Today's Features

  • On March 5, the Harrison County Extension Homemakers hosted an International Dinner featuring the country of Ghana.
    Kelsey Knight, of Pendleton County, shared highlights of her year in Ghana with AgriCorps. Traditions and foods of the country were prepared and served as part of the cultural enrichment.

  • * Cynthiana Democrat, Aug. 14, 1930 -- “Golfers are qualifying for a tournament this week on the Barnyard Course on Pleasant Street. Qualifying scores for men are 55 and under and for women 60 and under.”

  • The Harrison County Extension Homemakers will be sponsoring a tea party at Cedar Ridge Nursing Home and Assisted Living on Monday, April 9 at 2 p.m.; Grand Haven Nursing Home on Tuesday, April 10 at 2 p.m.; and Edgemont Manor Nursing Home on Wednesday, April 11 at 2 p.m.
    All friends and family members are invited to share in this fun activity with the residents.
    For more information call 234-5510.

  • Pay no attention to the man behind the screen, or should I say on the screen.
    Commercials for lawn fertilizers show up on the airwaves this time of the year promising the perfect lawn if you apply this product or that. 
    In fact, keeping a healthy attractive lawn is not that complicated if you maintain good habits; and this does not necessarily include spring fertilization.
    I think we would all agree that an attractive lawn is one that has a thick stand of turf with good color and is relatively weed free. 

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Kathryn Cecilia Gasser, Dec. 31, daughter of Nathan and Megan Gasser.
    The Cynthiana Police Department has purchased tasers to be used by on-duty officers.
    Harrison Deposit Bank, located on the corner of Pike and Walnut streets, was robbed Monday morning. The suspect managed to get away.

  • THURSDAY, March 22
    Historical Society. The Harrison County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting on March 22 at 7 p.m. at the Bluegrass Care Navigators (Hospice), 1317 U.S. Hwy. 62 East. Enter the rear door. The meeting will focus on the evolution of the Whitaker-Hall House. Both are late 18th century houses, one log and the other stone. The Hall House, located in Harrison County, was dismantled and moved to join with the Whitaker House of Scott County. This will be something you will not want to miss.

  • Every time I mention that I haven’t seen a flying pig in a while, that’s when I do.
    FYI: In my world, a flying pig is something I want to see happen but have zero faith that it will. In other words, it will happen “when pigs fly.”
    Also in my world, whenever I am deep in the pit of doubt, that’s when I start getting flying pig sightings, whether it’s a line in a book or TV show or an image of a flying pig in a commercial or ad in a magazine.
    Just in the past few days:

  • If you have been following the Kentucky Men’s Basketball team this year you have no doubt heard the broadcaster at some point this season talk about confidence. For example, I believe I heard a thousand times that particular players weren’t playing with confidence.
    If one loses their confidence, they are not as effective as they could be.
    As this is true in sports and in any number of areas in life, it is true in the Christian life. Your effectiveness as a Christian will be linked to your confidence.

  • Mulch has become a landscape staple, almost to a fault when it is over applied, smothering roots and girdling trunks.
    When done properly it 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?
    Predominately, we use organic materials for mulching. Organic mulches include plant- or animal-derived materials like wood chips, pine needles, tree bark, grass clippings, composted manure, and worm castings.