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Today's Features

  • This semester, New York Times columnist David Brooks is teaching a course at Yale called “Humility.”
    As part of the required reading: passages from the Bible, works from St. Augustine and German theologian Reinhold Niehbuhr — and columns by course professor David Brooks himself.
    Brooks is teaching a course on humility using his own columns.

  • If you are one of those who complains about weeds like it’s the end of the world then take note: The most common, cool-season annual and perennial weeds will be germinating any day now.  
    The obvious: They are easy to control if you just bend over and pull them up; or walk around the garden with a cultivator in hand, scratching up a patch here and there; or spot treat them with boiling water, in order to scald the foliage and roots; or use a conventional herbicide to easily knock them out while they are still young and tender.  

  • The children of A. J. and Wanda Doyle gave a surprise birthday party for A. J.’s 80th birthday. He was born Feb. 1, 1933 at Poindexter, Ky.
    The celebration was held at Indian Creek Christian Church with 70 family and friends attending. The theme was John Deere tractors, gardening, cattle and softball.
    A. J. has a 1942 John Deere tractor that was restored by his son John and shows it at all local tractor shows. He also raises a large garden where he gives away lots of vegetables.

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Gabriella Reice Burns, Feb. 21, daughter of Douglas Lee Burns and Erin Ashley Burns; Megann Mariene Haynes, Feb. 6, daughter of Phillip and LaDonna Haynes.
    Harrison County recovering following an ice storm costing the city and county over $65,000. Debris from trees are being taken to the Handy Farm on Oddville Avenue where city crews are burning the brush.
    Harrison County Breds defeat second ranked Clark County Cardinals 57-52.

    25 years ago . . .

  • Antioch/Robinson Homemakers
    The Antioch/Robinson Homemakers have been busy. The group collected $25 for the food pantry.
    Medicine bottles are being collected for foreign countries for the medicine distributions. Club members are also collecting money for a scholarship for 4-H Camp.
    Members are always volunteering for the fair, Recipes for Reading Program, the blood drive, and contributing to Coins for Change. The unit always gives to the Ovarian Cancer Drive with their membership dues drive.

  • The Harrison Memorial Hospital (HMH) Auxiliary completed 2012 with raising more than $26,000 for Harrison Memorial Hospital. The HMH Auxiliary Gift Shop made a profit of more than $16,541 and fundraising events sponsored by the HMH Auxiliary raised $10,300. All proceeds go directly to Harrison Memorial Hospital for the patients in the community.

  • Students, instructors, pastors and community members assembled at Ebenezer United Methodist Church on Wednesday, Feb. 13, to commemorate Black History Month and to share their dreams.  
    Ebenezer UMC Pastor, Rev. Kenneth Newby, opened the service and the men’s choir presented musical selections.
    Licking Valley Campus Instructor Donna C. Slone-Crumbie gave a reading, LVC student Mike Jones presented a creative interpretation in dance, and several other students shared their dreams.

  • The Harrison County Young Farmers is planning their local banquet on March 25, 2013 at the Harrison County Extension Office. Meal will begin at 7 p.m. with guest speaker Warren Beeler with the Ky Dept. of Agriculture to follow.
    The group meets on Monday nights at the high school  at 7 p.m. Some upcoming speakers that are planned are Mike Meyer on March 4 doing a farm safety meeting and on March 12 Dr Michell Arnold UK Extension Veterinarian.
    Any questions call Jerry Prows at 859-234-6428.

  • THURSDAY, Feb. 28
    Kentucky Farm Bureau Education Foundation will award 87 county and state college scholarships to high school seniors pursuing a four-year course of study, including three $1,000 scholarships sponsored by Harrison County Farm Bureau Federation. Applicants must be a child of a Kentucky Farm Bureau member. For more information, including eligibility requirements, contact Jessica at the Farm Bureau office, 859-234-4514 or by visiting www.kyfb.com/media/files/fed/scholarships. Application must be postmarked by Feb. 28, 2013.