• Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Maximus Alexander Jett, Feb. 21, son of William Jett and Tiffney Martin; Whyatt Keith Lea, Feb. 12, son of Kenna-Rae and Keith Lea.
    McDonald’s is now serving movie rentals. The signature red kiosks offers consumers to rent their favorite new releases in one location and return them to any redbox location for only $1 a night.

  • Woman’s Club of Harrison County meets for March luncheon

    The Woman’s Club of Harrison County met on Friday, March 9 at Bluegrass Care Navigators for their monthly luncheon and business meeting. Virgie Wells, president, welcomed members, guests and led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance.
    Wells introduced Gay Marsh who was a guest of Cheryl Case.

  • Plants and insects come alive in spring

    The hostas and daylilies are barely poking out of the ground and I’m already noticing signs of slug activity.  
    The primrose and lungwort have been munched on; bagworms are dangling from the pines and the next generation of borers are stirring beneath the bark getting ready to emerge and reproduce; the larvae of the holly leaf-miner are ready to become flies.
    So, what do we do? For starters, go outside and take a good look around. Examine your plant material and look for any evidence of insect activity.  

  • Booth brings Appalachia to Paris Storytelling Festival

    Adam Booth, from West Virginia and Appalachian country, will be offering a free workshop for children seven years old and up at the Hopewell Museum on Saturday, May 12.
    His appearance is part of the free monthly Saturday events at the museum. But that is not all. He will be performing in the local schools on Friday, May 11, before appearing at the free ghost storytelling at the First Christian Church on High Street in Paris that night.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Dalton W. Lane Brumagen, Dec. 26, son of Tracey and Tina Brumagen; Bryson Alexander Pergram, Feb. 10, son of Kelsi Landrum and Zach Pergram; Debra Lois Webb, Feb. 13, daughter of Stephen and Jessica Webb; Donovan Rashon Walker, Feb. 26, son of Shon and Brandy Walker.
    FEMA approves Harrison disaster assistance aid for victims of the Feb. 6 EF-1 tornado.
    Harrison County Elementary schools to hold blood drive competition next week.
    Harrison County High School bowlers earn trip to state.

  • Neela Renee Farrell

    Neela Renee Farrell was born to Kevin William Ferrell and Shannon Wade Farrell of Cynthiana on Feb. 3, 2018 at Harrison Memorial Hospital.
    She weighed 8 lbs., and is welcomed by her sisters, Kamber Shea and Hazel Raye.
    Maternal grandparents are Randy and Wanda Wade of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandmother is Betty Clifford.
    Paternal grandparents are Chris and Joan Farrell of LaPlata, Maryland; paternal great-grandmother is Carol Hancock.

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana Democrat, Sept. 19, 1940 -- “The president signed the draft act Monday fixing Oct. 16 as registration day for young Americans not subject to compulsory military training. The new law requires that all who on Oct. 16 have attained the 21st anniversary of their birth and have not passed the 36th must register.”

  • Potato planting time

    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.

  • Seed starting basics

    I have my orders placed for onion sets and seed potatoes along with some of my favorite summer crops that will be directly seeded in the garden once the temperatures really warm. I can barely stand the wait.
    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.
    My set up is not elaborate; it basically consists of a kit that includes a plastic dome that fits over a seed tray and pan.  

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: No births to report this week.
    A robbery takes place at the Farmers National Bank Oddville branch. An undisclosed amount of cash was taken.
    A deployment ceremony honoring the 201st Engineer Battalion of the Kentucky Army National Guard will be held at the Cynthiana Christian Church on North Main Street. Following two months of mission-related training in Wisconsin, the 201st is expected to be deployed to Afghanistan.
    Rohs Opera House is now showing Juno. Coming next is The Bucket List.