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Today's Features

  • The Harrison County Beef Cattle Association conducted their annual meeting on Monday, Nov. 10 at the Harrison County Extension Center. One hundred and thirty local producers and family members attended the dinner meeting which was sponsored by the local Association and United Producers, Inc. or Paris Stockyards.

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Wil Randolph Hinkle, Nov. 11, son of Robert and Leslie Hinkle; Madelyn Sue Swinford, Oct. 26, daughter of David and Tina Swinford.

    The annual Christmas parade "Memories of Christmas Past," will be held this Saturday. Prizes will be awarded to first, second and third and an overall champion will be selected at 4 p.m. The parade will start at River Road at 5:30 p.m.

  • * Cynthiana Democrat, Oct. 11, 1928 - “Renaker News - We are building three rooms and a basement to our Renaker High School. The work is progressing nicely. Ben Kearns, contractor, realizing the great need of the building, is doing his very best to complete the work as soon as possible.”

  • THURSDAY, Nov. 20

    Grant Development 101. Registration for Grant Development 101 will be Nov. 20 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Cynthiana Licking Valley Campus or at the Paris Extension Campus from 1-4 p.m. Cost is $29.

    The Harrison County Historical Society will meet Thursday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.  Eastside Elementary School social studies teacher, Denise Marshall, will be the speaker.  Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

    FRIDAY, Nov. 21

  • On Nov. 2, 2008, Indian Creek Christian Church celebrated the 100th Anniversary of its “Old Brick Meeting House.” The Indian Creek congregation began in 1803 under the influence of Barton W. Stone (Cane Ridge, Bourbon County) and was one of the original members of Springfield Presbytery. The congregation first met in the Endicott Meeting house but later built its own building in 1852.   

  • Homemaker Dues are due now for new or renewing members. There are 13 clubs available active members. Mailbox members are $8. Flashlights are a free give away to everyone who joins. Consider giving a mailbox membership to a friend or shut in.

  • * Cynthiana Democrat, July 26, 1917 - “Connersville - Nettie Ahldering of Newport is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Burgess; Bro. George Ammerman was entertained by J. W. Hiten and daughter, Verne on Sunday; Mr. and Mrs. Will Furnish and children were Sunday guests of Ed Furnish and sister, Lizzie; Several of our young men have been called for Uncle Sam’s service; Mr. and Mrs. Porter Fields visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Kearns on Sunday.”

  • It’s time to clean up the bramble patch: in order to maintain healthy and productive blackberries and raspberries we need to prune out the old to make room for the new.  

    Most brambles are biennial which means they fruit on second-year growth. Blackberries are easy to deal with, just remove the arching canes that fruited this year and trim up and trellis the new growth from this summer which will bear next summer’s fruit. Repeat the same thing next year!

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Madalyne May Brandenburg, Oct. 30, daughter of James and Sally Brandenburg; Callihan Anne Clayton, Nov. 4, daughter of Kelly Anne and William Kent Clayton; Aaron Xavier Conyers, Oct. 29, son of Rebecca and Shon Conyers; Miranda Lanae Dawson, Oct. 29, daughter of Alice J. Kiser and David L. Dawson; Will Andrew Marsh, Nov. 6, son of Leslie and Lynda Marsh; Asiah Cheyenne Morgan, Sept. 30, daughter of Chris and Sueann Morgan.

  • I spoke with Jo-Ann van den Berg-Ohms from Van Engelen Bulb Company the other day. Her family has been in the Dutch bulb business for five generations so I trust her advice when it comes to bulbs.  She noted that bulbs are best planted once soil temperatures cool to about 55 degrees, so she tells people to wait and plant bulbs until we have had at least two weeks of sweater weather. If it is too cool outside without a jacket then it’s just right for planting bulbs.