Today's Features

  • I am so grateful that my husband Andy is in charge of the orchard.  
    Fruit tree maintenance, I am convinced, is an art. There are details to pruning that can make or break good fruit set, branch structure and ability to pick when the limbs are laden with ripe fruit.  
    While I understand the basics, I am glad Andy is the one that executes the task.  
    A healthy fruit crop from the orchard can be achieved by doing a few things this time of the year.  

  • This year has started unusually warm and wet. So much so that grass is beginning to green early than past seasons. With young green grass it is thought to be an advantage but it also carries the risk of grass tetany for cow/calf producers.

  • The Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director, John W. McCauley, announces that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will conduct a four-week Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general signup, beginning on March 12 and ending on April 6. CRP has a 25-year legacy of successfully protecting the nation’s natural resources while providing significant economic and environmental benefits to rural communities across the United States.

  • Nearly one and a half million families have been able to positively change their financial situation through Financial Peace University (FPU), the 13-week course taught by Dave Ramsey on DVD. FPU teaches families and individuals common-sense principles like how to make a plan with their money so they are able to free themselves of debt and build lasting wealth. FPU is available for churches, military, non-profit agencies, and businesses.

  • William ‘Billy’ Harlan Wiggins and Wilma Jean McKenney were married on Feb. 5, 1962 at the home of the Rev. Henry Walters, Pastor of Pleasant Green Baptist Church, Harrison County.
    They have two children, Angela Harlene (Richard) Kendall and William ‘Billy’ McKenney (Renee) Wiggins, and four grandchildren, Mary Catherine and Emily Renee Kendall, Ryan Brady and Anna Kate Wiggins.

  • February is American Heart Month and the Harrison County Go Red for Women Committee is doing its part to raise awareness of heart disease in women. Historically, women have not been associated with heart disease.However, statistics prove that heart disease is not just a man’s health concern. Here are a few facts:
    •Heart disease is the number one killer of American women.
    •One in three women dies from heart disease.
    •About three million American women have had a heart attack.

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Victoria Renell Gasser, Dec. 28, daughter of Margo and Danny Gasser; Dalton Luke Pergram, Nov. 28, son of Mark and Michelle Pergram.
    Now open, Gibson Heating and Cooling. Services include air conditioner, Geothermal, gas furnaces, humidifiers and more.
    Breds wrestlers destroy competition at Thorobred Classic on the Hilltop with a 73-6 forfeit against the Western Hills Wolverines, defeated East Carter 54-20, Pike County Central called and the Breds answered with a 51-24 defeat, and took the title.

  • Jacob Tyrone’ Dixon Jr. was born to Jacob and Carolina Dixon of Cynthiana on Jan. 11, 2012 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 lbs. 2 oz., and is welcomed by his brothers, Nickalye Honeycutt and Dakota Strong, and sisters, Chole Hensley and Isabella Strong.
    Maternal grandparents are Joyce Honeycutt of Louisville, Ky. and Allen Honeycutt Sr. of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandmother is Mary Northcutt.

  • The New Millennium Homemakers had a good year in 2011. The club has 21 members.
    Members helped with most of the activities needing club involvement including: The Harrison County Fair; sent a package to serviceman Christian Cain for Christmas; hosted the annual Christmas party for Shady Lawn residents, furnishing them with pastry, juice, fruit and gift bags, and also sang Christmas carols.