• Richards-Woolums to marry July 2

    Katharine Warwick Richards and Michael Tod Woolums announce their forthcoming wedding.
    Katharine is the daughter of Brad and Carla Richards of Union, Ky., and the granddaughter of Joan and Nick Torelli of Boynton Beach, Fla., the late Donald Richards  and the late Josephine and Jeffrey Rajassona, all of Greenwich, Conn.

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana Democrat, Dec. 30, 1965 -- “Cynthiana’s new $855,000 water plant is expected to begin operation in three weeks.”
    * Cynthiana News, Aug. 1, 1867 -- “Our enterprising and energetic young men have determined to keep pace with their friends elsewhere in the musical department, and have recently purchased some nine or 10 instruments of the latest styles, on which they have determined to amuse our citizens at large. Prof. Amenda is their teacher, and we learn that they are making considerable advancement in music.”

  • Troop 76
  • Reunions

    The Cynthiana High School is celebrating its 144th anniversary of the establishment of the school. The banquet will be held on Saturday, June 25 at the Harrison County Extension Office.
    Tickets are $20 and are available at Biancke’s, Ewalt’s Jewelry, Farmer’s Deposit Bank on US 27 South and the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum. Limited tickets available at the door.
    The banquet social hour begins at 5 p.m. with dinner following. The meal will be catered by B & B Catering of Cynthiana.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Alexandra Love Warner, May 26, daughter of Robert Sr. and Christy Warner; Kendall Leigh White, May 31, daughter of Miranda and Steven White; Tristan Tyler Copes, May 17, son of Colin and Erin Copes.
    Shadynook Store, 3043 Shadynook Pike, is now open for business. Offering deli sandwiches, coffee, danishes, general grocery items, dairy products, ice, cigarettes, The Cynthiana Democrat and the Sunday Lexington Herald.

  • Nutrients key to harvest

    We have spent over 10 years improving our vegetable garden by adding composted horse manure, composted sheep manure and composted chicken manure at the end of each season.  
    The result is a seriously well-drained plot that has the capacity to retain moisture and slowly feed what we plant.  
    I am so looking forward to the vegetable garden this year because last year was such a disappointment.
    As the garden improves, I plant things a little closer together. Fortunately this practice is acceptable and encouraged today.  

  • Millersburg Garden Club’s Monarch Waystation dedicated on June 7

    According to directives from The Garden Club of Kentucky, Millersburg Garden Club established a Monarch Butterfly Waystation at the Millersburg Cemetery in 2014. The garden is thriving and many Monarchs and other pollinators have been spotted there. The Waystation was created with the hope that it might help the beautiful Monarch Butterflies survive their long, arduous trip to New Mexico and the southernmost coasts of the United States.

  • Ruth Slade Riggle, CHS Class of 1936
  • Pick A Project (P.A.P.)
  • Squash and cucumber pests

    I can hardly believe how beautiful my tomato plants look and I do believe I will have a ripe one well before July 4th!  
    But what I am really anticipating is our first harvest of summer squash. I love squash and am happy to eat it for dinner every night.
    Last year the garden was mostly a bust so I have high hopes for a bumper squash crop this year.
    Mostly gardeners complain about losing their plants to the squash vine borer, but I have managed to offset that pest pressure by delaying planting in order to miss peak egg-laying time.