Today's Features

  • Taden Christopher Cracraft was born to Christopher and Angela Cracraft of Cynthiana on April 21, 2011 at Central Baptist Hospital. He weighed 6 lbs. 15 oz., and is welcomed by his brother Sawyer Glenn Cracraft.
    Maternal grandparents are Vivian Robison and Jarvis Agee of Campbellsville, Ky.; maternal great-grandchildren are Bonnie Robison and the late Wigg Robison and the late James and Lena Agee, all of Campbellsville.

  • Aribella Deniece Bell was born to Shawn and Lydia Bell of Berry, Ky. on July 10, 2011 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. She weighed 8 lbs. 11 oz., and is welcomed by her sisters Kacey Elizabeth and Destiny Bell.
    Maternal grandparents are Randy and Julie Cole of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparents are Randall and Pansy Cole and Pat Wilson.
    Paternal grandparents are John and Letha Bell of Cynthiana; paternal great-grandparents are the late Elva Bell and and the late Mary Lou Nichols.

    The 40th annual Copes reunion was held Sunday, Aug. 7 at the Raphael Patrick Fellowship Building at the Upper Curry United Methodist Church. Following a short business meeting, Willie Riggle offered the blessing of a bountiful meal.  Approximately 62 family and friends were in attendance.


  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Cierra Paige Baxter, July 17, daughter of Lane and Carrie Baxter; Desirae Nacoe Fogle, July 20, daughter of Lawanda Gale Fogle; Richard Nathan Foster, July 27, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rick Foster; Jonathan Thomas Sadler, June 25, son of Mark and Tomi Jean Sadler; Avery Allen Whitaker, July 19, son of Sharon Whalen and Jason Whitaker; William Patrick Darnell, July 12, son of Pat and Kim Darnell; Russell Allen Letcher, May 23, son of Tim and Traci Slone Letcher; Preston Connor Roark, June 11, son of Lesley Fugate and Jimmy Roark.

  • If you are a female or a Hispanic farmer or rancher and you believe that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) improperly denied farm loan benefits to you for certain time periods between 1981 and 2000 because of your gender or race, you may be eligible to apply for compensation. “We want all producers in Kentucky who may be eligible to have the opportunity to participate in this claims process,” said John W. McCauley, Kentucky Farm Service Agency State Executive Director.

  • * Your visits to the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum, the Smithsonian ‘Journey Stories’ exhibit, and the related speakers and activities are anticipated and encouraged. No charge for admission.
    * On Saturday, Aug. 13, Jon Hagee as a Colonial Balladeer will present Traditional Irish and Scottish Folk music in the public library’s community room at 10 a.m.

  • Andy Barnes has worked cooperatively with the University of Kentucky in raising nearly 500 mums at his home in Sunrise. The plot includes several kinds and colors for interested consumers.
    On Monday, Aug. 22 at 6 p.m. there will be a meeting and a dinner at his plot. The location is 3201 KY Hwy 1284 E. His plot is just down from the old Sunrise School. If anyone would like to visit the plot and receive information on how to grow mums, plan to come and see this example of growing a different crop in Harrison County.

  • Corn has been a staple food for centuries. It was first cultivated by Indian peoples in Central America; in fact, the adoption of agriculture and the art of cultivating gave way to the grand cities of the Aztec and Mayans.   
    What would the world be without corn and potatoes, both of which were first cultivated in Central America?
    Modern corn derived from teosinte, a far less productive genetic relative. Teosinte is a wild grass that has small female spikes made up of encased seeds; modern corn forms ears instead.  

  • Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announces that a high demand for guaranteed farm ownership and direct farm operating funds has prompted USDA to transfer appropriated funds between programs as authorized by law, to meet the urgent credit needs of producers, including beginning and minority farmers and ranchers.

    OF GOD
    Join us on Aug. 12 for a night of gospel music featuring the Soul’d Out Quartet. Soul’d Out is an award-winning southern gospel group that travels throughout the year capturing the heart of audiences across the nation.
    This is an event for the whole family. The First Church of God is located on North Main Street in Cynthiana. The concert begins at 7 p.m. and a love offering will be taken.
    For more information visit www.souldoutquartet.com.