• Rylan Jesse Brandenburg

    Rylan Jesse Brandenburg was born to Phillip and Andrea Brandenburg of Cynthiana, on Jan. 14, 2015 at Harrison Memorial Hospital.
    He weighed 7 lbs. 13 oz.
    Maternal grandparents are Ed and Jane Simpson of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparents are Maria and Dofin Fritts, and the late Clarence Simpson, Robert Lake, and Louise Lake.
    Paternal grandparents are Maxelyne Brandenburg of Beattyville, Ky. and the late Thomas Brandenburg; paternal great-grandparents are the late Hulbert and Bertha Gray and the late Floyd and Ollie Brandenburg.

  • Daisy Lynne DeVaughn Biddle

    Daisy Lynne DeVaughn Biddle was born to Jarrod and Kim Biddle of Cynthiana on March 2, 2015 at Harrison Memorial Hospital.
    She weighed 7 lbs. 1 oz., and is welcomed by her brothers, Jackson and Logan and sister, Alyssa.
    Maternal grandparents are Julia Wilson of Cynthiana and the late James Manning Wilson Sr.
    Paternal grandparents are Vickie and Ray Woolums of Sadieville, Ky., and the late Greg Biddle of Cynthiana; paternal great-grandmother is Barbara Biddle of Berry, Ky.

  • Fringe tree sign of spring

    The beacon of spring in these parts is undoubtedly the native dogwood. But, because of disease problems, especially dogwood anthracnose, people are seeking alternatives to Cornus Florida.  
    There are other notable dogwoods like Cornus kousa and Cornus mas but look beyond the dogwood for small, spring flowering landscape trees.  What about Halesia or Chionanthus.  
    What, you ask? The Carolina silver bell and the fringe tree, respectively.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Trenton Allen Coppage, Feb. 11, son of Lewis and Anita Coppage; Wynter “Hope” Blanton, Dec. 16, Scott and Belinda Blanton; Faith Marie Fryman, March 13, daughter of Frazier and Jennifer Fryman; Seth Nicholas Gasser, Feb. 28, son of Chad and Diane Gasser; Joseph  Braxton Grubb, Feb. 1, son of Joey and Mary Grubb.
    Wal-Mart officials evaluating the possibility of expansion of the existing 48,500 square foot building or relocating for a SuperCenter.

  • Ides of March make way for spring and weeds

    Do we still teach children about Brutus’ betrayal of Caesar and to Beware the Ides of March?  
    Well, I hope that this year the Ides of March on March 15 will mark a not so foreboding future.  
    After this last blast of winter weather we are due for spring.  
    My onion slips and seed potatoes should be arriving in the mail. Additionally, we have a March 20 arrival date of 200 Freedom Ranger chicks and the first of our lambs to be born (literally on the first day of spring).

  • Brushes and more
  • Walker visits at Cedar Ridge Health Campus
  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Steven Rex Powell, Feb. 28, son of Leona N. Powell; Ashton James Roach, Feb. 19, son of Steven and Rebecca Roach.
    Adelphia Cable raises classic cable rate.
    Former “Survivor” contestant Rodger “Kentucky Joe” Bingham visits in Cynthiana at the Retired Teacher’s Association meeting.

  • Jonathan Keith Patrick Jr.

    Jonathan Keith Patrick Jr. was born to Jonathan Keith Patrick and Stephanie Marie Buck, Cynthiana, on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at Harrison Memorial Hospital.
    He weighed 4 lbs. 2 oz.
    Maternal grandparents are Stephen Conner and Daisy Edwards of Lexington, Ky.; maternal great-grandparents are Charles R. Conner Sr. and Wilma Conner.
    Paternal grandparents are Mary Patrick and James McAdams; paternal great-grandparents are James Davis and Pam Davis.

  • Planning ahead, order seed

    Like many gardeners this time of the year I, too, have been spending cold winter evenings by the fire with a good catalog.  
    The seed catalogues fill the mailbox and I barely make it up the driveway without taking a peak at what’s offered for 2015.
    Two years ago, I made a procrastinating mistake and waited too long to place my onion and potato order. By the time I got around to it, all of my selections were sold out for the season.