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Today's Features

  •  The wet summer so far has made for a great weed season and some soggy looking vegetable gardens.  

  •  10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Denver Scott Reffett, June 28, son of Michael Reffett and Laura Fryman; Allyson Renee Taylor, June 16, daughter of Josh and Cassidy Taylor.

    Groundbreaking will take place for the new Hospice of the Bluegrass facility on Oddville Avenue.

  •  Summer weather can pose special health risks to older adults and people with chronic medical conditions. It is critically important that adults particularly susceptible to hyperthermia and other heat-related illnesses know how to safeguard against problems. The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, has some tips to help avoid the hazards of hot weather. 

  • CLARK

    Descendants of George Allen Clark Sr. and Mary Ann Howard Clark will hold their family reunion on Saturday, July 25 at the home of Marsha Clark Martin in Mt Sterling, Ky.

    A potluck buffet will start at 12:30 p.m. For directions call Dorothy at 859-608-1173.

     

     FRYMAN

  • Malcolm Dean and William Gregg Banfield were born to Travis and Rachel Banfield of Shelbyville, Ill. on June 20, 2015 at St. John’s Hospital - Springfield.

    Malcolm weighed 4 lbs., 15 oz. and William weighed 5 lbs., 1 oz.

    Maternal grandmother is Cindy Gregg of Shelbyville, Ill.; maternal great-grandmother is Lois France, Shelbyville, Ill.

    Paternal grandparents are Gary and Tam Banfield of Cynthiana, Ky.; paternal great-grandmother is Lucille Williams, Cynthiana.

  •  Harrison County High School juniors Travis Fry and Gracie Furnish recently returned home from Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL). Fry, Furnish and 44 other high school students from around the state attended the five-day summer leadership conference, held June 21-25 at the University of Kentucky.

    An identical IFAL conference was also held June 14-18 at Murray State University for an additional 48 students.

  •  The Harrison County Agriculture Development (Phase I) Program has been approved for 2015 and the start date for applications has been set.

    On July 27, the applications will be available for producers at the Harrison County Extension Office. The applications must be turned in by 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 14 at the same location. This will give producers nearly three weeks to apply and should offer all farmers an opportunity to participate in the program.

  •  The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announces that over 98.2 percent of producers have met the 2014 Farm Bill requirement to certify conservation compliance to qualify for crop insurance premium support payments.

  •  (StatePoint) Local roads, bridges, and other transit are integral parts of the national park experience. However, parks and their transportation infrastructure are facing a mounting financial challenge, say experts.

    Under the current law, the National Park Service is guaranteed $240 million per year for transportation projects through the Federal Highway Trust Fund, which advocates say is only one quarter of the amount needed annually to guarantee safe access to national parks.