• Winter and early spring prunning tips

    By Jessica Sayre, County extension agent for Horticulture
    As spring approaches, many homeowners begin to think about their yard’s landscape. The winter months can be damaging to trees and shrubs. To ensure healthy spring plants, homeowners may want to prune the trees and shrubs around their home. But do not just prune for the sake of pruning, make sure you have a valid reason for pruning before you begin.

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  • Woman’s Club of Harrison Co. holds February luncheon

    The Woman’s Club of Harrison County met on Friday, Feb. 9 at Bluegrass Care Navigators for their monthly luncheon. Virgie Wells, president, welcomed members and guests then led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance.
    We are pleased to have Mary Nelson Hunt join the Woman’s Club. She is the daughter of club member Teresa Martin.
    The meal was catered by Layne Tussey and included salad, cream of broccoli soup, pimento cheese and olive nut sandwiches, assorted crackers and strawberry cherry cheesecake. Bonnie Teater offered the blessing of the meal.

  • Late February ideal for pruning

    In a fit of gratitude, I made a list of the things I loved about my life the other day. I managed eight solid things, none were frivolous; and one prompted the whole exercise:  I love warm February days.  
    This beautiful February day set into motion a very productive weekend. It felt so good to get some good old-fashioned garden clean up done with my husband by my side and the sheep grazing freely about.
    It makes you feel optimistic about the rest of your life.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Brynlee Reese Howard, Dec. 9, daughter of Eric and Rebecca Prather Howard.
    True Confections Cafe to open Feb. 4 at 219-3 South Walnut Street. Owners are Tonya Wiglesworth and Kim Darnell.
    Harrison County Breds’ wrestling coach Russ Riegel captures 800th win of his coaching career at the Montgomery County MTXE Future Duals.

  • French green bean, gourmet delicacy

    I have loved green beans ever since I grew ‘Tenderette’ in the fifth grade for my 4-H project at Simpsonville Elementary.  
    I still love ‘Tenderette’ but now I prefer to grow pole beans, or climbers, so I don’t have to bend over to pick. If I do grow bush beans, it will be a long row of “Tavera’ because it is a flavorful bean at any size.  
    Another great thing about pole beans is that the vertical growth is a way to maximize yield in a limited space, so consider going vertical if you have a small garden plot.

  • Museum Musings

    * Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) - “If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?”

  • Harrison County Go Red Committee plans heart disease awareness events

    February is American Heart Month, and the Harrison County Go Red for Women Committee is doing its part to raise awareness of heart disease in women. This year marks the 14th anniversary of the national heart disease awareness campaign.
    Fourteen years ago, the American Heart Association discovered that heart disease killed more women than men. Based on these findings, the AHA formed Go Red For Women, a campaign to bring awareness of heart disease through education. Accomplishments of the 14-year campaign include:

  • USDA hardiness zones are hot and cold

    Cold Hardiness
    The USDA Hardiness Zone Map has long been a guideline for cold hardiness of plants; about every 10 years it is revised in order to provide a bit more detail in our changing climate.
    The most recent map was revised in January of 2012 and is based on temperature information from 1976 through 2005.

  • Way Back When 10 25 18

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Caitlyn Nicole Byers, Nov. 19, daughter of David and Andrea Byers; Lily Paige Waechtler, Jan. 9, daughter of Kasey Moore and Brandon Waechtler.
    The city will now be testing sirens on a weekly basis. They were tested once a month.
    HCHS bowlers honor seniors in final home match of the season; Breds shoot to win against Prestonsburg; Breds’ grapplers dominate Bourbon, Capital City Classic; Defense wins for traveling Fillies.

    25 years ago . . .