• 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Colby Tyler Adams, Oct. 6, son of Joe Jr. and Kristin Adams; Dylan Tate Gasser, Sept. 25, son of Shane and Britt Gasser; Robert Therman Linville, Oct. 9, son of Robert and Linnette Linville; Hayden Stuart Switzer, Oct. 10, son of Amanda and Stuart Switzer.


    Basket Auction and Soup Dinner

    The Berry United Methodist Basket Auction and Soup Dinner will be held Friday, Nov. 14 at the Harrison County 4-H Grounds, Ky. Hwy. 27 S, Cynthiana, at 5:30 p.m. Various soups and deserts will be served for a love donation. Gospel music will be performed while you eat. Basket auction will start  at 7:30 p.m.

    Raffle tickets for beef

  • As I paddled my rickety rowboat — I was on a rushing river somewhere — a couple of humungous alligators came up underneath, flipped me over and started biting my feet.

    I’ve always hated that about alligators.

    It was 2:14 a.m. and thankfully only a dream. I tried going back to sleep, but the alligators were waiting to finish me off so I turned on the TV and listened to four yippy dogs disguised as political commentators discuss the current crisis of the day.

  • The second annual HIM, Healthy Informed Men, seminar is coming on Tuesday, Oct. 28 at Cynthiana Christian Church. There will be a free chili supper at 5:30 p.m.

    “This year we are doing the program in the evening so more men can come,” says Don Wynn, committee member. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and the Harrison County Beef Cattle Association will begin serving chili at 5:30 p.m.

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Samantha Ann Baucom, Oct. 13, daughter of Bridget Cummins and Samuel Baucom; Emery Christopher Collins, Oct. 14, son of James and Tammy Collins; Taylor Jo Fuson, Oct. 14, daughter of Shanna R. Conley and Mark L. Fuson; Chelsey Marlene Kelly, Oct. 14, daughter of Phillip and Lovann Kelly; Mia Christina Pulliam, Oct. 12, daughter of Royce Gaines and Tomi Anna Pulliam; Sydney Leigh Setters, Oct. 8, daughter of Tommy and Tami Setters; Abby Lauren Sparks, Oct. 9, daughter of Greg and Janelle Sparks.

  • It occurred to me the other day that I have not seen as many intricate spider webs this fall at the farm. I like my spiders, as long as they are not lurking on my shoulder or in my bed. I enjoy seeing them in the garden or in the corner of a window where we can watch their work from indoors.  Maybe I am not looking closely enough; perhaps the weather has made them act differently this year?

  • Americans represent less than five percent of the world’s population. Yet we consume nearly one-third of all natural resources used each year . . . and produce a similar percentage of the world’s solid waste. In fact, it would require four Earths for everybody on the planet to live the lifestyle of North Americans.

    Join us at the Harrison County Cooperative Extension Office, 668 New Lair Rd. on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. to learn ways to “green up” your lifestyle. For more information call 234-5510.

  • Camden Mason Dale

    Camden Mason Dale was born to Brady and Tina Dale of Richmond on Oct. 5, 2008 at St. Joseph East. He weighed 6 lbs., 4 oz., and is welcomed by his brother Chase.

    Maternal grandparents are Gary and Christy Lail of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparents are Charles and Minnie McKinney of Cynthiana.

    Paternal grandparents are Gilbert and Caroline Dale of Mt. Sterling.

  • * Cynthiana Democrat, Oct. 1960 - “Who will buy Monticello and why? These are the questions in the minds of many Cynthianians two days before the palatial residence comes under the auctioneer’s hammer Saturday. The sprawling three-story, 27 room Victorian mansion will be sold by Cummins, Renaker, Whalen and Smith realty and auction firm at 10 a.m. on the premises. Monticello, built in 1883, is a Cynthiana landmark and was once a ‘showplace of the Commonwealth’ by the late Dr. Henry Bromley, who with Mrs. Bromley, held it until their deaths.

  • Brody William McCanless

    Brody William McCanless was born to Angela (Williams) and Charles McCanless on July 16, 2008 at Gaston Memorial Hospital in Gastonia, N.C. He weighed 8 lbs. 10 oz., and is welcomed by his brother Trevor.

    Maternal grandparents are Wilma Barnes and Wilbur Williams of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandmother is Beulah Cain of Cynthiana.

    Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Robert McCanless of China Grove, N.C.

  • Micah Heath Penewit

    Micah Heath Penewit was born to Heath and Kelly Penewit on Sept. 30, 2008 at Georgetown Community Hospital. He weighed 6 lbs. 11 oz.

    Maternal grandparents are John and Denise Birong of Osceola, Ind.; maternal great-grandparent is Sydney Birong of Buchanan, Mich.

