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Today's News

  • May family to host Farm Field Day Aug. 8 near Leesburg

    David and Nancy May will host the first of three field days in Harrison County on Monday, Aug. 8, at 6 p.m. The farm is located on KY 1842 just outside of Leesburg. The farm is a rolling beef farm and wooded area with in excess of 500 acres.
    During most field days, a tour is made of the farm layout with an observation the operation.

  • Brooks- Palmer to wed Aug. 27 in Georgetown

    Haley and Taylor Palmer of Georgetown, Ky., announce the forthcoming marriage of their father, Jonathan Journey Palmer of Georgetown, to Emily Sue Brooks of Lexington.
    Brooks is the daughter of Francis Leo Brooks of Harrodsburg and Susan Brooks of Lexington.  She is a 2002 graduate of Bryan Station High School, Lexington, attended EKU 2002-2005 and attends Midway College School of Nursing.  She is employed with Kohl’s of Georgetown.

  • Tobacco disease update and prevention suggestions

    Blue mold finally moved out of Pennsylvania, and fortunately it went north.  
    On July 21, a case of the disease was reported in an 8-acre field of tobacco in Massachusetts. Apparently this was a very mild outbreak that affected a handful of plants in the planting.  
    Current information from the North American Plant Disease Forecast Center at NC State indicate that the threat to Kentucky and surrounding states from blue mold remains extremely low.   

  • Local man completes Kentucky Agricultural Leadership Program

    Todd Harp of Paris recently completed a Kentucky Agriculture Leadership Program.
    Agriculture and rural communities face tremendous challenges in today’s political, social, and economic environment. Thus, it is critical that this industry develop leaders to address these challenges and create opportunities for future generations.

  • McCauley to celebrate birthday

    Thomas Jackson McCauley of Harrison County will celebrate his 95th birthday on Friday, July 29.

  • MyPlate: A new symbol, suggestions for eating healthy

    The MyPlate symbol, with a plate, fork and drinking glass, simplifies the message for healthy eating. The plate is divided into four equal sections – vegetables and fruits fill the left half, and grains and protein fill the right. The glass represents dairy products.

  • Drastic weather calls for drastic calendar

    There’s no doubt that last winter was difficult.
    It was tough for families and businesses, but it also wrecked havoc on the school system’s calendar.
    The end of the school year was a scramble to get all the days of instruction in that are required by the state.
    Many years ago, possibly in the late 70s when there were snow storms of epic proportions, Harrison County students not only had extended days, they also had to go on Saturdays.

  • All the single ladies

    To paraphrase Beyonce, this one’s for all the single ladies out there, at least the Christian ones.
    The rest of you can read along, too.
    Occasionally I run into a man I’ll call Bob. I’m not sure how old he is or what he does for a living, only that he has a steady job — with insurance and benefits. He has all his own teeth, doesn’t live in his parents’ basement, has a reliable vehicle and a good sense of humor.

  • Church News

    CYNTHIANA
    PRESBYTERIAN
    Cynthiana Presbyterian Church will host their two-day Vacation Bible School beginning Sunday, July 31 with a kick-off party and registration (weather permitting) at 3 p.m. If it rains, registration will begin at 5 p.m.
    Sunday night’s VBS will end at 7:30 p.m. The final day will be Monday, Aug. 1 from 8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Snacks and meals will be provided. The theme will be “The Exodus: A VBS Event.” Everyone is welcome.

    ELMARCH UNITED METHODIST

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, July 28
    Adult Summer Reading Program. The winner of the Nook for the adult summer reading program will be announced on Thursday, July 28.

    FRIDAY, July 29
    Craft Day. Friday, July 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or while craft supplies last. Mix and Match Craft Day in the children's library at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. All ages are welcome.