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  • Whalen-Leathers plan June wedding

    John and Gerry Whalen of Cynthiana announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Mackenzie Whalen, to Blake Richard Leathers, son of Gregory and Cheryl Leathers of Louisville.
    The couple met while working as rock climbing instructors for Eastern Kentucky University.
    Whalen has a Bachelor’s degree in Learning and Behavior Disorders and English Education and is pursuing a Master’s degree as a Reading and Writing Specialist. She is a teacher at Harrison County Middle School.

  • Orchard care starts now

    As summer fruit begins to ripen, or should I say rot, the calls start coming in.  
    Home orchardists in Kentuckiana are at wits end as they watch their apples, peaches and pears do little more than fall from the tree in a spotted, bruised or petrified state.  
    Managing orchard trees isn’t for the hands-off gardener; it takes effort to have healthy productive trees and that effort starts now.

  • Joneses celebrate 45th anniversary

    Louis “Buddy” and Wanda Jones celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary. The couple was married at Unity Christian Church on Feb. 15, 1969, with Lloyd Taylor officiating the ceremony.
    The couple has one daughter, Jennifer Lynn Jones Holden (Andrew Holden) and one granddaughter, Sarah Elizabeth Holden. They reside in Louisville, Ky.
    A celebration was hosted by their daughter at Indian Creek Christian Church on Feb. 16.

  • Woman’s club holds February meeting

    The Woman’s Club of Harrison County met Friday, Feb. 14 at the Hospice of the Bluegrass community room. Anna Ruth McLoney welcomed members and led in the Pledge of Allegiance.
    Layne Tussey catered the luncheon and Bonnie Teater offered the blessing.

  • Upcoming Events

    Go Red Reception. Monday, Feb. 24 from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Harrison County Extension Office, 668 New Lair Rd.

    Dinner with the Doc. Tuesday, March 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Harrison Memorial Hospital Executive dining room. A series developed by HMH to share health facts and answer questions about specific medical issues. Guest speaker will be Dr. Shane Gainey and the topic will be Fatigue: It May Not Just Be Being Tired. Participants for this free dinner event must pre-register by call 859-235-3510.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Bryce Connor Fight, Sept. 26, son of Christopher Lane and Tammy A. Fight; Landon Jacob Daniel Franks, Jan. 23, son of Candice Franks and Adam Franks; Sydney Leigh Furnish, Dec. 1, daughter of Dan and Lori Furnish; Ava Alexander Herrmann, Dec. 27, daughter of Eric and Cara Herrmann; Taylor Brooke Ross, Aug. 18, daughter of Rodney and Jenny Ross; Chloe Renae Todd, Jan. 12, daughter of Traci Cobb and Jason Todd.

  • Snow pack leaves evidence of wildlife

    Yesterday, 4:30 p.m., after shedding my city boots for my country boots, I headed back out the door with my egg basket and a jug of water.  
    Our two livestock guardian dogs were by my side as we headed back to the barn.  
    In the blink of an eye, Baxter and Finca took off in full defense mode towards our hens and the barn. Baxter took the front and Finca took the back. And, to my bewilderment, a beautiful coyote was flushed from beyond and the dogs followed pursuit.  Wiley coyote hit the frozen lake and the dogs circlee.

  • NRCS breakfast is March 6

    The Harrison County Conservation District is hosting the annual Conservation Breakfast meeting on March 6 at the Cooperative Extension Office.
    Richard Bowling, NRCS Grazing Specialist, will be speaking about the benefits of Rotational Grazing and Rotational Grazing System Design. The key to a successful rotational grazing system is proper ending grazing heights, the rest period for forage regrowth, a system laid out for ease of movement and the ability to make paddock subdivisions.

  • Ice laden branches

    The 2009 January ice storm knocked down limbs, electricity and phone service across Kentucky.
    The damage to trees was astounding, to say the least. Last week’s icy “situation” brought back the memory of those dread-filled days as we slowly tackled the clean-up effort at the farm.  
    This year’s ice is not nearly as bad as 2009 but it sure left a mess in its wake. If you are among those with heavy damage assess the situation with an eye towards safety first and foremost.

  • Museum Musings

    * Log Cabin, Nov. 25, 1905 -- Advertisement -- “A passenger and express wagon is being run between Cynthiana and Claysville every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday by A.J. Cooper. Passengers, etc. solicited.”
    * Harrison Memorial Hospital -- Minutes, Board of Directors, Jan. 1, 1925 -- “Moved and seconded that arrangements be made with the janitor to stay at the hospital at night and keep up fires and other work that might be needed, more especially in extreme cold weather.”