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  • 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.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Mark Steven Beagle, Aug. 25, son of Kristy Lynn Heisel and Mark D. Beagle.
    Unity Christian Church dedicates new outdoor play set in honor of the late Charlie Bays who worked with the church’s youth.
    Harrison County schools are now offering free tutoring to help students be their best.
    Harrison County Board of Education awards contract for construction of an agricultural education facility; and approved payment for the Westside Elementary School parking lot addition.

  • Planting garlic, digging sweet potatoes

    There are two categories of garlic to consider: Allium sativum, or soft-neck garlic and Allium ophioscordon, or hard-neck garlic.   
    Soft-neck garlic is the easiest and most widely cultivated because the bulbs are large and the cloves and skin are tight, which prevent moisture loss and allows for longer storage.  

  • Marriage Licenses

    Tessa Marie Robinson, 22, and Dillon Tyler Price, 24, married Sept. 17, 2016.
    Naome Michele Ikints, 32, and Brian Conrad Shuff, 34, married Sept. 17, 2016.
    Sarah Nichelle Miller, 24, and Karl Moreland Baker IV, 25, married Sept. 17, 2016.
    Ashley Ann Vickers, 24, and Cody Barton-Lisle Brumley, 24, married Sept. 24, 2016.
    Amanda Dawn Johnson, 35, and Tony Ray King, 39, married Sept. 24, 2016.
    Hannah Renee Gaunce, 22, and Justin Charles Snapp, 25, married Sept. 24, 2016.