Today's Features

  • I like to take time to reflect on the general state of things as one year ends and another begins.
    Other than a few minor details, I like where I am.  
    I get to think about food and farming as a practical application at home as Andy and I cared for 800 Freedom Rangers on pasture for the summer season; 65 head of sheep at their peak after lambing and 100 layers that reliably deliver the gift of an egg every 36 hours or so (except for this time of the year).  

  • THURSDAY, Dec. 31
    Holiday Closings. The Harrison County Health Center will be closed Thursday, Dec. 31 and Friday, Jan. 1 for the New Year’s holiday.
    Holiday Trash Pickup Schedule. CKY Hauling (formerly Legacy Carting). Regular collection dates: New Year’s Eve, Thursday, Dec. 31 - Alternate, regular schedule; New Year’s Day, Friday, Jan. 1 - Alternate, regular schedule.

    The Connersville Church Christmas Eve service will be held Thursday, Dec. 24 at 6 p.m.
    Connersville Christian is located at 2190 Ky. Hwy. 1842 E, Cynthiana.

    Central Christian  Church will begin The Lord’s Kitchen at its Second and Riggs Avenue location this month.
    The kitchen will be open to the public the following Saturdays: Jan. 9 and 23, and Feb. 6 and 20. Hours for the free meals are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Years ago I read about a college student in the middle of final exams, distracted and distraught because her mother was ill and she wanted to be home with her.
    The mom assured her daughter that she was fine, that she would be OK.
    After her last exam, the college student raced home, and as she walked in to see her mom, her mom opened her eyes, smiled -- and died.
    It was the day before the young woman’s 21st birthday.
    Months later, unable to cope, she begged her dad, “Daddy, you have to fix this!”

  • THURSDAY, Dec. 24
    Holiday Closings. The Harrison County Health Center will be closed Thursday and Friday, Dec. 24 and 25 for the Christmas holidays. Will also be closed Thursday, Dec. 31 and Friday, Jan. 1 for the New Year’s holiday.

  • The Cynthiana Chapter of the DAR met at the home of Karrol Pinney on Dec. 12.
    Regent Gail Kesterson called the meeting to order.
    The DAR Ritual, The Pledge of Allegiance, The American’s Creed, and the Preamble to the Constitution were recited, followed by the singing of the Star Spangled Banner.
    Kesterson introduced Cindy Codell, Corresponding Docent, from Winchester, Ky.

  • * George Eliot -- “I earnestly wish that every good brought into life by Christmas be yours, that you may have a heart of cheer, a spirit of hope, a life of love for everyday in all the year.”
    * The steadfast volunteers of the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum, 124 S. Walnut Street, the old Rohs Theatre, for their 21st year, extend Christmas greetings and blessings to all. Come visit this community’s history and art museum, Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • By Benita Peoples, County extension agent for family and consumer science
    While we like to think of the holidays as a picture-perfect Norman Rockwell painting, they tend to be the exact opposite and full of stress for everyone around. Think about it - from buying presents and extra food to visiting relatives you hardly ever see, stress can come from all sides during this time of the year.

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Abigail Reese Courtney, Nov. 14, daughter of Joel and Jenny Courtney; Kyler Douglas Fryman, Nov. 24, son of Robert (Booter) Fryman and Amber Fick; Wyatt Leslie Clay Ravencraft, Nov. 23, son of Danny and Rachel Ravencraft; Noah Scott King, July 7, son of David and Leah King.
    Cynthiana is losing another industry. Concept Packaging Group is moving its local facilities to Georgetown.

  • This time of year, toy stores are crammed with loving parents, aunts and uncles, and grandparents trying to find the perfect gift for their favorite little ones.
    Last Christmas season, Jace’s mom was praying she would have her son long enough make Christmas memories. She dreamed of having the opportunity simply see him walk, watch him open Christmas gifts, sing songs, and enjoy holiday treats.