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Today's Features

  • The State Executive Director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Kentucky, John W. McCauley, urges producers who want to purchase coverage through the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) to do so before the sales closing date of  March 15, 2015.
    NAP provides financial assistance to producers of noninsurable crops when low yields/grazing loss, loss of inventory or prevented planting occur due to natural disasters including drought, freeze, hail, excessive moisture, excessive wind or hurricanes.

  • Do we still teach children about Brutus’ betrayal of Caesar and to Beware the Ides of March?  
    Well, I hope that this year the Ides of March on March 15 will mark a not so foreboding future.  
    After this last blast of winter weather we are due for spring.  
    My onion slips and seed potatoes should be arriving in the mail. Additionally, we have a March 20 arrival date of 200 Freedom Ranger chicks and the first of our lambs to be born (literally on the first day of spring).

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Steven Rex Powell, Feb. 28, son of Leona N. Powell; Ashton James Roach, Feb. 19, son of Steven and Rebecca Roach.
    Adelphia Cable raises classic cable rate.
    Former “Survivor” contestant Rodger “Kentucky Joe” Bingham visits in Cynthiana at the Retired Teacher’s Association meeting.

  • Jonathan Keith Patrick Jr. was born to Jonathan Keith Patrick and Stephanie Marie Buck, Cynthiana, on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at Harrison Memorial Hospital.
    He weighed 4 lbs. 2 oz.
    Maternal grandparents are Stephen Conner and Daisy Edwards of Lexington, Ky.; maternal great-grandparents are Charles R. Conner Sr. and Wilma Conner.
    Paternal grandparents are Mary Patrick and James McAdams; paternal great-grandparents are James Davis and Pam Davis.

  • This morning when I came into work, I put on a pot of decaf, as I usually do, and sat down at my desk to read the paper.

  • MT. HOPE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
    The members of Mt. Hope United Methodist Church invite the entire community,  particularly those seeking a church, to meet their new pastor, Greg Olmsted.
    He will begin preaching at Mt. Hope this coming Sunday.
    Olmsted and his wife, Marsha, and their son, Neil, will become Mt. Hope’s new church family.

  • THURSDAY, March 5
    Bookmobile.
    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Friday, March 5 at Community Action Childcare Center at 9:30 a.m.; Cynthiana Baptist Daycare, 10:45 a.m.
    SATURDAY, March 7
    The Riders Up Wheels A Rollin Saddle Club
    will be holding it’s yearly start up meeting Saturday, March 7 at Golden Corral in Georgetown starting at 11 a.m. Will be electing officers, plan dates for rides, and collect dues which are $15 for a family or individual.  Visitors are welcome.

  • Like many gardeners this time of the year I, too, have been spending cold winter evenings by the fire with a good catalog.  
    The seed catalogues fill the mailbox and I barely make it up the driveway without taking a peak at what’s offered for 2015.
    Two years ago, I made a procrastinating mistake and waited too long to place my onion and potato order. By the time I got around to it, all of my selections were sold out for the season.