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Today's Features

  • Editor’s note: This column from 2009 is being rerun in honor of Nancy Kennedy’s husband, Barry, who turned 65 this week.
    When I first met my husband he drove a totally hot car, a brand-new 1973 Mercury Comet GT, white with burnt orange pinstripes and burnt orange interior -- and a manual transmission.
    Because we were young and newly in love and Barry had miles of patience, he attempted to teach me to drive it. It helped that we lived in Northern Maine where there wasn’t much to crash into except snow banks and caribou.

  • THURSDAY, March 29
    Senior Bingo. Thursday, March 29 at 11 a.m. Senior adults can play Bingo at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Prizes will be household items. Space is limited and pre-registration is not required. Participation is on a first come basis.
    Literacy Bell Celebration. Thursday, March 29 at 5:30 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library to celebrate kindergarten and first grade students in our community who have learned how to read.

    FRIDAY, March 30

  • Bob and Lynn Whitaker, Cynthiana, Ky., together with David and Darlene Gifford, Mt. Olivet, Ky., announces the  engagement of their children, Layne Whitaker and Lee Gifford.
    The wedding celebration will take place on Oct. 13, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.
    Invitations will be sent.

  • The Feb. 5 meeting of the Omega Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met in the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Community room, hosted by Kay Cox.
    The cultural program was a joint effort of Linda Root and Cheryl Case about the possibilities of tomorrow. We have all seen so many changes in our lifetimes: the weather, health issues, medicine, the economy, and technology. We need to decide how we are going to live our lives, and to be purposeful in planning for the coming years. Many things change as we age.

  • On March 5, the Harrison County Extension Homemakers hosted an International Dinner featuring the country of Ghana.
    Kelsey Knight, of Pendleton County, shared highlights of her year in Ghana with AgriCorps. Traditions and foods of the country were prepared and served as part of the cultural enrichment.

  • * Cynthiana Democrat, Aug. 14, 1930 -- “Golfers are qualifying for a tournament this week on the Barnyard Course on Pleasant Street. Qualifying scores for men are 55 and under and for women 60 and under.”

  • The Harrison County Extension Homemakers will be sponsoring a tea party at Cedar Ridge Nursing Home and Assisted Living on Monday, April 9 at 2 p.m.; Grand Haven Nursing Home on Tuesday, April 10 at 2 p.m.; and Edgemont Manor Nursing Home on Wednesday, April 11 at 2 p.m.
    All friends and family members are invited to share in this fun activity with the residents.
    For more information call 234-5510.

  • Pay no attention to the man behind the screen, or should I say on the screen.
    Commercials for lawn fertilizers show up on the airwaves this time of the year promising the perfect lawn if you apply this product or that. 
    In fact, keeping a healthy attractive lawn is not that complicated if you maintain good habits; and this does not necessarily include spring fertilization.
    I think we would all agree that an attractive lawn is one that has a thick stand of turf with good color and is relatively weed free. 

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Kathryn Cecilia Gasser, Dec. 31, daughter of Nathan and Megan Gasser.
    The Cynthiana Police Department has purchased tasers to be used by on-duty officers.
    Harrison Deposit Bank, located on the corner of Pike and Walnut streets, was robbed Monday morning. The suspect managed to get away.

  • THURSDAY, March 22
    Historical Society. The Harrison County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting on March 22 at 7 p.m. at the Bluegrass Care Navigators (Hospice), 1317 U.S. Hwy. 62 East. Enter the rear door. The meeting will focus on the evolution of the Whitaker-Hall House. Both are late 18th century houses, one log and the other stone. The Hall House, located in Harrison County, was dismantled and moved to join with the Whitaker House of Scott County. This will be something you will not want to miss.