Today's Features

  • Cynthiana/Harrison County - Licking Valley BPW and Business and Professional Women/USA announces that the annual National Business Women’s Week (NBWW) was held the week of Oct. 17-21. NBWW offers communities, companies and organizations an opportunity to celebrate and acknowledge the contributions of working women. It also offers a chance for local B&PW organizations across the country to recognize companies and individuals that have made strides toward improving working women’s lives in their communities.

  • Lisa Martin Palas, a composer with ties to Harrison County, and Nancy Peacock, a Nashville composer, have written the words and music for a new play, “Looking for Mrs. Santa Claus.” Lexington playwright, Margaret Price, wrote the script, which will be performed by the Studio Players of Lexington in November and December.
    Santa’s elves, with good intentions, begin to interview “eligible” wives for Santa, with interesting results. Suitable for family viewing, the play will delight young and old alike.

  • The Cynthiana fire department teamed up with Walmart for their annual Safety Day and Fire Prevention Week. A muster show with firefighter competitions and a parade was held Saturday, Oct. 15 with a chili competition following the parade at Flat Run Veterans Park. A smoke trailer, fire truck ride, helicopters, Ronald McDonald, Kentucky Utilities and fire trucks from all over were on site.

  • When it comes to bulbs we don’t always meet with consistent success. And, before you blame the chipmunks, the guy who mows the grass or the bulb company for their lack-luster performance, consider some of the other factors that influence how well flowering bulbs flower.  
    Sunlight, crowded bulbs, pre-mature removal of foliage the previous season, or a winter rest period that wasn’t cold enough or long enough may play a role in poor performance.
    The life cycle of a bulb is different than other herbaceous perennials.

  • Former Harrison County court designated worker Billy Hatfield has been inducted into the Department of Family & Juvenile Services Hall of Fame.
    Hatfield is among the first inductees in the new Hall of Fame.
    He began his work with the  Administrative Office of the Courts as a CDW in 1987 for Harrison, Pendleton, Robertson and Nicholas counties.
    In 1999 he became a field supervisor for the northeastern region and was named assistant general manager in 2003, where he remained until his retirement on 2007.

  • Ed Preston died Oct. 5. He lived across the street from us. He had been at the Hospice House and his wife, Lillian, asked my husband to watch over their house while she stayed with him.
    They were married 64 years. Ed turned 94 on Sept. 30.
    The evening of Oct. 5 — it was a Wednesday — I saw our other neighbor drive off with Lillian. When they returned a few hours later I knew something had happened.
    My husband and I went across the street, and as Lillian got out of the car she said, “Ed died.”
    His memorial service was Monday.

    The public is invited to a  night of praise with the Patriot Quartet on Oct. 23 at 6 p.m. at Beaver Baptist Church.

    The Berry Christian Church bazaar will be held Saturday, Nov. 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring local artists, Tupperware, premier jewelry, Rada knives and crafts. Items on hand or special order available.
    Everyone is welcome.


  • The Kentucky Beef Conference will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at the Fayette County Extension Office in Lexington, Ky. The program will begin at 9 a.m. with registration and the program beginning at 10 a.m.

  • 4-H Projects Records and 4-H Senior Honors Forms
    due in Extension Office
    4-H Senior and Junior 2010-2011 Project Achievement Records are due in the Extension Center by Oct. 28. These are for projects that were done during the past 2010-2011 4-H year. The record is to include the project record and a project story. Record form(s) may be picked up at the Extension Center.

  • THURSDAY, Oct. 20
    Harrison County Historical Society will meet Thursday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Annex. Sandra Lawson will present a program about the DAR Library in Washington DC. The public is always welcome
    FRIDAY, Oct. 21
    Blood Drive. Friday, Oct. 21 from 3-7 p.m. at Walmart, US 27 S., on the KBC Bloodmobile. Donors must be 17 years old (16 with parental consent), weigh at least 110 lbs. and be in general good health. Consent form can be found at www.kybloodcenter.org.