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Today's Features

  • By William M. Meyer, Co. ext. agent
    2012 4-H Summer Camp
    It is that time again to sign up for the 2012 4-H Summer Camp. As many past campers will say, it is what they look forward to every year, and with good reason. 4-H Summer Camp is a great time to have fun, socialize, meet new friends, and make memories for a lifetime.  No matter what your interest is, there is something at camp for you, whether it is outdoor activities, sports, or swimming. Campers also participate in pool and field Olympics, as well as camp fire activities.

  • The 2012 Phase I deadline will be Monday, May 14 at 4:30 p.m. This will be the only sign up for 2012 and the program will include up to $3,000 per producer. The applications are available at the Harrison County Extension Office and can be picked up during business hours and returned by May 14.
    Following the application period, the local board will score the applications on May 15. All scoring will be based on a scoring sheet which is supplied by the Governor’s Office of Ag Policy.
    If you have any questions, call the Extension Office at 234-5510.

  • The Harrison County Conservation District will be accepting requests for cost share funding under the Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share and Environmental Stewardship Program beginning May 14, 2012 and extending through June 15, 2012.

  • The Harrison County Conservation District will be accepting requests for cost share funding under the Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share and Environmental Stewardship Program beginning May 14, 2012 and extending through June 15, 2012.

  • Boy, from the frying pan into the fire these first few weeks of May.
    The vegetable garden will be responding -- for better and for worse -- to in the upper 80’s so early in the season.  
    One thing we can do to alleviate a little heat stress is to employ some shade devices for our spring crops and seedlings.
    The vegetable garden can start doing some funny things during a heat wave. When temperatures start to raise into the upper 80s and 90s many vegetables drop flowers before pollination and fruit set; and stop blooming all together.  

  • Kentucky producers and organizations may apply to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture for funding from the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program.
    “Kentucky’s climate and soil are well suited for production of specialty crops,” Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said. “These funds will help expand Kentucky’s specialty crop production and diversify. I encourage all eligible individuals and organizations to apply.”

  • The piano students of Dr. Beth Laytart presented a spring recital at the Cynthiana Presbyterian Church on Saturday, April 28. Seventeen students participated, including Lucy Barry, Corrie Bascom, Kara Bracken, Meliah Carrel, Michaela Carrel, Ava Craig, Andra Gaunce, Elijah Harris, Amy Johnson, Anna Blake McDaniel, Morgynn McDaniel, Mary Hollis Partin, Olivia Partin, Harry Smith, Ross Smith, Jared Thomas, and Josie Vaughn.

  • Ava Craig, age 9, has been awarded third prize in the 2012 Composition contest sponsored by the ‘Piano Explorer,’ which is a music magazine that is published for children. The theme of this year’s contest was “Ocean Life,” and Craig’s piece was entitled “Slow Ocean” and was evocative of jellyfish and seahorses that pulse through the water.
    She also submitted a piece of original artwork that will be published along with her composition in a summer issue of the magazine.

  • Cleaning out my email this morning I found one I had written to a friend.
    It started out: “So it was a nice, calm day at work yesterday. By the afternoon I was sitting at my desk thinking, ‘Hooray!’
    “It just felt like a good day to say, ‘Hooray!’ I even posted it as my Facebook status. Hooray!”
    I went on to write about how my phone rang and it was my husband: “I didn’t do it. It’s not my fault,” he said, which is never a good sign.

  • GEORGETOWN CHURCH
    OF GOD
    Georgetown Church of God will be hosting a benefit singing on Saturday, May 19 at 10 a.m. There will be various local groups ministering each hour throughout the day.
    The church is located at 121 Spring Court, Georgetown (next door to the Vu Tech factory on the bypass). In case of rain the event will be at 124 Gano Ave., Georgetown.
    HOUR OF
    DELIVERANCE
    Sunday, May 13 services at Hour of Deliverance Chapel have been cancelled for Mother’s Day.
    The church is located on Second Street.