Today's Features

  • For my whole life (so far) I’ve been ridiculously healthy.
    In spite of that, as I’ve mentioned before, I suffer from occasional bouts of hypochondria. To me, a headache means a brain tumor, a twinge anywhere means cancer or some rare, as-yet-to-be-identified fatal disease.
    As I write this, I’m concerned about leprosy.
    Actually, I just learned that I have a case of functional leprosy -- and most likely so do you.

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Rylee Renae Ballinger, Dec. 29, daughter of Thomas S. and Heather R. Ballinger; Jaxton Blake James, Nov. 29, son of Calvin James and Trista Milner.
    The construction of the new U.S. 27 North bridge/viaduct stalled by litigation of properties owned by Billy Asbury, Robert and Betty Ammerman and Larry Nichols. The viaduct was deemed structurally deficient in 2008.
    Showing at Rohs Opera House: Marley & Me with Owen Wilson.

  • We all have bad habits. Some people chew their fingernails, others mow their grass too short in the summer. You can guess which one bugs me the most.
    The odd thing about many of the worst bad habits in the garden is that they have become so commonplace. The worst offenses are repeated everywhere to the extent that gardeners think they are the rule.
    Over-mulching, for example, has been an epidemic problem for many years despite the fact that research spells out trouble for our plants when we bury their roots under a foot of hardwood mulch.

    City on a Hill Church meets Sundays in the community room at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library at 10:30 a.m.
    For more information, call 859-954-1573.
    This program is not sponsored or endorsed by the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.
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    Operation Stronghold is an ongoing effort to cover our children and school staff with the protection of God through prayer. Go and pray at your children’s schools. Together we can show the world just how powerful God is.

  • I know this is late, but I just made a New Year’s resolution: I resolve to take more days off from work and not fret about wasting time.
    I resolve to go out for coffee or ice cream or a burger -- or maybe even Indian food -- with at least one other person, preferably more than one.
    I also resolve to accept more hugs, to “let not (my) heart be troubled” and to eat more maple syrup because it’s a perfect food.

  • THURSDAY, Jan. 24
    Recipe Swap. Thursday, Jan. 24 at 11 a.m. Oh the Weather Outside is Frightful but Our Recipes are So Delightful Adult Program. Pick a favorite recipe to share during this recipe swap. Please prepare the recipe for the food tasting part of the program. Email recipe to tyoung@cynthianalibrary.org or bring it to the library prior to the program. This will ensure that everyone gets copies of the recipe. This is a great opportunity to try new recipes and meet new friends. Call 859-234-4881 to register.

  • The Woman’s Club of Harrison County met Friday, Jan. 11 for their monthly luncheon. Virgie Wells, club president, welcomed members and guests then led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance.
    We were pleased to have several guests join us for the luncheon. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Adams were guests of Violet Williams.
    Layne Tussey catered the meal. She served ambrosia, soup and sandwich with chocolate delight for dessert.  Wells gave the blessing.

  • Preventative care is the buzz word when it comes to our health, why not the health of our trees, too?
    After the last ice episode and high winds, we had a few trees that were blown apart.  Fortunately, there was no damage just time spent chain-sawing and hauling debris to the burn pile. But damage to structures, a smashed fence or roof and the cost incurred cleaning up a fallen tree is all together the most unpleasant result of storm damage.  

  • Charles Hudson Turner
    Charles Hudson Turner was born to Eric and Samantha  Turner on Dec. 20, 2018.
    He weighed 9 lbs. 15 oz.
    Maternal grandparents are Tom and Claire Hawtry.
    Paternal grandparents are Ale and Jan Turner.