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Living

  • Cover crops prove multi-purpose

    While I will admit that half of my vegetable garden looks dreadful, the other half is holding steady because we mulched paths with a heavy layer of wood chips, filled unplanted beds with cover crops and have weeded the rest by hand and hoe.  
    I started using cover crops about five years ago and I am sold on the multi-purpose usefulness.  
    While many disease pathogens winter over on plant debris and an equal amount remain viable in the soil, it means we need to strategize to keep the garden relatively clean.  

  • 3M Cynthiana No. 1
  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Emily Ann Bradford, Aug. 5, daughter of Amber Grissom and Anthony Bradford; Samuel Marvin McCarter, Aug. 5, son of Kenneth and Amanda McCarter; Collin Michael-Davis Wehr, June 13, son of Michael and Jennifer Wehr.
    Officials, committee weigh pros/cons of 180-plus year old Handy house worth. The Oddville Avenue property is being considered by the city and county governments and are planning to convert it into a recreation park.

  • Reunions

    McKINNEY
    The McKinney family reunion will be held Saturday, Sept. 20 at the Harrison County fairgrounds. A potluck lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. Utensils and drinks will be furnished.
    For more information call Charles McKinney at 859-234-6598.

    MULLIGAN

  • Free colon cancer screening available through Wedco District Health Department for eligible residents

    Colon cancer screening saves lives. Yet despite the preventable nature of this disease, colon cancer is still the second leading cause of cancer death in Kentucky. Over 2,600 cases of colon cancer are diagnosed in Kentucky each year, with more than half of those cases diagnosed at a late stage.

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana Democrat, Feb. 15, 1945 -- “On Monday, while at the Cynthiana Stockyards, John Wheeler had the bad luck of receiving gashes on the leg from the tusk of a vicious hog. He said the attack was so sudden and swift that it was over before he had a chance to defend himself. His wounds were dressed at Harrison Memorial Hospital and he returned home.”
    * Cynthiana News, Jan. 7, 1869 -- Herman Rohs is about to establish a large coal yard near Pleasant Street on the railroad in this city.”

  • Growing herbs at home

    By Benita Peoples, County extension agent for family and consumer science
    In a botanical sense, an herb is a plant that does not produce a woody stem and dies back to the ground each winter to a perennial root system. In the garden sense, herbs are plants that serve as a major source of seasonings in food preparation. In an even broader sense, herbs include plants that are also useful for scents in cosmetics or for medicinal purposes. Some of them are woody and outstep the definition of a herbaceous plant.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Aidan Tyler Morris, May 28, son of Craig and Jennet Morris.
    Construction begins on the Harrison County High School’s new tennis courts. The six new courts will be located above the football practice field at a cost of $186,500.
    Harrison Memorial Hospital welcomes Mark E. Einbecker, MD, to its staff. Einbecker is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in problems with the hand and upper extremities.
    Harrison County Sheriff’s Department nets $1.6 million in marijuana from air raid.

  • Reunions

    GILKERSON/GILKISON
    The Gilkerson/Gilkison family reunion will be held Saturday, Aug. 30 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Legion Hall on Legion Road in Paris, Ky. A potluck meal will be served at 12:30 p.m.
    Bring a covered dish, soft drinks. Utensils, plates, napkins, lemonade and coffee will be furnished. Also bring family tree information.
    For more information call Deloris G. Brooks at 859-987-4744 or Joyce G. Dean at 859-948-7064.

    MULLIGAN

  • Malen Clay Pierce

    Malen Clay Pierce was born to Larry and Jamie Pierce of Cynthiana on March 27, 2014 at Harrison Memorial Hospital.
    He weighed 7 lbs. 6 oz., and is welcomed by his sister Makayla Rees Pierce.
    Maternal grandparents are Jimmy and Laura Shields of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparents are Bettye Marshall of Cynthiana and the late Harry Marshall, the late Malen and Lorena Shields of Mt. Olivet.