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Today's Features

  • In what is becoming an annual tradition in downtown Cynthiana, A.R. Gurney’s touching drama, Love Letters, will once again be performed at the Rohs Opera House.  
    On Feb. 8, local couple Jody and Carolyn Hendricks will take the roles of Melissa Gardner and Andrew Ladd in this Pulitzer Prize nominated play.  
    Love Letters centers on just two characters, Melissa Gardner and Andrew Makepeace Ladd III.

  • In a time when we all seek advice from experts, it is not only important to know what plants you have, but also to understand the nomenclature of symptoms caused by insect and disease problems.  
    “I’ve got this thing on my wacha-ma-call-it” won’t get you very far with a Google search or in person.  
    We need to know how to describe the “things” that we find on our plant material so a proper diagnosis and treatment can follow.
    There are several different scenarios that can threaten our garden landscape.  

  • Cooper to present program at Men’s Fellowship
    Donnie Cooper will present a program on his life-long hobby of collecting arrowheads at the quarterly Christian Men’s Fellowship gathering on Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Cynthiana Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). A meal will be served at 6 p.m. prior to the program. A free-will offering will be taken.

    WAREAGLE MINISTRIES
    Wareagle Ministries, Inc. is now open for services at 201 N. Second St., Berry.

  • Twenty years ago this year we had a devastating storm blow through our area that we call the No-Name Storm.
    I hadn’t thought about it in a while, but the other day a woman came into the newspaper office and mentioned it. She still lives in one of the hardest hit areas.
    When she left, I started thinking about that storm and its aftermath. For many people around here it was our area’s Hurricane Sandy or a mini Hurricane Katrina, blowing in and surprising everyone, wreaking havoc.

  • 10 years ago . . .

  • • Sock and Felt Snowman – Jan. 28, 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., deadline Jan. 22. Cost is $2 each. Location – Harrison County Extension Office.
    • Quilt Club – Fourth Wednesday of each month at 9 a.m at the Extension Office. If no school, no club meeting.
    • Gourd Patch Club – Jan. 15 at 10 a.m. at the Extension Office.

  • THURSDAY, Jan. 24
    Women’s Book Club. Thursday, Jan. 24 at 6 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. The book for discussion will be Blue Smoke by Nora Roberts.
    FRIDAY, Jan. 25

  • It’s hard to believe that we are beginning to plan for the 2013 crop year. Following a summer of super-hot temperatures and limited rainfall, it sure would be nice to enjoy a seasonable year.
    This past season tobacco seems to be a growing interest for several producers in our county. Prices have been good and those producing the crop seem to be very consistent. Because of this we will have a tobacco production meeting on Monday, Jan. 28 at the Harrison County Extension Center. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.

  • The Harrison County Conservation District is now accepting Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share applications on a continuous basis. This continual sign-up is designed to make the program more landowner friendly and help address the needs of a landowner at any time during the year. As landowners plan conservation projects with the assistance of their local conservation district, they will be able to apply for financial assistance for those projects without having to wait for a designated sign up period.

  • This time of the year subtle warnings come from professionals reminding the consumer to be skeptical of mail order catalogues or advertisements that claim “new horticultural breakthroughs,” otherwise outrageous claims or mass quantities of things for bargain basement prices.  
    There are legitimate “horticultural breakthroughs,” but usually different terminology is used and you’ll find them at your local stores.