Today's Features

  • Residents living in and around the Cynthiana, Ky. area can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. Indian Creek Christian Church will host this community event on April 30.  The site is located at 51 Waits Road in Cynthiana.
    Screenings can check for:
    • The level of plaque buildup in your arteries, related to risk for heart disease, stroke and overall vascular health.
    • HDL and LDL Cholesterol levels

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: No births to report this week.
    HCHS Youth Services Coordinator, Paula Barnett, to distribute prom dresses to those HCHS students in need of assistance through Cinderella’s Closet. Barnett has asked for dresses, shoes, make-up, jewelry, personal care products and accessories. She is also hoping that some sororities and women’s groups will get involved. Donations can be dropped off at the Community Education Center.

  • My orders for onion sets and seed potatoes have arrived and are waiting to be planted once the soil dries a bit; and my favorite summer crops that will be directly seeded in the garden are still in their seed packets waiting for consistently warm weather before they find purchase in the soil.
    I can barely stand the wait. So, in order to ease the tension, I have just seeded out several trays of early season vegetables that like a cool start to the season. Kale, broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts are just beginning to push through the light potting mix.

  • Community Action Council for Lexington-Fayette, Bourbon, Harrison and Nicholas Counties announces that its 2018-2019 Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) Plan and Budget Proposal is available for public review. The plan reflects assessment of low-income community needs and the Council’s CSBG budget for July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 as well as projected outcomes for the same period.

    By Kathy M. Brooks, president
    The Barlow Homemaker Club was named for one of the Home Demonstration Agents who served Harrison County, Wanda Barlow Amos.  She served from 1966 to 1970.  One of the charter members, Patsy Medlin, is still a member of the Barlow Club. She is still very much interested in the club’s activities and its members even though she is not able to attend our meetings.
    The first meeting that I attended in 1970 had a demonstration on the making of yeast breads.

  • The Harrison County Community Health Fair will be held on Thursday, April 4, from 7 until 11 a.m. at the Harrison County Middle School. The event offers free tests and screenings to area residents. The event is open everyone. It is not exclusive to Harrison County residents. All lab results will be mailed to the address given at registration.

  • THURSDAY, March 28
    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library will be closed on Thursday, March 28 for staff development. The library will reopen on Friday, March 29 at 9 a.m.

    SATURDAY, March 30

    Central Christian Church will hold an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church located on the corner of Second Street and Riggs Avenue.
    Games, prizes, egg hunt, candy, and more. K-fifth grade is welcome to participate in the egg hunt. A smaller egg hunt for Pre-K is also scheduled.

    Vacation Bible School
    Vacation Bible School will be held June 23 at 6 p.m. at Cynthiana Baptist Church

  • I have always loved college basketball. I grew up in Virginia and on the Friday of the ACC tournament, my friends and I would skip school to watch all the games that day. I was a misguided and misdirected North Carolina fan in those days (think Michael Jordan, James Worthy, and Sam Perkins – 1982 NCAA champions – my junior year in high school).
    I was thrilled to move to Kentucky several years ago because, among many reasons, college basketball is king around here. Having seen the light, I really enjoy Kentucky basketball.

  • I love bad jokes.
    One of my favorites involves a house painter who used to cut corners by thinning his paint with turpentine.
    As he was on a job, up on a scaffold, the skies opened up and a torrential downpour washed away all the thinned paint on the building he was painting. Next, a crash of thunder knocked him off the scaffold and into a puddle of thinned, worthless paint on the ground.
    The painter, believing it to be a message from God, cried out, “God, forgive me! What should I do?”