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Today's Features

  • John W. McCauley, USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director announces that calendar year 2012 brings several changes to the way FSA reports a producer’s farm program payments to the producer and to IRS.
    In past years, IRS Forms 1099-G would be issued to show all program payments received from the Farm Service Agency, regardless of the amount.

  • USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director John W. McCauley urges livestock producers affected by natural disasters such as Hurricane Isaac and the continuing drought to keep thorough records of their livestock and feed losses, including additional expenses for such things as feed purchases because of lost supplies.
    FSA recommends that owners and producers record all pertinent information of natural disaster consequences, including:

  • “Newly transplanted trees must remain hydrated in order for the natural process of root system regeneration to begin” writes Roger Harris, associate professor of horticulture at Virginia Polytechnic Institute.  
    This is something that has been repeated countless times this summer by many in the green industry, yet, I fear, some homeowners may have turned a deaf ear.  
    With record breaking heat and drought conditions for many in Kentuckiana, plants suffer the most if their care-giver is less than committed.

  • CLASS OF 1964
    The Harrison County High School Class of 1964 is getting ready for their reunion on Oct. 20 at Biancke’s Restaurant. If you come for dinner, we will be in the back room at 5 p.m. We’ll order from the menu and everybody will pay for their own meal.
    After dinner we’ll move to the patio and bar areas to socialize. If you wish to attend only one that’s okay.

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Emily Mae Crowther, Aug. 27, daughter of Andy and Rebecca Dawson Crowther; Kendra Elizabeth Fizette, Aug. 9, daughter of Louie and Susanne Fizette; Fisher Kincaid Hurst, June 20, son of Roger and Amy Hurst.
    Salem Church of Christ makes repairs after it was vandalized on July 5.
    Harrison County soccer Breds win their fifth straight game; Fillies volleyball net big win over Silver Grove.

  • William and Shirley Willoughby will be celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary on Wednesday, Sept. 12.
    They were married Sept. 12, 1987 at the Judyville Christian Church with the Rev. Samuel Campbell officiating. Their attendents were Janet Campbell Rodriguez and the late Buford Campbell.
    Shirley is the daughter of Gladys Earlywine of Cynthiana and the late Bradley Earlywine. William is the son of the late Len and Mary Willoughby of Carlisle.
    They have two children Sarah Willoughby and Bradley Willoughby.

  • Kingston Kai Custard was born to Tara Ross and James Custard of Cynthiana on Aug. 27, 2012 at Central Baptist Hospital.
    He weighed 8 lbs. and is welcomed by his brother, Kaydon, and sister Keylee.
    Maternal grandparents are Debra (Bill) Selin of Cynthiana and Mike Ross of Aberdeen, Ohio.
    Paternal grandparents are Larry and Victoria Williams of Cynthiana.

  • Marki Elisabeth Mirabito, 21, and Jacob Donald Stephens, 22, married Aug. 4, 2012.
    Sue Ann Mattox, 40, and Garland David Sanders, 57, married Aug. 4, 2012.
    Nora Marie Bales, 33, and Kevin Lee Harman, 32, married Aug. 10, 2012.

  • The recent salmonella outbreak traced to cantaloupes grown in Indiana has many Kentuckians concerned about consuming melons, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to abstain from eating this fresh summer delicacy. When properly handled, melons can be a safe, satisfying treat.
    Here are some tips on how to safely handle melons:
    • Buy melons from a local, reputable source. The shorter the distance food has to travel from farm to table, the less of a chance that microorganisms have grown on the produce. Microorganisms need time to multiply.