Today's Features

  • We cannot control the weather but we can control what our tomatoes eat, so to speak. At planting time, we prepare the soil with composted hen manure and a little organic fertilizer; we also mulch around the plants immediately in order to moderate soil moisture and to prevent the spread of soil-borne diseases.   

    This year our work at building healthy soil has paid off because the tomatoes are thriving. Some folks have not been as lucky as the rain poured down earlier in the season.

  • HCHS CLASS OF 1996

    The Harrison County High School Class of 1996 20-year class reunion will be Saturday, Aug. 20, starting at 8 p.m. at the Cynthiana Country Club.

    For more information, contact Meghan Boland at 859-954-0147 or Heather Price 859-588-1902.



    The annual Marsh family reunion will be held Sunday, Aug. 7 at the Elks Lodge picnic shelter area at 1 p.m. All family and friends are welcome to attend. Please bring a dish to share.

  • Few things taste better than fresh-picked produce. Harrison County residents can savor the flavor of summer’s bounty throughout the year and save money on groceries by preserving fresh fruits and vegetables. The University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service is teaching community members how to properly preserve a variety of foods by offering free food preservation workshops across the state. 

  • On Saturday, July 30, the Kentucky Horse Park will open its doors for Hats Off Day, a celebration of our Commonwealth’s signature industry, horse racing. It’s the one day of the year that admission is free, but that’s just the start of this family-friendly event.

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  • By Jessica Barnes, County extension agent for agriculture

    The Harrison County Ag Development Committee will open the application process for the 2016 Phase I Program on July 26.  

    The applications will be available at the Harrison County Extension Office beginning July 26 at 7 p.m. at an informational meeting that will cover what projects are available and the changes for 2016.  

  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Kentucky Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, John W. McCauley, reminds farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers that they have until Aug. 1, 2016, to nominate eligible candidates to serve on local FSA county committees.

    “The Aug. 1 deadline to submit nominations is quickly approaching,” said McCauley.

  • U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Kentucky Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, John W. McCauley reminds farmers and ranchers that they have until Aug. 1 to enroll in Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and/or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2016 crop year.

  • Although Kentucky is baking in the hottest temperatures of the year, hunters will be afield in a little over a month pursuing migratory birds such as dove, wood duck, American woodcock and resident Canada goose.

    Those planning to hunt during these seasons must be aware of some significant changes for the September Canada goose and American woodcock seasons.

    The September Canada goose season historically ran during the first two weeks of September, but will open Sept. 16 and close Sept. 30 in 2016.

  • We harvested some fantastic looking potatoes and garlic over the weekend; I am so excited about the garden this year because it is performing so well.  

    We need to wait a few more weeks on the onions as we wait for their “tops to flop,” which allows them to store better. 

    We have enjoyed some fresh green onion and bulbs but for the bulk of the crop, we to want harvest and cure them properly so they will store well.