Today's News

  • Break out the shade devices early

    Boy, from the frying pan into the fire these first few weeks of May.
    The vegetable garden will be responding -- for better and for worse -- to in the upper 80’s so early in the season.  
    One thing we can do to alleviate a little heat stress is to employ some shade devices for our spring crops and seedlings.
    The vegetable garden can start doing some funny things during a heat wave. When temperatures start to raise into the upper 80s and 90s many vegetables drop flowers before pollination and fruit set; and stop blooming all together.  

  • Producers encouraged to apply for Specialty Crop Grant funding

    Kentucky producers and organizations may apply to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture for funding from the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program.
    “Kentucky’s climate and soil are well suited for production of specialty crops,” Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said. “These funds will help expand Kentucky’s specialty crop production and diversify. I encourage all eligible individuals and organizations to apply.”

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  • Piano students perform spring recital

    The piano students of Dr. Beth Laytart presented a spring recital at the Cynthiana Presbyterian Church on Saturday, April 28. Seventeen students participated, including Lucy Barry, Corrie Bascom, Kara Bracken, Meliah Carrel, Michaela Carrel, Ava Craig, Andra Gaunce, Elijah Harris, Amy Johnson, Anna Blake McDaniel, Morgynn McDaniel, Mary Hollis Partin, Olivia Partin, Harry Smith, Ross Smith, Jared Thomas, and Josie Vaughn.

  • Craig wins third in International Composition contest

    Ava Craig, age 9, has been awarded third prize in the 2012 Composition contest sponsored by the ‘Piano Explorer,’ which is a music magazine that is published for children. The theme of this year’s contest was “Ocean Life,” and Craig’s piece was entitled “Slow Ocean” and was evocative of jellyfish and seahorses that pulse through the water.
    She also submitted a piece of original artwork that will be published along with her composition in a summer issue of the magazine.

  • Texaco Country Showdown coming to town

    The 31st annual Texaco Country Showdown” is coming to Cynthiana.
    The local Country Showdown will be held on Friday, May 18, 7:30 p.m. at Rohs Opera House.
    Genuine Country 1400 AM will host America’s largest country music talent search and radio promotion.  Approximately $200,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded nationwide including the grand prize of $100,000 cash to the national winner, presented at the national final televised special.

  • Bourbon County Heart Walk rescheduled for May 19

    Due to rain, the Heart Walk sponsored by Bourbon Community Hospital was cancelled and has been rescheduled for May 19.   
    The walk will begin on the hospital campus at 9:30 a.m. on Clinic Drive in Paris and proceed down East Main Street, past the courthouse, down High Street, turning at the YMCA, going up Main Street to the courthouse, back down Main Street to the YMCA, up one block to Pleasant Street, back to East Main Street and ending on Clinic Drive.  
    The walk will be approximately three miles long.  

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  • Graduation speech by Kelly Grenier

    Editor’s Note: Bellow is a speech by Kelly Grenier which was to be read at the Maysville Community College Graduation. Due to inclement weather conditions the speech was never read
    By Kelly Grenier, 2012 Graduate from MCTC

  • Kentucky residents may win iPad from KHEAA

    Kentucky residents may register to win a new iPad from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) in a drawing being held through Facebook this month. The deadline for entering is June 1, 2012.
    To enter, Kentucky residents must visit the KHEAA Facebook page at www.facebook.com/KHEAA and click on the orange graduate icon on the KHEAA Facebook page. After answering a question about college and liking KHEAA on Facebook, individuals are registered. KHEAA will not share any information or sell any information to a third party.