Today's Features

  • THURSDAY, Jan. 18
    Crafting is Snow Much Fun Adult Program. Thursday, Jan. 18 at 11 a.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Call the library at 859-234-4881 to register to make this craft. Library programs are free to the public. All the supplies are provided by the library.

  • Plant collectors have long appreciated orchids and African violets for their winter bloom cycle.  
    I have amassed a collection of both and they help me get through the winter with their colorful interest. But violets and orchids are not the only classes of plants that can deliver in the winter; think succulents.  

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: William Preston and Samuel Frank Courtney, Nov. 10, twin sons of Joel and Jenny Courtney; Addison Noelle Perraut, Dec. 12, daughter of Mark and Rachel Perraut.

  • * Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892) -- “Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come.”
    * Log Cabin, June 15, 1917 -- “The oil for the streets has arrived. Now let’s have it on one side of the streets at a time, please, so that one side can be used while the oil on the other side is soaking in.”

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Owen Nathaniel Northcutt, Dec. 14, son of Adam and Jennifer Northcutt; Ava Lillie Denniston, Nov. 21, daughter of Jason and Lauren Denniston; Courtney Nicole Metz, Jan. 2, daughter of Whitney Beach and Jonathan Metz. The Harrison County wrestling Breds sweep home invitational tournament.

  • Jacquelene Lynn Russell, 39, and Jeason Earley Sr., 39, married Nov. 4, 2017.

    Debra W. Bell, 61, and Gregory Allen Browning, 62, married Dec. 8, 2017.

    Maria Guadalupe Toto Rodriguez, 19, and Eduardo Acevedo Gonzalez, 27, married Dec. 12, 2017.

    Kaylee Dawn Brierly, 25, and William Tommy Lee Fletcher, 25, married Dec. 9, 2017.

    Alice Ann Jackson, 54, and Melvin Hick Turner, 51, married Nov. 23, 2017.

  • Paisley Sue Kiskaden
    Paisley Sue Kiskaden was born to Kayla Michelle Kiskaden (Reyes) of Cynthiana on Jan. 3, 2018 at Harrison Memorial Hospital.
    She weighed 8 lbs. 1 oz., and is welcomed by her brother, Kennedy Reyes, and sister Adalynne Kiskaden.
    Maternal grandparents are Ronald and Connie Kiskaden of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparents are Janet Kiskaden and the late Ronald Kiskaden.

  • While the winter slowdown has not yet happened, it does seem to be around the corner.  Or is that just wishful thinking?  
    At any rate, winter is a time to regroup and plan for another year for the farm.
    We always do some serious infrastructure planning to improve our management of pastured chickens and grazing sheep.
    The goal is always about allowing for more organized rotational grazing and sorting. We have gradually built our infrastructure as we also gradually grown emotionally and intellectually with our farming practices.