Today's Features

  • Most of us are not fluent in Latin so distinguishing between an Aesculus parviflora and an Aesculus pavia may take some extra effort. Throw hybrids and cultivars into the mix and our plant choices may increase with our confusion.  
    Categorizing plants is both scientifically and commercially important.

  • USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announces that the ranking period cut-off date for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) is Jan. 13, 2012. Producers interested in CSP should submit applications to their local NRCS office by the deadline so that their applications can be considered during the first ranking period of 2012.
    The CSP is a voluntary program that encourages agricultural and forestry producers to address resource concerns by: undertaking additional conservation activities; and improving and maintaining existing conservation systems.

  • About 95 percent of the land in Kentucky is privately owned. To successfully manage our wildlife resources, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources works cooperatively with Kentucky’s private landowners.

  • Last month my husband and I went to Charlotte, N.C., one of our favorite cities.
    We stayed uptown — which I would call downtown, but what do I know? — right in the middle of all the tall buildings and skyscrapers.
    I have a confession to make. I love buildings. I mean, I love, l-o-v-e buildings, like chocoholics love chocolate and pie-aholics love pie. Well, maybe not that much, but I love architecture and design, Gothic arches and flying buttresses.

    Unity March
    Join the community in celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King’s Day on Jan. 16. Will start by gathering at Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 309 N. Locust St. around 9:30 a.m. The march will be routed for the convenience of all and there will be some transportation for those who want to participate but not able to march.
    The march will bring everyone back to Ebenezer Church where special services will be held with Don J. Johnson, Executive Director of Human Rights as the keynote speaker for the day.

  • THURSDAY, Jan. 5
    Women’s Book Group. Thursday, Jan. 5 at 6 p.m. will meet to discuss the book The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Refreshments will be served the night of discussion.

    FRIDAY, Jan. 6
    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Friday, Jan. 6 at Cynthiana Baptist Daycare at 10:30 a.m.; Shady Lawn, 11:30 a.m.; Eastside Laundry, 3 p.m.; Grand Haven, 3:15 p.m.

    SATURDAY, Jan. 7

  • FRIDAY, Dec. 30
    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Friday, Dec. 30 at Our Little Miracles at 11:30 a.m.; Robynwood Heights, 2:30 p.m.
    SATURDAY, Dec. 31
    Public Library Closing. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library will be closed Dec. 31 and will reopen on Monday, Jan. 2 at 9 a.m.
    MONDAY, Jan. 2
    Health Department Closings. The Harrison County Health Department will be closed on Jan. 2 and 3 for the New Year holiday.
    TUESDAY, Jan. 3

  • * Cynthiana Democrat, April 12, 1917 - “Snowy Easter Sunday (April 8) Easter Sunday opened with a cold rain which turned to snow before noon and continued until early evening. That night the ground froze, and on Monday the pavements were slick with a thin coating of ice. All thought of Easter finery went by the board and the few people who ventured out went about in winter garments, shivering and miserable.”