Today's Features

  • Curry Homemaker Club members have been learning about security this year; the security of one’s person as well as one’s personal information. Technology provides us with so many avenues to conduct business and purchase goods and services, but it also provides criminals access to our financial information. These lessons gave us good tips and tools for protecting ourselves.

  • The USDA Farm Service Agency has completed the payments for Harrison County’s 1,628 Tobacco Transition Payment Program (TTPP) contracts for 2012. Payments totaling $2,824,886 have been deposited into contract holders’ bank accounts beginning Jan. 19, 2012. TTPP contracts are paid through 2014. There are two annual payments remaining 2013 and 2014.
    For producers with grain bases, sign up for the 2012 Direct and Counter Cyclical (DCP) program began Jan. 23, 2012 with a deadline of June 1, 2012.

  • The Harrison County Farm Service Agency (FSA) has experienced many changes in programs they administer and the customers they serve. In November and December, the Agency saw its most noted change with the retirements of two employees Sandi McConnell and Barry Sims.  

  • USDA Kentucky Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director, John W. McCauley, reminds producer’s enrollment for Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) Program or the traditional Direct and Counter-cyclical Program (DCP) began Jan. 23 and will run through June 1.
    “Farmers in Kentucky who are interested in enrolling in these programs need to add this important deadline to their list of ‘must do’ jobs,” McCauley said. “Producers should contact the local county office to set up appointments.”

  • Each year during the annual HCBCA meeting those in attendance are asked to join the local and state association. This year after the meeting the local board discussed ways of increasing our membership. This last month we have discussed this membership drive and would like to introduce a program to encourage your participation.
    Anyone who joins the local county and state cattlemen association will receive a membership card with several local businesses offering discounts to HCBCA members. The following are discounts available to you as a member:

  • Spring bulbs popping up everywhere as temperatures roller-coaster from the teens to the 60’s has left many scratching their heads; there is not much we can do to fool Mother Nature so we must be patient and hope that we have a decent display come March.  
    I have some foliage that has turned to mush but the bulb and bloom is still safe beneath the soil surface; the bulb will send up fresh foliage in due time.  

  • USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Kentucky reminds producers they have until Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2012, to submit an application for payment under the 2011 Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honey Bees, and Farm-raised Fish Program (ELAP).
    ELAP provides emergency assistance to eligible producers of livestock, honeybees and farm-raised fish who have losses due to disease, adverse weather or other conditions, including losses due to blizzards, and wildfires.

    The Elmarch United Methodist Church will have a Fifth Sunday Hymn Sing this Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012 at 6 p.m. Pastor Chad Chamness and congregation invite everyone to attend.

    A contest with prizes for ladies ages high school and up will take place during the ‘Celebrating Women’ fellowship on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Ruddles Mill Christian Church. The theme will be ‘Soup and Slippers.’ Bring or wear your favorite pair of slippers. The event is free.

  • Years ago, we had a neighbor, Sandy, who moved into the house around the bend from ours.
    She and her husband and two kids moved to Florida from New Jersey where her husband had struggled with a drug addiction — and a girlfriend.
    They came to make a new start, which only lasted a few weeks. Sandy’s husband decided he wasn’t ready to give up his girlfriend and moved back to New Jersey.

  • WEDNESDAY, Feb. 1
    HMH Go Red Event. The Harrison Memorial Hospital Go Red Events: Feb. 1, Paint the Town Red; Feb. 3, National Go Red Day, Go Red Harrison County, Go Red Harrison County Schools; Feb. 12, wear Red to church; Feb. 27, Go Red Reception, 5-6:30 p.m. at the Cynthiana Christian Church.

    * Any day that school is closed due to inclement weather, the library will have movies and/or crafts available in the children’s library from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.