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Today's Features

  • After deep and serious thought, I think I have a solution for all the world’s major problems:
    Everybody stop.
    Just stop. Take a breath. Step back. Chill out.
    Protesters, go ahead and protest, but you don’t have to riot, so put down your bricks and rocks. Stop looting. Stop damaging people’s property. Stop shouting obscenities -- and clean up your litter on the streets.
    People need to stop their violence, beginning in the home. Stop beating your wife or your boyfriend or your kids. Stop getting drunk. Stop doing dope.

  • THURSDAY, Feb. 2
    DIY Bath Bombs for Teens. Thursday, Feb. 2 at 4 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Pre-registration is appreciated.
    Blood Drive. Harrison Memorial Hospital will host a blood drive on Thursday, Feb. 2 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the HMH conference room, first floor.
    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Thursday, Feb. 2 at Grand Haven at 10:30 a.m.; Claysville Store, 11 a.m.; Eastside Laundry, 2 p.m.; Soap Suds Laundry, 3 p.m.

  • Omega chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met at the home of Nancy Deitemeyer on Monday, Jan. 2 with 12 members present. Cheryl Case, president, opened the meeting with asking members to name a Christmas gift you received and liked. Answers ranged from a windmill, new couch, exercise board, security system, Grandma cup, and UK pearls.
    Case also thanked the social committee for the Christmas dinner at Ashford Acres in December. Secret sister gifts were exchanged, and Christmas readings were shared.

  • Perhaps this can be a reminder of the payoff of “putting up” the garden in spring, summer and fall: We have extended our homegrown eating pleasure into the winter months with some basic preservation methods.  
    If you froze, dried, canned or otherwise preserved fresh fruits and vegetables in 2016, do not forget about them (or horde them for some unreasonable time.)
    First, open the freezer and assess what’s there: blanched Romano beans with some ice crystals forming inside the freezer bag?  Plan a stew for dinner.

  • * “A new year is a treasure chest; the gift of time is in it -- so guard it well and do not lose one precious, golden moment.”

  • THURSDAY, Jan. 26
    Crafting Is Snow Much Fun. Thursday, Jan. 26 at 11 a.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Will be creating a snowflake door/wall hanging. Pre-registration is required. Call the library at 234-4881.
    Women’s Book Group. Thursday, Jan. 26 at 6 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. The book for discussion will be The Dinner by Herman Koch.
    Sock Snowmen Craft. Thursday, Jan. 26 at 4 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library for school age (kindergarten-12th). Please call 234-4881 to confirm a spot.

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Joe Amos Nichols III, Jan. 3, son of Joe and Jenny Nichols; Cameron Elad Ritchie, Dec. 19, son of Joshua and Megan Ritchie; Liam James Thomas, Dec. 20, son of Lea Hayag Thomas and James Stuart Thomas.

  • The Renaker Homemakers meets every third Thursday of the month. We have enrolled several new members as well as many mailbox members. One of the first fall meetings featured a trip to the “Smoking Pig” outside Falmouth. For our Christmas meeting, members brought new underwear to take to the clothing closet.

  • CITY ON A HILL
    City on a Hill evening services are held on Wednesdays at 7 p.m.; Sunday services are at 10:30 a.m. and at 6 p.m.
    Services are held at the Center at 201 N. Second St., Berry, Ky.
    For more information call 859-954-1573 or 859-954-0579.

    ELMARCH UNITED
    METHODIST
    Elmarch United Methodist Church will hold its Fifth Sunday Hymn Sing on Jan. 29 at 6 p.m. at the church on South Elmarch Avenue.
    Paul’s Ministry, Sunrise quartet, Elmarch Choir and more will be performing. Join us to praise the Lord.

  • I remember it like it was yesterday. I was 10 years old. I came home from school. My dad was home. Weird. He followed me into my bedroom sat on the bed and asked me to sit beside him. He then told me that my grandfather, his dad, had died of a massive heart attack.
    We had just spent a week with him and Grandma at Thanksgiving. I had gone hunting with him that week. But now he was gone. I would never see him again. I was devastated by this, my first experience with death.