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Today's Features

  • The Cynthiana Chapter of the DAR met at the home of Kay Thomas on May 11.
    Melinda Rawlings, Regent, called the meeting to order and welcomed guests Betty Marshall and Donna Pope.
    The DAR Ritual, Pledge of Allegiance, and the American’s Creed were recited followed by singing of the Star Spangled Banner.
    In lieu of the President General’s message and the Conservation Minute, Rawlings discussed a disease among bats known as the ‘white nosed bats.’ The National Defense message was about a World War II Pulaski reunion.

  • NORTHCUTT
    The Northcutt family reunion will be held Sunday, June 2 beginning at 12:30 p.m. at the Curry fellowship building on Upper Curry Road. Come bring a dish or two.

    ANNESS
    Family and friends of James and Julia Anness will meet for a reunion at Northside Elementary School on Sunday, June 2 at 12:30 p.m. Bring a covered dish to share.

  • Casen Evan Fields was born to Megan Fields and Josh Fields of Georgetown on April 8, 2013 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, Ky.
    He weighed 4 lbs. 3 oz.
    Maternal grandparents are Darren Ecklar (Jennifer Webb) of Richmond and Christina Riggs of Lexington; maternal great-grandparents are Gary and Janice Duckworth of Georgetown, Carlene Ecklar of Cynthiana, and Rex Ecklar of Cynthiana; maternal great-great-grandparent is Rosemary Duckworth of Cynthiana.

  • Daniel Josiah Lee “Danny Jo” Wilson was born to Thomas and Layla Wilson of Cynthiana on Jan. 7, 2013 at Harrison Memorial Hospital.
    He weighed 8 lbs. 3 oz., and is welcomed by his brother D.J. Wilson.
    Maternal grandparents are Danny Dale and Zona Fryman, both of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparents are the late Leroy and Ruth Fryman and the late Nora Henson.

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Kacey Tarie Cox, May 8, daughter of Jamie and Nickey (Anness) Cox.
    Joseph Allen, a 2003 graduating senior at Harrison County High School and captain of the football team, will be representing Kentucky, City of Cynthiana, in the Novotol Beachcomerr Down Under Bowl this summer in Australia.
    • When first introduced into Europe, the vanilla bean was used primarily as a flavoring for chocolate or as a tobacco perfume.

    25 years ago . . .

  • The Bluegrass Chapter of the American Red Cross completed its sixth annual Heroes Campaign presented by Nurses Registry on May 16.
    The Heroes Campaign is a community awareness and fundraising campaign that seeks to recognize those individuals who are making a difference in the community, while also supporting the local Red Cross through financial contributions.  

  • The Harrison County Ag Development Board met last week and decided to open the application process for the Phase I Program on Monday, June 3 at 8 p.m. This means on that evening the applications will be available to pick up at the county wide meeting.
    I realize this is a busy time of year with soybeans being planted, hay harvested, and probably tobacco being set. The reason for the delay was created because of the supplication approval process requiring an extended period of time.
    The following are the times and due dates for the program.

  • I was in Shepherdsville at Country Corner Greenhouse earlier in the week and picked up some good-looking sweet potato slips that are finally ready for the garden.  
    Up until last week it has been too cold for the southern crop.
    Sweet potatoes are tropical by nature but can be grown successfully in Kentuckiana as long as we wait until it is warm (night-time temperatures in the 60’s).  
    As long as they have 150 frost-free days and some steamy Ohio Valley weather, we should be knee deep in sweet potatoes by Thanksgiving.  

  • True fact: I am not a professional photographer.
    Another true fact: I am in desperate need of — something.
    As I write this I’m sitting in a park pavilion early on a Saturday morning. I’m supposed to be taking photos of a kids’ triathlon for the newspaper, but right now, as the littlest kids are in the pool and on their bikes and running their little legs off, I’m NOT taking their pictures.
    Recently, I bought a jazzy new camera, a red one, with a zoomy lens.