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Today's Features

  • When attempting to grow tropical plants we are met with the challenge of mimicking their native habitat, which is difficult inside our homes. We can allow Mother Nature to take care of some of this, outside, for now.  
    Move some of your orchids, holiday cacti and clivia outdoors for the remainder of the season because we can initiate bud set through managing day length and nighttime temperatures.  
    The flowering of many plants (including some native species) is initiated by how many hours of light and dark the plant receives in a 24-hour period.  

  • The Omega Force Strength Team will be putting on a show at the Harrison County High School auditorium on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30).
    The Omega Force team has some of the world’s strongest men. They will bend steel, break blocks, blow up hot water bottles until they explode, roll up frying pans, rip up large phone books and more.
    Admission is free. For more information call Mike Coppersmith at 859-298-9972 or Mike Barres at 859-954-1660.
    This event is presented by the Harrison County Ministerial Association.

  • On Monday, Sept. 22, the Harrison County Beef Cattle Association will sponsor a beef meeting for local producers. The meeting will be held at the Harrison County 4-H Center in the brick building. It will start at 6:30 p.m. with a meal being served.
    This meeting will serve two purposes. Anyone who is considering selling in the CPH Sales will receive information about proper weaning rations in preparation for the sale. If you do not plan to participate in the CPH program you still can increase your profit by feeding your weaned calves for a period of time.

  • The Harrison County Ag Development Committee will open the application process for the 2014 Phase I Program on Sept. 17. The applications will be available at the Harrison County Extension Office for a two-week period ending Oct. 1. Office hours are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily for the application period.
    Harrison County has $270,000 for the 2014 program year. The local committee has decided to offer $2,500 per producer for this year. This is on a 50/50 cost share basis. For example: If you are buying a bull and paying $3,000, you can receive up to $1,500 reimbursement.

  • 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.

  • Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announces that starting Sept. 2, 2014, farmers can enroll in the new dairy Margin Protection Program. The voluntary program, established by the 2014 Farm Bill, provides financial assistance to participating farmers when the margin – the difference between the price of milk and feed costs – falls below the coverage level selected by the farmer.

  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is encouraging producers who have suffered eligible disaster-related losses to act to secure assistance by Sept. 30, 2014, as congressionally mandated payment reductions will take place for producers who have not acted before that date. Livestock producers that have experienced grazing losses since October 2011 and may be eligible for benefits but have not yet contacted their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office should do so as soon as possible.

  • CALVARY ASSEMBLY
    OF GOD
    Homecoming with former pastors Dan and Sherry Collard will be held Sept. 14  at 10:45 a.m. at Calvary Assembly of God, 325 Webster Ave. (across from the high school). There will be special music and a covered dish dinner after service.
    For more information call 234-4646 or visit www.calvaryshill.net.

    CRY OUT AMERICA

  • By Carrie Miller
    Life in a small town is different from life in a big city. There are fewer shopping centers, fewer traffic lights, and in general, fewer people.  In fact, most of the time in small towns, just about everybody knows everybody else.  And if they don’t know you- they certainly know about you.
    But, do we know each other, really?  It is easy in life to find your identity in many things other than Christ.