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Today's Features

  • Unless you are cultivating cranberries or rice, all this rain is likely thwarting your spring gardening plans; it sure is for many farmers in our area, which is my primary concern.  
    While perspective is important in these matters, many home owners may see a little stress in their landscapes as a result of over a week of soaking rain.
    So how does excessive precipitation effect plants?  
    Well, in every way possible. Excessive precipitation, especially in poorly drained soils, can restrict oxygen intake by roots.  

  • Kentucky Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director John McCauley reminds crop and livestock producers throughout the Commonwealth that have recently experienced severe damage from flooding and tornados that FSA programs may be available to assist with recovery.
    “Severe weather this spring is making things difficult for many farmers. Learning about our FSA disaster programs is an important first step for producers in the recovery process,” said McCauley.

  • Attention 4-H Teens:
    4-H Teen Conference
    is June 13-16
    The 2011 4-H Teen Conference activities for 4-H Teens from across the state are scheduled for Monday-Thursday, June 13-16 at the University of Kentucky. This is an extremely fine activity for teens involving workshops, tracks, a visit to the different colleges of the university, state 4-H office elections and meeting other teens from across the state. 2011 4-H Teen Conference registration is due to the Harrison County Extension Office by Friday, May 6.

  • Charles and Shelby Doyle will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on April 28. The couple was married at the First Church of God in Cynthiana by the Rev. Lovell J. Sorrell on April 28, 1961.
    They have four children: Jeff (Darlene) Doyle of Cynthiana, Greg (Terri) Doyle of Norman Okla., Sharon (Willie) Riggle of Cynthiana and Robe (Aleta) Doyle of Mt. Sterling, Ky.
    The couple will be honored with a reception on May 1 at Indian Creek Christian Church from 2-4 p.m.  Everyone is invited to attend.

  • Bud and Patty Barton Purcell will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on May 2. They were married at Cynthiana Baptist Church by the Rev. Paul Tirey.
    They have two children, Courtney, who will graduate from Asbury University this year, and Justin, a junior at Harrison County High School.

  • Sharon Kaye Maybrier, 42, and Kenneth Alfred Stidham, 34, married March 8, 2011.
    Anna Patricia Purvis, 51, and Walter Calvin Maxey, 57, married March 11, 2011.
    Charlotte Elaine Corbiere, 45, and Ray Thomas Welch, 47, married March 19, 2011.
    Rachel Renee Juilfs, 31, and Donald David Osborne II, 34, married March 26, 2011.
    Linda Carol Nesbit, 44, and William Thomas Maybrier Jr., 59, married March 29, 2011.
    Rita Diane Mattox, 61, James Andrew Moore, 65, married April 9, 2011.

  • Buena Vista High School alumni and attendees are invited to attend a reunion on Saturday, May 21 at Biancke’s Restaurant at 6 p.m. for a time to eat and see old friends.
    For more information call 234-4959.