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Today's Features

  • Fifteen beef producers from Harrison County participated in a Certified Pre-Conditioned for Health Sale (CPH 45) on Thursday, Dec. 6 at the Paris Stockyards. The sale was the first CPH sale held in Paris under new ownership.
    The cattle were delivered on Wednesday, Dec. 5 and were weighed at that point. Each animal was evaluated on quality and pinned with like cattle in the sale. The animals were fed and watered following their delivery.

  • America’s farmers and ranchers will soon have the opportunity to make a positive impact on their communities by taking part in the 2012 Census of Agriculture. Conducted every five years by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), the Census is a complete count of all U.S. farms, ranches and those who operate them.

  • Recognized for the achievements of its women’s program this year, Harrison County Farm Bureau received the 2012 Gold Star Award of Excellence during Kentucky Farm Bureau’s annual meeting in Louisville. The award honors county Women’s Committees for active participation in leadership development programs, agricultural promotion, educational initiatives and numerous other aspects of support to the local Farm Bureau.

  • Picking out the perfect Christmas tree was something that I used to take very serious: all the cleaning and moving of furniture and packing of boxes and light-stringing and unstringing required a tree worth the effort.
    I have scaled back in recent years but still see the fun in finding a tree that fits your space and holds precious ornaments with style.
    So, which type of tree reflects your holiday?
    Do you get a fresh cut, artificial, balled and burlapped?  Or do you just go out-of-town and let someone else do the decorating?  

  • Chapel and Rachel Drake Mastin celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Nov. 25 with their family at Biancke’s Restaurant after attending church together at Indian Creek Christian Church. They were married on Sunday, Nov. 25, 1962 at Curry United Methodist Church in Harrison County.

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: No births to report this week.
    Community Education Center’s Christmas Angel program in is its ninth year. The project is limited to students, K-12, who receive free lunches.
    Retired guardsmen are collecting gifts for their Operation Christmas Care project for hometown men stationed at Fort Campbell.
    Harrison Memorial Hospital welcomes Richard Lee Risher, M.D. to their staff. Risher specializes in family medicine.
    UK medical center opens cancer clinic in Georgetown.

  • The community is invited to a performance of Christmas piano music by Dr. Beth Laytart to help raise money for the Harrison County Senior Citizens’ Center.

  • * Cynthiana News, Dec. 25, 1851 -- “We acknowledge the receipt of a present from I.T. Martin the shape of a can of Baltimore Cove Oysters. We appreciate such presents. Martin always keeps these ‘critters’ on hand. By the way, from the looks of things old ‘Santa Claus’ has made Martin his general agent. Martin’s is decidedly a variety and grocery store, full of everything, and running over with every manner of things belonging to Christmas times.”

  • Several members of the Millersburg Garden Club gathered on Nov. 25 and 26 to decorate the front (inside and outside) of the Wallis House on Pleasant Street in Paris.

  • I flew a plane last week, Delta flight 837.
    Well, maybe not “flew” it, but I definitely helped.
    My daughter moved to Hawaii last week and flew from Atlanta to Honolulu, a nine hour, 14 minute flight that I tracked on my computer.
    For nine hours and 14 minutes I watched an airplane icon inch its way across the continent and then over the Pacific Ocean.
    At one point, about an hour off the California coast, the plane on my computer screen faced east instead of west.