Today's Features

  • By Jessica Sayre, County extension agent for Horticulture
    Springtime in Kentucky is a great time to get outside and enjoy the home garden. Every aspiring gardener should do a few things to have a successful season.
    • Plan your garden on paper before you begin. Think about the things you want to grow and when they will be ready to harvest. Draw it out on paper so you can get a visual of what the garden might look like at planting and harvesting times.

  • * 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.”

  • 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.

  • THURSDAY, April 11
    Berry City Commission will meet Thursday, April 11  at 7 p.m., at Berry City Hall. The meetings are open to the public.

    FRIDAY, April 12
    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Friday, April 12 at Cynthiana Baptist Daycare at 10:30 a.m.

    SATURDAY, April 13

  • In John 11:25 “Jesus said, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.’” Then He asked, “Do you believe this?”
    Let me ask today – Do you believe this? For it is the belief in Christ’s resurrection of Christ that gives us as Christians – hope today. It is the validation that there is life beyond this life. That there is something more that awaits us.

    Cemetery Association
    Saturday, April 27 will be a clean-up day at the Barlow Cemetery.
    Families with loved and/or ancestors buried in the cemetery are encouraged to participate. The clean-up will be from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    Families with relatives at Barlow include but are not limited to: Whalen, Williams, Case, Ishmael, Field, Turner and Kelly.
    The cemetery is on Barlow Pike between Oddville and Sunrise.

  • A few years ago I learned that somewhere in Citrus County Jesus was in a tree.
    Not literally, but a woman had called the newsroom to say she could see an image of Jesus in a tree that was in her yard.
    Lots of people think they see Jesus in stuff. Just Google “things that look like Jesus” and you’ll see photos of the face of Jesus in everything from pieces of toast and cloud formations to slabs of marble or rust stains on the surface of an iron.
    Some items are even for sale on eBay.
    People see Jesus everywhere.

  • 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 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?

  • 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.