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Today's Features

  • The mission of the Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association is a volunteer organization that works to improve the quality of life for families and communities through leadership development and education in the cooperation with the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service.
    The Harrison County Extension office has eight different  homemaker clubs that meet during the daytime:  Berry, Curry, Falmouth Road, Indian Creek, Leesburg, Oddville, Renaker and Sunshine. There are three clubs that meet in the evening: Robinson, Barlow, Jacobs and New Millennium.

  • I like to read psychological thrillers with twisted plots and even more twisted characters.
    In the last thriller I read, the main character, Emily, was tied up in a room about to be murdered by her crazy stalker.
    He goes out of the room and Emily starts thinking back on her life, pretty sure she only has hours or minutes to live.
    She remembers back to what she learned as a girl from a teacher at her Catholic school: When you’re in trouble, look for the cross. Once you find one, you’ll see them everywhere.

  • FRIDAY, Jan. 4
    Blood Drive. Friday, Jan. 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., sponsored by the Harrison County Homemakers, on the KBC Bloodmobile at the Harrison County Extension Office at 668 New Lair Road. All registered donors will receive a hoodie sweatshirt.
    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Friday, Jan. 4 at Our Little Miracle at 10:30 a.m.; Edgemont Nursing Home, 4 p.m.

    SATURDAY, Jan. 5

  • 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
    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.