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Living

  • Harrison County Homemakers
  • Al-Anon members share stories in honor of Alcohol Awareness Month

    “I came to Al-Anon because it’s what my son’s rehab center told me to do. I didn’t know it at the time, but the Al-Anon program and its members would soon become my life- support.” Like millions of others trying to cope with the effects of their loved one’s alcoholism, Anne H. found help and hope in the rooms of Al-Anon. Established in 1951, Al-Anon Family Groups, which includes Alateen for younger family members, offers support to anyone who has been affected by a loved one’s drinking.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: William Earl Gross, March 20, son of Zachary and Hannah Gross; Leah Maddison Haley, March 27, daughter of Cody and Brittany Haley; Christian Juan Melendez, Dec. 22, son of Danielle Smith and Miguel Melendez.
    Texting option, 411, may be added to police dispatch services on a trial basis. It is 100 percent anonymous.
    Raggedy Ann Festival will be held this Saturday.

  • Rethink the lawn, alternatives to turf

    Some rather funny polling from Consumer Reports a few years back suggested both good and bad tendencies when it comes to America’s lawn care habits. 

  • MUSEUM MUSINGS

    * Cynthiana News, May 30, 1867 -- “Fresh Groceries, Main Street - A large and complete supply of Mackerel, White Fish, Herring, together with any amount of bacon for sale cheap at J. B. Carter’s.” (Quite remarkable in 1867)
    * The Cynthiana Democrat, Dec. 31, 1942 -- “Curtis Sanders of Berry announces the Department of Vocational Agriculture, Berry High School, will offer a Rural War Production Training Course at the Berry High School, beginning on Jan. 4 for out-of-school persons who have attained the age of seventeen.”

  • Woman’s Club of Harrison Co. meet for April luncheon

    The Woman’s Club of Harrison County met Friday, April 12 for their monthly luncheon at Bluegrass Care Navigators. Virgie Wells, president, welcomed members and guests, then led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance.
    We were pleased to welcome Harold and Delores Adams as guests of club member Violet Williams.
    Layne Tussey catered the luncheon. The menu included orange jello fluff salad, ham, broccoli casserole, corn pudding, roll, and apple cake with caramel sauce and whipped cream. Anna Ruth McLoney gave the blessing of the meal.

  • Community Service Block Grant Plan and budget available for public review

    Community Action Council for Lexington-Fayette, Bourbon, Harrison and Nicholas counties announces that its 2019-2020 Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) Plan and Budget Proposal is available for public review. The plan reflects assessment of low-income community needs and the Council’s CSBG budget for July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020 as well as projected outcomes for the same period.

  • Mulch matters

    Mulch has become a landscape staple, almost to a fault when it is over applied, smothering roots and girdling trunks.  When done properly is can help to suppress weeds, retain moisture and moderate temperature.  These things can be achieved using a variety of materials but which type of mulch suits your needs best?

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Kelly Frank “Frankie” Grubbs, March 6, son of Kelly Wayne and Kelly Lynn Grubbs; Kali Lynn Morrison, March 17, daughter of Michael Scott Morrison and Chelsea Hall; Ally Elizabeth Tolliver, Dec. 11, daughter of David and Elizabeth Tolliver.
    Kentucky Bank will be consolidating the downtown location with the Cynthiana U.S. 27 office. The Main Street Branch will be closing. This should take effect in May.

  • 2019-20 Elks officers