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  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Dalton W. Lane Brumagen, Dec. 26, son of Tracey and Tina Brumagen; Bryson Alexander Pergram, Feb. 10, son of Kelsi Landrum and Zach Pergram; Debra Lois Webb, Feb. 13, daughter of Stephen and Jessica Webb; Donovan Rashon Walker, Feb. 26, son of Shon and Brandy Walker.
    FEMA approves Harrison disaster assistance aid for victims of the Feb. 6 EF-1 tornado.
    Harrison County Elementary schools to hold blood drive competition next week.
    Harrison County High School bowlers earn trip to state.

  • Neela Renee Farrell

    Neela Renee Farrell was born to Kevin William Ferrell and Shannon Wade Farrell of Cynthiana on Feb. 3, 2018 at Harrison Memorial Hospital.
    She weighed 8 lbs., and is welcomed by her sisters, Kamber Shea and Hazel Raye.
    Maternal grandparents are Randy and Wanda Wade of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandmother is Betty Clifford.
    Paternal grandparents are Chris and Joan Farrell of LaPlata, Maryland; paternal great-grandmother is Carol Hancock.

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana Democrat, Sept. 19, 1940 -- “The president signed the draft act Monday fixing Oct. 16 as registration day for young Americans not subject to compulsory military training. The new law requires that all who on Oct. 16 have attained the 21st anniversary of their birth and have not passed the 36th must register.”

  • Potato planting time

    Spring break from teaching at U of L falls conveniently during the week of St. Patrick’s Day; which is also my target date for planting onions and potatoes.
    I typically manage a mid-March planting but the condition of the soil is my primary concern. I will not start digging until the soil dries out and is considered workable.

  • Seed starting basics

    I have my orders placed for onion sets and seed potatoes along with some of my favorite summer crops that will be directly seeded in the garden once the temperatures really warm. I can barely stand the wait.
    I have just seeded out several trays of early season vegetables that like a cool start to the season. Kale, broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts are just beginning to push through the light potting mix.
    My set up is not elaborate; it basically consists of a kit that includes a plastic dome that fits over a seed tray and pan.  

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: No births to report this week.
    A robbery takes place at the Farmers National Bank Oddville branch. An undisclosed amount of cash was taken.
    A deployment ceremony honoring the 201st Engineer Battalion of the Kentucky Army National Guard will be held at the Cynthiana Christian Church on North Main Street. Following two months of mission-related training in Wisconsin, the 201st is expected to be deployed to Afghanistan.
    Rohs Opera House is now showing Juno. Coming next is The Bucket List.

  • Homemakers to host International Dinner March 5

    The annual Harrison County Homemakers International Dinner will be held Monday, March 5, at 6 p.m. at the Extension Office.
    Kelsey Knight will present a program about her year in Ghana. She will talk about working in a local middle school, working with farmers and her 4-H Club.
    She will also have some products she brought home, such as fabric, money, and beads that she collected in Ghana.
    The dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. and is open to the public. Guests are asked to bring a covered dish and enjoy the evening’s fellowship.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Brooklynn Marie French, Jan. 28, daughter of Darren and Shanna French.
    Twenty-three persons have applied for the school leader post of superintendent. Selection will be announced on April 4.

  • Museum Musings

    * Historian George Slade (1916-2005) -- “I remember when Biancke’s Restaurant menu, in addition to other delicacies, listed for breakfast hog brains scrambled with eggs, for lunch cold slided beef tongue sandwiches, and for dinner lamb fries with cream gravy.” (2018 - Congratulations and thanks to Mary Todd and all. Rest assured that today’s delicacies are most satisfactory.)

  • Storytelling Festival returns to Paris

    It is almost May and plans are already being made for the second annual Paris Storytelling Festival. The Festival will take place in Paris and Carlisle the weekend of May 11-13 and the lineup is sure to please everyone.
    Back by popular demand is storyteller Bil Lepp from West Virginia. Last year he had the Bourbon County Middle and High School roaring in their seats, as well as the listeners at the Wallis House Garden Club, the Bourbon County Courthouse and the First Christian Church.