Today's Features

  • As the vegetable garden winds to an end, I turn my harvest chores to the figs, persimmons and Chinese chestnuts.   
    Our nut grove is now a sheep pasture, which is prefect for them because they have pasture and shade from all sorts of nut trees.  
    As it turns out, it looks like my ewes and I share a favorite in the Chinese chestnut. After they eat their daily grain ration they snack on chestnuts that have fallen to the ground.  
    I first learned to enjoy roasted chestnuts when I lived in France as a college exchange student.

  • My daughter Alison writes a blog, “The Neurotic Housewife” (www.neuroticalison.wordpress.com).
    Recently she fumed about a woman named Beverly who, unknowingly — or maybe not — “stole” her spot at the gym. Alison wrote:

    The Punches Family will be in concert on Oct. 9 at 6 p.m. at Claysville Christian Church.
    For more information call 859-234-5482.
    Living Hope will be hosting their first Christmas Bazaar on Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Space is available for anyone interested in setting up a booth. We need arts, crafts, Avon, Mary Kay, etc.
    Call 859-235-4673 for more information. Leave message on machine.


  • THURSDAY, Oct. 6
    Ghost Walk. Thursday, Oct. 6 at 9 p.m. By special arrangement Rohs Opera House will offer a Ghost Walk which will depart from the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library at 9 p.m. Cost will be $9 per person.
    Northside Council. Northside Site Based Council will hold a special meeting Thursday, Oct. 6 at 3:45 p.m. in the school library. The public is invited to attend.

  • Melinda McKee Clyde, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. James S. Clyde of Cynthiana, and Christopher Noel Greenwood, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary W. Greenwood of Milton, Ky., were married at 5:30 p.m. on July 2, 2011, at Cynthiana Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Patrick Laney officiated the ceremony.
    The bride is the granddaughter of the late W.E. and Mary Clyde of Beloit, Wisc., and the late William and Anna Myers McKee of Cynthiana.
    The groom is the grandson of the late Ernest and Kathryn Straub of Madison, Ind., and the late Clyde and Bernice Greenwood of Milton, Ky.

  • The Cynthiana Chapter of the DAR met at Wilshire’s Restaurant in Georgetown on Sept. 10.
    Melinda Rawlings, Regent, called the meeting to order and welcomed guests and members.
    The DAR Ritual, Pledge of Allegiance and the American’s Creed were recited, followed by singing of the Star Spangled Banner.
    The President General’s message was read by Judith Rawlings. Jane Whitehead read the National Defense message, and Kimberly Brooks read the Conservation Minute.

    The 1948 graduating class of Berry High School held their annual class reunion at Biancke’s Restaurant in Cynthiana on Sept. 22 to celebrate the 63rd anniversary of their graduation.
    There were only three class members in attendance: Nancy Palmer Beckett, Cynthiana, Charles Ray Conrad, Burlington, and Forrest Gill, Florence. One spouse in attendance was Mrs. Charles (Norma Jean) Conrad.
    The group expressed special tribute in memory of two deaths which occurred during this year.

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Kylie Anne Cox, Sept. 6, daughter of Jamie and Nickey Cox; Alexis Desirae Scott, Sept. 25, daughter of Grover Scott Jr. and Kristy Bartram; Sydney Nicole Soard, Sept. 25, daughter of Kevin and Jo Lynn Soard; Marleigh Grace Watkins, Sept. 21, daughter of Bryant and Kelly Watkins; Mason Chapel McDonald, Sept. 18, son of Ben and Sally McDonald; Alexa Michelle Morris, Aug. 9, daughter of Craig and Rita Morris.