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Today's Features

  • Brantley Clifford Slucher was born to Jakob and Jenny Slucher of Cynthiana on May 20, 2013 at Harrison Memorial Hospital.
    He weighed 6 lbs. 4 oz.
    Maternal grandparents are Tressie Faulkner of Cynthiana and Jerry Faulkner of Berry; maternal great-grandparents are Martha Brown and the late Donald Brown and Adrian and Georgia Faulkner.
    Paternal grandparents are Steve and Cathy Slucher of Cynthiana; paternal great-grandparents are Mary Carr of Cynthiana and the late Martin Carr and Faye Slucher of Cynthiana and the late Hugh Slucher.

  • Keith Lee Jones Thompson Prather was born to Steven and Brenda Prather of Berry, Ky., on July 5, 2013 at Harrison Memorial Hospital.
    He weighed 7 lbs. 3 oz., and is welcomed by his brothers, Robert Prather and Jesse Thompson, and sisters, Sheawanda Thompson and Larrinda Prather.
    Maternal grandparents are the late James S. Thompson and Barbara Thompson of Cynthiana.
    Paternal grandparents are Larry and Linda Prather of Berry; paternal great-grandparents are Mattie Brannock and the late Robert Brannock.

  • * If you are reading this edition of Museum Musings, hopefully you are a longtime supporter of the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum or perhaps you appreciate history or perhaps you are a newcomer. Regardless of your situation, please come visit the museum. Truly, you will find something of interest. There is much to see, learn, and enjoy.
    * The Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum is located in the old Rohs Theatre Building on Walnut Street. Volunteers open the museum for you and yours on Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. There is no charge for admission.

  • By Kevin M. Wilson
    Heroin use is typically associated with big-city subcultures. But in recent months, rural communities, including every county in Central Kentucky, have been forced to deal with this major threat to public health.
    In a recent interview with Detective Robert Puckett, a special drug enforcement investigator for the Kentucky State Police, to discuss the emergence of heroin in the region.

  • It seems only fair to share an update to the story since so many of you have been kind enough to lament my troubles with predation on the laying hens and the pastured broilers.  
    If you missed the column from a few weeks back it basically chronicled some owl and fox attacks on our pastured poultry we raise for meat down in the nut grove and our egg-laying hens that range freely around the barn and house during the day.   

  • Harrison County High School student Ally Barnett recently returned home from Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL). Barnett and 45 other high school students from around the state attended the five-day summer leadership conference, held June 23-27 at the University of Kentucky.
    An identical IFAL conference was also held June 16-20 at Murray State University for an additional 45 students.

  • John W. McCauley, USDA Kentucky Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director, announces an extension of the FSA acreage reporting deadline. Farmers and landowners have an additional 18 calendar days to submit their annual report of acreage to their local FSA county office with the deadline extended from Monday, July 15, 2013, to Friday, Aug. 2, 2013. Only the FSA reporting deadline has been extended. The acreage reporting requirement for crop insurance has not changed and remains July 15.

  • THURSDAY, July 18
    Soul Surfer. Thursday, July 18 at 2 p.m. in the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Annex. Will be watching the movie Soul Surfer, having snacks and making shark necklaces.
    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Thursday, July 18 at Edgemont at 10:30 a.m.; Learning Center, 11 a.m.; Parkside, 11:30 a.m.; Shady Lawn, 12 p.m.
    FRIDAY, July 19

  • Shortly after my husband and I got married, my youngest brother clued my new husband in on a family secret about me.

    “Nancy is a rat fink,” he said.

    It’s true.