Today's Features

  • When it comes to bulbs we don’t always meet with consistent success. And, before you blame the chipmunks, the guy who mows the grass or the bulb company for their lack-luster performance, consider some of the other factors that influence how well flowering bulbs flower.  
    Sunlight, crowded bulbs, pre-mature removal of foliage the previous season, or a winter rest period that wasn’t cold enough or long enough may play a role in poor performance.
    The life cycle of a bulb is different than other herbaceous perennials.

  • Former Harrison County court designated worker Billy Hatfield has been inducted into the Department of Family & Juvenile Services Hall of Fame.
    Hatfield is among the first inductees in the new Hall of Fame.
    He began his work with the  Administrative Office of the Courts as a CDW in 1987 for Harrison, Pendleton, Robertson and Nicholas counties.
    In 1999 he became a field supervisor for the northeastern region and was named assistant general manager in 2003, where he remained until his retirement on 2007.

  • Ed Preston died Oct. 5. He lived across the street from us. He had been at the Hospice House and his wife, Lillian, asked my husband to watch over their house while she stayed with him.
    They were married 64 years. Ed turned 94 on Sept. 30.
    The evening of Oct. 5 — it was a Wednesday — I saw our other neighbor drive off with Lillian. When they returned a few hours later I knew something had happened.
    My husband and I went across the street, and as Lillian got out of the car she said, “Ed died.”
    His memorial service was Monday.

    The public is invited to a  night of praise with the Patriot Quartet on Oct. 23 at 6 p.m. at Beaver Baptist Church.

    The Berry Christian Church bazaar will be held Saturday, Nov. 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring local artists, Tupperware, premier jewelry, Rada knives and crafts. Items on hand or special order available.
    Everyone is welcome.


  • The Kentucky Beef Conference will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at the Fayette County Extension Office in Lexington, Ky. The program will begin at 9 a.m. with registration and the program beginning at 10 a.m.

  • 4-H Projects Records and 4-H Senior Honors Forms
    due in Extension Office
    4-H Senior and Junior 2010-2011 Project Achievement Records are due in the Extension Center by Oct. 28. These are for projects that were done during the past 2010-2011 4-H year. The record is to include the project record and a project story. Record form(s) may be picked up at the Extension Center.

  • THURSDAY, Oct. 20
    Harrison County Historical Society will meet Thursday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Annex. Sandra Lawson will present a program about the DAR Library in Washington DC. The public is always welcome
    FRIDAY, Oct. 21
    Blood Drive. Friday, Oct. 21 from 3-7 p.m. at Walmart, US 27 S., on the KBC Bloodmobile. Donors must be 17 years old (16 with parental consent), weigh at least 110 lbs. and be in general good health. Consent form can be found at www.kybloodcenter.org.

  • Oct. 24: Harrison County 4-H Executive Committee, 4 p.m, HCEO
    Oct. 24: Harrison County Fair Committee meeting, 8 p.m., HCEO
    Oct. 24: Harrison County 4-H Center Board, 7 p.m. Harrison County Extension Center
    Oct. 28: 4-H Project records due to the Extension Center
    Nov. 1: Harrison County 4-H Council meeting, 6 p.m., Harrison County Extension Center
    Nov. 1: 4-H Crocheting Project Organizational meeting, 3:30 p.m.
    Nov. 2: 4-H Officer Training, 3:30 p.m., Harrison County Extension Office

  • David Nelson and Peggy Ann Taylor Cordray will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, Oct. 14. The couple were married at Unity Christian Church by the Rev. John Guilfoil.
    Neva Taylor served as her sister’s maid of honor, and John Nelson Ritchie was his cousin’s best man.
    David is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jackson T. McCauley.
    Peggy is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Taylor.