Today's Features

  • Last year in December the Harrison County Extension Center offered a grain meeting which combined five or six of the central Kentucky counties. The same type program will be offered again. On Tuesday, Dec. 13 at the Scott County Extension Office a program will be offered which will begin at 6 p.m.
    Dr. Chad Lee, grain specialist and Dr. Cory Walters, grain marketing specialist, will present the program. With high input cost it is essential to do everything right. With the uncertainly of the grain market and the overall economy this should be a very beneficial program.

    Fairview Baptist Church will present The First Christmas: A Candlelight Cantata on Sunday, Dec. 18 at 6 p.m. at the intersection of Ky. 1032 and Ky. 1744 in Kelat.

  • One of a few sure things in my life is that I can keep my African violets in bloom year round. Many complain that after the first flush of blooms fades the only thing left is a year’s worth of fuzzy foliage.  
    Well, with a little attention you can keep your African violet cycling in and out of bloom all year round.
    African violets are easier to grow than many think if you create a favorable growing environment.

  • In the past few years, my husband and I have made it a tradition to eat Christmas dinner at a nearby inn that serves a humungous buffet.
    Without fail, every time we go I bemoan the fact that my stomach can’t accommodate large quantities of food.
    I’ve seen people eat stacks of pancakes the size of Rhode Island and whole sides of beef and think that maybe I can do that too, but I can’t.

  • THURSDAY, Dec. 1
    Women’s Book Group. Thursday, Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Will discuss favorite books of 2011 and have a potluck. They do not have to be books discussed in the group.
    FRIDAY, Dec. 2

  • Kyle Barnes was among the 11 students selected from across the state to display an agriculture science project at this week’s Kentucky Farm Bureau annual meeting in Louisville.
    Barnes, a fifth grade student from Cynthiana, exhibited a project called “Alfalfa vs. Grass Hay.” This experiment explored a horse’s taste preferences of two types of hay.
    His winning project was awarded $75.00 and a certificate of recognition for his participation at the state level.

  • Kathryn Gayle Brockmeyer, daughter of Joseph and Peggy Brockmeyer of Dayton, Ky., and Samuel Staton Jacobs, son of George and Donna Jacobs of Cynthiana, were married at 6:30 p.m. on July 16, 2011, at Saint Bernard Church in Dayton, Ky.
    The bride is the granddaughter of Patsy Brockmeyer-Carroll and the late George Brockmeyer and Irma Nell Milner and the late Hobert Milner.
    The groom is the grandson of Earl McNabb and the late Sue McNabb and the late Richard and Elizabeth Jacobs.

  • Joe and Anna Sowder of Cynthiana, Ky., announce the engagement and forthcoming wedding of their son, Nathaniel Gene Sowder, to Kathryn Elizabeth Noble, daughter of Ray and Gaye Noble of Cynthiana.
    Sowder graduated May 2010 from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering. He is employed at Parker Hannifin O-Ring division in Lexington, Ky.
    Noble graduated December 2010 from Bluegrass Community and Technical College with an Associate in Medical Information Technology. She is employed by Dr. Victor G. Lawson, ENT office in Paris, Ky.

  • * Log Cabin, Dec. 12, 1941 -- “U.S. at War with Japan, Germany and Italy. Red Cross War Fund launched.”
    * Cynthiana Democrat, Dec. 18, 1941 -- “C. Campbell reported killed in Pacific. Navy Department notified family that William Clarence Campbell was lost in action during hostilities in the Pacific. It is believed he was stationed on the U.S.S. West Virginia.”
    * Log Cabin, Dec. 19, 1941 -- “Guy L. Bridwell, superintendent of the Harrison County R.E.C.C., has emphasized the need for organizing a home guard unit here.”

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Landon Lee Kiskaden, Nov. 1, son of Tammy White and Dean Kiskaden; John Stanley Vaughn III, Sept. 30, son of John  Stanley Jr. and Carol Vaughn.
    Perm Cast LLC, the nation’s only solid mold manufacturer, located in Cynthiana, asks Cynthiana City Commission for help in funding an expansion.