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Today's Features

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Luke Joseph Bresler, Aug. 16, son of Lesley (Beck) Bresler and Mark Bresler; Lelia Gabrielle Derakovic Custard, Sept. 16, daughter of Melisa Derakovic and Billy Custard Jr.; Daniel Michael Daff, April 2, son of Michael and Deanna Daff; Walker Douglas Wilson, April 5, son of Doug and Rachel Wilson.
    The Harrison County High School Marching Band preparing for next competition. Of the 144 bands in the state, 102 advance to this weekends regionals at South Laurel High School.

  • HCHS CLASS OF 1964
    The Harrison County High School Class of 1964 will be having its 50th class reunion Oct. 17 and 18.    
    Activities will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 17, with a guided tour of Harrison County High School.  
    After the tour, an informal evening will be held at The Vault, which will begin at 6 p.m.   

  • Melissa N. Thompson, 32, and Chad Allen Price, 37, married Sept. 6, 2014.
    Erica Marie Jackson, 34, and Anthony Robert Annis, 37, married Sept. 17, 2014.
    Charity Faye Shepherd, 31, and Denver Tildon King, 32, married Aug. 30, 2014.
    Callie Brooke Slade, 26, and Chase Michael Wachter, 31, married Sept. 20, 2014.
    Staci Lane Knight, 25, and Andrew Louis Hinton, 29, married Sept. 20, 2014.

  • * Cynthiana Democrat, Oct. 15, 1970 -- “After more than 50 years in business in Cynthiana, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Pressman are closing their department store on Pike Street. The Pressmans at one time operated eight different stores including those in Falmouth, Richmond and Irvine as well as Cynthiana.” (Do you know where Pressmans was located?)

  • THURSDAY, Oct. 9
    Berry City Commission
    will meet Thursday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m., at Berry City Hall. The meetings are open to the public.
    American Girl Activity Club. Thursday, Oct. 9 at 5:30 p.m. in the basement of the Cynthiana Presbyterian Church. Will be learning about Kit – a girl growing up in the Great Depression. For kindergarten through 5th grade. Pre-registration is appreciated. Made possible in part by a donation in memory of Marquerite “Sug” Kuster.

  • Alyssa Lynn Biddle announces the engagement and forthcoming marriage of her mother, Savannah Lee Fryman to Jason Boone Florence.
    The wedding will take place on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at 2:15 p.m. Invitations have been sent.

  • The annual Bike Race was held Saturday, Sept. 20 at the Rev. Ross Park on Water Street. The event is sponsored by Rev. Ross Park and the Harrison County Family Resource Centers.

  • Over the past couple of weeks I have had a half dozen people come up to me with stories of amazing vegetables appearing in their yards and gardens.  
    My mother, for one, has what she calls a French squash growing by the sidewalk around a newly planted serviceberry.  
    I don’t think it is the same French squash served up in a fancy restaurant but the fruit does have the small round shape that many of the gourmet squashes possess.  

  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is announcing key dates for farm owners and producers to keep in mind regarding the new 2014 Farm Bill established programs, Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC). The new programs, designed to help producers better manage risk, usher in one of the most significant reforms to U.S. farm programs in decades.
    Dates associated with ARC and PLC that farm owners and producers need to know:

  • Kentucky Women in Agriculture Inc. will hold its 15th annual Conference and Tour Nov. 5-6 at the Cave City Convention Center in Cave City.
    The theme is “Faith, Family, and Farming.” Registration is $65 for the one-day conference ($55 for students), which includes all meals, materials and membership dues for 2015. The pre-conference tour is $25. Registration is due by Oct. 24, 2014. A limited number of conference scholarships are available.