will be $5,541 plus another $450 or so for a new base.

  • Old farm sites that are long vacant often have remnants of a once thriving agricultural model that fed the whole family.   
    Among the farm smorgasbord was the small home orchard; and among the orchard the Kieffer pear still stands if nothing else does.  
    The Kieffer pear has been around for a long time and it seems we have forgotten how to treat it as an eating pear.  
    If you have ever happened upon an old tree you may have been put off by the hard fruit.  

  • USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director John W. McCauley, announces that guaranteed farm ownership loan funds for Fiscal Year 2012 have been exhausted. Farmers and ranchers in Kentucky received $59,736, 321 million in guaranteed loans through Aug. 31, 2012.
    “Fiscal Year 2013 begins on Oct. 1, 2012, and we anticipate that guaranteed farm ownership funds will be available in early October,” said McCauley.