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Today's Features

  • (StatePoint) Whether you’re playing host or bringing a side dish to someone else’s holiday gathering, preparing a delicious crowd-pleaser that’s simple and affordable to make is a priority for many.

  • The year was 2002, a year that lives in infamy, or at least extreme annoyance, in my daughter, Alison’s, life.
    That was the year of the cursed perfect turkey.
    Prior to that, Alison’s Thanksgiving turkeys ranged from dry to just OK. But in 2002 she took a madcap leap of faith, risked everything and brined the bird — and it came out brown and crisp on the outside, moist and succulent on the inside. Perfection with drumsticks and wings.

  • Considering how the quest for exotic spice fueled exploration in the 15th century it is no wonder that our favorite holiday flavors herald from around the world.  
    From Southwest India to Southeast Asia we find cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and mace.
    True cinnamon comes from the bark of Cinnamomum zeylanicum, an evergreen tree native to Southwest India. This is the premium spice that is harvested just as new growth emerges from 2-year-old stems.  

  • Kentucky USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director John W. McCauley announces that producers now have until Jan. 15, 2014, to report crops that have a Nov. 15, 2013, or Dec. 15, 2013, reporting deadline without paying a late-file fee. Crops under this waiver include wheat and native and improved grasses intended for grazing or haying. The Risk Management Agency (RMA) did not grant a waiver so producers need to consult their crop insurance agent for deadlines for insured crops.

  • (StatePoint) Between decorating your home and preparing the year’s most important meal, you may lose steam by the time you get to the sweet stuff.
    But creating holiday desserts that stand out doesn’t have to be a daunting prospect. There are simple things you can do to give treats flair, without spending hours slaving away.
    Whipped topping makes a perfect fuss-free topping on special occasion pies, cakes and cookies, as well as everyday favorites like fruit, coffee and ice cream.

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Tod Lee Hopkins Jr., Oct. 26, son of Tod and Tammy Hopkins; Nathaniel Lee Chase Wilson, Oct. 17, son of Michele Wilson and Travis Chambers.
    Cynthiana named as the recipient of a $100,000 grant for the water supply demonstration project. The grant award will go to the project on studying the current conditions of the dam along the South Fork of the Licking River. It will evaluate water supply issues along the river to ensure the water supply needs of the community are met.

  • Anthony and Danita Ecklar announce the birth of their son, Caleb Ray Ecklar, born at Harrison Memorial Hospital on Sept. 24, 2013. He weighed 7 lbs. 14 oz.
    He is welcomed by his sisters, Taylor, Katelin and Lauren.
    Maternal grandparents are Danny and Wilma Booth; maternal great-grandmother is  Jean Booth.
    Paternal grandparents are Carl Ray and Brenda Ecklar.

  • Lindsey Suzanne Miller, daughter of Doug and Susie Miller of Cynthiana, Ky., and Dillon Buckminster Tufty, son of Steve and Liz Tufty of Portland, Ore., announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.
    Miller is a graduate of the University of Louisville and is employed as a patient care coordinator supervisor at MD2U in Louisville, Ky.
    Tufty is a graduate of the University of Louisville and is employed by XPO Logistics as a logistics broker.

  • Just for the record I am not one of those people who puts up their tree just after Thanksgiving; I need more time to absorb the effects of every holiday.
    But there are many who are ready to pick out the perfect Christmas tree.
    I have a certain set of parameters for our tree; it needs to be worth the effort of cleaning, moving furniture, hauling boxes, lights, step ladders and more.  
    However, once the mundane is done then the fun begins.  
    Each ornament that adorns the tree has a story to tell about my grandparents, parents or me.

  • EBENEZER UNITED
    METHODIST
    The U.M.C. Scholarship Fellowship will be held Dec. 1 at 6 p.m., the last service for the year. Please support this important cause and usher in the Christmas season.

    WAREAGLE MINISTRIES
    WarEagle Ministries Praise and Worship Center invites all to come and worship. Come as you are.
    A hymn/gospel sing will take place on the first Saturday of each month at 6 p.m. starting in June. Bring CDs or instruments and join along.