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Today's Features

  • Absolutely nothing says spring more than the distant chorus of spring peepers.  There is a wooded stream just off Conner Station that is home to a cacophonous band of peepers all competing for as many females as they can.  
    On a warm March evening, especially after a shower, spring peepers remind me of how glorious rural life can be.  Just by listening a whole other world can be imagined.

  • The 15th annual Grandparents As Parents (GAP) conference is Thursday, March 16 at the Clarion Hotel in Lexington, Ky. Grandparents, caregivers, relatives, and professionals are invited to attend. There are two presentations from our featured speaker, Joan Callander Dingle - a grandmother who raised her grandson and has written two books, Raising Children of Alcoholics and Drug Users and Second Time Around.

  • A healthy fruit crop from your favorite fruit tree can dramatically increase with some late winter attention.  
    Pruning is key to healthy fruit trees and fruit production. You can prune any time after the threat of harsh winter weather is over until just before the tree is in full bloom.  Prune out any winter damage, branches that grow inward and crowded limbs.
    Prune young trees (under five years old) by removing new or young shoots at their branch origin.

  • By Jessica Sayre, Co. extension agent for Horticulture
    With the weather that we have had so far this winter, it feels like spring is just around the corner. With these warmer temperatures many of you are probably like me and are looking forward to getting out and planting. The horticulture program at the extension office has lots of upcoming events to help you get excited and prepare you for the upcoming growing season.  

  • The Woman’s Club of Harrison County met Friday, Feb. 10 at Hospice of the Bluegrass for their monthly luncheon and business meeting. President Cheryl Case welcomed members and guests then led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance.

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Alexus Meshay Eversole, Dec. 15, daughter of Daniel Eversole and Cherity Sayre; Kayley Brooke Gammon, Feb. 5, daughter of Gary and Melissa Gammon; Hunter Allyn Glenn, Jan. 9, son of Wayne and Holly Glenn; Boston Lee J.T. Reynolds, Jan. 16, son of Jessica and Petey Reynolds.
    Now open: Pro Coatings, SEM spray on truckbed liners, located at 799 Ky. Hwy. 356.

  • The Rev. Jimmy and JoAnn Rose of Cynthiana will celebrate their 71st wedding anniversary on Friday, Feb. 24.
    The couple has two children.