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Today's Features

  • February is American Heart Month and the Harrison County Go Red for Women Committee is doing its part to raise awareness of heart disease in women. Historically, women have not been associated with heart disease.However, statistics prove that heart disease is not just a man’s health concern. Here are a few facts:
    •Heart disease is the number one killer of American women.
    •One in three women dies from heart disease.
    •About three million American women have had a heart attack.

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Victoria Renell Gasser, Dec. 28, daughter of Margo and Danny Gasser; Dalton Luke Pergram, Nov. 28, son of Mark and Michelle Pergram.
    Now open, Gibson Heating and Cooling. Services include air conditioner, Geothermal, gas furnaces, humidifiers and more.
    Breds wrestlers destroy competition at Thorobred Classic on the Hilltop with a 73-6 forfeit against the Western Hills Wolverines, defeated East Carter 54-20, Pike County Central called and the Breds answered with a 51-24 defeat, and took the title.

  • Jacob Tyrone’ Dixon Jr. was born to Jacob and Carolina Dixon of Cynthiana on Jan. 11, 2012 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 lbs. 2 oz., and is welcomed by his brothers, Nickalye Honeycutt and Dakota Strong, and sisters, Chole Hensley and Isabella Strong.
    Maternal grandparents are Joyce Honeycutt of Louisville, Ky. and Allen Honeycutt Sr. of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandmother is Mary Northcutt.

  • The New Millennium Homemakers had a good year in 2011. The club has 21 members.
    Members helped with most of the activities needing club involvement including: The Harrison County Fair; sent a package to serviceman Christian Cain for Christmas; hosted the annual Christmas party for Shady Lawn residents, furnishing them with pastry, juice, fruit and gift bags, and also sang Christmas carols.

  • The Board of Directors of the Harrison County Farmers Market invites you to the upcoming annual meeting on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Harrison County Extension Office.

  • The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board, chaired by Gov. Steve Beshear, approved $8,950 at its monthly meeting in support of a Shared-Use Equipment Program in Harrison County.
    The Harrison County Beef Cattle Association submitted a proposal to the Harrison County Agricultural Development Council and the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board.

  • I suppose every day is potentially skunk season, but right about now things start to heat up.  
    Mating season is upon us so skunks are on the move a bit more than usual. I have been reminded as such by a faint funk in the garage every morning this past week.  
    I learned a serious lesson several years back when the dog got a direct shot to the face and we had a lingering stench that was other worldly.  

  • THURSDAY, Feb. 2
    Couponing Class. Thursday, Feb. 2 at 6 p.m. with Debbie Morris, “The FruGal” from the Lexington Herald-Leader. Limited seating available, call 234-4881 to reserve your spot.
    FRIDAY, Feb. 3
    HMH Go Red Event. The Harrison Memorial Hospital Go Red Events: Feb. 3, National Go Red Day, Go Red Harrison County, Go Red Harrison County Schools; Feb. 12, wear Red to church; Feb. 27, Go Red Reception, 5-6:30 p.m. at the Cynthiana Christian Church.


  • There’s this woman.
    I’ve only met her in person two or three times, but she and I belong to the same professional organization of women authors and speakers, so I see her name continually.
    About 10 or so years ago she did something that I thought was reprehensible and I took great pleasure in knowing it’s one of God’s top 10 “thou shalt nots” and that she would one day reap what she had sown.
    That’s not just karma; that’s biblical — a double whammy.