Today's Features

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Levi Gibson Carr, July 1, son of Jason and Tabitha Carr.
    A 411 emergency service will ‘tip’ police of activity and will remain anonymous. Anyone with a cell phone can now send an anonymous tip to the police department by texting the word 859CPD and the tip information to 847411 to TIP411. The service is provided by Champions for a Drug Free Harrison County.

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Peyton Mia Jolly, June 29, daughter of Daniel and Joanie Jolly.
    A grand opening will be held for Kay’s Diner, located at Thrift Food Mart on Oddville Avenue. Daily plate lunch specials, homemade cakes and cobblers.
    Lauren and Mackenzie Shepard serves as extras for Miley Cyrus movie while vacationing in Georgia. The movie is “The Last Song.”

  • Layton Cole Holland
    Layton Cole Holland was born to Sierra Bruin and Cody Holland of Cynthiana on July 29, 2019 at Harrison Memorial Hospital.
    He weighed 5 lbs. 14 oz.
    Maternal grandparents are Bobbie Jo and Thomas Bruin Sr. of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparents are Dianne Bruin of Cynthiana and the late LC Bruin, and Betty Arnold and Gene Arnold Jr. of Cynthiana.
    Paternal grandparents are Jamie Miller and Daniel Holland of Hazard, Ky.; paternal great-grandparents are Velma Miller of Hazard and the late Scott Miller.

  • John Patrick Lee Shambo
    John Patrick Lee Shambo was born to LeAnn Marie Moore and John J. Shambo of Danville, Ky., on June 4, 2019 at Central Baptist.
    He weighed 8 lbs., 3 oz.
    Maternal grandparents are Terry and Laurann Moore of Texas City, Texas; great-grandparents Nancy and the late Glen Moore; Chuck and Pam Palmer and Donna Bowman.
    Paternal grandparents are Peg Shambo and the late John A. and Judy Shambo, formerly of Schenectady, N.Y.; great-grandparents are James and Mary Hendricks; and John M. and Gertrude Shambo.

  • George M. Wilds, 32, and Timothy Glenn Laytart, 36, married July 18, 2019.
    Crystal Rena White, 36, and James Raymond Sorrels, 49, married July 18, 2019.
    Caitlin Taylor Harney, 21, and Johnny preston Brizendine, 21, married July 20, 2019.
    Sharon Elaine Bilbrey, 41, and Jeffrey Alan Bale, 43, married July 26, 2019.
    Jamie Marie Sanderson, 43, and Johnathan Matthew Denniston, 40, married July 28, 2019.

    The Adams family reunion will be held Sunday, Aug. 11, beginning at 1 p.m. at Booking Park, 100 Fair Ground Road, Georgetown, Ky.
    All family and friends are invited.

    Descendants of Nicholas Corbin Marsh and Mary Holton Marsh held their annual reunion at the Elk’s Shelter in Cynthiana, Ky., on Aug. 4, 2019.
    The following names were recorded in the attendance book.

  • I have been using purslane in salads and soups for several years now, so when we came home from vacation to a robust crop of it in the path, I could not help but harvest it all.
    When high summer arrives, purslane really kicks in because it loves the heat. I no longer consider purslane a noxious weed, but regard it for its culinary virtue.  
    In fact, culinary magazines and even the New York Times food editor is giving a nod to the tasty weed, or should we say herb?   

    City on a Hill Church meets Sundays in the community room at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.
    Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.; services at 10:30 a.m.; every first and third Sunday night service; Wednesday service 7:30 p.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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  • By Don Powell, Gideons

    I stopped for gas one evening and as I started pumping my gas, I was approached by a young man who asked if I could give him a dollar.
    By the clothes he was wearing, I immediately assumed he was needing the money to buy drugs or alcohol. I told him I didn’t have any money and went back to pumping my gas. He walked away from me and sat on the edge of the sidewalk in front of the service station.