• Prepare your garden for April showers

    By Jessica Sayre, County extension agent for Horticulture
    There is no surer sign of spring than blooming gardens and flower beds, but what happens behind-the-scenes to get them to that point?
    Much of the work goes in before you even break the soil. Before you dig in, it’s important to choose the proper site, plan what you will be growing, and prepare the soil to yield the best possible results. A garden is nothing without a good foundation, making it extra important to choose the correct site.

  • MSUCorps accepting donations, applications for Build-A-Bed project

    The MSUCorps AmeriCorps Program and its partners are gearing up for their eighth annual Morehead Build-A-Bed Project to provide beds to children who are living in homes with not enough beds or none at all.
    The goal is to give beds to children PK-12th grade who are forced to sleep on floors, couches, or in beds with multiple other children or family members. This regional Build-A-Bed Project has provided more than 1,000 beds to children in Eastern Kentucky since it began in 2010. This year the committee set a goal to build 250 beds.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Lesley Shawn May, Nov. 28, daughter of Scott and Amanda May; Shasta Jalene Kelly, Dec. 12, daughter of Ashley Kelly; Arabel Lesley Anderson, Jan. 24, daughter of Matt and Valerie Anderson; Meredith Danielle Vaughn, Oct. 31, daughter of Dixie Davidson and Andrew Vaughn.
    Harrison County schools close for sickness. Doctors confirm that the flu was behind the 326 absences.

  • Cool season weeds waiting in the wings

    I was just thinking about spring but then I realized I should just live in the moment and be thankful that I do not have to battle weeds this time of the year.
    Spring and cool season weeds will be here soon enough. The most common cool-season annual and perennial weeds will be germinating once our soils warm a bit, it is amazing how quickly it can happen as our days get longer and the sun shines more frequently.

  • Winter and early spring prunning tips

    By Jessica Sayre, County extension agent for Horticulture
    As spring approaches, many homeowners begin to think about their yard’s landscape. The winter months can be damaging to trees and shrubs. To ensure healthy spring plants, homeowners may want to prune the trees and shrubs around their home. But do not just prune for the sake of pruning, make sure you have a valid reason for pruning before you begin.

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  • Woman’s Club of Harrison Co. holds February luncheon

    The Woman’s Club of Harrison County met on Friday, Feb. 9 at Bluegrass Care Navigators for their monthly luncheon. Virgie Wells, president, welcomed members and guests then led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance.
    We are pleased to have Mary Nelson Hunt join the Woman’s Club. She is the daughter of club member Teresa Martin.
    The meal was catered by Layne Tussey and included salad, cream of broccoli soup, pimento cheese and olive nut sandwiches, assorted crackers and strawberry cherry cheesecake. Bonnie Teater offered the blessing of the meal.

  • Late February ideal for pruning

    In a fit of gratitude, I made a list of the things I loved about my life the other day. I managed eight solid things, none were frivolous; and one prompted the whole exercise:  I love warm February days.  
    This beautiful February day set into motion a very productive weekend. It felt so good to get some good old-fashioned garden clean up done with my husband by my side and the sheep grazing freely about.
    It makes you feel optimistic about the rest of your life.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Brynlee Reese Howard, Dec. 9, daughter of Eric and Rebecca Prather Howard.
    True Confections Cafe to open Feb. 4 at 219-3 South Walnut Street. Owners are Tonya Wiglesworth and Kim Darnell.
    Harrison County Breds’ wrestling coach Russ Riegel captures 800th win of his coaching career at the Montgomery County MTXE Future Duals.

  • French green bean, gourmet delicacy

    I have loved green beans ever since I grew ‘Tenderette’ in the fifth grade for my 4-H project at Simpsonville Elementary.  
    I still love ‘Tenderette’ but now I prefer to grow pole beans, or climbers, so I don’t have to bend over to pick. If I do grow bush beans, it will be a long row of “Tavera’ because it is a flavorful bean at any size.  
    Another great thing about pole beans is that the vertical growth is a way to maximize yield in a limited space, so consider going vertical if you have a small garden plot.