* Your visits to the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum, the Smithsonian ‘Journey Stories’ exhibit, and the related speakers and activities are anticipated and encouraged. No charge for admission.
* On Saturday, Aug. 13, Jon Hagee as a Colonial Balladeer will present Traditional Irish and Scottish Folk music in the public library’s community room at 10 a.m.
Andy Barnes has worked cooperatively with the University of Kentucky in raising nearly 500 mums at his home in Sunrise. The plot includes several kinds and colors for interested consumers.
On Monday, Aug. 22 at 6 p.m. there will be a meeting and a dinner at his plot. The location is 3201 KY Hwy 1284 E. His plot is just down from the old Sunrise School. If anyone would like to visit the plot and receive information on how to grow mums, plan to come and see this example of growing a different crop in Harrison County.
Corn has been a staple food for centuries. It was first cultivated by Indian peoples in Central America; in fact, the adoption of agriculture and the art of cultivating gave way to the grand cities of the Aztec and Mayans.
What would the world be without corn and potatoes, both of which were first cultivated in Central America?
Modern corn derived from teosinte, a far less productive genetic relative. Teosinte is a wild grass that has small female spikes made up of encased seeds; modern corn forms ears instead.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announces that a high demand for guaranteed farm ownership and direct farm operating funds has prompted USDA to transfer appropriated funds between programs as authorized by law, to meet the urgent credit needs of producers, including beginning and minority farmers and ranchers.
The Harrison County Thorobreds football squad returned Monday from a long weekend camp held at Campbellsville University.
Forty-four upper classmen and four freshmen attended the camp which began at 8 p.m. Friday and wrapped up at noon on Monday.
The sessions were dictated by the weather somewhat as the Breds practiced at 6 and 10 a.m. and at 8 p.m. to avoid the heat as much as possible.
There were chalk sessions in the afternoons when it was too warm to work outdoors.