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Living

  • Band season ends on strong note

    The Harrison County High School Marching Thorobreds closed out the 2016 competitive season on Saturday at Kings High School, just north of Cincinnati, Ohio, in the Mid-States Band Association Class AAA Championships.  
    Bands from Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana competed for the Class AAA crown.   
    “We had a really solid performance in the preliminaries,” said band director John Merz.   
    “The band played strong and the color guard had an excellent performance as well,”  

  • Falmouth Road Homemakers
  • kY-ASAP awards luncheon
  • Save leaves for composting and mulching

    Leaf raking is an autumn chore that only children enjoy because they get to undo it in one fowl swoop.
    We rake and pile and they jump.  
    I propose a new approach that just may make us all happy: Adults can still rake a little, children can still play and trees will benefit from some mulch and fertilizer.  
    At the farm, raking leaves is passé; we let them stay where they fall (with reason, of course) which is usually beneath their canopy.

  • Preceptor Omega Sorority
  • Grinsteads celebrate anniversary
  • Tree bark and winter interest

    There are certain trees that consistently remain my favorites.  When I think about their common characteristics, one thing stands out: the bark.  Interesting bark is always there, whether the tree is leafing out, blooming, or showing dramatic fall color.  Bark remains constant whether the tree is good, bad, pretty or ugly.

  • Museum Musings

    * Log Cabin, Aug. 31, 1906 -- “Wanted sewing girls. Must furnish references as to character. Apply at the factory or address Cynthiana Overall Company, Pike Street.”
    * Cynthiana Democrat, Dec. 16, 1920 -- “The Knickerbocker Manufacturing Co. located in the Poindexter building on Pike Street across the railroad is producing women’s blouses with sailor collars and matching bloomers.” (Amelia Bloomer, 1894)

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Kenneth Wesley Herrington Junior, Oct. 30, son of Kenneth W. Herrington and Betty Gene Pruitt.
    Harrison County High School principal Robert Barr will not return due to medical reasons. He will be retiring Dec. 31.
    Cynthiana City Commissioners and Mayor snubbed Sunday liquor sales.
    Harrison County High School Marching Thorobreds are 4A quarterfinal champs.

  • Pierce hosts annual Barlow Homemakers costume party

    The Barlow Homemakers met in October for their annual costume party meeting. Hostess Judy Pierce served a soup supper. The eight costumed characters and two guests led the way to a fun evening.
    Lona Mullins, vice president, called the meeting to order. In the business meeting, members voted to donate to ovarian cancer research, Coins for Change and Neediest Kids of All.