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Today's Features

  •    Leaf raking is an autumn chore that only children enjoy because they get to undo it in one fowl swoop.  We rake and pile, and they jump.  

       I propose a new approach that just may make us all happy: Adults can still rake a little, children can still play and trees will benefit from some mulch and fertilizer. At the farm, raking leaves is passé; we let them stay where they fall (within reason, of course) which is usually beneath their canopy.

  • 2011-12 Harrison County
    4-H Events

    Nov. 3: Harrison County Extension District Board, Harrison County Extension Center
    Nov. 16: Harrison County 4-H Saddle n Spur meeting, Harrison County 4-H Center Fairgrounds
    Nov. 23: Robert Wiggington 4-H Memorial Award due to Extension Office

    2012
    May 14-16: Harrison County 4-H Hunter and Home Gun Safety Education, May 14 and 15, Extension Office, May 16 Roberts Farm

    June 26-29: 4-H Camp, North Central 4-H Camp, Carlisle, KY

  • Ballots for the 2011 Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committee elections will be mailed to eligible voters Nov. 4, 2011. The deadline for eligible voters to return ballots to their local FSA offices is Dec. 5, 2011.


  • The Harrison County Beef Cattle Association will be having their annual meeting of the local association on Monday, Nov. 7 at the Harrison County Extension Office. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. with a meal followed by the program and business meeting.

  • BERRY CHRISTIAN
    The Berry Christian Church bazaar will be held Saturday, Nov. 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring local artists, Tupperware, premier jewelry, Rada knives and crafts. Items on hand or special order available.
    Everyone is welcome.

    CENTRAL CHRISTIAN
    Central Christian Leadership would like to thank those who attended the “Singspiration” on Oct. 23.
    Pastor Barry Wethington has returned from his trip to Haiti with renewed determination to continue his participation in such outreach programs.

  • We were eating pizza — thin crust perfectly crisp, topped with ooey gooey decadent cheesy goodness that was just the right degree of meltiness.
    As our eyes rolled back in our heads in pizza ecstasy, my friend Tara said she had recently read that the sign of a culture in decline is its glorification of its cuisine and deification of its chefs.
    Bobby Flay and Wolfgang Puck anyone?

  • FRIDAY, Nov. 4
    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Friday, Nov. 4 at Beacon House at 10:30 a.m.; New Beginnings, 11 a.m.; Robynwood Heights, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
    Meet-and-Greet. Friday, Nov. 4, Independent candidates for governor and lt. governor, Gatewood Galbraith and Dea Riley, will be in Cynthiana at Biancke’s at 7:30 p.m. for a meet-and-greet. Live music will be provided by Solidago.
    SATURDAY, Nov. 5

  • Perhaps the best thing about writing a column is having a forum to work out what I believe.
    It’s also a great place to air my petty beefs and hope that somehow I can find a nugget of truth about God and his kingdom to help us all.
    But mostly I just like to publicly tattle about people who irritate me.
    For example, people who invade my personal space. This happens mostly at Walmart while at the register waiting for my grocery total.

  • BERRY CHRISTIAN
    The Berry Christian Church bazaar will be held Saturday, Nov. 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring local artists, Tupperware, premier jewelry, Rada knives and crafts. Items on hand or special order available.
    Everyone is welcome.
    CENTRAL CHRISTIAN
    Central Christian Church will be hosting a Singspiration on Oct. 23 at 4 p.m. Local talent will be featured. Refreshments will be served after the program. Everyone is invited to attend.
    Pastor Barry Wethington is travelling with a Missions group to Haiti this month.

  • Harrison County High School sweethearts Andrea Rankin and Justin Wells were together nearly five years when they split up in 2003.
    They met when Andrea was 14 years old during a shared P.E. class and made an instant connection.
    However, following a short engagement, the couple decided to go their separate ways.
    Their split was a total loss of contact with one another for eight years.
    However, through what Justin calls “the wonder of social networking,” they reconnected in April.