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Today's Features

  • * From the works of Johnny Gruelle -- “And, when one is considerate of the happiness of others, he always creates happiness and sunshine in his own mind and heart.”
    * R. B. (Richard Buckner) Gruelle was born in 1851 in Cynthiana, Ky. He was a self-taught landscape and portrait artist, musician and writer. His family moved to Illinois where in Decatur he married Alice J. Benton.
    * R. B. and Alice became the parents of Johnny (John Barton) Gruelle who was born in Arcola, Ill. on Christmas Eve, 1880.

  • The Harrison County Farmers Market has scheduled the opening date for April 21. In a mailer last week, I had mentioned the date of April 28 as the starting date. This was an incorrect start date and I wanted to correct this for the general public.
    On Saturday, April 21, the group hopes to have some cole crops, onions, lettuce and some plants for sale. We will also have some locally made crafts which will be offered.
    Again, the market will have producers from Harrison, Roberson, Bourbon, Nicholas and Pendleton counties.

  • 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.