• Use horticultural oils this winter to control spring and summer pests

    By Jessica Sayre, County extension agent
    for Horticulture
    Winter probably doesn’t seem like the right time to eliminate pests that will take advantage of your landscape plants next spring. But we need to remember that many problem pests will spend the winter on or near the plants they want to munch on when the weather turns warmer.
    One way to get an early handle on problem pests is to use horticultural oils specially formulated for pest control. Horticultural oils suffocate overwintering pests like scale, aphids and certain mites.

  • Santa Hat Sugar Cookie Cups

    Prep 35 min     Total 1 hr 30 min     Servings 36

    1 pouch (17.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
    Flour, butter and egg called for on cookie mix pouch for cutout cookies
    36 whole medium strawberries
    1 container Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting


  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Elijah Luke Doyle, Sept. 29, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Robbie) Doyle; Harrison Clay Hatter, Nov. 24, son of Harland and Jenny Lynn Hatter; Maurice Ray Perkins III, Oct. 13, son of Stacey Slade and Maurice Perkins; John Carlyle Whalen, Oct. 8, son of John and Kelly Whalen.
    WCYN-AM radio and Rohs Opera House will present the Beatles tribute band Eight Days A Week for a one-night show at the theatre.

  • Museum Musings

    * Truly, this is a season of thanks, veterans appreciation, harvest, remembrance, patriotism, heritage, gratitude - but not just for this season - but gratitude on each and every day - always a season of thanks.
    * Terri Guillemets -- “As each day comes to us refreshed and anew, so does my gratitude renew itself daily. The breaking of the sun over the horizon is my grateful heart dawning upon a blessed world.”
    * A visit to the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum, the old Rohs Theatre building on Walnut Street, surely will enhance your gratitude.

  • Live or fresh cut tree?

    So which type of tree reflects your holiday-style?  Do you get a fresh-cut, artificial or balled-and-burlapped?  Or do you just go out-of-town and let someone else do the decorating?  
    All are certainly acceptable but there are different rules that apply to each. Obviously, the artificial ilk has few restrictions but there are some things to remember if you get a fresh-cut or balled-and-burlapped tree for planting after the holidays.  

  • HMH food pantry donation
  • Hot Cranberry-Apple Cider

    Prep 10 min     Total 25 min     Servings 12

    2 quarts apple cider
    1 1/2 quarts cranberry juice (not cocktail, no sugar added)
    1/4 cup packed brown sugar
    4 sticks cinnamon
    1 1/2 teaspoons whole cloves
    Spiced rum or cinnamon schnapps, if desired
    1 orange, thinly sliced

    • In 4-quart saucepan, mix all ingredients. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 15 minutes. Strain.

  • M&M’s Pudding Cookies

    Prep 20 min     Total 1 hr 30 min     Servings 54

    2 1/2 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
    1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 cup butter, softened
    3/4 cup granulated sugar
    3/4 cup packed brown sugar
    1 box (4-serving size) Jell-O™ vanilla instant pudding and pie filling mix
    2 eggs
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    2 cups green and red M&M’s™ milk chocolate candies
    1 cup white vanilla baking chips

  • Mitchells to be honored on 50th anniversary

    David and Anita Mitchell of Cynthiana will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on  Dec. 3 at Cheers Event Center from 2-4 p.m. Cheers is located on Connersville Pike (Ky. 32 W. - the old Tussey Furniture building).
    They were married at Pleasant Green Baptist Church on Dec. 9, 1967.
    They have two children, Scott Mitchell (Andi) of Florida and Lori Gaunce (Kevin) of Cynthiana; and four grandchildren, Kelby and Jenna Gaunce of Cynthiana and Macey and Eden Mitchell of Florida.
    David is employed at Central Farm Supply and Anita is a homemaker.

  • Oddville Alumni Association Legacy

    The Oddville Alumni Association met for its annual dinner meeting on May 27, 2017, with 41 in attendance with Dorothy Copes Syra presiding. It was the 100th anniversary of the first graduate from Oddville High School and the 90th year of the Oddville Alumni Association.  
    At the conclusion of the meeting, officers were generally elected for the next year and a motion was made to disband the organization.    
    Those in attendance passed the motion for the disbandment.