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Today's Features

  • You can empower your kids to make healthy choices when they learn essential cooking skills in a fun and safe environment. Sautéing, dicing, chopping, roasting and whipping are just a few cooking techniques students will learn in our Super Star Chef camp.
    During this three-day camp, participants will gain hands-on cooking experience and try new foods and recipes as they prepare healthy dishes like fresh salsa, fruity parfaits, tasty veggie pizza and oven-baked calzones.

  • Codie Rae Smiley was born to James G. (J.G.) and Chelsey Smiley of Cynthiana on May 3, 2018 at Baptist Health Hospital in Lexington, Ky.
    She weighed 6 lbs. 13 oz.
    Maternal grandparents are Shannon Choate and Terri Choate, both of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparents are Oana Wainwright and the late Thomas Wainwright, and Jeanie Choate and the late Eual Choate.
    Paternal grandparents are Jimmy and Robin Smiley of Cynthiana; paternal great-grandparents are Lois Bell and the late Justin Bell, and Ana Smiley and the late Garnett Smiley.

  • By Jessica Sayre
    Harrison County
    Extension Agent
    for Horticulture
    You can control pest problems, and perhaps prevent future difficulties, in your garden by doing some advance planning and following a few simple Integrated Pest Management practices. IPM promotes minimal pesticide use and emphasizes the use of all available pest control methods including cultural, mechanical and biological practices to prevent pest problems.

  • After the heat wave in mid-May, flea beetles seemed to have settled on just about everything I had growing in the garden.  
    Bok choy, potatoes, tomatoes and turnips looked as if they were shot full of tiny holes. I pick and squish and drown but that doesn’t really work with the tiny flea beetle.  
    As you know, I do not use chemical pesticides in the vegetable garden. I will reach for a bio-insecticide if I must, however.

  • We enjoyed sweet potatoes all winter long from a fantastic harvest last fall.  In fact, I still have a crate full in the basement that will feed us this summer. I planted out about 25 organic slips purchased from Country Corner Greenhouse in Shepherdsville in late May and by early November we had 4 nursery crates full of one of nature’s perfect foods!  7 months and counting in storage with no spoilage is impressive.  

  • CITY ON A HILL
    Just a reminder that City on a Hill Church is no longer meeting at the old Berry Lumber Co. Building. We are now 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 with the youth Pastor. Adults will also meet for fellowship in the community room at these times. Service will begin at 10 a.m. with live worship. Come as you are and worship with us.

  • Many people know the story of Jonah and the whale and that God told Jonah to go to Nineveh and preach.
    Nineveh turned away from Nisroch, the god of the Assyrians and turned toward Yahweh, the god of Israel.
    Imagine watching Jonah walk the gangplank gaining permission to board the ship, pay his fare and find a dark quiet place in the bottom floor of the ship. He lacked emotions.
    He had set his heart to rebel against Yahweh, his god, and against Yahweh’s apparent love for the people of Nineveh, the capital of Assyria.

  • My pastor tells the story about his son needing spine surgery when he was just a young boy.
    He tells about bringing his son to the hospital and the agony of letting go of his boy, handing him over to the surgeons.
    It was a terrible surgery, he says, and they were so relieved when it was over.
    However, shortly after they had come home from the hospital, the doctor called -- they missed something and had to redo the surgery.

  • THURSDAY, May 17
    Bingo. Thursday, May 17 at 11 a.m. Adults can play Bingo at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Prizes will be household items. Space is limited. Pre-registration is not required. Participation is on a first come basis.

    FRIDAY, May 18
    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Friday, May 18 at Cynthiana Baptist Daycare at 10:30 a.m.; Belmont, 3 p.m.

    SATURDAY, May 19