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Today's Features

  • USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director John W. McCauley, announces that guaranteed farm ownership loan funds for Fiscal Year 2012 have been exhausted. Farmers and ranchers in Kentucky received $59,736, 321 million in guaranteed loans through Aug. 31, 2012.
    “Fiscal Year 2013 begins on Oct. 1, 2012, and we anticipate that guaranteed farm ownership funds will be available in early October,” said McCauley.

  • This hot and dry summer has affected our lawns badly. Most are wondering if the grass will ever return and in many cases it probably won’t. It is evident that we have lost some of our grass in areas where the soil is shallow or was in direct sunlight during those hot afternoons. The big concern now is what should we do to insure a beautiful lawn for next year?

  • For the last few years the Central KY Area of Extension has held a Stocker Conference in Lexington. This year the conference will be held Monday, Oct. 1 at the Fayette County Extension Office. During the session programs will deal with health programs, marketing issues, and the upcoming winter feeding program.

  • For some gardeners the tactile experience of maintaining the garden is not really what they’re after.  I love the whole process but I realize that most people just want things to look good without too much fuss.   
    As our farm grows on the 4-legged and 2-legged side of things I am noticing some perennial plant neglect.
    So, I do need to do some rearranging so that the mixed borders get easier to care for not more difficult. Therein lays the mission of the Perennial Plant Association’s “Plant of the Year” program.  

  • Mr. and Mrs. Donald Davis of Harrison County announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Chelsea Marie Davis, to Jared Lawrence Webster, son of Tena and Dennis Webster of Grant County.
    Davis is a 2008 graduate of Harrison County High School and works in Grant County.
    Webster is a 2005 graduate of Grant County High School and is a welder at Qualex.
    The wedding will take place at the Grant County Fairgrounds in Williamstown on Oct. 13, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. Invitations have been sent.

  • Barbara Snopek presents a check to Anna Hall, recipent of the Judy Mitchell Letcher Scholarship. Hall is attending Morehead State University. Attending the presentation were: from left, Snopek, Hall, Paula Taylor (aunt), Ruth McNabb (grandmother), and Lourena Judy (cousin).

  • On Aug. 21, Preceptor Omega Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi celebrated Beginning Day with all members attending a salad supper at the home of Bonnie Teater. Pat Terhune, president, announced that the first meeting of the year would be held at the home of Ann Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 4. Terhune distributed the New Year books and outlined some of the plans for the coming year.

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Kila Marie Ayres, Aug. 27, daughter of Crystal Spegal and Stephen Ayres; Bailey Lynn Gasser, Aug. 29, daughter of Shane and Britt Gasser.
    Families celebrate life amid terror of Sept. 11.
    First case of West Nile Virus in Harrison County has been confirmed from the western part of the county. The virus is spread through the bite of an infected mosquito and can affect people, horses, birds, and other types of animals.

  • Billy Jack Smith II was born to Billy Jack and Amanda Joan Smith of Cynthiana on July 29, 2012 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He weighed 5 lbs. 2 oz., and is welcomed by his sisters, Sierria Lee, Tabitha Nichole, Emma Jean.
    Maternal grandparents are Tammy Pugh of Falmouth, Ky. and Charles Scalf of Cincinnati, Ohio; maternal great-grandparents are Kenneth Pugh and Joan Pugh.
    Paternal grandparents are Roger and Donna Smith of Cynthiana.

  • Ryder Mitchell Jacobs was born Aug. 4, 2012, to Sam and Katie Jacobs in St. Elizabeth Hospital, Crestview Hills, Ky., weighing 8 lbs. 12 oz.
    Maternal grandparents are Joe and Peggy Brockmeyer of Dayton, Ky.
    Paternal grandparents are George and Donna Jacobs of Cynthiana.