Today's Features

  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is opening the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) for new enrollments for federal fiscal year 2014. Now through Jan. 17, 2014, producers interested in participating in the program can submit applications to NRCS.

  • It’s 3 a.m. and Finca the Great Pyrenees is barking in earnest outside our bedroom window.  
    When you have livestock guardian dogs you learn quickly when a bark really means something. In my sleepy stupor I am thinking it is deer but I got up to investigate to be certain it wasn’t anything more menacing to our ewes and lambs.  
    I neglected to grab my glasses off of the nightstand so ultimately the origin of the raucous noise remains a mystery.

  • A Harrison County fourth grader, Trent Fry, was among the 12 students selected from across the state to display their agriculture science projects at this week’s Kentucky Farm Bureau annual meeting in Louisville.
    Fry is a student at Southside Elementary. He displayed his project, “Fertilizer: Friend or Foe,” to determine which kind of fertilizer best enhances a plant’s growth.
    Each winning project was awarded $75.00 and a certificate of recognition for their participation at the state level.

  • Daniel and Mandy Thornberry of Paris, Ky.,  announce the arrival of their son, Jase McCauley Thornberry, born Oct. 30, 2013.
    He weighed 9 lbs.
    Maternal grandparents are Chester and Rose McCauley of Cynthiana, Ky.
    Paternal grandparents are Norma Thornberry of Lexington, Ky. and the late Danny Thornberry.

  • Mason Jo Nance was born to Nikki Harney and Chasity Reed of Cynthiana on Nov. 1, 2013 at Harrison Memorial Hospital.
    He weighed 7 lbs. 9 oz., and is welcomed by his brothers Chase and Mikaha,
    Grandparents are Madline Harney and Sally Jo Whirles, and the late Janet Holland, all of Cynthiana.

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Cheyenne Thomas Cole, Nov. 8, daughter of David and Kayla Cole.
    Flu shots running short for Harrison County according to Wedco District Health Department.

  • Olivia Marie Hatfield, daughter of Josh and Dr. Jennifer Hatfield of Corbin, Ky., was named Tiny Wee Miss Kentucky at the pageant on Saturday, Nov. 16.
    Hatfield competed against other 3 year olds from across the state. She qualified as a state entry by winning the preliminary at her area pageant held in Corbin.
    She now holds three titles for 2013 including: Tiny Miss Redbud Festival, Tiny Miss Tri-County and Tiny Wee Miss Kentucky.
    She is the granddaughter of Betsy Haley and Myron Hatfield and the great-granddaughter of Lula Thomas.

  • The Licking Valley Campus nursing students are in their obstetrical rotations this semester.
    As part of their rotation, they are assisting with the delivery of an infant in the college’s simulation lab.  
    Many times it is difficult to get OB clinical experience due to the time of deliveries and the timing of clinical days.  

  • On Nov. 18 FBLA members from Business Management and Accounting courses presented an Entrepreneural Wax Museum to sixth-eighth grade students in Mrs. Reeves Career Courses at the Harrison County Middle School.

  • The Kentucky Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences names Rep. Tom McKee as its 2013 Honorary Member. The honor was presented at the KEAFCS Awards Luncheon at the Embassy Suites in Lexington by Harrison County FCS agent Benita Peoples. He was nominated by Dr. Ann Vail, Director of the School of Human Environmental Sciences.