Today's Features

  • CLASS OF 1964
    The Harrison County High School Class of 1964 is getting ready for their annual reunion. This year it will be on Oct. 20 at Biancke’s Restaurant. If you come for dinner, we will be in the back room at 5 p.m. We’ll order from the menu and everybody will pay for their own meal.
    After dinner, at approximately 6:30 p.m., we’ll move to the patio and bar areas to socialize. You may want to attend both the dinner and social hours, but if you wish to attend only one, that’s okay, too. We hope to see you there.

  • The apple orchard has been picked clean and some have gone to our Courtney Farms Fruit CSA subscribers, some are now applesauce, some frozen and loads are now dried and sitting patiently on the shelf until the dead of winter (We are not allowed to eat them until all fresh are eaten!)
    Our attention now turns to some other native fruit treats as the season winds downs.  
    The persimmons have ripened at a faster pace than usual and I suspect that it was the early spring warm up combined with some chilly nights in the last week or two.  

  • Dairy farmers of the area will hold a series of meetings throughout the state, according to an announcement made by Jeff Deener, President of American Dairy Association of Kentucky.
    American Dairy Association of Kentucky will hold these meetings to elect board members and bring information to dairy farmers that will be useful to them in the coming year.
    There will be a short promotion report as well as dinner and door prizes. Dairy producers are urged to contact their local director or call the ADA of Kentucky office at 1-800-928-6455.

  • Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director John W. McCauley announces the sign-up period for the 2011 crop year Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) program will open Oct. 22, 2012 and end June 7, 2013. The SURE program authorizes assistance to farmers and ranchers who suffered crop losses caused by natural disasters occurring through Sept. 30, 2011.
    “Any eligible producer who suffered losses during the 2011 crop year is encouraged to contact the FSA office to learn more about the SURE program and how to apply,” said McCauley.

  • THURSDAY, Oct. 4
    Creative Writing Workshop. Thursday, Oct. 4 at 4 p.m. for grades 7 to 12 at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Come and learn how to create through destruction. Pizza will be served. Pre-register so that enough pizza can be ordered.
    SATURDAY, Oct. 6
    Country Festival and Back Forty Nature Walk. Saturday, Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Reed Valley Orchard, Paris, Ky. Entertainment all day, petting zoo and sheep shearing demo by the Bourbon County FFA, wagon rides, craft booths, food booths and more. Admission is free.

    Old Union Christian Church, 6856 Russell Cave Road, Lexington, will hold their annual Lord’s Auction on Saturday, Oct. 6. Dedication of gifts will be at 10:45 a.m. and the auction begins at 11 a.m. Lunch sold by Christian Women’s Fellowship.
    Ministers are Scott and Susan Winkler.
    Proceeds to benefit the ministries of Old Union Christian Church.


  • If I had to choose just one favorite book of the Bible, I would choose Romans, chock full of theology, which I love.
    And if I had to choose just one favorite chapter in all of Romans, hands down it would be chapter 8.
    And if I could choose only one verse in chapter 8 to tattoo across my shoulder, it has to be verse 1: “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”

  • Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library hosted a Pirate and Play Dough Party on Thursday Sept. 20. Over 30 children came to hear pirate stories, decorate pirate hats, get a tattoo, fish for a snack, and go on a treasure hunt. For information on upcoming programs for all ages contact the library at 234-4881 or visit our website at www.cynthianalibrary.org.