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Today's News

  • Teddy Taylor to speak at Extension Homemakers annual meeting

    The 70th annual meeting of the Harrison County Extension Homemakers is scheduled for Thursday, May 19 at 6:30 p.m. The theme for the meeting is “Movin On Up … Paying It Forward!”
    The keynote speaker will be 1966 Harrison County High School graduate Teddy Taylor.  During his high school career, he received many athletic honors including all district and regional teams and named to the Hall of Fame Team in 2006. He attended Eastern Kentucky University on a football scholarship and received numerous honors and awards on the collegiate level.

  • Tomato 101

    “Tomato 101” is for beginners and advanced gardeners alike.  
    There are many assumptions about the tomato that get passed on by the most well-meaning aficionado. I take my tomatoes seriously and have developed a routine to hedge my bets for a healthy summer harvest.
    When it comes to spring fever, the tomato is most abused; most people still plant too early.  
    First, wait until our frost-free date (on average this is May 10, give or take a week depending on where you are located).  

  • Kings celebrate 50th anniversary

    Frank and Linda King celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on April 29.
    Linda was born on Nov. 18 1948. Frank was born Jan. 31 1946. They eloped and got married in La Folette, Tenn. on April 29, 1966. Linda was 17 and Frank was 20.
    Franks aunt took them to La Folette. Frank and Linda actually got out of the car at the state line and walked across the border to Tennessee where they were picked back up by Frank’s aunt so that his aunt wouldn’t get in trouble for taking them across state line.

  • Food Pantry Donation
  • Older Americans Month 2016: “Blaze a Trail”

    Older adults are a growing and increasingly vital part of our country. The contributions they make to our communities are varied, deeply rooted, and include influential roles in the nation’s economy, politics, and the arts. Older adults are blazing trails in all aspects of American life.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Corbin Anthony Christopher Wayne Whisman, April 27, son of Jessica Whisman and Jared McKinney.
    The recently renovated old Harrison County Jail at the corner of Pike and Poplar streets held its grand opening ceremony. The jail closed in 1983.
    The Harrison County Thorobred Players spring musical “Annie” to open this weekend. They will be performing four showings at the Harrison County High School.

  • Financial aid tip for students

    When it comes to comparing the costs of various colleges, remember that on the broadest level, costs can be tangible or intangible. To save money, follow these tips from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).
    Tangible costs include tuition and fees and room and board.
    Intangible costs include everything else: textbooks and supplies; computers; and personal items, such as shampoo, clothes, entertainment, laundry, and other expenses.

  • Kentucky Proud sets the pace at Derby Festival

    Kentucky Derby revelers are celebrating the most exciting two  minutes in sports, and Kentucky Proud is there with farm-fresh local foods and award-winning Kentucky wines.
    “Kentucky Proud has become a regular feature at the Kentucky Derby Festival as well as the Derby and Oaks themselves,” Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said. “This time of year gives Kentucky farmers and small food businesses a golden opportunity to share their products with a global audience.”

  • Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy renews Platinum sponsorship of Special Olympics Kentucky State Summer Games

    Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives have renewed their Platinum Sponsorship of the Special Olympics Kentucky State Summer Games for a fourth year. When initiated in 2013, the sponsorship made Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives the largest single Games sponsor for the program since 1999.
    The sponsorship agreement once again includes a presence for Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives at the State Summer Games, as well as at Area Track and Field Meets in service areas of Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives.

  • Academic briefs

    KCTCS
    The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) announces its 2016 All-Academic Team and the Kentucky New Century Scholar. This marks the 15th year for the All-Academic team that celebrates the accomplishments of 32 KCTCS students, two students from each of the 16 colleges. These students are elected through a rigorous process based on scholarship, community service, activities and honors.