Today's Features

  • If you’ve been in church for any length of time, depending on the church you may have heard sermons about Bible heroes: strong and mighty Samson, brave David the shepherd boy who fought the giant Goliath and killed him with his sling shot and a stone.
    There’s Daniel in the lion’s den, the three Hebrew teens in the fiery furnace, Moses who led the Israelites out of Egypt.

    Central Christian  Church will begin The Lord’s Kitchen at its Second and Riggs Avenue location this month.
    The kitchen will be open to the public the following Saturdays: Dec. 5 and 19, Jan. 9 and 23, and Feb. 6 and 20. Hours for the free meals are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    For more information call Benny Northcutt, senior minister, 859-588-3800, or Justin Northcutt, 859-298-4034.


  • Recognized for the achievements of its Young Farm Program this year, Harrison County Farm Bureau received the 2015 Gold Star Award of Excellence during Kentucky Farm Bureau’s annual meeting in Louisville. The award honors a county’s Young Farmer Committee for its active participation in Farm Bureau leadership development programs, state competitions, and educational or promotional initiatives.

  • The Kentucky Agricultural Finance Corp. (KAFC) approved $1,808,174 in 16 agricultural loans for projects in the Commonwealth at its board meeting today.
    Beginning Farmer Loan Program (BFLP)
    Beginning Farmer loans totaled $1,380,674 for 10 recipients in Calloway, Graves, Harrison, Lincoln, Marion, McLean, Mercer, and Washington counties.

  • U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini announces that producers who chose coverage from the safety net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill, known as the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs, can begin visiting FSA county offices starting Dec. 7, 2015, to sign contracts to enroll in coverage for 2016. The enrollment period will continue until Aug. 1, 2016.

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Carleigh Marie Witajewski, Oct. 24, daughter of Jeff and Jan Leigh (Fuller) Witajewski.
    Fifth grade student of St. Edward School, Bradford Cotter, has written a children’s book to help raise money for his school.
    Dotson Brothers Select Motor Vehicles, located in the Harrison Square Shopping Center, is now open to serve your needs.
    Cedar Ridge Health Care Campus to host its first Christmas Bazaar.

  • * Log Cabin, Jan. 3, 1896 -- “Aside from the rush in the several business houses in Cynthiana, the first thing to remind one of the near approach to Christmas was a wagon drawn by four gray horses and containing Santa, with his proverbial tin horn which paraded the streets on Christmas Eve. The handsome turnout was a catch ‘ad’ for the immense furniture store of H.D. Frisbie of this city.”

  • I have always managed to do well with African violets. I generally keep them in bloom year round.  
    Many growers complain that after the first flush of blooms fades, the only thing left is a year’s worth of fuzzy foliage.  
    Well, with a little attention you can keep your African violet cycling in and out of bloom all year. The key is to create a favorable growing environment.
    African violets, or Saintpaulia, are named for the German plant collector Baron Walter von Saint Paul-Illaire.  

  • Trina Catherine Vanover, 55, and Thomas Madison Varnado, 53, married Nov. 6, 2015.
    Margo Renell Gasser, 46, and Timothy Lee Singer, 52, married Nov. 2, 2015.
    Christina Louise Wiglesworth, 23, and Franklin Wayne Kinney, 24, married Oct. 31, 2015.
    Cindy Ann Lawrence, 37, and Richard K. Jones, 54, married Nov. 11, 2015.
    Emily Elizabeth Holley, 22, and Joshua Wade Howard, 22, married Nov. 14, 2015.
    Kayla Michelle Kiskaden, 24, and Benjamin Reyes Felix, 31, married Nov. 17, 2015.