Today's Features

  • I am planting a fall garden for sure this year.  
    The current one is a flop so it is time to start over. The challenge with a fall garden is getting seed and seedlings to germinate and grow during the heat of the end of summer.  
    If temperatures moderate we have a better chance at success. Planting beds are ready since the potatoes have been harvested (and the rotten onions removed).  

  • * Cynthiana Democrat, July 26, 1934 -- “An all time heat record, so far as it is known, was set here Sunday afternoon when the Rohs thermometer climbed to 107 degrees in the shade. The scorching weather, which began last Friday, has sent the mercury to 100 or better every day for six days. A large crowd of Saturday shoppers sweltered under a temperature of 106 degrees.”

  • Christopher Joseph Nolan was born to Stacey Gaunce and David Nolan of Cynthiana on July 21, 2015 at Harrison Memorial Hospital.
    He weighed 7 lbs. 12 oz., and is welcomed by his sister, Shelby Marie Pulliam.
    Maternal grandparents are Charles and Marina Thompson of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparents are the late Ronald and Elsie Thomas and the late Charles Thompson Sr. and Sandra Thompson.
    Paternal grandparents are Brenda Nolan and Pete Kelly of Cynthiana; paternal great-grandparents are the late Gerard and Opal Nolan.

  • Ashley Nicole Coppage, 20, and Christopher Allen Carter, 23, married July 5, 2015.
    Ashley Raye Lyons, 23, and Matthew Daniel Blake, 33, married July 4, 2015.
    Chasity Dawn Reed, 32, and Karen Nicole Harney, 23, married July 6, 2015.
    Diana Dawn Palmer, 34, and Miguel David Ayala, 36, married July 6, 2015.
    Megan Rae Lopez, 21, and Daniel Thomas Cullen II, 23, married July 20, 2015.
    Ronda Denise Whisman-Johnson, 46, and Denzil Ralph Whisman, 54, married July 10, 2015.
    Shauntay M. Bell, 24, and Aimee M. Williams, 30, married July 10, 2015.

    The Slade, Martin, Criswell, Rankin reunion will be held Sunday, Aug. 9 at Benson United Methodist Church, 415 Ky. Hwy. 1744. A potluck meal will be served at 1 p.m. Tableservice provided.

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Taylor Bell Fryman, July 15, daughter of Jeffrey Wayne and Heather Fryman; Brandon Michael Fuller, June 14, son of Donald Ray Fuller and Rhonda Lou Fuller.
    Indian Creek Christian Church is constructing a 9,000 square foot addition to house new offices, eight new classrooms, a mezzanine area, an atrium-lobby entrance area and a multi-purpose worship and activity area which seats 500.

  • The Harrison County Ag Development Board reminds everyone who is applying for cost share dollars, to remember the deadline for the applications is Aug. 14. The applications must be turned back in by 4:30 p.m.
    The application process began on July 27 and several applications have already been turned in. Remember that cost share funds will amount to $3,000 max in 2015.  Stop by the Extension Office and pick-up an application.

  • The garden is languishing this year but ironically there is one perennial problem that doesn’t seem to be bothering my squash and zucchini: the squash vine borer.   The early summer rains stunted my yellow squash; my Romanesco zucchini ‘Gadzukes’ is really the only variety producing and there seem to be no signs of wilt on the horizon!