Today's News

  • Persimmons ripening early this year

    The apple orchard has been picked clean and some have gone to our Courtney Farms Fruit CSA subscribers, some are now applesauce, some frozen and loads are now dried and sitting patiently on the shelf until the dead of winter (We are not allowed to eat them until all fresh are eaten!)
    Our attention now turns to some other native fruit treats as the season winds downs.  
    The persimmons have ripened at a faster pace than usual and I suspect that it was the early spring warm up combined with some chilly nights in the last week or two.  

  • Local dairy farmers plan district meeting

    Dairy farmers of the area will hold a series of meetings throughout the state, according to an announcement made by Jeff Deener, President of American Dairy Association of Kentucky.
    American Dairy Association of Kentucky will hold these meetings to elect board members and bring information to dairy farmers that will be useful to them in the coming year.
    There will be a short promotion report as well as dinner and door prizes. Dairy producers are urged to contact their local director or call the ADA of Kentucky office at 1-800-928-6455.

  • SURE payments sign-up period for 2011 crop losses opens Oct. 22

    Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director John W. McCauley announces the sign-up period for the 2011 crop year Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) program will open Oct. 22, 2012 and end June 7, 2013. The SURE program authorizes assistance to farmers and ranchers who suffered crop losses caused by natural disasters occurring through Sept. 30, 2011.
    “Any eligible producer who suffered losses during the 2011 crop year is encouraged to contact the FSA office to learn more about the SURE program and how to apply,” said McCauley.

  • On the campaign trail

    Will the madness stop?
    Each year at election time, the commercials and news clips become almost unbearable. Well, not almost, most assuredly unbearable.
    Enough with the mudslinging!
    Tell me why I should vote for your candidate. What makes him qualified for the position?
    Also with each election comes the Democrat’s practice of accepting candidate endorsement letters to the editor.
    Highlight the word “endorsement.”

  • School Menus

    Oct. 8-12
    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.

    Monday: Egg/cheese on english muffin or cereal/toast, fruit, variety of milk
    Tuesday: Breakfast pizza or yogurt or cereal/toast, fruit, variety of milk
    Wednesday:  Cinnamon toast with yogurt or cereal/toast, fruit, variety of milk
    Thursday: Fall break
    Friday: Fall break

    MONDAY: Cereal or yogurt cup or chicken and minin biscuits snakers, variety of milk and juice.

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, Oct. 4
    Creative Writing Workshop. Thursday, Oct. 4 at 4 p.m. for grades 7 to 12 at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Come and learn how to create through destruction. Pizza will be served. Pre-register so that enough pizza can be ordered.
    SATURDAY, Oct. 6
    Country Festival and Back Forty Nature Walk. Saturday, Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Reed Valley Orchard, Paris, Ky. Entertainment all day, petting zoo and sheep shearing demo by the Bourbon County FFA, wagon rides, craft booths, food booths and more. Admission is free.

  • Church News

    Old Union Christian Church, 6856 Russell Cave Road, Lexington, will hold their annual Lord’s Auction on Saturday, Oct. 6. Dedication of gifts will be at 10:45 a.m. and the auction begins at 11 a.m. Lunch sold by Christian Women’s Fellowship.
    Ministers are Scott and Susan Winkler.
    Proceeds to benefit the ministries of Old Union Christian Church.


  • Grace defined, tattoo designed

    If I had to choose just one favorite book of the Bible, I would choose Romans, chock full of theology, which I love.
    And if I had to choose just one favorite chapter in all of Romans, hands down it would be chapter 8.
    And if I could choose only one verse in chapter 8 to tattoo across my shoulder, it has to be verse 1: “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”

  • Pirate and Play Dough Party

    Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library hosted a Pirate and Play Dough Party on Thursday Sept. 20. Over 30 children came to hear pirate stories, decorate pirate hats, get a tattoo, fish for a snack, and go on a treasure hunt. For information on upcoming programs for all ages contact the library at 234-4881 or visit our website at www.cynthianalibrary.org.

  • Reunions

    CLASS OF 1977
    The Harrison County High School Class of 1977 will hold their 35 year reunion on Sept. 29 from 7:30 p.m.-12 a.m. at the Elks Club.
    For more information call 234-9380.

    CLASS OF 1964
    The Harrison County High School Class of 1964 is getting ready for their annual reunion. This year it will be on Oct. 20 at Biancke’s Restaurant. If you come for dinner, we will be in the back room at 5 p.m. We’ll order from the menu and everybody will pay for their own meal.