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Today's Features

  • The North Central Kentucky Chapter of Project Linus invites the community to participate in its Make-A-Blanket Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 21, at the First United Methodist Church, 1280 Lexington Road, Georgetown.

  • Radon is the No. 1 cause of lung cancer after smoking. It annually kills more than 21,000 Americans and accounts for about 12 percent of all cancer deaths. But you don’t have to be a victim.

  • I am allergic to many things and it is not just seasonal pollen … so trust me when I say don’t blame your late summer sneezes on this lovely perennial.  
    There are about 100 species of golden rod in North America, 20 of which can be found in Kentucky.  So, it is no surprise that solidago, or golden rod, is Kentucky’s official state flower.  

  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini  announces that the Conservation Reserve Program now will encourage more bird habitats to be established in irrigated farmland regions.

  • FRIDAY, Jan. 23
    Bookmobile.
    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Friday, Jan. 23 at Community Action from 9:30-10:30 a.m.; Cynthiana Baptist Daycare, 10:45 a.m.

    SUNDAY, Jan. 25
    Harrison County Football Alumni Association.
    The Harrison County Football Alumni Association will hold its winter meeting on Jan. 25 at 2 p.m. at Hardee’s Restaurant in Cynthiana. Will discuss the annual Hall of Fame banquet for 2015. Any questions call Jim Furnish at 234-1904.

  • FRIDAY, Jan. 23
    Bookmobile.
    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Friday, Jan. 23 at Community Action from 9:30-10:30 a.m.; Cynthiana Baptist Daycare, 10:45 a.m.

    SUNDAY, Jan. 25
    Harrison County Football Alumni Association.
    The Harrison County Football Alumni Association will hold its winter meeting on Jan. 25 at 2 p.m. at Hardee’s Restaurant in Cynthiana. Will discuss the annual Hall of Fame banquet for 2015. Any questions call Jim Furnish at 234-1904.

  • By Jessica Barnes, County extension agent for horticulture
    If you are one that has peach and plum trees, late fall and winter is the time to control peach leaf curl and plum pockets. Control for these diseases must be done before the buds start to swell, which can happen even in January if we have abnormally warm weather. Both of these diseases are closely related and caused by a fungus. Infection from these diseases can cause defoliation, distortion of leaves, weakened trees, and reduced fruit quality, set and yield.

  • By Lee McCLELLAN, Kentucky Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
    The deepest, darkest, bleakest part of winter is here. The long slog from just after the holidays through the NCAA tournament is one of the toughest to weather, but watching the many species of birds that inhabit Kentucky in your backyard can brighten the most leaden days.

  • The garden is not bare in the winter, far from it. There is plenty of interest to delight the gardener, feed the birds or provide shelter for a slug.  
    Short of having one of those unusual winters where the temperatures drop below zero for more than a week, there are quite a few interesting herbaceous perennials that persist through winter.  
    Design a perennial bed with them in it and you’ll always have something to enjoy.