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Today's Features

  • Healthy aging involves more than just being physically healthy. Maintaining a sense of purpose and zest for life are key components in living life to the fullest. Knowing the basic formula for healthy aging will help to guide you through life’s ups and downs and give you a life of meaning and joy. To age well is to age with a positive attitude. Healthy aging advice, tips and humor make aging more enjoyable and more productive.

  • As farmers make plans to return to their fields for spring planting, Blue Grass Energy urges farm workers to be particularly alert to the dangers of working near overhead power lines. Electricity is one of the most overlooked, yet deadly hazards of working on a farm.
    According to the National Safety Council, farmers are at an increased risk for electrocution and electric shock injury compared to non-farmers. In fact, 3.6 percent of youth under the age of 20 who work and/or live around farms are killed each year from electrocution.

  • Monday-Friday: 4-H Sewing Projects as scheduled
    Tuesdays: 4-H Crocheting Projects; 3:30-4:30 p.m., Extension Office
    Tuesdays: 4-H Quilting Projects; 3:30-5 p.m., Extension Office
    2nd Tuesdays: 4-H Shooting Sports Club, Harrison County Extension Office
    Wednesdays: 4-H Knitting Projects; 3:30-4:30 p.m., Extension Office
    2nd Wednesdays: 4-H Saddle N Spur Club, 6:30 p.m., Extension Office
    2nd Mondays: 4-H Rabbit Club, 4:30-5:30 p.m Extension Office

    March
    March 3-28 - 4-H School Club meetings

  • THURSDAY, March 17
    Leprechaun Bucket Craft. Thursday, March 17 starting at 5:30 p.m. A program for ages 5-12 at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Pre-registration is required.
    Blood Drive. Thursday, March 17 at Southside Elementary School from 1-4 p.m.

  • Nancy Iniguez and Fernando Serrano of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., announce the engagement of their daughter, Fernanda Maribel Serrano, to Matthew Lee Thompson, son of Hazel J. Thompson of Cynthiana.
    Serrano is a graduate of Palm Beach Atlantic University receiving a Bachelor of Nursing. She is employed by Yahweh Center Children’s Village.
    Thompson is a graduate of Spencerian College receiving an Associate’s degree in Graphic Design. He is serving in the United State Marine Corp.

  • Ward and Janet Jackson will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on March 12. They were married March 7, 1961 in Williamstown, Ky.
    They have two daughters, Carla (Dale) Arthur and Michelle (Mark) Pergram, two sons, Jimmy (Lara) Jackson and Steve (Lynette) Jackson, and grandchildren, Jared (Megan) Arthur, Ethan Arthur, Aaron (Heather) Jackson, Rachel Jackson, Tiera Jackson, Cody Jackson, Boston and Dalton Pergram and Chris Wright.

  • Kayla Ann Rowland, 18, and Ryan Scott Picard, 18, married Jan. 31, 2011.
    Dawn Angelina Ammon, 39, and Rodney Eugene Davis, 40, married Feb. 4, 2011.
    Jericha Ashley Faber, 22, and Jarod Neil Walker, 21, married Feb. 14, 2011.
    Billie Sue Jennings, 43, and Richard Allen Jennings, 59, married Feb. 5, 2011.
    Peggy Delane Mills, 42, and Allen Lane Maybrier, 46, married Feb. 18, 2011.
    Kimberly Evan Welch, 23, and Robert Alfred Volz, 33, married Feb. 26, 2011.

  • Karen Angelucci will be the speaker for the 8th annual Extension Leadership Event.  Angelucci says” Growing up in Cynthiana, I knew that gardening was my thing. I have taken it to the extreme at times, and have had many successes and failures in the art of gardening. I created my book, Secrets of a Kentucky Gardener, to help myself and others get a grip on their landscape; so they could reap the rewards as I do.

  • An important milestone is being made by a life-saving program at the University of Kentucky. By the end of this year, the UK Ovarian Cancer Screening Program will have provided 200,000 free cancer screens to more than 36,000 Kentucky women since its inception in 1988. The program, which offers free ultrasound screening in Lexington, Prestonsburg, Elizabethtown, Maysville, Somerset and Paducah, remains the largest ovarian cancer screening initiative of its kind.

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: No births this week.
    Harrison County Fillies win fourth straight district title.
    Coming soon to Vanhook Hardware will be lawn mower repair and service.
    • The Japanese beetle, adult and grubs, feed on 275 kinds of American plants. The beetle came here in 1916, it is believed, in soil balled around the roots of iris plants.

    25 years ago . . .