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Today's News

  • Blueberry planting and maintenance

    No other berry crop has gained the popularity of the blueberry. I am glad it has earned this distinction because blueberries are actually pretty easy to grow if you provide them with some timely attention. 

    Once they are established some late winter pruning and fertilization is all you need to do to keep them in production.

    Sure, you need to start out right if you want to have productive bushes for the next 20 years, but once established, all the chores are straight forward. 

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, March 19

    Harrison County Historical Society will meet Thursday, March 19 at 7 p.m. in the Feix Community Room at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. The speaker will be Donna Elkins who will present a program about lady spies in the Civil War. Everyone is welcome to attend.

  • 4-H Calendar of Events

    Monday-Friday: 4-H Sewing Projects I, II, III, Harrison County Extension Center

    Tuesdays: 4-H Crocheting Projects, 3:15-5 p.m., Harrison County Extension Center

    Second Tuesdays: 4-H Shooting Sports Club, Harrison County Extension Office

    Third Tuesdays: 4-H Rabbit Club, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Harrison County Extension Center

    Wednesdays: 4-H Knitting Projects, 3:15-4:45 p.m. Harrison County Extension Office

    First Thursdays: 4-H Saddle-N-Spur Horse Club, Harrison County Extension Office

    As Scheduled: 4-H Livestock Project Certification meetings

  • Phase I sign-ups now being taken

    Harrison County Phase I Ag Development committee reminds everyone that a sign-up period for six programs is available now through the month of March and will include:

    Genetic Programs; Forage Improvements; Diversification; Sheep and Goat Diversification; Fencing Improvement; and Cattle Handling.

    Each of these programs has specific rules and regulations implemented by the state and local boards. Any questions relating to any of the programs contact the Harrison County Extension Office at 234-5510.

  • City will receive no stimulus for water, sewer, says clerk

    The city of Cynthiana will not receive any water or sewer federal stimulus money from the state of Kentucky, city clerk Charleen McIlvain reported at Tuesday evening’s city commission meeting.

    McIlvain said that while the state will receive $20 million for water projects and $60 million for sewer projects, Cynthiana will not receive any of those first-round funds this year.

    “The state prioritizes these projects and our projects, and as much as a priority as they are to us, on a state level, they are not at the highest level,” McIlvain said.

  • America’s Next Top Model

    Growing up in Cynthiana, Celia was the bottom step of the Ammerman’s three stair-step-aged children, each spaced two years apart.

    Today, 25-year-old Celia Ammerman is on top of the world and she’s heralding the support of her older siblings, her parents and the rest of her family and friends for their support.

    Celia is one of 13 women competing for the title of America’s Next Top Model. Her debut appearance on the reality show by the same name will be Wednesday, March 4 at 8 p.m. on The CW.

  • Academic Briefs

    BRETT

    Evelyn Brett of Berry, Ky., was named to the first semester high honors dean’s list for the 2008-09 academic year. Students who attain high honors must have finished at least the equivalent of four full couses (12 hours) and achieved a grade point average of 3.8 on a scale of 4.0.

    Brett, a graduate of Harrison County High School, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Brett. She is a freshman undeclared major at Stephens College.

    DYCUS

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .

    No births to announce this week.

    The bridge spanning Silas Creek on the Harrison/Bourbon line on Leesburg-Newtown Pike will be closed for approximately four weeks. Construction will begin on the bridge on March 30.

  • Phase I update

    Phase I Update

    The Harrison County Phase I committee announces a signup period for six upcoming programs. The period to signup will last the entire month of March and will include the following programs:

    •Genetic Programs

    •Forage Improvements

    •Diversification

    •Sheep and Goat Diversification

    •Fencing Improvement

    •Cattle Handling

  • Northside burglarized Thursday night

    Officials are looking into a break-in that occurred overnight Thursday into Friday at Northside Elementary School.

    Superintendent Andy Dotson said the thief or thieves pushed out a window in a hallway to gain entry into the building. Once inside, they took cash from the safe that was part of the staff’s “Biggest Loser” contest.

    Dotson said it appeared the culprits were looking for specific items and not interested in vandalism. There were also two digital cameras missing.