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Living

  • Kentucky Chautauqua presents Jemima Boone: Life on the Frontier

    Historic Ruddles Mills Inc., along with Kentucky Chautauqua, will present Jemima Boone: Life on the Frontier on Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Ruddles Mills community potluck supper at Ruddles Mills Christian Church picnic shelter, 3804 Ruddles Mills/Millersburg Road.

    Jemima Boone (Callaway) was the daughter of Daniel and Rebecca Bryan Boone. At the age of 14 she was kidnapped by a group of Indians.

    Betsy Smith of Cynthiana portrays Boone for Kentucky Chautauqua.

  • Way Back When

    E.D. Bullard Company moves marketing department to the Cynthiana plant.

    John Faulconer cuts the ribbon at Eastside Elementary opening the playground equipment. Faulconer, Ken’s NewMarket manager, represented the store which sponsored the receipt program that allowed the purchase of the equipment.

     

    50 years ago . . .

  • Planting fall vegetables in Kentucky

    Jessica H. Sayre,

    Harrison County Extension

    Agent for Horticulture

    It’s not too late to continue to enjoy your garden and to add new plantings. You can grow a variety of produce in Kentucky gardens in the coming weeks and have several fresh items available well into the fall.

  • Beginning beekeeping class to be held Sept. 13 at the Extension Office

    Jessica H. Sayre,

    Harrison County Extension

    Agent for Horticulture

    Are you interested in beekeeping? If so, the Harrison County Extension Office has a perfect opportunity coming up where you can learn everything you need know to get started.

  • Berry Homemakers
  • Sawflies strip dogwood foliage

    One of the very first insects that I identified as a young gardener was the pine sawfly.  We had planted over a 100 white pine seedlings over 30 years ago and after a decade or so, we started to lose a couple each year to one problem or another.  

    Daddy charged me with inspection duty. Looking for and plucking bagworms; collecting beetles in jars for identification at the County Extension Service; or closely noting the color, legs and chewing habits of the various caterpillars I encountered.  

  • Reunions

    LINVILLE

    The Linville family reunion will be held Sunday, Sept. 11 from 12-4 p.m. at Flat Run Veterans Park at the big shelter in the front. Lunch will begin at noon with games and fellowship following. Bring  dishes and/or desserts to share.

     

    MULLIGAN

    The Mulligan reunion scheduled for Sept. 3 has been moved to the Harrison County Extension Hall at 668 New Lair Road, Cynthiana, and will start at 11 a.m. Any questions call Shirley at 513-738-1613.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: McKinley Lynn Gross, July 26, daughter of Tania Lynn and John Gross; David Gregory Korona, July 28, son of Tom and Elizabeth Korona; Desiree Elizabeth Nichols, Aug. 15, daughter of April Tolliver and Jason Nichols.

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library now has wireless internet. The library also has six available computers with DSL.

    The Lions Club takes over Taste of Harrison County event.

  • Cicadas...music to your ears

    One of my favorite things about summer is my front row seat at the orchestra. The orchestra of insects, that is.  

    Late summer, when temperatures cool down enough to turn the air conditioner off and open the windows we fall asleep to the sounds of katydids, crickets and cicadas.  

    I sometimes cheat in the heat of the summer and crack the window in my office so I can hear the insects and the birds as I work at the computer or in the kitchen.

  • Museum Musings

    * This is a musing of gratitude. How thankful we are for those who realize the importance, the wonder, the purpose of the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum - our community’s museum.

    * Albert Schweitzer -- “At times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.”