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Today's Features

  • * Cynthiana Democrat, Feb. 19, 1925 -- “The Blue Plate Restaurant - Try our delicious dinner if you are in town on Court Day. Everything good to eat - short orders - regular meals; W.H. Gulley, Proprietor. 7 S. Main St., Cynthiana, Ky.

  • There are two categories of garlic to consider: Allium sativum, or softneck garlic, and Allium ophioscordon, or hardneck garlic.   
    Softneck garlic is the easiest and most widely cultivated because the bulbs are large and the cloves and skin are tight, which prevents moisture loss and allows for longer storage.  
    Through centuries of selection, softneck garlic has lost the ability to flower so it doesn’t expend energy on producing seed; instead the energy goes towards developing bigger bulbs underground.   

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Brynleigh Grace Fryman, Sept. 7, daughter of Amber Fick and Robert (Booter) Fryman Jr.; Addeston Paige and Kornelia Raye Lyons, Oct. 3, twins of Ray and Denise Lyons; Taylor Marie-Lynn Sutherland, Sept. 27, daughter of Susan Lynn Wagoner and Joseph Taylor Sutherland; Caroline Elizabeth VanHook, Oct. 2, daughter of Robby and Sandy VanHook.

  • (BPT) - Halloween has its fair share of iconic symbols: ghosts, witches, mummies and pumpkins, just to name a few. But if your home decor is becoming just as iconic, it may be time to change it up and take your decorating in a new direction.
    There are many directions you can go with a decoration theme. Certainly, the colors of black and orange can be integrated into the decor with the use of pumpkins or candles; these items still scream Halloween and can be displayed elegantly.

  • Harrison County Young Farmers will begin their year by having a dinner and meeting at the home of David and Joyce Mullen at 6 p.m. on Oct. 27.
    Anyone interested in becoming a member come and join us. Any questions feel free to call Joyce Mullen at 859-983-8683 or Debbie Prows at 859-298-4827.

  • (BPT) - Halloween night is swiftly approaching and parents want children to stay safe while having fun. It’s easy to take the tricks out of trick-or-treating with simple Halloween safety and nutrition tips.
    As you prepare to send off your little ghouls and goblins for a night of fun, keep in mind these tips from Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals:
    Prepare for trick-or-treaters

  • Glowing jack-o-lanterns, festive decorations, spooky costumes – Halloween offers tons of festive fun, but it does come with hidden fire dangers that can be truly scary. Fortunately, by following some simple safety precautions from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), you can ensure a day of safe fun for your family and trick-or-treaters.

  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announces that they will improve farm loans by expanding eligibility and increasing lending limits to help more beginning and family farmers. As part of this effort, USDA is raising the borrowing limit for the microloan program from $35,000 to $50,000; simplify the lending processes; updating required “farming experience” to include other valuable experiences; and expanding eligible business entities to reflect changes in the way family farms are owned and operated. The changes become effective Nov. 7.

  • As temperatures continue to decrease, it is important to know and understand how various species of forages react to frosts and freezes in order to best utilize these forages and to avoid possible health problems. Freezing changes the metabolism and composition of plants. Depending on plant species, this can create possible forage-related animal disorders or the need to alter grazing management practices.

  • Gov. Steve Beshear has re-appointed Michelle Barnett of Cynthiana, a Harrison County Farm Bureau director, as an agriculture representative on the Kentucky Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board.
    Her term will expire June 23, 2017.