Today's Features

  • By Jessica Sayre,
    County extension agent
    for Horticulture
    Mulching offers many benefits for landscaping in your yard and gardens. Some of these include retained moisture, weed control, improved drainage, lower soil temperature, erosion prevention and protection from mowers and trimmers. As they decompose, mulches also release minerals into the soil and leave behind humus which is good for plants.

  • * It is anniversary time! Let’s rejoice! On this weekend, Friday and Saturday, June 20-21, 2018, Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum supporters will be celebrating their 24th anniversary, the old Robs Theatre Building, Walnut Street, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
    * On Friday, July 22, 1994, the museum was opened in our first location down Walnut Street (then 13 S. Walnut, thanks to Robert  Poindexter.) I remember that cousins George and Harold Slade jokingly stated that maybe we should have been embarrassed. We had only a few items for display in our history museum.

  • While too much heat can be dangerous at any age, many factors make older adults more susceptible to heat-related health problems including decreased ability to adjust to sudden changes in temperature, chronic medical conditions that change the body’s reaction to heat and medications that affect the body’s ability to control temperature and/or sweat.  Health problems can range from muscle cramps, nausea, headaches and dizziness to more serious problems such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

  • Laura Elizabeth Ross, 27, and Joshua Ray Curtis, 35, married June 9, 2018.
    Randi-Lynne Marie McIntosh, 22, and Nathaniel Allen Hyatt, 22, married June 16, 2018.
    Autumn Rose Marie Riesenberg, 25, and Micah Joe Neuber, 26, married June 17, 2018.
    Leslie Denise Baker, 35, and Donald Gene Baker Jr., 42, married June 19, 2018.
    Ashley Nicole Hounchell, 24, and Zachary Lynn Charles, 26, married June 9, 2018.
    Kristin Marie Moninger, 27, and Dexter Donovan Dailey, 28, married June 15, 2018.

  • Mariah Lynn Rice was born to Jason and Samantha Rice of Cynthiana on June 25, 2018 at Georgetown Community Hospital.
    She weighed 6 lbs. 15.9 oz.
    Maternal grandparents are Ronda Stroub of Cynthiana and Paul and Brenda Bingham of Pineville, Ky.; maternal great-grandmother is Jean Anderson.
    Paternal grandparents are Mike and Georgia Rice of Cynthiana; paternal great-grandparents are Amos and Lora Rice.

    The 40th annual Earlywine reunion will be held on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018 at Blue Licks State Park.
    A potluck lunch will be served at 12:30. Bring your favorite dish and any pictures and information you would like to share.
    All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

    The descendants of Nicholas Corbin and Mary G. Holton Marsh will hold their annual family reunion on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018 at 1 p.m. at the Elks Shelter on U.S. Hwy. 62 East.

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Thomas James Gibson, May 27, son of Matthew and Autumn Sadler Gibson; Sean Patrick Powers, Jan. 10, son of David and Lyn Pretzsch Powers.
    Ground has been cleaned up and leveled for the new Harrison County athletic complex to be built beside Harrison County Middle School. The board of education paid $66,528 to clean up a dump site found when the excavation began.

    Just a reminder that City on a Hill Church is no longer meeting at the old Berry Lumber Co. Building. We are now holding services every Sunday in the Community room at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.
    Connect time is 9-9:45 a.m. for some recreation and Bible Study for our youth with the youth Pastor. Adults will also meet for fellowship in the community room at these times. Service will begin at 10 a.m. with live worship. Come as you are and worship with us.
    For more information, call 859-954-1573.

  • This morning as I write this I’m at home because I re-hurt my knee as I was walking out the door.
    It will be OK, but I decided to work from home today as a precaution, ice my knee, sit with it elevated, not put pressure on it.
    The ice is comforting and cool and my laptop fits perfectly on my lap.
    Thank God for small things!
    The other day my great-niece Leah, 7, sent me a text to tell me she loves me. Leah, as little as she is, has a huge heart.

  • THURSDAY, July 19
    Ribbon Wreath Program for Adults. Thursday, July 19 at 11 a.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Pre-registration is required. Call 859-234-4881 to register. All supplies are provided.
    Youth Reading Time Logs/Adult Book Logs. Wednesday, July 19 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library **Last Day to turn in Youth Reading Time Logs/ Adult Book Logs** to earn free books and prizes.
    The Science of Music for Teens. Thursday, July 19 at 2 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.