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Today's Features

  • The most common form of plant propagation is digging and dividing, which is best done in early spring before new growth or in the fall before plants go dormant.
    Digging and dividing is great for herbaceous plants but those plants that are considered woody ornamentals do not divide as easily with a spade. In this case we can look to the technique of rooting out softwood cuttings from the mother plant.
    Greenhouses have stock plants that they maintain from year to year to provide the cuttings for each year’s new generation.

  • THURSDAY, May 12
    Dinner with the Doc. Thursday, May 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the HMH conference rooms. Guest speaker will be Dr. Leslie Asbury, otolaryngology. Topic: What Causes Sinus Problems? Must pre-register by calling 859-235-3510 for the free event.

  • CONNERSVILLE
    CHRISTIAN

    Attention anyone with a closet: Those shoes you no longer want are desperately needed to fight the human tragedy of global poverty.
    That’s the message being delivered by KidCountry, the Children’s ministry of Connersville Christian Church, which has launched a drive to collect 10,000 pairs of shoes to help the poor.  Used and new shoes can be dropped off at Connersville Christian Church.
    Connnersville Christian Church, 2190 Ky. Hwy. 1842 E., will accept shoes between May 1 and June 24.


  • When I was a young boy I would go with my Dad and my Grandpa to pick blackberries. We would always take several empty “Partridge Lard” cans to put the berries in as we picked them. While we were gone “berry pickin,” Mom and Grandma would be washing and cleaning jars and rings and other items in preparation to make delicious blackberry jam and jelly on that  “Warm Morning”, wood burning, cookstove in Grandma’s kitchen.

  • Note: On May 3, my husband and I will be married 41 years. I’ve adapted this column from 2009.
    While out for our semi-regular Sunday drive, as I flipped through the radio stations I asked my husband what kind of music he liked.
    That’s the kind of questions you ask on a first date, not after 41 years of marriage!
    I’m not sure what that says about the state of our marriage. You don’t even know what kind of music your husband likes?

  • THURSDAY, May 5
    Wild about Wildflowers (for K-8th). Thursday, May 5 at 4 p.m at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Will be learning about wildflowers from the KY Division of Forestry and creating art with the flowers. (A small snack will be served at 3:45 with program starting promptly at 4 p.m.). Pre-registration is appreciated and encouraged.
    Blood Drive. Thursday, May 5 from 2-6 p.m. at Eastside Elementary School, 1226 US Hwy. 62 East, Cynthiana, on the KBC Bloodmobile. Donors must be 17 years old. Donors will receive a $10 gift card.

  • The 70th annual meeting of the Harrison County Extension Homemakers is scheduled for Thursday, May 19 at 6:30 p.m. The theme for the meeting is “Movin On Up … Paying It Forward!”
    The keynote speaker will be 1966 Harrison County High School graduate Teddy Taylor.  During his high school career, he received many athletic honors including all district and regional teams and named to the Hall of Fame Team in 2006. He attended Eastern Kentucky University on a football scholarship and received numerous honors and awards on the collegiate level.

  • “Tomato 101” is for beginners and advanced gardeners alike.  
    There are many assumptions about the tomato that get passed on by the most well-meaning aficionado. I take my tomatoes seriously and have developed a routine to hedge my bets for a healthy summer harvest.
    When it comes to spring fever, the tomato is most abused; most people still plant too early.  
    First, wait until our frost-free date (on average this is May 10, give or take a week depending on where you are located).  

  • Frank and Linda King celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on April 29.
    Linda was born on Nov. 18 1948. Frank was born Jan. 31 1946. They eloped and got married in La Folette, Tenn. on April 29, 1966. Linda was 17 and Frank was 20.
    Franks aunt took them to La Folette. Frank and Linda actually got out of the car at the state line and walked across the border to Tennessee where they were picked back up by Frank’s aunt so that his aunt wouldn’t get in trouble for taking them across state line.