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Living

  • Pruning spring flowering shrubs

    June 1 is the official cut off that marks the difference between a spring bloomer and a summer bloomer.
    Does it matter that you know? Yes, if you want to properly prune because pruning after June 1 could result in no blooms next year.
    This spring was a great one for spring bloomers: lilacs, viburnums, azaleas, rhododendrons and many others were all able to do their thing without a major frost or freeze here at the farm.   

  • Extension Homemakers to hold annual meeting on May 22

    “Winning with Harrison County Extension Homemakers” is the theme for the 71st annual Meeting for the Harrison County Extension Homemakers. The meeting will be held on Monday, May 22, at 6:30 p.m.   The cost is $12 with the registration deadline of May 12.    Tickets can be purchased at the Harrison County Extension Office. All homemakers and interested individuals are invited to attend.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: No births to report this week.
    The Christian Angler Sports Team (C.A.S.T.) has begun sponsoring a program at the public library called Rods and Reels. Patrons can go to the library and check out a fishing rod, complete with tackle box (just like they would check out a book). David Rogers and Paul Kempler, CAST members, have found something that would help kids become involved in outdoor recreation. CAST also organizes several other events.

  • Homemakers Tea Party
  • Fire restores prairie, eliminates thatch left over from winter

    Back in 2007 we installed a 5-acre tall-grass prairie with assistance from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Habitat Improvement Program.  
    Each year they assist a number of landowners in various ways that improve habitat, prevent erosion and protect waterways. Basically, you do the work but they supply you with the materials needed to get the job done.  

  • Marriage Licenses

    Jeanette Marie Duckworth, 34, and Chelsea Giles Hendricks, 28, married April 5, 2017.
    Donna Sue Buenrostro, 44, and Manolo Pena Moran, 45, married April 6, 2017.
    Caitlin Marie Sifford, 28, and Blake Roger Vallandingham, 25, married April 11, 2017.
    Miriam Joyce Yoder, 22, and Silas Nissley Martin, 27, married April 7, 2017.

  • HMH Auxiliary
  • Fireflies can help control garden pests

    By Jessica Sayre, County extension agent for Horticulture
    Fireflies evoke memories of a childhood chase. You’d catch one in your hand and wait to see the flickering light and then moments later, release it unharmed and watch it fly away.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Isaac Wilson Furnish, Feb. 27, son of Wilson and Meredith Furnish; Sarabeth Lynn Mattox, Oct. 27, daughter of Tiffany Mattox; Adam Michael Welte, April 2, son of Katey Jenkins and Brandon Welte; Teryn Bailee Whalen, March 21, daughter of Kimberly L. Whalen and Terry Lee Smith; Kaitlyn Rose Bartels, March 11, daughter of Shane and Glenda Bartels.

  • Clyde to host May Cynthiana Chapter NSDAR meeting

    The Cynthiana Chapter NSDAR met at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library on April 8.
    Acting Regent Jane Whitehead welcomed guest speaker Chris Bowling and guests Sharon Withers and Donna Pope.
    The DAR Ritual, Pledge of Allegiance, The American’s Creed, The Preamble to the Constitution, and the Daughter’s Pledge were recited, followed by the singing of the Star Spangled Banner. All were given a copy of these items and also a calendar of events.
    Minutes of the March 11 meeting were read and approved. There were no reports of committees.