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Today's News

  • Tobacco buy-out money still leading Harrison County farm subsidies

    In 2011, the  most recent figures available, over $1 million came into Harrison County through agriculture/farm subsidies.
    According to Gary Carter, Harrison County Extension Agent for Agriculture, the bulk of that income is through the tobacco buyout for which there is only one year remaining on those payments.
    Farm subsidies started in the 1920s when the government initiated the payments to spur farmers to grow products that could be used as food.

  • Keep African violets in bloom all winter

    African violets are often purchased in a blooming state.  Then, many of us wonder why they never bloom again.  
    What have we done, or not done, to turn these dainty flowering plants into something that can only be appreciated for its fuzzy foliage?
    Like orchids, African violets are much easier to grow than many of us think.  
    If you create a favorable growing environment, they should continue to produce blooms year round with an occasional rest period.  

  • Commissioners remain in seats

    The structure of the Cynthiana City  Commission will remain the same.
    Billy Grayson, who earned the most votes in the November general election, had his choice of departments and asked to stay as Commissioner of Public Finance.
    Grayson told commissioners Tuesday that his new program for 2013 is that there needs to be a 60 percent improvement this year with another 40 percent in 2014.
    “Company’s coming,” Grayson said. “If we want jobs we have to pick up the paper cups off the ground.”

  • Courtneys to be honored with 50th anniversary reception

    Stanley and Mable Courtney will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 19.
    The couple will be honored with a reception hosted by their children, Al and Carrie, Stephanie Phillips and grandson Jon Devin. The event will take place at Pleasant Green Baptist Church on Saturday, Jan. 19 from 2-5 p.m. All friends and family are invited. No gifts requested.

  • Relay kick-off meeting is Jan. 15

    On Jan. 15 at 6 p.m., the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Harrison County will officially get underway as event volunteers and participants gather at the Cynthiana Christian Church for a kickoff to launch their fundraising efforts and to say thank you to all Harrison County residents.
    A chili supper will be provided. This will be the first opportunity to register a new team and learn more information about the event to be held on June 14 and 15, 2013, from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. at Harrison County Football Field.

  • Homemakers news

    • Cloth Basket – Jan. 14, 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., deadline Jan. 7. Cost is $5. Location – Harrison County Extension Office.
    • Sock and Felt Snowman – Jan. 28, 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., deadline Jan. 22. Cost is $2 each. Location – Harrison County Extension Office.
    • Quilt Club – Fourth Wednesday of each month at 9 a.m at the Extension Office. If no school, no club meeting.
    • Gourd Patch Club – Jan. 15 at 10 a.m. at the Extension Office.

  • Court to advertise for Parks and Rec personnel

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court plans to begin advertising for new Parks and Recreation personnel.
    During the committee reports, Missy Lutz informed the court that the interlocal agreement  was passed by the Department of Local Government, allowing them to move forward in the plans for Parks and Recreation.
    “There has been some discussion about the takeover date,” said Lutz. “We are stuck between March 1, and Feb. 1.”

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Angel Marie Arnett, Dec. 27, daughter of Douglas and Cindy Arnett; Matthew Todd Barton, Jan. 1, son of Joseph and Stacy Barton; Georganna Mae Carpenter, Dec. 30, daughter of Deanna Carter and Shelby Carpenter; Ella Kay Hutchison, July 19, daughter of April and Joseph Glenn Hutchison.
    Harrison County among first for family court system. It’s a new approach to a great number of cases that affect the family and will be led by Judge David Melcher.

  • Food pantries benefit from KSP Cram the Cruiser

    Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer announced recently that the ‘Cram the Cruiser’ food drive netted 105,148 pounds (52.6 tons) of food statewide.
    Brewer challenged each post to promote the campaign in an effort to give back to their local communities.  In 2011, the statewide campaign collected 50,931 pounds of food.  The ten-day 2012 campaign indicates a 106 percent increase over what the agency did last year.

  • Women’s Club will meet Feb. 8

    The Women’s Club of Harrison County held their meeting at the Cynthiana Christian Church on Dec. 14 with Bonnie Teater, president, presiding.
    Violet Williams gave the blessing for lunch and the Spirited Values.
    The program Celebrating Christmas was given by Bill Probus and introduced by Virgie Wells. Everyone enjoyed singing Christmas songs while Probus played the piano.
    Patricia Williams, guest, was welcomed. There was no business meeting.
    No meeting is planned for January. The next meeting will be held Feb. 8.