Today's Features

  • Years ago, I knew a feisty older woman who loved to say, “There’s nothing like a good smoting.”
    She’d point out how, in the Bible, God was always smiting people -- and she had a list of people on her own smite list.
    Don’t we all have people we’d rather smite than forgive?
    Last month at the church in Tampa we frequently visit, the pastor talked about the words Jesus spoke from the cross, beginning with “Father, forgive them -- they don’t know what they’re doing.”

  • Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles recently announced that Kentucky couples will have the chance to walk away with a $5,000 grand prize package in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s (KDA) first Kentucky Proud Weddings Contest.

  • We spent the weekend weeding, preparing soil and planting potatoes, onions, leeks, lettuces, peas, carrots and beets.
    It felt so good to start the vegetable growing season.  Then I looked at the weather forecast calling for snow in April. Oh well, these spring vegetables won’t mind a little cool weather. They should respond quickly to some April showers.
    In fact, some lettuce seedlings had already emerged in the kitchen garden from last year’s stray seed, a sure sign of early spring greens that love this time of the year.

  • Photosby Lee Kendall
    The Easter Bunny made an appearance at Cynthiana Christian Church on Saturday morning to meet and greet children and adults of all ages. The children participated in an Easter Egg Hunt outside the church, as well.

    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.

  • Listen to counsel and receive instruction, that you may be wise in your latter days. Proverbs 19:2
    A study at Vanderbilt University Medical Center found that the instructions are confusing on the boxes of almost all over-the-counter cold medications for kids.  Researchers evaluated 182 parents as they read the directions and treated their children. Over 50 percent of the time, they got it wrong. 
    The researchers are recommending easier language with clearer graphics.

  • The other day a coworker was telling me about the time he got a huge insurance check after his house flooded and how he learned that if you have lots of money to spend at The Home Depot they treat you as if you were of a superior species.

  • THURSDAY, April 5
    Harrison County Community Health Fair will be held April 5 at Harrison County Middle School from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. for free screenings and tests, including checks for cholesterol and blood glucose. Male participants can receive free PSA tests to screen for prostate cancer.

  • Andrew Lester Wiggins and Samantha Jane Workman announces their engagement and upcoming wedding.
    Wiggins is the son of Marty and Patty Wiggins. He is the grandson of John T. and Sherry Wiggins and the late Charles and Peggy Carson.
    Workman is the daughter of Anthony Lizer and Laverne Workman. She was raised and cared for by Vickie Lizer and Dorothy Hopkins.
    The wedding will take place in Gatlinburg, Tenn. in the Chapel at the Park on Saturday, April 7, 2018. Formal invitations have been sent.

  • One dilemma facing many aspiring vegetable gardeners is sub-prime soil, shall we say. Compacted, clayey soil is not uncommon in Kentuckiana but it is especially common in newer developments.  
    One way to off-set the problem is to employ a system of raised beds.  
    Raised beds are practical for many reasons and they are not just for the clay-challenged. Practical because you do not have to till, dig, double dig or battle clay in a raised bed.  
    The soil has been added by you so it is as good as you want it to be.