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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • The Kentucky Beef Conference will be held at the Fayette County Extension Office on Thursday, Oct. 30.  The program will begin with registration at 10 a.m. followed by the program.
    The KY Beef Conference has been an ongoing annual program for many years. It deals with programs about management decisions for our beef herds. This year the program will be similar.

  • The Burley Co-op completed its annual director election and directors were sworn into service at the organizational Board Meeting on Oct. 8 for a three-year term.
    Donald T. Mitchell of Woodford County and incumbent Robert Reed Bush Sr. of Henry County were elected by the tobacco farmers of each district.
    The incumbent directors in Districts 12, 14, 15 and 16 were elected by acclamation as a result of no challengers.
    Mitchell will represent District 11, which is comprised of Boyle, Jessamine, Mercer and Woodford counties.

  • CYNTHIANA
    PRESBYTERIAN

    On Sunday, Oct. 26 at 5:30 p.m., Cynthiana Presbyterian Church will host a potluck supper and entertainment will follow.
    Marvin Sullivan of Falmouth, Ky. will bring his talents as a humorist, storyteller and harmonica player to make for an evening of fun. Everyone is welcome.
    The church is located at 103 N. Main St (across from the library). Parking is in the rear of the church. For more information call the church office at 234-2961.

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  • “Daddy, Daddy,” were the words I heard seconds before I felt a tightening grip on my legs as my frightened 2-year-old son, David, wanted me to save him from his shadow.