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Today's Features

  • HCHS CLASS OF 1951
    On Sept. 10 the 1951 Harrison County High School graduating class had their 6--year class reunion at Biancke’s Restaurant. There were 65 in the class, the first year of the consolidated school. This was a combination of Berry, Oddville, Renaker, Connersville and Buena Vista schools.
    As plans were being made for the reunion it was discovered that 31 members are deceased (almost half).

  • The Harrison County Young Farmers annual fall picnic will be held Sunday, Oct. 2 at the FFA farm off Old Lair Road.Everyone is welcome, just bring a dish to share (meat provided).
    To become a member of the Harrison County Young Farmers contact Randy Wade at 234-4803 or join us Sunday at the FFA farm.

  • You have probably noticed them in early fall along roadsides in Kentucky and Southern Indiana. The red, orange and purple color of the sumacs usually begins to show up earlier than others, and it usually hangs around a little longer, too.
    You would be hard-pressed to come up with a plant genus that is better for fall color than the sumacs. Whether you’re a flameleaf, staghorn or smooth sumac, fall color is your middle name.

  • The Farm Service Agency (FSA) lending limit for Guaranteed Loans will be increased to $1,214,000 effective Oct. 1, 2011.
    The lending limit increases every year according to an inflation index. The maximum combined guaranteed and direct farm loan indebtedness will also be increased to $1,514,000.
    As a reminder, the one-time loan origination fee charged on FSA guaranteed Farm Ownership and Operating loans will increase from one percent to 1.5 percent of the guaranteed portion of the loan, for loans obligated after Oct. 1, 2011.

  • Kentucky producers who wish to purchase a Federal crop insurance program policy for the 2012 crop year are reminded of the following closing dates:
    •Barley, wheat, Sept. 30, 2011.
    Insured growers have an opportunity now to make important changes to their coverage. Current policyholders as well as uninsured growers must make decisions on crop insurance coverage, especially which crops to insure and which level of coverage to obtain, prior to the sales closing date for that crop.

  • The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board, chaired by Gov. Steve Beshear, approved the Kentucky Beef Network LLC (KBN) for $310,000 in state Agricultural Development Funds to develop and offer the Management and Genetics 60 (MAG-60) program for Kentucky producers.  

  • (ARA) - Whether it is a delicious dish to bring to the family feast or a tasty addition for your next Friday night dinner party, preparing the perfect treat for any occasion can be simple. Here are some ideas to spruce up that festive event menu or add a special touch to your afternoon snack.

  • (ARA) - That first chilly autumn morning is the perfect reminder that when winter arrives it can be sudden, often leaving homeowners unprepared for the plumbing problems associated with cold weather. The number of frozen pipe claims nearly tripled nationally from 2008 to 2009, to more than 26,000 claims. This hassle and extra expense is easily prevented with a couple hours worth of weekend chores or a quick call to your local plumber.