• 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.

  • Shay Gabriella Highlander

    Shay Gabriella Highlander was born to Kevin and Rochelle Highlander of Cynthiana on April 10, 2015 at Harrison Memorial Hospital.
    She weighed 6 lbs. 15 oz.
    Maternal grandparents are Michael and Marie Brown of Berry, Ky.; maternal great-grandparents are the late Donald and Martha Brown of Cynthiana, and Arnold and Christine Hughes of Falmouth, Ky.
    Paternal grandparents are Tod and Iris Highlander of Cynthiana; paternal great-grandparents are Harvey Highlander and Wilma Lemons, both of Cynthiana.

  • Marriage Licenses

    Crystal Renee tillery, 24, and Benjamin Lake Florence, 25, married March 22, 2015.
    Emma Lou McCarty, 29, and Michael Ray Blan Jr., 32, married March 24, 2015.
    Jemima Leone Browning, 32, and John Daniel Stephens, 46, married March 28, 2015.
    Michaela Nicole Couch, 17, and Harley Clay Bruin, 18, married March 31, 2015.

  • Fort Boonesborough State Park to host ‘Gathering of Descendants’ June 13-14

    Fort Boonesborough State Park is planning a special weekend in June dedicated to descendants of the settlers who lived at the fort in the late 1700s.
    “A Gathering of Descendants” will be June 13-14 and is open to the public. The park plans to have historical organizations on hand to help guests with genealogical research to see if they had family members at the fort.

  • Smith family ‘plays’ together in original production

    The Georgetown College Maskrafters are hard at work on a world premiere theatrical production, a comedy entitled A Complete History of Kentucky: The Interesting Parts, and Cynthiana will be well- represented.  
    Playwright Betsy Smith hails from Cynthiana and her husband, Dr. Ed Smith, is the director of this romp through Kentucky history.  
    All three of the Smiths’ sons, Ethan, Harry and Ross, have joined the cast of 20, making it a true family affair.  

  • Setting out your own strawberry patch

    Spring planting of strawberries is recommended for Kentuckiana, as early as March. The key to a good crop is to plant them in the right spot and to choose the right variety … and this is where it can be a little confusing.
    There are several different categories of strawberries including June-bearing, ever-bearing and day-neutral.  
    June-bearing varieties have traditionally been the best tasting and these are the ones that must be pinched in the first year, producing a late spring crop the following year.