Today's Features

  • The Harrison County Farmers’ Market committee will offer an educational meeting discussing early spring crops including cole crop production.  The meeting will take place Thursday, Jan. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Harrison County Extension Office.
    Producers usually question the time of plant and what the expected maturity date would be. This meeting will discuss these matters and will also include seed and plant selection for your garden.

  • Most people would say that there is not much going on in the garden during the winter months. I beg to differ. There are dozens of plants out there doing something interesting.  Some are just showing their pretty bark or their sculptural quality bare of leaves. Others are just beginning to emerge and will be blooming soon.  And others just have some crazy quality that allows their foliage to look as fresh and clean as a spring garden despite the fact it is winter in Kentuckiana.

  • For the most part I’m not a fan of the “Messages from God” billboards (“What part of ‘Thou Shalt Not’ didn’t you understand?” “Keep using my name in vain and I’ll make rush hour longer,” “You think it’s hot here?”).
    Launched a few years ago by a Fort Lauderdale advertising agency, there are 17 messages in all, each one signed simply “God.”
    I do, however, like the one that says, “Well, you did ask for a sign.”
    That always makes me laugh.

    First United Methodist Church welcomes Mike and Sharon Coppersmith and family. His first service will take place on Sunday, Jan. 22.
    Join us as the Coppersmith’s become a part of our church family.

    Cynthiana NA Group Hope for Tomorrow meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 6 p.m. at St. James AME Church, 312 W. Pleasant St. Annex. Speaker meeting last Thursday of each month.
    For more information or questions call Blaine at 859-298-1171.

  • THURSDAY, Jan. 19
    Historical Society. The Harrison County Historical Society will meet Thursday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Annex. The program will be the Historical Show and Tell. Bring an item to show and talk about or just come and see what other people bring. The public is always welcome.

  • The Wedco District Health Department is in the process of conducting a Community Health and Safety Needs Assessment. Part of this assessment is a community survey. The survey asks questions related to quality of life, health care, community involvement, etc. The survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete and is completely anonymous.
    Please take this opportunity to voice your opinion to help address future needs in your community. The deadline to complete the survey is Jan. 27, 2012.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Charles Garrison Jr. announces the marriage of their daughter, Amy Michelle Garrison, to Steven Mathew Oaks. The couple was united in marriage on Jan. 1, 2012 in Gatlinburg, Tenn.
    Garrison is a 2002 graduate of Maysville Community and Technical College with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She is employed by Community Action Council as a Preschool teacher. She will also be graduating the Nursing program at Maysville Community and Technical College in May of 2012.

  • James Lewis ‘Buddy’ and Carol L. Courtney Sosbe of Harrison County will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Jan. 18. They were married on Jan. 19, 1962 at Pleasant Green Baptist Church in Harrison County.
    They have three children, James Lewis Jr. ‘Jimmy,’ Michael Tod (Angie) Sosbe and Pamela Nicole (Jerry) Hicks, all of Harrison County; six grandchildren, James Michael, Bennett Lewis Sosbe, Bridget, Brooke, Jared and Mary-Katherine Hicks, all of Harrison County; and a special niece, Judy Gail Faulkner.

  • The Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter will host an open house on Saturday, Feb. 4 from noon to 3 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come and celebrate the shelter’s birthday. Sponsored by the Humane Society of Harrison County. Cake and soft drinks will be available, plus you might find your next best friend there.
    View the new Sallie McKemie Cattery and check out the puppy room. There are plenty of nice dogs, cats, puppies and kittens needing good homes.

  • I remember a time, not so long ago, when couponing was not fashionable. There were even rumors of coupons being discontinued because people just were not using them. The tide has turned.There are hundreds of couponing websites, newspaper columns, blogs and even a television show about extreme couponers. Consumers are searching for ways to make their dollars go farther and couponing can result in significant savings.