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Today's Features

  • Residents living in and around the Cynthiana, Ky. community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture.
    St. Edward Catholic Church will host Life Line Screening on April 4. The site is located at 107 N. Walnut St. in Cynthiana. Beverly Reed of Benton, Ky. attended a Life Line Screening and said, “I want to thank you for saving my life.”
    Four key points every person needs to know:
    • Stroke is the third leading cause of death and a leading cause of permanent disability.

  • BATTLE GROVE
    CEMETERY SERVICES
    The Easter Sunrise service will be held Sunday, March 31 at 7 a.m. in the area in front of the vault.
    Dr. Mike Coppersmith, First United Methodist Church will be the speaker.
    All artifical flowers and arrangements need to be removed by March 31.
    CALVARY ASSEMBLY
    OF GOD
    Calvary Assembly of God will be having its Easter Egg Hunt 2013 on Saturday, March 30 at 2 p.m.
    There will be thousands of eggs and large prizes in five age brackets. The egg hunt is for ages birth through fifth grade.

  • On Oct. 26, a woman named Terri married the man of her dreams, and on Nov. 12, her new husband, Mike, went in for surgery for a lump on his jaw and had 9/10 of his tongue removed.
    Mike is dying from oral cancer, slowly and painfully.
    I’ve been following their saga on Facebook. It is both incredibly sad and filled with sweetness and an ultimate happily-ever-after ending.
    Here are some of Terri’s most recent Facebook posts:

  • (StatePoint) Spending time outdoors can recharge the soul and bring the family together. In your own backyard you can find beauty, enjoyment and a place to connect with nature -- so long as you make sure to maintain all those beautiful trees and plants.
    Whether you have a garden, woodlands or natural landscaping on your property, you’ll want to keep your land healthy and free of unwanted pests. And experts say that woodlands need special attention.

  • I generally have seed trays full of little sprouts by now, but this year the lingering cold weather has me languishing, quite frankly.  
    The seed potato and onion sets sit waiting for the soil to dry out a bit and seed packets glare at me from their neat stack strategically placed on the kitchen work table.  

  • Researchers need the public’s help in finding more nesting sites of Kentucky’s remaining barn owls.
    Barn owls, with their distinctive heart-shaped faces and dark eyes, were plentiful across Kentucky as late as the 1960s. Currently, however, there are only about 25 documented nesting locations statewide.
    Wildlife biologists with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources need to locate as many barn owl nesting sites as possible to gain a deeper understanding of why this species has declined in the state.

  • As pastures continue to decline from the hot dry summer months last year, we continue to see more and more weeds showing in pastures. There are many questions such as: Where do they come from? What are they? And how can you control them?

  • THURSDAY, March 28
    Women’s Book Group. Thursday, March 28 at 6 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. The book for discussion will be The House of Silk: A Sherlock Holmes Novel by Anthony Horowitz. Snacks will be provided.
    MONDAY, April 1
    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Monday, April 1 in Claysville at 11 a.m.; Leesburg, 2:30 p.m.; Grays Run, 3:15 p.m.
    TUESDAY, April 2

  • THURSDAY, March 21
    Spring Art Show. Thursday, March 21, Licking Valley Campus Extension, from 4-6 p.m.
    March Tip Off Party. Thursday, March 21 from  noon-4 p.m. in the Annex at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Games and snacks provided. Bracket drawing will take place during this time.
    Friends of the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library will meet Thursday, March 21 in the Charles Feix Community room at 6 p.m. Pizza will be served.