• Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Taylor Mackenzie Hatfield, March 21, daughter of Jon and Tonya Hatfield; Mikaylah Pearl Nolan, March 1, daughter of Frank and Brandi Nolan.
    Jim and Donna Roberts have purchased Shady Brook Golf Course in Bourbon County. They also own Hawk’s Nest Bed and Breakfast and Judy’s Flowers and Gifts. Shady Brook is a nine-hole public golf course.
    • Kentucky supplied more than 75,000 soldiers to the U.S. Army during World War I.

  • Teater to host May Omega meeting

    The Omega chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met at the home of Lois Judy on Monday, April 6. Eleven members answered roll call by telling Easter traditions started in childhood and carried on through their families.
    Guest for the evening was Marley Judy, who was visiting with the hostess.
    The social committee gave plans for the group to go to the local play “Romeo and Juliet” in May, with dinner included. Plans will be finalized at the May meeting.

  • Stoners to observe 60th anniversary on April 29

    Buddy and Betty Stoner were married on April 29, 1955 at the home of the minister, the Rev. I.T. Blick in Charlestown, Ind.
    They are the parents of Cheryl Hoskins and Jeffrey Stoner; grandparents of Taylor Hoskins, Naomi Gifford and Kristin Collins; great-grandparents of Brittney and Kelsey Gifford and Jenna, Caleb and Kensley Collins; and great-great-grandparents of Michael Sowder.

  • Bradys to be honored with 50th anniversary reception

    Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gayle Brady (the former Phyllis Doyle) will be married 50 years on May 5.
    They will be celebrating with an anniversary reception on Sunday, May 3 from 2-4 p.m. at the Indian Creek Baptist Church’s new fellowship hall on Millersburg-Cynthiana Road.
    The event is given by their family. All friends and relatives are invited. No gifts necessary but cards are welcomed.
    They were married at Headquarters Methodist Church in 1965 by the Rev. Howard Ritchie.

  • Woman’s club holds April luncheon

    The Woman’s Club of Harrison County met Friday, April 10 at Hospice of the Bluegrass for the April luncheon and business meeting.  Cheryl Case, vice president, presided over the event. She welcomed member and guests.
     Anna Foley introduced her guest Jenny Copes and Violet Williams introduced her guest Joyce Clifford. We were pleased to have the ladies join us for our luncheon.  
    Case led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance.  Afterward, musical guest Ben Clifford led everyone in singing My Old Kentucky Home.  

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    No births to announce this week.

  • Museum Musings

    * Log Cabin, Nov. 11, 1910 -- “Notice from Cynthiana Electric Light Company - The public will please notice that beginning on Tuesday, this company will give continuous service, which means our wires will be charged with electricity the whole time. Telephone and telegraph men, carpenters, painters, paper hangers and everyone are hereby notified and cautioned not to handle or interfere with our wires or apparatus in any way during day or night.” (It seems that prior to this time, electric lines were energized only at night.)

  • Pruning spring flowering shrubs

    June 1 is the official cut off that marks the difference between a spring bloomer and a summer bloomer. Does it matter that you know? Yes, if you want to properly prune because pruning after June 1 could result in no blooms next year.
    This spring was a great one for spring bloomers: lilacs, viburnums, azaleas, rhododendrons and many others were all able to do their thing without a major frost or freeze here at the farm.   

  • Air temperature and soil moisture

    So how do precipitation and temperature effect plants?  Well, in every way possible.  Excessive precipitation, especially in poorly drained soils, can restrict oxygen intake by roots. Oxygen is vital for all other processes to occur that impact growth and vigor.  
    In years where we have experienced excessively wet springs we typically see stunting and yellowing in herbaceous plants.  
    While the rain is great for woody plants and all their new spring growth, it can put them at a disadvantage later in the season.  

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Olivia Grace Barry, March 31, daughter of Ricky and Alissa Barry; William Riley Harris, Dec. 10, son of James and Laura Harris; Julia Elizabeth Jones, March 29, daughter of Jeff and Marsha Jones; Nathan Scott Nickerson, Feb. 23, son of Phillip and Lisa Nickerson.