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Today's Features

  • Warmer-than-normal conditions this spring are causing a few concerns for apple growers. The biggest threats right now are cedar rusts and fire blight. Cedar rust galls are developing. As galls swell, they produce spores that threaten apple (and sometimes crabapple and hawthorn). Swelling galls were observed on cedar in Lexington in mid-March. Warmer temperatures in Western Kentucky provided conditions for even earlier gall development.

  • The USDA Farm Service Agency announces that the sign-up deadline for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) has been extended to April 13.
    After the CRP general sign-up ends on April 13, FSA will evaluate offers based on cost and the Environmental Benefits Index (EBI) takes into consideration variables such as wildlife habitat, water quality protection, soil erosion reduction, air quality protection and other enduring benefits. Accepted offers will become effective Oct. 1, 2012.

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Caleb Ryan Brooks, March 23, son of Stephen and Peggy Brooks; Nicholas Rogan Gareis, March 20, son of Mary Ann and Peter Gareis; Savannah Rai Jewell, March 18, daughter of Donald and Jessica Jewell.
    Allen Wachter, 14, of Cynthiana, bowls a perfect game during league competition. Wachter makes history as he was the first youth to bowl a perfect game in Bel-Aire Lanes history.

    25 years ago . . .

  • Kaydon and Keylee Custard announces the engagement of their parents Tara Ross and James Custard.
    Ross is the daughter of Debbie (Bill) Selin of Cynthiana and Mike Ross of Aberdeen, Ohio.
    Custard is the son of Victoria and Larry Williams of Cynthiana.
    The wedding will take place Sept. 21, 2013 at noon.

  • Paige Davis Kelly, left, and Finn Patrick Kelly were born on Sunday, March 4, 2012, at Northside Hospital in Atlanta to Katie Jacobs Kelly and Ryan Kelly of Smyrna, Ga. Paige weighed 5 lbs. 7 oz. while Finn weighed 5 lbs. 10 oz.
    Paternal grandparents are Cathy and John Kelly of Greensboro, N.C.; paternal great-grandparents are Jon Reed of Greensboro and Catherine Reed of Inman, S.C.
    Maternal grandparents are Donna and George Jacobs of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandfather is Earl McNabb, also of Cynthiana.

  • Zoey Lynn Honeycutt was born to Courtney Workman and Josh Honeycutt of Cynthiana on March 30, 2012 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. She weighed 8 lbs. 8 oz.
    Maternal grandparents are Beverly Crosthwaite and Carolyn Wright of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparents are Sherry Crosthwaite and Carol Gutherie.
    Paternal grandparents are John Brown, Allen Honeycutt and Eddie Vanhook, all of Cynthiana; paternal great-grandparents are Cecil Wright, Marie Workman, Donal Lee Vanhook and Roy Crosthwaite.

  • Adalyn Foster Gaunce was born toVonda Kearns and Jonathan Gaunce of Cynthiana on March 14, 2012 at Central Baptist Hospital. She weighed 9 lbs. 11 oz.
    Maternal grandparents are Toni Rae Thompson of Cynthiana and the late Jackie Kearns; paternal great-grandparents are Gary and Theresa Philpott.
    Paternal grandparents are Mike and Michele Gaunce of Cynthiana.
    Great-grandparents are Toni and Steve Turner, Kenneth and Helen Whitaker and William and Nancy Gaunce.

  • Lyndsie Michelle Druckenmuller was born Feb. 13, 2012 at Harrison Memorial Hospital to Jessica and Terry Druckenmuller of Cynthiana. She weighed 7 lbs. 15 oz.
    Maternal grandparents are Judith and Dwayne VanDeren.
    Paternal grandparents are Fred and Silvia Workman.

  • The Harrison County Extension Homemakers will sponsor a Tea Time for residents, family members and friends at Edgemont Nursing Home on Thursday, April 26 at 10 a.m., and at Grand Haven at 2 p.m. The event is to honor your years of dedication to your home and family.
    Everyone is welcome. For more information call 234-5510.

  • The Harrison County Community Health Fair is coming up next week. Mark your calendars now for Thursday, April 12 at the Harrison County Middle School. The Health Fair begins at 7 a.m., but if you come later in the morning the lines will be a lot shorter, especially for the blood tests. If you take medication take them with a small amount of water, don’t skip taking them. The blood test is a fasting blood test, so do not eat or drink anything, except your medicine, after midnight. It is over at 11 a.m.