• Avery Todd Ashbrook

    Avery Todd Ashbrook was born to JD and Mary Todd Ashbrook of Cynthiana on Feb. 28, 2017 at Harrison Memorial Hospital.
    She weighed 6 lbs. 5 oz., and welcomed by her sister Eva.
    Maternal grandparents are Mike Seamon and Julie Ecklar of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparents are Dolores Seamon and the late Donald Seamon and the late Rex Ecklar and the late Carlene Ecklar.
    Paternal grandparents are Amy Ashbrook of Cynthiana and the late Greg Ashbrook; paternal great-grandparents are Joyce Evren and the late Joe Ashbrook, Liza Fuller and Ermine Fuller.

  • Potato planting time

    Spring break from teaching at U of L conveniently falls 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.

  • Girl Scouts 105th Birthday
  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Logan Preston Boone, Nov. 14, son of Brandi Wyrick and J.P. Boone; Brady Thomas Pensinger, Feb. 13, son of Thomas Ashley and Amy Pensinger; Noah Kristopher Rivera, Feb. 7, son of Rebecca Smith and Kristopher Rivera.
    Harrison County Eastside Elementary School’s newly formed Governor’s Cup team earns second place at the District 70 competition.

  • Scout Mackenzie Watts

    Scout Mackenzie Watts was born to Chris and Ashton Watts of Cynthiana on Jan. 18, 2017 at Georgetown Community Hospital.
    She weighed 6 lbs. 0.5 oz., and is welcomed by her sister, Scarlett Watts.
    Maternal grandparents are  Todd and Angie Moore of Cynthiana.
    Paternal grandparents are James and Janice Watts.
    Great-grandparents are Geneva French and Horst Muller.

  • Bryson Tylor Clemons

    Bryson Tylor Clemons was born to Sydney Clemons of Cynthiana on Feb. 22, 2017 at Harrison Memorial Hospital.
    He weighed 7 lbs. 13 oz.

  • 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.  

  • kY-ASAP
  • Museum Musings

    * Log Cabin, Nov. 11, 1910 -- “The Cynthiana Electric Light Co. asks that the public will please take notice that beginning on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 1910, this company will give continuous service, which means our wires will be charged with electricity the whole time. Telephone and telegraph men, carpenters, painters, and everyone are hereby notified and cautioned not to handle or interfere with our wires or apparatus in any way during the day or night.” (Previously the electric lines were energized only at night.)

  • Connersville Homemakers Club

    The Connersville Homemakers Club has been together for a long time.
    The faithful president, Stella Martin, has been a member since 1972 (45 years). She is kind, patient, caring and loves her club. When asked what she thought homemakers is all about, she said ‘sharing and caring,’ and she does.
    Another member, Gladys Williamson, has been a member for 20 years. She is faithful and loves her club.
    The Connersville Club has five active members and three members-at-large. The club meets the first Thursday of each month.