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Today's Features

  • CALVARY ASSEMBLY
    A community Christmas sing will be held Sunday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. at Calvary Assembly Church, 325 Webster. Various churches will have representatives singing. There will also be congregational singing of Christmas carols. Bring finger foods and desserts for fellowship after the program.
    The event is sponsored by the Harrison County Ministerial Association. Everyone is welcome to attend.
    For more information call 859-954-1660.

    MT. HOPE UNITED METHODIST

  •  -- “Let us give thanks to God. . .Nature is beautiful and fellowmen are dear, and duty is close beside us, and God is over us and in us.”
     -- “We are pleased to be able to communicate to our subscribers, and through to the balance of the citizens of Harrison County, that the county court met on Wednesday last and unanimously voted for a copper roof on the new Court House. This is wisdom. It is just exactly what they should have done long ago.”

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Nathaniel Douglas Lane, Nov. 11, son of Douglas and Teresa Lane; Nathan Anthony Lopez, Sept. 20, son of Roberto and Annette (Hankins) Lopez; Hannah Joy and Harleigh Grace Mullins, Oct. 16, twin daughters of Leonard and Traci Mullins.
    Charlie Hill is Berry’s new postmaster. Hill spent the last 14 years as postmaster for Corinth in Grant County and worked at the Cynthiana post office for 13 years prior to that.

  • (StatePoint) Whether you’re playing host or bringing a side dish to someone else’s holiday gathering, preparing a delicious crowd-pleaser that’s simple and affordable to make is a priority for many.

  • The year was 2002, a year that lives in infamy, or at least extreme annoyance, in my daughter, Alison’s, life.
    That was the year of the cursed perfect turkey.
    Prior to that, Alison’s Thanksgiving turkeys ranged from dry to just OK. But in 2002 she took a madcap leap of faith, risked everything and brined the bird — and it came out brown and crisp on the outside, moist and succulent on the inside. Perfection with drumsticks and wings.

  • Considering how the quest for exotic spice fueled exploration in the 15th century it is no wonder that our favorite holiday flavors herald from around the world.  
    From Southwest India to Southeast Asia we find cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and mace.
    True cinnamon comes from the bark of Cinnamomum zeylanicum, an evergreen tree native to Southwest India. This is the premium spice that is harvested just as new growth emerges from 2-year-old stems.  

  • Kentucky USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director John W. McCauley announces that producers now have until Jan. 15, 2014, to report crops that have a Nov. 15, 2013, or Dec. 15, 2013, reporting deadline without paying a late-file fee. Crops under this waiver include wheat and native and improved grasses intended for grazing or haying. The Risk Management Agency (RMA) did not grant a waiver so producers need to consult their crop insurance agent for deadlines for insured crops.

  • (StatePoint) Between decorating your home and preparing the year’s most important meal, you may lose steam by the time you get to the sweet stuff.
    But creating holiday desserts that stand out doesn’t have to be a daunting prospect. There are simple things you can do to give treats flair, without spending hours slaving away.
    Whipped topping makes a perfect fuss-free topping on special occasion pies, cakes and cookies, as well as everyday favorites like fruit, coffee and ice cream.

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Tod Lee Hopkins Jr., Oct. 26, son of Tod and Tammy Hopkins; Nathaniel Lee Chase Wilson, Oct. 17, son of Michele Wilson and Travis Chambers.
    Cynthiana named as the recipient of a $100,000 grant for the water supply demonstration project. The grant award will go to the project on studying the current conditions of the dam along the South Fork of the Licking River. It will evaluate water supply issues along the river to ensure the water supply needs of the community are met.

  • Anthony and Danita Ecklar announce the birth of their son, Caleb Ray Ecklar, born at Harrison Memorial Hospital on Sept. 24, 2013. He weighed 7 lbs. 14 oz.
    He is welcomed by his sisters, Taylor, Katelin and Lauren.
    Maternal grandparents are Danny and Wilma Booth; maternal great-grandmother is  Jean Booth.
    Paternal grandparents are Carl Ray and Brenda Ecklar.