Today's Features

  • The garden is not bare in the winter, far from it. There is plenty of interest to delight the gardener, feed the birds, or provide shelter for a slug.  
    Short of having one of those unusual winters where the temperatures drop below zero for more than a week, there are quite a few interesting herbaceous perennials that persist through winter.  Design a perennial bed with them in it and you’ll always have something to enjoy.

  • By Jessica Sayre, County extension agent for Horticulture
    Each time you bring a load of firewood inside this winter, you could be opening the door for wood-infesting insects to make your home their home. Most insects brought into the home on firewood are harmless, and you can greatly reduce their numbers by following a few simple steps from the entomology department at the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.

    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.

  • Sept. 11, 2001, America as we knew it changed. Planes struck, buildings collapsed, lives lost, utopia had been disrupted.  
    March 11, 2011, ‘end-time’ tsunami, as labeled by the press, has devastated Japan.  Nuclear meltdowns, 2,000 lives washed out to sea; debris fields washing ashore an ocean away.  
    Nov. 8, 2018 Paradise was lost. The raging California Camp Fire utterly and completely destroyed an entire town. Everything lost possibly because a utility company was not as responsive as it could have been.   

  • Years ago, I wanted to write a book called “When Pigs Fly,” but the publisher would be stuck putting a pig with wings on the cover and people might think it was a tutorial on barnyard animals in flight.
    The book was going to be about stories, about how people are themselves stories and how sometimes on the way to the happy ending the stories get hijacked and the characters end up gasping for air and grasping for meaning.

  • THURSDAY, Jan. 10
    Calendar Program for Adults. Thursday, Jan. 10 at 11 a.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Call 859-234-4881 to register. Pre-registration is required. All library programs are free to the public.
    Let It Snow Project (Wooden Snow Globe Painting Project). Thursday, Jan. 10 at 5 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Ages 7 and under must have an adult helper. Pre-registration is required.

    FRIDAY, Jan. 11

  • * “A new year is a treasure chest. The gift of time is in it so guard it well and do not lose one precious golden moment.”
    * Items printed here are excerpts from the newspaper The Log Cabin, Cynthiana, Friday, Jan. 16, 1942 issue -
    “Mr. Raphael Goldbert entertained the Men’s Bridge Club, Monday night at hotel Harrison.”

  • Preceptor Omega celebrated Christmas with a catered dinner at the home of Rosemary Lucas on Monday, Dec. 3. The social committee, Charlene Dawson, Cheryl Case, Lois Judy, and Rosemary Lucas planned the evening.
    Dawson read “Christmas memories” to the group, and several members shared things in their past. The evening ended with secret sister gifts.

  • The Woman’s Club of Harrison County met Friday, Dec. 14 for their monthly luncheon. Bonnie Teater welcomed members and guests then led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance.
    We were pleased to have several guests join us for the luncheon. Hazel Morris was the guest of Bonnie Teater, Jenny Gilbert the granddaughter of Violet Williams, and Megan Dumaine was a guest of Alice McEwan.

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Ashton Journey Preston, Oct. 17, son of Leslie Gayle Preston and Charles David Guy Jr.; Isaiah Evans Wade, Oct. 20, son of Matthew Todd Wade and Kristy Lynn Wade; Shade Steven White III, Nov. 12, son of Shade Steven Jr. and Miranda White; Ella Marie Yazell, Dec. 17, daughter of Joseph Adam and Jennifer Yazell; Noah Patrick Thomas Ballinger, Jan. 1, son of Brad and Kayla Ballinger.
    The 2010 Alltech World Equestrian Games are scheduled to take place at the Kentucky Horse Park.