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Today's Features

  • Tornadoes are nature’s most violent storms. Spawned from powerful thunderstorms, tornadoes can cause fatalities and devastate a neighborhood in seconds, according to Michael Palmer, Harrison County’s Emergency Management director, who offered the following information for tornado preparedness.
    A tornado appears as a rotating, funnel-shaped cloud that extends from a thunderstorm to the ground with whirling winds that can reach 300 miles per hour. Damage paths can be in excess of one mile wide and 50 miles long. Every state is at some risk from this hazard.

  • Hunter Henson was awarded the Kentucky Colonel award at the 11th annual Eagle Scout Reunion, held Saturday, March 12, at Centenary United Methodist Church in Lexington. Pictured with Henson is Master of Ceremonies Jason Hale.

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Christopher Mark J. Highley, March 8, son of Kimberly Johnson and Brian Highley; Tyler Alan Maryea, Feb. 28, son of Jamee Huey and Richard Maryea; Jade Marie Scott, Feb. 24, daughter of Diana Dawn Richardson and Christopher Lee Scott.
    Fifth-Third Bank of Cynthiana is now open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon.

  • Adison Gage Richardson was born to Latoshia Shepperd and Jason Richardson of Berry, Ky., on Jan. 12, 2011 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 lbs. 2 oz., and is welcomed by his brother, Jaxon Blake Richardson.
    Maternal grandparents are Crystal Giles and Jeremy Wiggins of Berry; maternal great-grandparents are Ralph Wiglesworth and the late Carolyn Wiglesworth.
    Paternal grandparents are Linda Richardson and Randy Mitchell of Cynthiana, and Larry and Teresa Richardson of Nicholasville, Ky.

  • Nancy McCauley will celebrate her 90th birthday on March 20 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Cynthiana Christian Church. Her children, Patricia Bailey and Paul McCauley, request all family and friends to come and enjoy the day with her. No gifts requested.

  • Planting soybean into sod is an option for producers looking to increase acres. Soybean could generate a gross return of $500 per acre, or more, depending on yield and marketing. Soybeans are also a good option for producers who need to renovate pasture and hayfields. Some producers have a lot of experience with soybean while others may be looking at the crop for the first time. The following guidelines attempt to be applicable to both groups of producers.
    Converting sod to soybean has some general challenges and opportunities.

  • Controlling certain weeds takes some strategic planning and mid-March the game begins. I personally don’t care about weeds in the lawn, but I do try to keep them out of the landscape beds and the vegetable garden.  
    I also prefer to approach the whole affair with as little chemical input as possible so I have developed a well-timed strategy of hand-weeding, mulching, using corn gluten as a pre-emergent and a little flame throwing, I’ll explain.
    As soil and air temperatures warm, weed seed begins to germinate.