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Living

  • Homemakers Tea Party
  • Fire restores prairie, eliminates thatch left over from winter

    Back in 2007 we installed a 5-acre tall-grass prairie with assistance from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Habitat Improvement Program.  
    Each year they assist a number of landowners in various ways that improve habitat, prevent erosion and protect waterways. Basically, you do the work but they supply you with the materials needed to get the job done.  

  • Marriage Licenses

    Jeanette Marie Duckworth, 34, and Chelsea Giles Hendricks, 28, married April 5, 2017.
    Donna Sue Buenrostro, 44, and Manolo Pena Moran, 45, married April 6, 2017.
    Caitlin Marie Sifford, 28, and Blake Roger Vallandingham, 25, married April 11, 2017.
    Miriam Joyce Yoder, 22, and Silas Nissley Martin, 27, married April 7, 2017.

  • HMH Auxiliary
  • Fireflies can help control garden pests

    By Jessica Sayre, County extension agent for Horticulture
    Fireflies evoke memories of a childhood chase. You’d catch one in your hand and wait to see the flickering light and then moments later, release it unharmed and watch it fly away.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Isaac Wilson Furnish, Feb. 27, son of Wilson and Meredith Furnish; Sarabeth Lynn Mattox, Oct. 27, daughter of Tiffany Mattox; Adam Michael Welte, April 2, son of Katey Jenkins and Brandon Welte; Teryn Bailee Whalen, March 21, daughter of Kimberly L. Whalen and Terry Lee Smith; Kaitlyn Rose Bartels, March 11, daughter of Shane and Glenda Bartels.

  • Clyde to host May Cynthiana Chapter NSDAR meeting

    The Cynthiana Chapter NSDAR met at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library on April 8.
    Acting Regent Jane Whitehead welcomed guest speaker Chris Bowling and guests Sharon Withers and Donna Pope.
    The DAR Ritual, Pledge of Allegiance, The American’s Creed, The Preamble to the Constitution, and the Daughter’s Pledge were recited, followed by the singing of the Star Spangled Banner. All were given a copy of these items and also a calendar of events.
    Minutes of the March 11 meeting were read and approved. There were no reports of committees.

  • New series of Botanical field trips planned, Griffith Woods to be first

    During 2017 I will focus on Two sites, Griffith Woods (Harrison County), and Jessamine Gorge (Jessamine County) will be the focus during 2017, and will usually be on the last Saturday of each month.
    The first trip of this new series will be on April 29, to Griffith Woods, Harrison County, hiking between 11 a.m. (leaving promptly) and 5 p.m. Please let me know as soon as possible if you want to come, since we may have to restrict numbers. Meet at 10:30 a.m. for this special trip, at the main parking lot there.

  • Bringing warmth, comfort to all in need focus for new Georgetown group

    As a community volunteer, Angie Parks often saw need and wanted to find a way to help more people.
    Recently, she made a way, establishing My Blanket Buddies.
    “You never know what stage of life you’ll find yourself in when you need help,” Parks said. “Many groups focus on children, some focus on only girls or only boys. Others focus on adults. We just want to focus on the need.”

  • Fat versus thin asparagus

    I was catching up on some magazine reading the other day and on two occasions I read the phrase “choose thin spears” and I got so frustrated.  
    These spring articles were about asparagus and I would like to go on the record that when it comes to homegrown asparagus (and even the wild growing in the fence rows) fat is good!  
    The fat spears have always been tender from the garden so don’t let anyone fool you on the fresh from the garden variety. They are particularly well-suited for the charcoal grill.