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Living

  • Teddy Taylor to speak at Extension Homemakers annual meeting

    The 70th annual meeting of the Harrison County Extension Homemakers is scheduled for Thursday, May 19 at 6:30 p.m. The theme for the meeting is “Movin On Up … Paying It Forward!”
    The keynote speaker will be 1966 Harrison County High School graduate Teddy Taylor.  During his high school career, he received many athletic honors including all district and regional teams and named to the Hall of Fame Team in 2006. He attended Eastern Kentucky University on a football scholarship and received numerous honors and awards on the collegiate level.

  • Tomato 101

    “Tomato 101” is for beginners and advanced gardeners alike.  
    There are many assumptions about the tomato that get passed on by the most well-meaning aficionado. I take my tomatoes seriously and have developed a routine to hedge my bets for a healthy summer harvest.
    When it comes to spring fever, the tomato is most abused; most people still plant too early.  
    First, wait until our frost-free date (on average this is May 10, give or take a week depending on where you are located).  

  • Kings celebrate 50th anniversary

    Frank and Linda King celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on April 29.
    Linda was born on Nov. 18 1948. Frank was born Jan. 31 1946. They eloped and got married in La Folette, Tenn. on April 29, 1966. Linda was 17 and Frank was 20.
    Franks aunt took them to La Folette. Frank and Linda actually got out of the car at the state line and walked across the border to Tennessee where they were picked back up by Frank’s aunt so that his aunt wouldn’t get in trouble for taking them across state line.

  • Food Pantry Donation
  • Older Americans Month 2016: “Blaze a Trail”

    Older adults are a growing and increasingly vital part of our country. The contributions they make to our communities are varied, deeply rooted, and include influential roles in the nation’s economy, politics, and the arts. Older adults are blazing trails in all aspects of American life.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Corbin Anthony Christopher Wayne Whisman, April 27, son of Jessica Whisman and Jared McKinney.
    The recently renovated old Harrison County Jail at the corner of Pike and Poplar streets held its grand opening ceremony. The jail closed in 1983.
    The Harrison County Thorobred Players spring musical “Annie” to open this weekend. They will be performing four showings at the Harrison County High School.

  • Author visit
  • Himes selected to represent Kentucky in Miss Earth pageant

    Cynthiana’s Katie Himes has been selected to represent Kentucky as Miss Earth Kentucky United States 2016 and will compete for the title of Miss Earth United States in Washington. D.C. at the end of July.
    The winner of that will go on to an international pageant. Last year’s pageant was held in Vienna, Austria. The pageant is acclaimed for searching for the most beautiful women of the Earth to serve as role models dedicated to upholding the advocacy to preserve and restore the Earth.

  • I’m a Little Teapot event
  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Carson Thomas Landrum, April 8, son of Kevin and Debbie Landrum; Carlie Jo Mullett, March 14, daughter of Vernon and Leslie Mullett; Emma Ruth and Madison Sue Renaker, March 4, twin daughter of Will and Jennifer Renaker.
    Gov. Ernie Fletcher vetoed a $1 million allocation to the Maysville Community and Technical College/Licking Valley Campus for an expansion (more classrooms to support a nursing program).