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Today's Features

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Alexandra Love Warner, May 26, daughter of Robert Sr. and Christy Warner; Kendall Leigh White, May 31, daughter of Miranda and Steven White; Tristan Tyler Copes, May 17, son of Colin and Erin Copes.
    Shadynook Store, 3043 Shadynook Pike, is now open for business. Offering deli sandwiches, coffee, danishes, general grocery items, dairy products, ice, cigarettes, The Cynthiana Democrat and the Sunday Lexington Herald.

  • We have spent over 10 years improving our vegetable garden by adding composted horse manure, composted sheep manure and composted chicken manure at the end of each season.  
    The result is a seriously well-drained plot that has the capacity to retain moisture and slowly feed what we plant.  
    I am so looking forward to the vegetable garden this year because last year was such a disappointment.
    As the garden improves, I plant things a little closer together. Fortunately this practice is acceptable and encouraged today.  

  • One of my favorite hymns is Yield not to Temptation. It contains words and tune by Horatio R. Palmer. The first line, of this well-known church song, states, “Yield not to temptation, for yielding is sin; each victory will help you some other to win; fight manfully onward, dark passions subdue; look ever to Jesus, He’ll carry you through.”  
    This hymn shouts the message that Christians need to strive for victory over the temptation to commit sin. It is the victories, not defeats in life, that give us testimonies.

  • According to directives from The Garden Club of Kentucky, Millersburg Garden Club established a Monarch Butterfly Waystation at the Millersburg Cemetery in 2014. The garden is thriving and many Monarchs and other pollinators have been spotted there. The Waystation was created with the hope that it might help the beautiful Monarch Butterflies survive their long, arduous trip to New Mexico and the southernmost coasts of the United States.

  • BERRY UNITED
    METHODIST
    Berry United Methodist Church will host a Summer Fair on June 26 at 5 p.m. Come for an outdoor fun filled evening of sun and fellowship, including free hot dogs, snow cones, popcorn and cotton candy. There will also be an inflatable slide and face painting for the kids.
    All are welcome.
    For more information call Earl Gross at 859-707-0038 or Barbra Fryman at 859-588-4424.

    CYNTHIANA PRESBYTERIAN

  • Although I don’t think it’s terminal, it is chronic: I have a chronic case of CRS -- Can’t Remember Stuff.
    That’s the diagnosis one of my co-workers gave me the other day. He may or may not have been joking.
    I tell people all the time to please, please, please remind me of stuff. It’s the CRS, folks. I just can’t remember.
    At least I’m not alone. The ancient Israelites had it too. They were always forgetting stuff, mostly the stuff God had done for them, even rescuing them from years of slavery in Egypt.

  • The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board is accepting applications for the Kentucky On-Farm Energy Efficiency Incentive Program.

  • The Harrison County Soil and Water Conservation District held its annual meeting April 29 at Westside Elementary School. The district served host to nearly 200 people.
    A free dinner was served consisting of pulled pork and hot dogs cooked by County Judge Alex Barnett, coleslaw, baked beans, chips, and cookies; all served by the Harrison County Conservation District board supervisors and NRCS officials.