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Today's Features

  • Banyan Taggart Batson was born to H.D. and Cindi Batson on Sept. 29, 2012.
    He weighed 8 lbs. 15 oz., and is welcomed by his sister, Brynlee Raine Batson.
    Paternal grandparents are Donnie and Kay Batson of Cynthiana.
    Maternal grandparents are Ben and Terry Sloat of Harrison County.

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Dillon Lee Delano Hunter, Feb. 4, son of Tiffany and Robert Hunter; Matthew Conner Kilpela, Dec. 26, son of Matthew and Jeannie Kilpela.
    A Lexington pilot is still missing. The 66 year old pilot left the Georgetown airport on Jan. 9 headed for Kansas City, Mo. His plane was last detected on radar headed toward Cynthiana. the Civil Air Patrol has conducted a four-state search for plane wreckage along his assumed path but has not found anything. The block box in the plane has never signaled trouble.

  • Proper design and quick recognition of problems that impede cattle flow are essential for safe, efficient cattle handling.

  • The Harrison County Conservation District is hosting the annual Conservation Breakfast meeting on Feb. 20, 2013 at the Cooperative Extension Office. This years program will be, Farming in the 21st Century: a practical approach to improve Soil Health, presented by John Graham, NRCS State Soil Health Specialist.

  • I suspect most of you have no idea about the person and the saintly episode that is commemorated each Feb. 14 by friends, family and most importantly, lovers. In fact, there are several versions of how the most romantic Saint became a commercial success.

  • The Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative Association (BTGCA) is proud to announce that the 2013 BTGCA Scholarship applications are now being accepted.
    The Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative will award four $1000 scholarships to students for the 2013-2014 school years. It is a great way for our organization to help our farm families as they work to provide educational opportunities to their children.

  • USDA Farm Service Agency reserves funds each year to make loans to socially disadvantaged applicants to buy and operate family-size farms. A socially disadvantaged farmer is one of a group whose members have been subjected to racial, ethnic, or gender prejudice because of their identity as members of the group without regard to their individual qualities. For the purposes of this program, socially disadvantaged groups have been defined as women, Blacks or African Americans, American Indians or Alaskan Natives, Hispanics, Asians, and Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders.

  • SALEM CHURCH
    OF CHRIST
    The  community is invited to join us at Salem Church of Christ, Salem Pike for a Good Friday service of praise, prayer and reflection on March 29 at 7 p.m.
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    Salem Church of Christ, Salem Pike, will host the Sam Marsh Family Singers on Saturday, April 6 at 7 p.m. for a night of 4-part harmony and acapella praise to God.  The community is invited.

  • The other day I listened to an interview with Alexandra Horowitz as she discussed her book, “On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes.”
    She lives in New York City with a dog and a toddler, and frequently walks around her neighborhood, traveling the same route, passing the same buildings and businesses and trees and traffic.
    After taking the same walk many hundreds of times, she realized she never noticed where she was going. So, the next time out she decided to notice as much as she could.