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Today's Features

  • Whenever my husband starts a sentence with, “Before you say no, hear me out,” I know I’m headed for a heart attack or two.
    It’s usually about an idea he has for a change around the house, from knocking down a wall to rearranging the furniture.
    No matter what the change is, I immediately hate the idea only because I hate change of any kind.
    I’ve had the same hairstyle for 30 years, the same job since 1992, the same husband since 1975. The furniture in my house hasn’t changed since we moved in 16 years ago.

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Maximus Alexander Jett, Feb. 21, son of William Jett and Tiffney Martin; Whyatt Keith Lea, Feb. 12, son of Kenna-Rae and Keith Lea.
    McDonald’s is now serving movie rentals. The signature red kiosks offers consumers to rent their favorite new releases in one location and return them to any redbox location for only $1 a night.

  • The Woman’s Club of Harrison County met on Friday, March 9 at Bluegrass Care Navigators for their monthly luncheon and business meeting. Virgie Wells, president, welcomed members, guests and led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance.
    Wells introduced Gay Marsh who was a guest of Cheryl Case.

  • The hostas and daylilies are barely poking out of the ground and I’m already noticing signs of slug activity.  
    The primrose and lungwort have been munched on; bagworms are dangling from the pines and the next generation of borers are stirring beneath the bark getting ready to emerge and reproduce; the larvae of the holly leaf-miner are ready to become flies.
    So, what do we do? For starters, go outside and take a good look around. Examine your plant material and look for any evidence of insect activity.  

  • Adam Booth, from West Virginia and Appalachian country, will be offering a free workshop for children seven years old and up at the Hopewell Museum on Saturday, May 12.
    His appearance is part of the free monthly Saturday events at the museum. But that is not all. He will be performing in the local schools on Friday, May 11, before appearing at the free ghost storytelling at the First Christian Church on High Street in Paris that night.

  • ROBINSON CHRISTIAN
    Robinson Christian Church announces upcoming events.
    • Easter Egg Hunt and Spring Carnival, March 25 at 12:15 p.m. Lunch will be provided.
    • Good Friday Service, March 30 at 6:30 p.m. A Eulogy for Jesus.
    • Resurrection Service, April 1 at 9:00 a.m. The Walking Dead.
    • Easter Breakfast, April 1 at 10 a.m.
    • Easter Service, April 1 at 11 a.m. Restoring The Heart Of Jesus.
    The church is located at 5213 Robinson Union Road, Cynthiana. Stephen Staggs is the pastor.

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Dalton W. Lane Brumagen, Dec. 26, son of Tracey and Tina Brumagen; Bryson Alexander Pergram, Feb. 10, son of Kelsi Landrum and Zach Pergram; Debra Lois Webb, Feb. 13, daughter of Stephen and Jessica Webb; Donovan Rashon Walker, Feb. 26, son of Shon and Brandy Walker.
    FEMA approves Harrison disaster assistance aid for victims of the Feb. 6 EF-1 tornado.
    Harrison County Elementary schools to hold blood drive competition next week.
    Harrison County High School bowlers earn trip to state.

  • Neela Renee Farrell was born to Kevin William Ferrell and Shannon Wade Farrell of Cynthiana on Feb. 3, 2018 at Harrison Memorial Hospital.
    She weighed 8 lbs., and is welcomed by her sisters, Kamber Shea and Hazel Raye.
    Maternal grandparents are Randy and Wanda Wade of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandmother is Betty Clifford.
    Paternal grandparents are Chris and Joan Farrell of LaPlata, Maryland; paternal great-grandmother is Carol Hancock.

  • * Cynthiana Democrat, Sept. 19, 1940 -- “The president signed the draft act Monday fixing Oct. 16 as registration day for young Americans not subject to compulsory military training. The new law requires that all who on Oct. 16 have attained the 21st anniversary of their birth and have not passed the 36th must register.”

  • Spring break from teaching at U of L falls conveniently during the week of St. Patrick’s Day; which is also my target date for planting onions and potatoes.
    I typically manage a mid-March planting but the condition of the soil is my primary concern. I will not start digging until the soil dries out and is considered workable.