.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's Features

  • The Harrison County Conservation District will be accepting requests for cost share funding under the Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality cost Share Program beginning Feb. 1, 2011 and extending through Feb. 28, 2011.

  • Soon you’ll be receiving the seed catalogs for the 2011 vegetable-growing season. While listening to the cold wind blow outside, what a comfort it is to think about spring and summer and planning your garden.
    To make the most of your garden, every aspiring gardener should follow seven steps to have a successful gardening season.
    •Plan your garden on paper before you begin.
    •Select a good gardening site that has full sun for at least eight hours each day, relatively level, well-drained, close to a water source and not shaded.

  • Have you noticed a sticky substance on the floor beneath your ficus or philodendron? Are there little scabs on the under side of the leaves of your orchid? Maybe you have noticed that your plants just look a little lack luster. Well, we can blame some plant puniness on being a tropical houseplant indoors in Kentuckiana during the winter.

  • The Harrison County Young Farmers group has begun their local meetings, which are held every Monday at 7 p.m. in the Ag room at Harrison County High School.
    The Regional banquet will be Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Scott County Extension Office.
    The Harrison County organization will be hosting the state summer tour July 29-30 with local tours and tours in surrounding counties.

  • THURSDAY, Jan. 20
    Harrison County Historical Society will meet Thursday, Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Annex. Randall Boyers will present the program. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.
    Teen Movie Night. Thursday, Jan. 20 at 4:15 p.m. This program will take place in the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library annex.

  • As I write I am comforted by the snow that has accumulated on the boughs of my Nordmann fir and Serbian spruce. It is beautiful, yes, but more important the snow serves as an insulator against desiccating winds and frigid temperatures.  
    We must not forget that evergreens, particularly broadleaf evergreens like rhododendrons and American hollies, lose a great deal of moisture through their leaves in the winter.  
    Winter desiccation is not unusual, but the effects are magnified coming out of a season of drought.

  • A few weeks ago, I did something I never do — I picked up a hitchhiker.
    She wasn’t typical, if there is such a thing. She was older, maybe in her 70s.
    While on my way to the market, she flagged me down as I approached the end of my street and asked if I would take her as far as I was going.
    She said she had prayed for God to send someone, and that I was his answer, his “grace.”

  • Braelyn LaRae Wiglesworth was born to Kathryn Leopold and Nicholas Wiglesworth of Cynthiana on Jan. 12, 2011 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 lbs. 8 oz.

  • Ashley Jo French was born to Shanna and Darren French of Cynthiana on Dec. 16, 2010 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 lbs. 9 oz., and is welcomed by Brooklynn Marie French.

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Braxton Chase Bramel, Dec. 29, son of Adrienne Bramel and Rex Simpson Jr.; Eli Scott Mattox, Jan. 2, son of Deana and Scott Mattox; Quenton Bryce Turley, Jan. 7, son of Chris Turley and Gwen Hicks.