Today's Features

  • By Mike Bowen
    Guest columnist
    Covenant Presbyterian Church
    In just a couple of weeks, on Oct. 31, 2017, it will be exactly 500 years ago to the day that a once but no longer obscure Augustinian monk named Martin Luther nailed 95 thesis statements to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany.
    These statements were protesting the sale of indulgences in which the church, seeking to raise funds, promised guilt-ridden people they could purchase a lesser punishment for their sins.

  • On Thursday, October 5, United Methodist pastors and lay people from the region around northern Kentucky, Lexington, and Maysville gathered at First United Methodist Church in Cynthiana to hear Bishop Leonard Fairley present his vision for the United Methodist ministries across the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
    Fairley graduated from Scotland High School in Laurinburg, NC,  and received a Bachelor of Arts from Pfeiffer University and a Masters of Divinity from Duke.

  • Lately, I’ve been pondering the story Jesus told of the lost son, or what’s more commonly called the parable of the prodigal son.
    The son demands his inheritance from his father, which is basically him telling his dad he wishes him dead, and then takes the money and runs far away, squandering his wealth on wild living.
    When he ends up broke, he finds a job feeding pigs and finds himself so hungry that he longs to eat the pig food.

  • HCHS CLASS OF 1964
    The Harrison County High School Class of 1964 will be having their annual get-together on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. at Biancke’s. This annual event is an informal time to catch up on activities of class members. The meal will be soups (chili and potato), salad, sandwiches, tea and dessert and will cost each person $10. We need to get a count of those who plan to attend, call Ruth Ann Florence Wilson at 859-588-0760 or Donna Navarre at 859-234-1528.
    If you have questions, call Ruth Ann or Donna. Look forward to a good turnout.

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Lauren Taylor Carter, Sept. 21, daughter of Jarrod and Erika Carter; Michael Rees Fuller, Aug. 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael P. Fuller; Lillian Grace Reffett, Oct. 5, daughter of Michael and Laura Reffett; Shelby Carol Oaks, Aug. 29, daughter of Amy Garrison and Steven Oaks; Shanna Renee Moore, Sept. 22, daughter of Jennifer K. VanDeren and David C. Moore II.

  • I have loads of potatoes this year, most of them are clean as a whistle. We get them out early so they are ready to harvest by mid to late August.  This early start seems to offset any significant problem with wireworms.
    The tell-tale sign of wireworms: if you do have lots of tiny holes in your potatoes you likely saw the tough little yellow or rust colored worms when you were digging your crop.
    In the past few weeks as folks begin to dig their potatoes, I am hearing the inquiry, “What are the tiny holes in my potatoes and how do I prevent them”?

  • Kelly Morgan, 32, and David Thomas Hess, 37, married Sept. 23, 2017.

    Melissa Rose-Ann Taylor, 32, and Timothy Ray Neace, 39, married Sept. 23, 2017.

    Casey Lynn Simpson, 25, and Brett Alan Wade, 29, married Sept. 25, 2017.

    Shereen Wyn Mcleod, 49, and Michael Aaron Buis, 66, married Sept. 30, 2017.

  • By Jessica Sayre, County extension agent for Horticulture
    Fall is the time to think about all those flowers we associate with spring: daffodils, crocus, and other easy-to-grow flowering bulbs. If you aren’t growing any spring-flowering bulbs in your landscape, you are missing out on some easy-to-grow plants that provide early color to your garden.