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Today's Features

  • Fort Boonesborough State Park is planning a special weekend in June dedicated to descendants of the settlers who lived at the fort in the late 1700s.
    “A Gathering of Descendants” will be June 13-14 and is open to the public. The park plans to have historical organizations on hand to help guests with genealogical research to see if they had family members at the fort.

  • THURSDAY, April 9
    Harrison County Community Health Fair.
    Thursday, April 9 from 7-11 a.m. at Harrison County Middle School (parking in the back entrance). Free tests and screenings. Sponsored by Harrison Memorial Hospital, Harrison County School Systems, Wedco District Health Department, Harrison County Community Education Center, Harrison County Extension Office and UK Markey Cancer Center.

  • Dale Kendrick, Guest Columnist

  • BENSON UNITED METHODIST
    Benson United Methodist Church will be hosting a “Spring Sing” on Sunday, May 3 at 4 p.m. featuring the “Ole Stump Kickers” from Menifee County.
    We cordially invite everyone to come and join us for an afternoon of singing and fellowship for the glory of Jesus.  Refreshments will be served.

    LEESBURG CHRISTIAN
    Leesburg Christian Church will sponsor a byTavi Fashion Show on April 25 at 11:30 a.m.

  • In 2007, Australian diver Eric Nerhus reported being swallowed by a great white shark.
    He said it was like being trapped in a cave.
    He told the London-based newspaper The Daily Telegraph that one minute he was “prying abalone off the rocks with a chisel; the next he found his head, torso and one arm enclosed by the killer shark’s razor-sharp teeth.”
    He escaped after stabbing the shark in the eye with his chisel.

  • The Georgetown College Maskrafters are hard at work on a world premiere theatrical production, a comedy entitled A Complete History of Kentucky: The Interesting Parts, and Cynthiana will be well- represented.  
    Playwright Betsy Smith hails from Cynthiana and her husband, Dr. Ed Smith, is the director of this romp through Kentucky history.  
    All three of the Smiths’ sons, Ethan, Harry and Ross, have joined the cast of 20, making it a true family affair.  

  • Spring planting of strawberries is recommended for Kentuckiana, as early as March. The key to a good crop is to plant them in the right spot and to choose the right variety … and this is where it can be a little confusing.
    There are several different categories of strawberries including June-bearing, ever-bearing and day-neutral.  
    June-bearing varieties have traditionally been the best tasting and these are the ones that must be pinched in the first year, producing a late spring crop the following year.  

  • LaQuishia, Julius, Jamar and DeShon Talbott announces the forthcoming wedding of their mother, Willetta S. Talbott, to Peter R. Williams.
    The wedding will take place on April 11, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church. No invitations will be sent. Family and friends are welcome.
    There will be a reception after the ceremony at the church.