Today's Features

  • It’s no surprise to people who know me that I am not a fancy Nancy.
    I’m not plain, and I am (I hope) feminine, but I’m definitely not lacy, doily, flowery foo-foo.
    I’m so not a princess.
    That said, I’m constantly getting invited to women’s events that border on the fancy. This past weekend, I was with a group of women at a nearby Victorian hotel, which has fancy in its very structure.

    Berry Christian Church will host their Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring local artists and crafters which include Rada Knives, Tupperware, 31 Handbags, Just Jewelry and handmade jewelry, Tastefully Simple, Wickless Candles and more.
    Lunch will be available. Call 234-1765 or 234-5197.

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Emma Katherine Courtney, Sept. 27, daughter of Joel and Jenny Courtney; Blake Thomas Furnish, Sept. 15, son of J.T. and Kristy Furnish; William David Lucky, Sept. 12, son of Ernie and Julie Lucky.
    The Colemansville Store has new owners. Jason and Donna Cox purchased the business on July 17. The store reopened on Aug. 2 after a little remodeling a little country charm added. The store is located Ky. 1032 West, about a mile and a half from Berry.

  • The best guess about the origins of bread is the flat breads were common in the late Stone Age. Surviving versions include the tortilla, Indian johnny-cakes and the Chinese pancake. Raised bread seems to have developed in Egypt around 4000 B.C. By the middle ages, improved strains of wheat, grinding equipment, fermentation and the improved cooking equipment allowed the baking of leavened bread to become a profession.

  • Douglas and Trudy Barton of Carlisle, announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Barton, to Kyle Wurtz, son of Jeff and Tammy Wurtz of Cynthiana.
    Barton, a pre-nursing student at Maysville Community and Technical College, is a certified resident care associate at Cedar Ridge Health Campus.
    Wurtz attended Georgetown College, works at FedEx Freight in Northern Kentucky, and is deployed to the Horn of Africa with the Carlisle Kentucky National Guard unit.
    The wedding is planned for Sept. 28, 2013 at the Smoot Farm near the Nicholas/Bath county line.

  • The Harrison County Democratic Woman’s Club will host the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner with a tribute to Virgie Florence Wells, the first woman Mayor of Cynthiana.
    The Master of Ceremonies is the Honorable Sam W. Arnold III. Speakers are: Joyce Courtney, Marilynn Bell, Meg Ammerman, Bruce Florence, Honorable John Lair, Sgt. Tim Wells and Amy Wells Dolan, Ph.D.
    The event will be held on Monday, Oct. 22 at Cynthiana Christian Church. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. and adjourn at 8.

  • Emma Jane Butcher was born to Patrick and Elizabeth Butcher of Burlington, Ky. on July 16, 2012 at St. Elizabeth, Edgewood. She weighed 9 lbs. 10 oz.
    Maternal grandparents are John and Diane McGhee of Bainridge, Ohio.
    Paternal grandparents are Kenneth and Jane Butcher of Cynthiana.

  • Sydney Dawn Miller, daughter of Dave and Tina Miller, of Cynthiana, and Zane Benjamin Arnold Bourne, son of Arnold and Lori Bourne, of Durant, Okla., were married on June 23. The ceremony was held at 2 p.m. at the First Church of God with the couple’s Pastor from Fresh Start Community Church in Norman, Okla., Pastor Dave Dooley officiating.

  • Kenneth and Jane Butcher will be celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary on Oct. 27 with an open house at Antioch Mills Christian Church hosted by their sons, Eddie and Patrick, and their families. The open house is from 2-4 p.m. All friends and family are invited.
    The couple requests no gifts.

  • Fall has arrived with two threats of frost so far (but none that materialized for the farm).
    Frost is inevitable, of course, it happens every year so let’s get organized for the return of our tropical to the not-so-great indoors.
    The lush plants that spent the summer out on the patio or are now faced with a less than ideal existence indoors…but there are some things we can do (including lowering our expectations in some cases) to help them get through the winter in the healthiest way possible.