Today's Features

  • Harrison County’s Cooperative Extension Agent Gary Carter along with intern Eli Mann will be conducting a Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Chute-side Training.  The BQA training will be held Aug. 4 starting at 10 a.m. at the Harrison County High School’s Vocational Agriculture Farm.
    The goal of the BQA program is to maximize consumer confidence and acceptance of beef by focusing the producers’ attention to daily production practices that influence safety, wholesomeness and quality of beef and beef products.

  • A number of farmers are wondering what can I do with all of this non-productive corn. The drought has nearly eliminated all corn where there was no watering capabilities. Those fields that were watered may be hurt due to the extreme temperatures and pollination failed to occur.

  • Creatures of the Night Teen Zombie Party will be held at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library on Wednesday, July 18 at 1:30 p.m. for ages 10 and up. Stephen Hollen will be present to tell stories about Creatures of the Night including zombies, vampires, Frankenstein, and ghosts. You will also learn to do zombie stage make-up and play zombie games. Pre-registration is appreciated.

  • My friend Tara recently asked me about a book that swept through the Christian culture like a Category 4 hurricane back in 2000, “The Prayer of Jabez,” by Bruce Wilkinson.
    Tara jokingly wondered aloud if maybe her pooh-poohing the book and not jumping on the “pray like Jabez” bandwagon was coming back to bite her in the butt. Maybe her life would be different if she had been a Jabez prayer pray-er.
    If you’re not familiar with the book, here’s a mini crash course:

    On Tuesday, July 3 the Mary Henson Circle of Elmarch United Methodist Church met at the church for it’s monthly meeting.
    Pauline Copes,  president, called the meeting to order with prayer by Mona Lucky.
    Pastor Chad Chamnless was the guest speaker. He began with prayer and reading scriptures.
    Chamnless gave the blessing for the meal.
    The business began, and minutes were read by the secretary and approved.

  • THURSDAY, July 12
    Mini Hinged Book Box. Thursday, July 12 at 5:30 p.m. Decorate a Mini Hinged Book Box: Paint, brushes and modpodge will be provided by the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library (for patrons ages 16 and up). Pre-registration is suggested and preferred. Bring own artwork, pictures, etc.
    Let’s Glow Craft Program. Thursday, July 12 at 1:30 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Listen to stories about fireflies and pretend to catch some in hand-painted Glow Jar. For ages 4 and up. Pre-registration is recommended.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Allen Cooper of Sadieville, Ky., announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Cassandra Lee, to Dustin Sellers, son of Ricky Sellers and Kelly Wachter of Cynthiana.
    Cooper is a graduate of Spencerian College. She is employed as a medical massage therapist.
    Sellers is a graduate of BCTC. He is employed as a diesel mechanic.
    The wedding will take place at St. Edward Catholic Church on July 28, 2012. Invitations have been sent.

  • Kentucky USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director John W. McCauley, announces that pollinator habitats, which support a variety of pollinator species, will now be accepted as a Continuous Sign-up Conservation Reserve Program (CCRP) practice. CCRP is a voluntary program that helps producers apply conservation practices to safeguard environmentally sensitive land.

  • The Harrison County Diabetes Coalition is constantly trying to educate the general public as well as persons with diabetes about the disease. Although diabetes cannot be prevented the beginning can be delayed by good health habits. Complications that occur when blood sugar is not under good control can also be prevented.
    If you or someone you care about is in denial or falsely believe that what they eat does not matter or that no matter what they eat is ok as long as they take their medication, please read these facts about diabetes.