Today's Features

  • A new technology upgrade will allow hundreds of Cabinet social workers across Kentucky to spend less time on paperwork.
    Approximately 1,800 social workers and social services staff will receive tablets to replace their laptop and desktop computers.

  • Cynthiana Elks Lodge No. 438 created gift bags to give to the inpatients at both Lexington VA Hospitals (Cooper and Leestown). A donation was given to the Elks by Carol Bennett to make the gift bags. The donation was given as a memorial to her husband Doc Bennett who always wanted to help veterans and this was a way to remember him. The Elks members who made the bags were: from left, Mike Crump, Steve Anderson, Jim Smith, Brian Kinney, Candy Hatterick and Rick “Hub” Fryman  “ER”, (not pictured). The bags were given to inpatients on Christmas Day.

  • “My houseplants look terrible,” is commonly heard during the winter months. Now is the time of the year that we spend more time indoors, with our houseplants; it’s also the time of the year that they look the most pathetic.
    Houseplants suffer indoors during the winter for various reasons. Shorter days that are often cloudy mean less light; low or no humidity in our heated homes; insects that thrive in these conditions; and bad watering habits. 

    City on a Hill Church is 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. Adults will also meet for fellowship in the community room at these times. Service will begin at 10 a.m. with live worship.
    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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  • It was Christmas 1914, during World War I.
    Pope Benedict XV had suggested there be a temporary ceasefire for Christmas, but the leaders of the warring countries ignored him.
    However, along muddy and frozen trenches on the battlefield in Germany, both English and German troops -- enemies of one another -- made makeshift Christmas decorations, with the German soldiers erecting tiny Christmas trees on the tops of their trenches.

  • SATURDAY, Dec. 29
    Harry Potter Treats and Horcrux Scavenger Hunt. Saturday, Dec. 29 at 4:30 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library for ages 11 and up (5th grade and up) are invited. Will partake in a visit from the Muggle Café, play trivia, and have other surprises in store. After the library closes for the day we will have a mini lock-in where we will have a horcrux scavenger hunt. Program will finish by 6:45 p.m. and all youth must be picked up by an adult by 7 p.m. Anyone wishing to participate in the program must arrive by 4:30 p.m.

  • Holiday greenery has a history that goes well beyond the Victorian Christmas tree we gather around today. Most of the holiday greenery we use to decorate dates back to the pagan holidays of the Romans and Northern Europeans when certain plants were chosen for their symbolic powers of restoration and protection.
    In celebration of the Winter Solstice the Romans celebrated Saturnalia, during which they would decorate homes and temples, feast and revel in honor of their god Saturn.  

  • There are some ways in which we age that we all have in common, and many of these are outside our control.  As older adults, for example, our hair typically turns gray, our skin wrinkles, and our eyes tend to focus less effectively while reading.  As individuals, though, we each age somewhat differently, and how this takes place depends in part on our genes. We are each genetically predisposed to age in a certain way.

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Benjamin Matthew Marsh, Oct. 19, son of Matthew and Kristy Marsh; Austin Ray Morris, Nov. 26, son of Richard and Tammy Morris; Madeline Kate Williams, Nov. 26, daughter of Justin and Kelley (Turner) Williams; Matthew Conway Williams, Nov. 10, son of Crystal Tolliver and Robbie Williams; Clayton Frank Yearsley, Nov. 5, son of Brad and Andrea Yearsley.
    Joe Pawley has been named Chamber of Commerce’s Artist of the Month. Pawley is a welding instructor for the Harrison County ATC.