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Today's Features

  • THURSDAY, May 5
    Wild about Wildflowers (for K-8th). Thursday, May 5 at 4 p.m at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Will be learning about wildflowers from the KY Division of Forestry and creating art with the flowers. (A small snack will be served at 3:45 with program starting promptly at 4 p.m.). Pre-registration is appreciated and encouraged.
    Blood Drive. Thursday, May 5 from 2-6 p.m. at Eastside Elementary School, 1226 US Hwy. 62 East, Cynthiana, on the KBC Bloodmobile. Donors must be 17 years old. Donors will receive a $10 gift card.

  • The 70th annual meeting of the Harrison County Extension Homemakers is scheduled for Thursday, May 19 at 6:30 p.m. The theme for the meeting is “Movin On Up … Paying It Forward!”
    The keynote speaker will be 1966 Harrison County High School graduate Teddy Taylor.  During his high school career, he received many athletic honors including all district and regional teams and named to the Hall of Fame Team in 2006. He attended Eastern Kentucky University on a football scholarship and received numerous honors and awards on the collegiate level.

  • “Tomato 101” is for beginners and advanced gardeners alike.  
    There are many assumptions about the tomato that get passed on by the most well-meaning aficionado. I take my tomatoes seriously and have developed a routine to hedge my bets for a healthy summer harvest.
    When it comes to spring fever, the tomato is most abused; most people still plant too early.  
    First, wait until our frost-free date (on average this is May 10, give or take a week depending on where you are located).  

  • Frank and Linda King celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on April 29.
    Linda was born on Nov. 18 1948. Frank was born Jan. 31 1946. They eloped and got married in La Folette, Tenn. on April 29, 1966. Linda was 17 and Frank was 20.
    Franks aunt took them to La Folette. Frank and Linda actually got out of the car at the state line and walked across the border to Tennessee where they were picked back up by Frank’s aunt so that his aunt wouldn’t get in trouble for taking them across state line.

  • Older adults are a growing and increasingly vital part of our country. The contributions they make to our communities are varied, deeply rooted, and include influential roles in the nation’s economy, politics, and the arts. Older adults are blazing trails in all aspects of American life.

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Corbin Anthony Christopher Wayne Whisman, April 27, son of Jessica Whisman and Jared McKinney.
    The recently renovated old Harrison County Jail at the corner of Pike and Poplar streets held its grand opening ceremony. The jail closed in 1983.
    The Harrison County Thorobred Players spring musical “Annie” to open this weekend. They will be performing four showings at the Harrison County High School.

  • In recognition of May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Office of Highway Safety is taking a personal approach to encourage motorcyclists to use proper safety gear when traveling the roadways.
    “Just as we ask motorists to protect themselves with a seat belt, we ask motorcyclists to protect themselves with a USDOT-compliant helmet and other protective gear,” said KYTC Secretary Greg Thomas. “One of our own employees, Mike Jones, decided to share his story in hopes of saving lives.”