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Today's Features

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Margret Elizabeth Highlander, Oct. 21, daughter of Billy and Carrie Highlander; Sarah Beth Arnold, Jan. 3, daughter of Laura and Earl Arnold.
    Cynthiana Police issue 29 citations at River Road Park for third degree criminal trespass. According to Chief Steve Muntz, 11 adults and 18 juveniles gathered at River Road Park to allegedly watch two juvenile girls fight. Law enforcement were able to block off all streets going into the park. All were issued misdemeanor citations.

  • Indeed, the fall season lasted just into January 2016. The ferns that hang from lamp posts in Old Louisville finally got zapped by a freeze just after the New Year.  
    Winter jasmine is in bloom, among other late winter bloomers, and a few spring flowering trees have broken bud. Our current cool down is welcome just to slow things down a bit.
    In the average year, believe it or not, there are things of interest in the winter garden even if we are in a deep freeze.  

  • The Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) won the 2016 American Farm Bureau New Horizon Award for its efforts in helping Kentucky farmers protect livestock from black vulture attacks.
    Livestock losses due to black vulture depredation has become a very serious issue in Kentucky as the cattle industry here has grown to be the largest of any state east of the Mississippi.

  • The sale of donated land in McLean County and around Beaver Lake in Anderson County helped provide the funds to begin construction of a new dining hall at Camp John Currie on Kentucky Lake beginning this August. This is just one example of the positive impact donated lands can have on conservation education in Kentucky.

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Calvin Matthew Heimlich, Nov. 7, son of Nathan and Mary Furnish Heimlich; Jon Matthew Nichols, Dec. 9, son of Johnny and Amelia Nichols; Darrell Blaine Shepherd Jr., Dec. 27, son of Darrell and Chrystal Shepherd; Nathaniel Will Thomas, Dec. 27, son of Lisa Guy and Nathan Thomas; Claiborne Russell Vaughn, Dec. 5, son of Bradley and Emily Vaughn.

  • Have you noticed a sticky substance on the floor beneath your ficus or philodendron? Are there little scabs on the underside of the leaves of your orchid? Maybe you have noticed that your plants just look a little lackluster.  
    Well, we can blame some plant puniness on being a tropical houseplant indoors in the winter.  
    Low levels of light and humidity trigger a response in plants that slows them down for the winter. They shed foliage and basically standby until the environment turns more favorable.  

  • David and Betty Mann will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary Jan. 8, 2016. They were married Jan. 8, 1966 at Falmouth Baptist Church in Pendleton County, Ky.
    They have two children, Tony (Bridgette) Mann and Julie (Ernie) Lucky; and three grandchildren, Madeline Mann, Angus Mann and Will Lucky.

  • FRIDAY, Jan. 8
    Blood Drive. Friday, Jan. 8 from 1:30-6:30p.m. at the Harrison County Extension Office in the multi-purpose room at 668 New Lair Road. Sponsored by the Kentucky Blood Center and the Harrison County Homemakers.
    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Friday, Jan. 8 at Our Little Miracles at 10:30 a.m.; Robynwood Heights, 3 p.m.; Edgemont, 3:45 p.m.
    MONDAY, Jan. 11

  • Editor’s note: Nancy Kennedy is taking a short holiday break. This column first ran a few years ago.

    I have been blessed with a terrible memory.
    It’s a blessing because I don’t remember things that haunt other people with better memories. I can’t remember most of the fights I’ve had with my husband or kids, or hurtful things people have said or done.
    However, I also can’t remember people’s names or my passwords and PINs or what I went into the kitchen to do or came to the store to buy.