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Today's Features

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Landon Nathaniel Baker, Jan. 17. son of Leslie Faulkner and Donnie Baker; Taryn Rae Collier, Jan. 12, daughter of Saraia King and Danny

  • Charles Aiden Sheats-Griess
    Charles Aiden Sheats-Griess was born to Justine L. Sheats and Clayton C. Todd Griess of Cynthiana on Dec. 14, 2012 at Harrison Memorial Hospital.
    He weighed 4 lbs. 14 oz.
    Maternal grandparents are Charles W. and Lisa B. Sheats of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparents are Phyllis Sheats and the late Charles Edward Sheats and Justin and Lois Bell, all of Cynthiana.

  • • Cat Sweatshirt Jacket: Feb. 25 at 9 a.m and 5 p.m. Cost is $5. Deadline to register is Feb. 18. Call 234-5510.

    • Hospice Pillow Project: Feb. 19 at 9 a.m. at the Extension Office.

    • Go Red Reception: Feb. 25 at 5 p.m. at the Cynthiana Christian Church.

  • Kim Pickett announces the engagement and upcoming marriage of her brother, Matthew Douglas Simpson of Cynthiana to Elizabeth Ann Dunnavan of Maysville.
    Simpson is the son of the late Gary and Carolyn Simpson.
    Dunnavan is the daughter of Carol  Dunnavan and the late Jay Dunnavan.
    Simpson is a 2002 Harrison County graduate. He is employed as worship minister of Antioch Mills Christian Church and as vocalist and rhythm guitar player for the Christian rock band, My Heart Remains.

  • SATURDAY, Feb. 9
    3rd Annual W.O.W. (Women of Worship) Conference will be held at Leesburg Christian Church, Saturday, Feb. 9, from noon until 2:30 pm. Special guest speakers from Celebrate Recovery Ministry Leader, Carrie Miller and Director of Development for Refuge for Women, Cindy Warr, music by Dwayne Gillespie of local group Sidewinders. Door prizes, refreshments and free to the public. A love offering will be collected. For more information contact the church at 859-234-0080. Registration in advance is requested, seating limited.

  • The Red Hat Society Chapter of Cynthiana, Wildcats in Red Hats, enjoyed lots of fun and fellowship in 2012.
    In January, Ruth Ann Perraut served as hostess. The group had a meal at Family Fare and then went to the home of Betty Stoner to play cards.
    Wanda Jones hosted the February meeting with a meal at Biancke’s and bingo.
    Serving as hostess for March was Connie Goodwin. The group went to Georgia’s Kitchen and the Heritage Hall in Lexington.
    Kathy Brooks served as hostess for April with a meal at Red Lobster.

  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers that the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 extended the authorization of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (the 2008 Farm Bill) for many Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) commodity, disaster, and conservation programs through 2013. FSA administers these programs.

  • The Harrison County Soil and Water Conservation District has five scholarships available for 2013. Through the local conservation district office, two $1,000 scholarships are available to apply for. These scholarships are open to any high school senior or graduate who is a resident of Harrison County and will be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours ata two or four year accredited institution in a conservation, environmental, and/or science program of studies. Applications are due to the conservation district by April 8, 2013.

  • The spring CPH Sale is planned for Paris Stockyards on Thursday, April 11. The sale will be conducted at the start of the regular sale. This will be the second sale since the stockyards was opened under new ownership.

  • Perhaps this can be a reminder of the payoff of “putting up” the garden in spring, summer and fall: We have extended our homegrown eating pleasure into the winter months with some basic preservation methods.  
    If you froze, dried, canned or otherwise preserved fresh fruits and vegetables in 2012, do not forget about them (or horde them for some unreasonable time.)
    First, open the freezer and assess what’s there:  blanched Romano beans with some ice crystals forming inside the freezer bag?  
    Plan a stew for dinner.