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Today's Features

  • The Harrison County Beef Cattle Association held their annual meeting on Thursday, Nov. 8. There were 160 producers from Harrison County who attended the 2012 annual meeting at the Harrison County Extension Center. The meeting began with a meal followed by a short business meeting conducted by Mike Malone, president of the local association.

  • The Harrison County Extension Office will conduct a grain program on Tuesday, Nov. 27 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Harrison County Extension Office and will consist of everything from fertility to plant population. A special segment will deal with crop insurance for 2013.
    Dr. Chad Lee, Grain Specialist at the University of Kentucky, has put the program together and we will be receiving the program via computer feed from Lexington.  Several counties will be participating in the program and each will have an opportunity to ask questions as they come up.

  • I am a huge sweet potato fan.  
    My comfort food consists of roasted chicken, sweet potatoes and broccoli; you can’t beat it!

  • I am a huge sweet potato fan.  
    My comfort food consists of roasted chicken, sweet potatoes and broccoli; you can’t beat it!

  • There are certain trees that consistently remain my favorites.  
    When I think about their common characteristics, one thing stands out: the bark.  Interesting bark is always there, whether the tree is leafing out, blooming or showing dramatic fall color.  
    Bark remains constant whether the tree is good, bad, pretty or ugly.  
    Bark has become one of those things we look to when deciding on what to plant, but have you ever thought about the function of bark?  

  • The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) administers the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), a federal program that provides technical and financial assistance to land users to address natural resource concerns. NRCS is asking for local input for the fiscal year 2013 program.

  • Harrison County Girl Scout Troops 36, 24, 1576 and a sister troop from Louisville, Ky., enjoyed the weekend at Camp Cardinal Oct. 26-28. The girls earned their Cooking and Ecology badge. Attending were: front row, from left, Kaitlin Barry, Felicia Whalen, Laurynn Miracle, Julia Cinnamon; second row, Katie Coghill, McKinley Fain, Kassidi Snapp, Taylor Hunt, Brooklyn Fryman, Faith Fryman; back row, Autumn Colvin, Leaha Wilson, Gracie Hughes, Delana Hooper and Lucy Barry.

  • Sarah Renee Barton, center, received the Licking Valley Business and Professional Women’s $300 High School Student Sponsorship for college. Barton will be attending Maysville Community College this fall. She attended a luncheon in her honor and Carla Harney, past president, left, and Mary Ann Lee, president, presented Barton with a check and a certificate on behalf of the LVBPW Organization. Barton was also informed that she is now a member of the LVBPW Organization. The organization will pay for the first year of her State dues.

  • The Curry Homemaker Club traveled to Georgetown this past summer for a meal at the Wilshire Restaurant. After the meal, members toured historic Ward Hall, Georgetown.