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Today's Features

  • The corn planting season has begun for a few who are planting a large number of acres. With the current wet period it may be different to plant corn at the optimum time for the highest yield possible. Soil temperatures and wet conditions will determine how successful we will be for the production season.
    Dr. Jim Herbek, Corn Specialist at Princeton Station, developed a fact sheet on planting dates which should consider all information when deciding on timing of planting corn. I have selected a part of this article for you to consider.

  • Starting seeds indoors turns out to be a necessary skill if you want success with early crops that prefer cooler temperatures during the growing season like cabbage, broccoli and Brussels sprouts.  
    Setting out a young plant means it has a chance to reach maturity before our summer temperatures soar and the plants bolt and become bitter.   

  • Karen Woodrich has been named Kentucky’s USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist.
    Woodrich comes to Kentucky from Champaign, Ill., where she served as the Assistant State Conservationist for Operations.
    She has also served as Acting State Conservationist in Vermont, and an Area Conservationist covering 23 counties in Iowa.

  • Recently, someone asked on a Christian Website: How should you celebrate the day after Easter?
    We’ve all heard the debates over how to celebrate the actual holiday, with Christians arguing with each other over whether or not the pagan symbols of eggs, furry bunnies and marshmallow Peeps are spiritually detrimental.
    But the day after Easter? Don’t we all just go back to work with leftover ham sandwiches in our lunch boxes?

  • BERRY UNITED
    METHODIST
    A Good Friday service will be held on April 22 at 6 p.m. at Berry United Methodist Church and will include a foot washing service.

    BOYERS CHAPEL
    Movie Night
    Boyers Chapel Church will be showing the Passion of the Christ on Friday, April 22 at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.
    A children’s movie will be shown at the same time.
    For more information call 859-858-9230. Trey Brennan is the pastor.
     

  • THURSDAY, April 21
    Faces of Colon Cancer. A photo exhibit coordinated by the Kentucky Cancer Program to honor Kentucky survivors and spread the word that colon cancer screening saves lives on Thursday, April 21 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Everyone is invited.
    Family Conservation Program. Thursday, April 21 at 5:30 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Pre-registration is required.

  • By Bill Roberts, Co. ext. agent
    2011 4-H Camp
    Harrison County 4-H’ers will be attending 4-H Camp, Tuesday-Friday, June 28-July 1 at North Central 4-H Camp near Carlisle, Ky. in Nicholas County. We will be camping with 4-H’ers from Franklin, Owen, Scott, and Woodford counties. 4-H Camp includes lots of fun, fellowship, and interesting classes, learning new and important things and meeting new friends.

  • This year we will see a dramatic increase in soybean acreage in Harrison County. There is no set of planting practices suited for all situations. Each location, year and set of growing conditions will alter planting recommendations. Planting date, planting depth inoculation, seeding rate and row width must be adjusted for specific conditions and taken into consideration for other production practices.

  • Jillian Rose Hall of Cynthiana, daughter of Ronnie Hall of Mt. Sterling, Ky. and Andrea Hughes of Georgetown, Ky., and Edward Colten ‘Coty’ Berry of Cynthiana, son of the late Edward Berry of Berry, Ky. and Jennifer Roberts of Cynthiana, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.
    Hall is a 2010 Harrison County High School graduate and is a sophomore at Maysville Community and Technical College studying Office Technology.
    Berry is a 2009 Harrison County High School graduate and is employed by Toyota of Georgetown, Ky.