    Paternal grandparents are Debbie Pauley of Xenia, Ohio, and David Penewit of Jeffersonville, Ohio; paternal great-grandparents are Robert and Jane Reynolds of Bowersville, Ohio.

  • Lily Anne Johnson and

    Violet Faye Johnson

    Lily Anne and Violet Faye Johnson were born to Darren and Laura Johnson of Catlin, Ill. on Sept. 8, 2008 at Carle Hospital in Urbana, Ill. Lily weighed 6 lbs. 1 oz. and Violet weighed 5 lbs. 3 oz.

    Maternal grandparents are John and Ellen Lucas of Des Moines, Iowa.

    Paternal grandparents are Donald and Cheryl Johnson of Cynthiana; paternal great-grandparents are Charles Ross of Cynthiana, and the late Faye Arnold Ross, Sylvia Johnson of Oakdale, La., and the late Luther Johnson.

  • Ethan Thomas Dale Williams

    Ethan Thomas Dale Williams was born to Pamela Tolliver and Gary Williams of Paris, Ky. on Oct. 5, 2008 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 lbs., and is welcomed by his brothers, Austin and Dylan Williams, and sister, Kayla Thompson.

    Maternal grandparents are Lee and Patricia Tolliver of Paris; maternal great-grandparents are Ray Tolliver and Ella Mae Tolliver and Roy and Mollie McKenzie.

    Paternal grandparents are Melvin and Margaret Williams of Paris.


    Anyone who had any connection with the Center Hill School is encouraged to attend the reunion, students, teachers, coaches, cafeteria workers, bus drivers, PTA members and maintenance workers.

    The reunion will be held Saturday, Oct. 18 at noon with a potluck lunch at 1 p.m. at the Bourbon County Park off East Main Street, Paris, Ky.



    Cook Books - The Berry United Methodist Church cook books “Feeding the Flock” are in. Anyone wishing a book can contact a church member, Flower Depot, Touch of Charm, Ken’s Value Center on Lafferty Pike, or Sonja Olin at 859-234-8858 or 588-0311, at $10 per book.

     Bake Sale - Berry Methodist Church will hold a bake sale at the Cynthiana Wal-Mart on Saturday, Oct. 11 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., or when bake goods are sold out. Cook books will also be for sale along with ticket sales for a half of beef.

  • * Cynthiana News, Oct. 31, 1851 - “Harrison Lodge, No. 75, I.O.O.F. meets at its hall, Broadwell’s corner over Wm. A. Withers’ store every Saturday night at six and one half o’clock. Transient brothers are invited to attend. W. R. Adair, Recording Secretary.”

    * Cynthiana Democrat, Oct. 26, 1922 - “Policemen Dickey and Thompson raided a crap game in Bear Hollow Saturday night and captured nine men who are to answer for their sins to Judge Clary. A number of others were thought to have made their escape.”

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Kristin Renee Feeback, Sept. 23, daughter of Larry and Melissa Feeback; Delaney Taylor Fryman, Sept. 18, daughter of Kathy and Troy Fryman; Dustin Ford Gann, Sept. 18, son of Ben and Angel Gann; Austin Dale Haley, Sept. 12, son of Michael and Rita Haley; Sydney Denise Motell, Aug. 17, daughter of Dennis and Kara Motell; Marissa Claire Trachsel, Aug. 10, daughter of Mark and Lenora Trachsel.

  • * The Mirror, Aug. 15, 1903 - The soldiers entertained the citizens at an informal reception and campfire at their headquarters in Riverside Park Wednesday. Punch and cake were served in Col. Williams tent and while the guests enjoyed the hospitality of the gallant soldiers, the hand discoursed lively patriotic and popular airs. Everyone present enjoyed the novelty and freedom of the entertainment. (The troops were the State Militia which bad been called in to protect the prisoners and witnesses of the Curt Jett and Tom White murder trial.

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Logan Matthew Greenlee, July 23, son of Capt. N. Thomas and Kim Greenlee; Jacob Wayne Howard, Sept. 6, son of Robert and Sharon (Himes) Howard; Courtney Laine Newsom, Sept. 15, daughter of Nicole Nichols and Tommy Newsom.

    Eighteen months after over 400 families were forced from their homes by the 1997 flood, Cynthiana will soon receive funds to begin the mitigation buyout from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA will fund 75 percent of the $1,393,550.

  • I just saw the biggest stinging caterpillar I have ever seen; my fascination with insects makes this an exciting event at the farm. I had never seen a stinging caterpillar until about five years ago. More accurately, I had never really looked for them until I read an article by University of Kentucky entomologist Ric Bessin back in 2003. He wrote that we should to be wary of stinging caterpillars this time of the year.