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Today's Features

  • Proverbs 2:6-8 says, “For the Lord gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding; He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk uprightly; He guards the paths of justice and preserves the way of His saints.”

  • THURSDAY, Feb. 27
    Historical Book Group Meeting. Thursday, Feb. 27 at 4:45 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. The book for discussion will be Shattered Dreams: My Life as a Polygamist’s Wife by Irene Spencer.
    Women’s Book Group. Thursday, Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. The book for discussion will be Queen of Kentucky by Alecia Whitaker.

  • The USDA Farm Service Agency’s Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) provides financial assistance similar to crop insurance to eligible producers affected by natural disasters.
    The upcoming deadlines to file an application for natural disaster protection under the NAP are March 1 and March 15.
    The crops for March 1 deadline are: Alfalfa, clover, grass, millet, mixfg, teff.

  • The Council for Burley Tobacco is now accepting grant applications for the 2014 spring funding cycle. Deadline for the spring application period is 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 6.
    Projects should be geared to research, education and promotion projects to benefit the burley tobacco industry. Requests from individuals/institutions not related to the burley industry will only be considered if there is a clear, significant benefit to the burley tobacco farmers or organizations.

  • The Harrison County Farmers’ Market will hold the first general meeting of 2014 at the Harrison County Extension Office on March 10 at 6:30 p.m.  Pizza, salad and drinks will be served during the meeting.
    Since this will be our first meeting of the year we ask for past members plus anyone else considering joining this year to attend this meeting. Market business will be discussed along with training required for new and existing members.

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Demaree Logan Lemons, Feb. 3, daughter of Wade and Amy Lemons; Abigail Paige Smith, Nov. 28, daughter of Jacob and Amy Smith.
    Seven women from the Community Education Center (CEC) hit $100,000 on the Kentucky Lottery Powerball game. Each will receive $14,285.71 before taxes or a little over $10,000 after taxes. They were Judy Feeback, Darlene Cummins, Lisa Grubb, Gina Owsley, Melissa Shepard, Vicky Faulkner and Patty Dacci.

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  • John Kevin Blackburn was born to Kevin and Autumn Blackburn of Cynthiana on Nov. 25, 2013 at St. Joseph East Hospital.
    He weighed 10 lbs., and is welcomed by his brother Isaac Ross.
    Maternal grandparents are Eddie and Brenda Weber of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparents are Ruth Hatton, the late Charles Thomas, and the late Edward and Dolly Weber.
    Paternal grandparents are Ross and Peggy Blackburn of Cynthiana; paternal great-grandparents are Carl Ross and the late Peggy Blackburn, and the late Chester and Ida B. Prebble.

  • The North Central Kentucky Chapter of Project Linus invites the community to participate in a blanket workday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 29 at the First United Methodist Church, 1280 Lexington Road, Georgetown.
    During the workday, volunteers will turn finished quilt tops into completed quilts, make no-sew fleece blankets and more. There will be something to do for any skill level – from those who don’t sew to experienced quilters.

  • John and Gerry Whalen of Cynthiana announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Mackenzie Whalen, to Blake Richard Leathers, son of Gregory and Cheryl Leathers of Louisville.
    The couple met while working as rock climbing instructors for Eastern Kentucky University.
    Whalen has a Bachelor’s degree in Learning and Behavior Disorders and English Education and is pursuing a Master’s degree as a Reading and Writing Specialist. She is a teacher at Harrison County Middle School.