Today's News

  • Terhune to host April meeting

    The March 5 meeting of Preceptor Omega Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi was held at the home of Linda Root. Patsy Barnett, president, called the meeting to order.
    Judy Judy presented the program on the book, “The Help.” She compared the traditional colors of Beta Sigma Phi to various scenes and characters of the book.
    Social committee is planning a Keeneland Day the last of April.

  • Growing and cooking with Herbs

    According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDD), Americans on average get over 3,400 milligrams of sodium a day, with the majority coming from packaged, processed, store bought and restaurant foods. Sodium intake recommendations, released in January 2011, say that adequate intake levels for nine to 50 year olds is only 1,500 mg per day. What to do? Try adding herbs and spices to your foods. Not only do they help foods retain flavor but they also allow us to cut back on sodium/salt.

  • Church News

    Boyers Chapel will be having a Sunrise service April 8 at 7 a.m. with breakfast to follow.
    Sunday school will begin at 10 a.m. There will be no 11 a.m. service.
    Everyone is invited to attend. Trey Brennan is the pastor.

    AWANA (a children’s program) will be held every Sunday from 5:45-7:15 p.m. for ages three years to sixth grade at Connersville Christian Church. All children are welcome.


  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Justin Michael Adams, March 5, son of Ronnie and Diana Adams; Mason Wesley Wickstrom, March 10, son of Jamie and Amber Wickstrom.
    Four inches of rain in the last six days has brought the South Fork of the Licking River over River Road. More rain is expected.
    Finishing touches were made on the front steps of the new Harrison County Justice Center. The deadline for the 26,000 sq. ft. center is June 21.

    25 years ago . . .

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana News, Feb. 25, 1869 -- “Mr. R. Boothroyal and B. F. Utley have taken over the Cynthiana Woolen Mills and propose to commence operations about April 1. They are practical men and are repairing their machinery at this time and making ready to start. They feel certain they can give satisfaction.”

  • Extension Leadership Event
  • Potatoes ready for the garden

    It’s time to start it all over again, thank goodness!
    I had to buy some potatoes from the grocery a few weeks back because we had finally finished all that were stored in the basement.    
    Home grown potatoes, even the old ones in their slightly shriveled state, are far superior than the kind that come in a plastic bag.  
    I am really ready to get my hands in the soil and planting potatoes is just the thing to get the season rolling.

  • Assistance available to communities and residents affected by recent tornadoes

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announces comprehensive outreach efforts are underway to assess damage and assist rural Midwest and Southern communities in the wake of recent deadly storms.
    “These storms struck the very heart of rural America,” said Vilsack. “USDA regional and local staff members are on the front lines, have worked each day since the storms hit, and for many it’s personal: they live and work alongside the victims. I’ve directed our expertise and resources be put to the fullest possible use.”

  • Minority producers invited to join USDA farm register

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) invites minority farmers and ranchers in Harrison County and across the nation to voluntarily join the USDA Minority Farm Register to receive information and opportunities from USDA agencies.

  • USDA warns of fraudulent letters

    USDA officials learned that fraudulent letters are being sent by FAX to individuals and businesses in at least four states. The letters purportedly come from a USDA procurement officer and seek personal information. These letters are false and in no case should a recipient respond with personal and financial information.