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  • Reunions

    CLARK
    Descendants of George Allen Clark Sr. and Mary Ann Howard Clark will hold their family reunion on Saturday, July 25 at the home of Marsha Clark Martin in Mt Sterling, Ky.
    A potluck buffet will start at 12:30 p.m. For directions call Dorothy at 859-608-1173.

    EARLYWINE
    The annual Earlywine reunion will be held Sunday, Aug. 2 at Blue Licks State Park, at the small shelter by the mini golf course and playground.

  • Summer insects suck and chew on plants

    The insect world has countless sucking and chewing pests.  
    One of the most difficult questions to answer, and I get asked it often, is “what’s eating my plant?”  
    It could be a chewing beetle, or caterpillar; or it could be a sucking spider mite, bug or aphid, among many, many others. The current heat adds an additional component to the problem … many insects love this sort of disagreeable weather and can multiply more rapidly as a result.
    There are a couple of indicators of the type of pest problem you may have.  

  • Moore-Gauze to marry July 25

     Emma Moore, daughter of Kim Moore and Dwayne Moore, all of Cynthiana, and David Gauze, son of Jennifer Gauze and James Gauze, all of Cynthiana, announce their engagement and forthcoming wedding.

    The ceremony will be held July 25, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. at Calvary Assembly of God, Cynthiana. A reception will follow at 4:30 p.m. at the Cynthiana Elks Lodge.

  • Foliar diseases spread in wet weather

     The wet summer so far has made for a great weed season and some soggy looking vegetable gardens.  

  • Way Back When

     10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Denver Scott Reffett, June 28, son of Michael Reffett and Laura Fryman; Allyson Renee Taylor, June 16, daughter of Josh and Cassidy Taylor.

    Groundbreaking will take place for the new Hospice of the Bluegrass facility on Oddville Avenue.

  • Risk of heat-related health problems increases with age

     Summer weather can pose special health risks to older adults and people with chronic medical conditions. It is critically important that adults particularly susceptible to hyperthermia and other heat-related illnesses know how to safeguard against problems. The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, has some tips to help avoid the hazards of hot weather. 

  • Reunions

    CLARK

    Descendants of George Allen Clark Sr. and Mary Ann Howard Clark will hold their family reunion on Saturday, July 25 at the home of Marsha Clark Martin in Mt Sterling, Ky.

    A potluck buffet will start at 12:30 p.m. For directions call Dorothy at 859-608-1173.

     

     FRYMAN

  • Malcolm Dean and William Gregg Banfield

    Malcolm Dean and William Gregg Banfield were born to Travis and Rachel Banfield of Shelbyville, Ill. on June 20, 2015 at St. John’s Hospital - Springfield.

    Malcolm weighed 4 lbs., 15 oz. and William weighed 5 lbs., 1 oz.

    Maternal grandmother is Cindy Gregg of Shelbyville, Ill.; maternal great-grandmother is Lois France, Shelbyville, Ill.

    Paternal grandparents are Gary and Tam Banfield of Cynthiana, Ky.; paternal great-grandmother is Lucille Williams, Cynthiana.

  • Increased funding needed for national parks improvements

     (StatePoint) Local roads, bridges, and other transit are integral parts of the national park experience. However, parks and their transportation infrastructure are facing a mounting financial challenge, say experts.

    Under the current law, the National Park Service is guaranteed $240 million per year for transportation projects through the Federal Highway Trust Fund, which advocates say is only one quarter of the amount needed annually to guarantee safe access to national parks.

  • Pepper blight returns

    About 40 years ago a fungus was discovered in pepper crops in New York and since it has spread as far as California and Florida.  It’s in our midst, as well.  
    The fungus in question causes phytophthora blight in peppers.  Some refer to the sudden wilting of peppers as damping off, phytophthora root rot, crown rot or stem and fruit rot.  
    Clearly the fungus impacts the entire plant.
    I had a problem with this blight in my pepper patch and it seems as though it is back!