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Today's Features

  • Peppermint Bark
    Prep 15 min     Total 1 hr 18 min     Servings 1

    Ingredients
    1 package (16 ounces) vanilla-flavored candy coating (almond bark), broken into pieces
    24 hard peppermint candies

    Steps
    • Cover cookie sheet with waxed paper, aluminum foil or cooking parchment paper. Place candy coating in 8-cup microwavable measure or 2-quart microwavable casserole. Microwave uncovered on High 2 to 3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until almost melted. Stir until smooth.

  • This weekend marks open gun season in Kentucky and deer hunters will hit the woods in their orange safety gear looking for the epitome of procuring local food.
    I am not a hunter but I certainly respect hunters who lawfully hunt for food. While some are hunting this time of the year, others are scrambling to protect their trees from the rut.
    I saw a dead buck on the roadside the other day that looked at least like a six-pointer; he would be the kind of rutting culprit if you find some of your trees torn up!

  • Gary Palmer,
    Interim Associate Director of
    UK Cooperative Extension
    Regardless of what your family is involved in, Cooperative Extension plays a role. For more than 100 years, we’ve been offering something for everyone to help them see returns in their endeavors, careers, finances and more. If you have one acre or more than 1,000, our agriculture and natural resource extension agents can help you with a range of topics that can make you more knowledgeable and profitable.

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Kennedy Elizabeth Baker, Aug. 19, daughter of Faye Lynn and Jeremy Scott Baker; Sadie Lynn Collins, Oct. 5, daughter of Rob and Stacy Collins.
    Friday was the last regular season home game at Ingles’ Stadium. Coach Ray Graham stepped onto Lawson Field 25 seasons ago. A new sports complex will be constructed.
    CJ Catering is now open for business. Cindy and husband Terry Jones started the business at their new home on Pike Street.

  • Clayton Ray Daniel was born to Paul and Ashley Daniel of Mount Sterling, Ky., on Sept. 15, 2017 at the University of Kentucky.
    He weighed 7 lbs. 14 oz., and is welcomed by his brother Jacob.
    Maternal grandparents are Michael and Michele Gaunce of Cynthiana.
    Paternal grandparents are Gary and Karen Daniel of Berry, Ky.

  • It’s time to clean up the bramble patch: in order to maintain healthy and productive blackberries and raspberries we need to prune out the old to make room for the new.   
    Most brambles are biennial which means they fruit on second-year growth.  Blackberries are easy to deal with, just remove the arching canes that fruited this year and trim up and attach the new growth from this summer to your trellis; this new growth will bear next summer’s fruit.  Repeat the same thing next year.

  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
    4 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (16 ounces)
    2 tablespoons basil pesto
    1 tablespoon grated onion
    1/4 teaspoon yellow mustard
    Red pepper sauce
    1/4 cup finely chopped parsley or cilantro
    1/4 cup pine nuts or sliced almonds
    2 tablespoons chopped red bell pepper
    Piece of lemon peel, if desired
    Assorted crackers, if desired

    Steps

  • THURSDAY, Nov. 2
    Paper Crafting: Scrapbooking and Card Making. Thursday, Nov. 2 at 11 a.m. Pre-registration is required. Call the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library at 859-234-4881 to register.
    World Explorers. Thursday, Nov. 2 at 4 p.m. for families with children in Pre-K through 1st grade at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.
    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Thursday, Nov. 2. at Claysville Store at 10:30 a.m.; Eastside Laundry, 12 p.m.; Suds Laundry, 12:30 p.m.

  • The other day someone congratulated our features editor, Sarah Gatling, on her promotion, which was nice, except she didn’t get a promotion.
    Sarah said if she got a promotion she’d like to be promoted to potentate -- that sounds like a cool thing to be, she said.
    It reminded me of the hymn, “Crown Him With Many Crowns,” in which Jesus is called “the potentate of time,” and also reminded me that a few years ago, Sarah gave me a very old hymnal, copyrighted in 1924, called “Harvest Hymns.”

  • GRIEFSHARE SESSIONS
    A 13-week GriefShare session will be offered for grieving/hurting people who have lost loved ones, on Sundays from 5-7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 302 E. Pike St.
    The sessions are open to the public and can join at any time.
    For more information contact Leona Bell at 859-954-5070, facebook page at Leona Bell GriefShare group, or www.GriefShare.org.

    ST. EDWARD CHURCH