Today's Features

  • Tractor Supply Company, in partnership with National 4-H Council, is gearing up for its Spring Paper Clover event, a semi-annual fundraising campaign that provides millions of dollars in scholarships for 4-H youth. Donations from the program provide opportunities for youth to attend enriching camps, conferences and other developmental programs across the country.

  • THURSDAY, March 21
    Scrapbook Program for Adults. Thursday, March 21 at 11 a.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Supplies are provided. All library programs are free to the public. Call 859-234-4881 to register. Pre-registration is required.
    Literacy Bell Celebration. Thursday, March 21 at 5:30 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library as we celebrate our kindergarten and first grade students in our community who have learned how to read. Eligible students will receive an invitation from their respective school.

    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.


  • I pulled up to the ranger station at Zion National Park and sauntered up to the ranger. “I need to get a backcountry camping permit,” I stated very matter of factly.
    “Where do you want to camp?” the ranger asked, gesturing to a map laid out before me.
    My finger came down on an area that I thought looked inviting.  “This part of the park looks good to me,” I said.
    She shook her head, “There’s been a lot of rattlesnake activity in that area the last few weeks, I would stay out of that area.”

  • Recently I was with some friends talking about church when one said, “At my church it’s almost a competition as to who is the most broken.”
    He was joking. Sort of.
    But he was also saying something very beautiful, that at his church the members freely talk about the broken places in their lives instead of covering them up.
    In some churches, the members don’t dare share their true, broken selves -- too risky.

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Emerson Claire Probus, Nov. 5, daughter of Todd and Kelly Probus; Addison Jo Thomas, Feb. 26, son of Drew Thomas and Brittany Yelton.
    Graphic Addiction Tattoo Studio located off Church Street opened its doors on March 6.
    Mexican restaurant opens another set of doors in Harrison Square. El Paricutin is also located downtown Cynthiana.
    The Christian Bookstore, Harrison Square, will be moving to its new location at 116 South Main Street.

    U.S. Air Force Airman Kaleigh E. Marmino graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
    Marmino completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
    Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

  • Spring break from teaching at U of L falls conveniently during the week of St. Patrick’s Day; which is also my target date for planting onions and potatoes.  
    I typically manage a mid-March planting but the condition of the soil is my primary concern. I will not start digging until the soil dries out and is considered workable.
    While we wait for that, select potato varieties that complement the way you cook.  

  • Volunteers throughout Kentucky are teaming up with the American Battlefield Trust to aid in the maintenance and restoration of 18 Bluegrass State battlefields and historic sites as part of Park Day, an annual nationwide, hands-on preservation event. Since its inception in 1996, Park Day has attracted volunteers of all ages and abilities bound by their dedication to serving their communities.