Today's Features

  • I have my orders placed for onion sets and seed potatoes along with some of my favorite summer crops that will be directly seeded in the garden once the temperatures really warm. I can barely stand the wait.
    I have just seeded out several trays of early season vegetables that like a cool start to the season. Kale, broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts are just beginning to push through the light potting mix.
    My set up is not elaborate; it basically consists of a kit that includes a plastic dome that fits over a seed tray and pan.  

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: No births to report this week.
    A robbery takes place at the Farmers National Bank Oddville branch. An undisclosed amount of cash was taken.
    A deployment ceremony honoring the 201st Engineer Battalion of the Kentucky Army National Guard will be held at the Cynthiana Christian Church on North Main Street. Following two months of mission-related training in Wisconsin, the 201st is expected to be deployed to Afghanistan.
    Rohs Opera House is now showing Juno. Coming next is The Bucket List.

  • The annual Harrison County Homemakers International Dinner will be held Monday, March 5, at 6 p.m. at the Extension Office.
    Kelsey Knight will present a program about her year in Ghana. She will talk about working in a local middle school, working with farmers and her 4-H Club.
    She will also have some products she brought home, such as fabric, money, and beads that she collected in Ghana.
    The dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. and is open to the public. Guests are asked to bring a covered dish and enjoy the evening’s fellowship.

  • There is a hymn that says, “I have decided to follow Jesus, no turning back.” I remember that song at an early age, when as a preteen “I made a decision to follow Jesus.” But at that time in my life, what stuck out the most was “the no turning back.”
    I accepted Jesus at church camp. I was away from my very dysfunctional and abusive home, and believed this decision was not going to take me back to those circumstances. If Jesus cared enough to save my soul, then I just knew he would save me from “going back.”

    Tune in on Saturday mornings to 90.7 fm radio from 8-9:30 a.m. for the Lay Witness Outreach Program. We take song and prayer requests.
    Call 1-800-772-9458 or 1-800-PRAY 4 KY.

    The Harrison County Hymn Sing broadcasts a live program of gospel music every Sunday evening from 5 - 6 pm on WCYN 1400 AM


  • This past Valentine’s Day, the newspaper ran a story I wrote about Harry and Charlotte Austin who have been sweethearts since Charlotte was 10 and Harry was 11.
    They recently celebrated their 70th anniversary.
    I’ve written about them before -- they sit behind me in church on Saturday nights.
    For the past five or so years Charlotte has had dementia, and in 2015 she had a stroke that affected her left side.
    So, when they come to church, Harry positions her in the pew next to him in such a way that if she leans she won’t topple over.

  • THURSDAY, Feb. 22
    Harrison County Go Red Celebration. The annual Go Red Celebration will be held at the Harrison County Extension Office on Feb. 22. The speaker will be Dr. B.K. Srivastava, HMH Cardiologist. The event begins at 5:15 p.m., with the speaker presenting at 6:15 p.m. A light dinner will be provided, and must RSVP by Feb. 19 to the Harrison County Extension Office at 859-234-5510.

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Brooklynn Marie French, Jan. 28, daughter of Darren and Shanna French.
    Twenty-three persons have applied for the school leader post of superintendent. Selection will be announced on April 4.