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Living

  • 2017 Judy Mitchell Letcher scholarship winner
  • Summer drupes on the fringe tree, paper lanterns on the silverbell

    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 that prove to have interest well into summer.
    Consider the Carolina silverbell (halesia) and the fringe tree (chionanthus).

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Aeowynne Gabrielle Wiley, July 14, daughter of Meg and Tim Wiley.
    A Claysville area farm is being considered for the project which is designed to help save some of the area’s natural resources and provide outdoor recreation. The preserve will be designed for the sportsman and nature enthusiasts in mind.
    Justix Grilled Food on Sticks is coming Aug. 31. Owners are Stephen and DeAnna (Price) Stewart.

  • Reunions

    CARTER
    The Carter picnic was held Aug. 20 at the home of Tim and Rose Carter on Carl Stevens Road.

  • Reunions

    The 93rd Mastin reunion was held Aug. 12 at the Cynthiana Presbyterian Church fellowship hall. A total of 38 family and friends were in attendance.
    The family of Lena Mastin McCauley was in charge of arrangements. Joe Judy called the family together at 12:30 p.m. and offered prayer for the food. A delicious potluck meal was enjoyed by all.
    After the meal, Judy asked those in attendance what favorite dish did our mother and grandmother bring to the reunion. Things mentioned were yellow cake with carmel icing, home fried chicken and also home grown tomatoes.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Trey Morgan Bramel July 19, son of Danelle Sampley and Catesby Bramel; Damien Dean Wells, July 26, son of Dennis Dean Wells and Patti Jo Hollon.
    Donald Northcutt, owner of Cynthiana Moving and a previous furniture store, has received a patent on his Buddy Dolly Moving System. The product was a way to help in his moving business.
    Fred Morris ends 28-year service as city police/E-911 dispatcher.

  • Reunions

    MARSH
    Descendants of Nicholas Corbin Marsh and Mary Holton Marsh held their annual reunion at the Elks Shelter in Cynthiana on Aug. 6. The following names were recorded in the attendance book.

  • Museum Musings

    *Cynthiana News, July 25, 1872 -- “Last Monday was court day in Cynthiana. The crowd was good and money tight. There were about 70 head of cattle on the market.”
    *Cynthiana Democrat, May 21, 1970 -- “The 3M plant located on the New Lair Pike has completed one year of production in Cynthiana. The first assembly work started May 26, 1969.”

  • Sims celebrate 30th anniversary

    Ronnie and Judy Sims were married on July 10, 1987 at the Rev. Robert Anderson’s home in Cynthiana.
    Their daughters, Patty Purcell and Tonya Fuller, surprised them with a 30 year anniversary potluck on July 8 with their family and friends.

  • Indeterminate or determinate?

    I received a letter from a reader years ago that asked somewhat of a philosophical question regarding determinate tomatoes.  
    Yes, philosophical, because she asked why would we plant a tomato that sets its fruit, reaches a certain point, stops growing, ripens nearly at once and then dies?
    Our love affair with homegrown tomatoes would more logically dictate that we grew only indeterminate tomatoes that reached monstrous proportions and yielded fruit into a first killing frost.