• College bound? Share money tips with your students

    By Benita Peoples, County extension agent for family and consumer science
    Do you have a son or daughter who is college bound this fall? Prior to heading off to college, it is important that students have a basic understanding of money management skills.
    For many students, college may be the first time they have been responsible for managing their own money. Even if mom and dad are paying all of the bills, they will not be around to help their child make everyday spending decisions.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Thomas Wayne Ballinger, July 2, son of Tomas S. and Heather R. Ballinger; Madelyn Ann Carson, July 6, daughter of Heather and Nicholas Carson; Samuel Canaavan Wayne Click, May 25, son of Sidney Allen Click and Amy Rene Thomas.

  • A Voluntary Cemetery Association has been organized for the Barlow United Methodist cemetery

    Family members of people buried in the historic Barlow Methodist Church Cemetery on Barlow Pike have formed a non profit Kentucky corporation for the preservation of the cemetery grounds.
    The Barlow Methodist Church was formally organized in 1866.  It is thought that a church and a school met on the grounds prior to the Civil War.  With changing demographics the church was closed over a decade ago.  In 2015, the building was torn down as siding materials contained asbestos.

  • Reunions

    The Mynear family reunion will be held Saturday, Aug. 5,  in the Hunter Shelter at Blue Licks State Park and Resort from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Bring food, drinks, and eating utensils for a noon potluck meal.
    Come and bring family and friends. All are welcome.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Alarra Blaine Mateace and Airsiah Jade Venae Cobbins, July 13, born to Cartia Cummins and Larry Cobbins; Kathryn Marie Wilson, July 6, daughter of Kevin and Rebekah Wilson.
    Harrison County City Cab now is service. Bill Cummins and Barry Martin are the owners/chauffers.
    Sophomore Courtney Grannis is the first female to take the field as a Thorobred football player.

  • Troubleshooting tomato problems

    We cannot control the weather but we can control what our tomatoes eat, so to speak.
    At planting time, we prepare the soil with composted hen manure and a little organic fertilizer. We also mulch around the plants immediately in order to moderate soil moisture and to prevent the spread of soil-borne diseases.   
    This year our work at building healthy soil has paid off because the tomatoes are thriving. Some folks have not been as lucky as the rain poured down earlier in the season.

  • Millersburg Garden Club to hold a House Flower Show Aug. 19

    Millersburg Garden Club will be holding a House Flower Show titled, “The Ladies of Millersburg,” on Saturday, Aug. 19, from 1 to 5 p.m. The location is Maplewood, the beautiful, historic home of Karin and Keith Buchanan, 203 Maysville Road, a very short distance from Millersburg on the left heading toward Carlisle. There is a “Maplewood” sign at the driveway entrance.

  • Museum Musings

    * Susan Hartley Swett (1843-1907) -- “When the scarlet cardinal tells her dream to the dragonfly, and the lazy breeze makes a nest in the trees, and murmurs a lullaby, it is July. When the tangled cobweb pulls the cornflowers cap awry, and the lilies tall lean over the wall to bow to the butterfly, it is July.”

  • Wigginses to celebrate 50th anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Edward Wiggins Jr. will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, July 29.
    They were married at Antioch Christian Church by the Rev. William McGarvey Lenox.

  • Bryant-Bowser to wed Sept. 2

    Laura Bryant of Cynthiana, daughter of Matthew and Jennifer Bryant of Carlisle, Ky., and Derek Bowser of Cynthiana, son of William and Dreema Bowser of Georgetown, Ky., announce their forthcoming marriage.
    The wedding will take place on Sept. 2, 2017 at 3 p.m. at Calvary Assembly Of God, Cynthiana, with David Luellen presiding.
    The bride-to-be will be given in marriage by her mother and brother. Her maid of honor is Ashley Russell of Maysville, Ky.
    Bridesmaids will be Kaylynn Bowser, Rachel Bowser, Pauline Banks, and Cayla Saunders.