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  • Mistletoe: From tree thief to holiday tradition

    By Jessica Sayre, County extension agent for horticulture
    Once autumn leaves have fallen, mistletoe becomes highly visible on large trees throughout Kentucky. Phoradendron, the scientific name for Kentucky’s most common variety of this parasitic plant, means “tree thief”. These small leafy plants are commonly found on twigs and branches of many hardwood species in the southern United States. Mistletoe extracts - steals - water, mineral elements and food from tree hosts; hence the name.

  • Judy hosts November Omega meeting

    Omega chapter of Beta Sigma Phi sorority met on Monday, Nov. 4 at the home of Lois Judy. Two members were absent.
    Cheryl Case, president, presented Denise Lyons with a gift of appreciation for all the work she has done on the sorority yearbook each year.  The yearbook is each member’s guide to all meetings and socials planned.
    During roll call, Case asked the evening’s question if members had begun Christmas shopping yet.  Most had not.
    Case also thanked hostess Lois Judy and program presenter Charlene Dawson for November.

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana Weekly News, Feb. 7, 1867 -- “Workmen are presently engaged in putting a tin roof on the Livery and Sale Stable, being erected by Messrs. Hill and Firman on the corner of Pike and Walnut Street.”
    * Cynthiana Democrat, Jan. 31, 1963 -- “At Kentucky Cardinal Dairy where official high and low temperatures are recorded every morning at eight o’clock on Jan. 28 the low temperature was minus 34 degrees.”

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana Weekly News, Feb. 7, 1867 -- “Workmen are presently engaged in putting a tin roof on the Livery and Sale Stable, being erected by Messrs. Hill and Firman on the corner of Pike and Walnut Street.”
    * Cynthiana Democrat, Jan. 31, 1963 -- “At Kentucky Cardinal Dairy where official high and low temperatures are recorded every morning at eight o’clock on Jan. 28 the low temperature was minus 34 degrees.”

  • Which type of tree reflects your holiday, live or fresh cut?

    It is hard to believe that the holiday season is upon us!
    I have family visiting for Christmas so this means a bigger tree than normal; if you are going to travel to come see us, this is the least I can do. Plus, it is fun to find the “perfect” tree that fits your space and holds precious ornaments with style.
    So, which type of tree reflects your holiday? Do you get a fresh-cut, artificial, balled-and-burlapped? Or do you just go out-of-town and let someone else do the decorating?  

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Madison Nicole Collins, Oct. 20, daughter of Davin and Leigh Ann Collins; Alyssa Jade Durbin, Oct. 24, daughter of Heather Durbin and Josh Hall; John Michael Furnish, Nov. 2, son of Amy Michelle and Michael Furnish; Katy Beth Linville, Oct. 9, daughter of Kathy and Michael Linville.

  • HMH expands services in Gastroenterology and Hepatology

    Harrison Memorial Hospital (HMH) announces the addition of Earl G. Robbins II, M.D., and Kendra Kratzwald, APRN, to its list of healthcare specialists. Together, these two healthcare professionals will bring comprehensive gastroenterology and hepatology services to the HMH service area.

  • Marriage Licenses

    Sharon Ann Simpson, 47, and Allen Thomas Cunningham, 45, married Oct. 22, 2016.
    Katlyn Rose Moore, 20, and Michal Cordelle Thomas, 21, married Oct. 22, 2016.
    Debra Marie Moore, 35, and Vernon Ray Moore, 54, married Oct. 23, 2016.
    Tiffany Brice Akers, 20, and Mariah Lynn Nichols, 23, married Oct. 28, 2016.
    Erin Frances Gaunce, 25, and Aaron McClure Tubbs, 27, married Oct. 29, 2016.
    Brittany Lynn Bartley, 33, and James Michael Bentley II, 26, married Sept. 23, 2016.
    Demi Renea Sowers, 24, and Eric Lee Knipper, 28, married Nov. 12, 2016.

  • Indian Summer, once again!

    It feels like we are solidly in another Indian Summer, which always reminds me of an old print my father had hanging in his office: two juxtaposed images of a young man and his grandfather around a small bonfire.  
    As the scene turns to night, the smoke that arose from the fire reveals an image of dancing American Indians, the hay stacks in the distance become teepees and the verse that accompanies the print reads like a tale from a not so enlightened time. “Yep, sonny, this is sure enough Injun summer. Don’t know what that is, I reckon, do you?”

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Alyanna LaRae Houg, Nov. 9, daughter of John and Amanda Houg; Kendra Brooke Wilson, May 22, daughter of Charles Brandon and LaRietta Lynn Wilson.
    Zeppelin Threads quilt shop opens at 205 South Main Street. Heather Ladick is the owner/operator.
    Buena Vista store gives thanks for customers with a free Thanksgiving meal prepared by store manager Mary Morgan.