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Today's News

  • Museum Musings

    * The Log Cabin, May 26, 1899 -- “The work of securing the rights of way for the Black Diamond Railroad is progressing in a very gratifying manner, 27 of 46 citizens of this county having already granted free rights of way through their farms.”
    * Claims allowed by Harrison County Court, March 1889 to October 1890 -- “A.E. Colegrove, stoves for court room, $6.30; A. Goldberg, clothing for prisoners, $2.75; S. Renaker, pump for jail, $13; T.A. Frazer, clothing for pauper, $1.95; T. H. Hood, school books for poor children, $4.70.”

  • Homemaker Events

    JUNE
    June 3-5: Ft. Harrod craft camp
    June 6: Extension District board meeting, 7 p.m.
    June 7-11: Bluegrass area basket seminar, Jabez, Ky.
    June 17: Hospice Pillow Project, 9 a.m. - noon
    June 20: AARP Safe Driving Class, 12-5 p.m.
    June 21: Longest Day of Play, Flat Run Veterans Park

  • KFB SCHOLARSHIPS

    Luke Arthur, Kaitlin Himes and Margaret McCauley of Harrison County High School are the 2011 recipients of college scholarships from Farm Bureau.

  • Academic briefs

    Philip Morris International Management SA (PMIM SA), a subsidiary of Philip Morris International Inc., is awarding an educational scholarship to Rachel Barnes of Berry. Barnes will attend Maysville Community and Technical College this fall and plans to study nursing. She is the daughter of Jeff and Connie Barnes of Berry.

  • Academic briefs

    Katie LaCore Fryman, daughter of Suzanne LaCore of Georgetown and Rick Fryman of Cynthiana, was awarded a degree from the University of Kentucky College of Nursing during a pinning ceremony on May 6. Fryman graduated magna cum laude.
    The UK College of Nursing offers the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, as well as two doctoral programs, the Doctor of Nursing Practice and Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing.  

  • Academic briefs

    Bluegrass Community & Technical College recognizes the following students from Harrison County who have achieved Dean’s List honors for the 2011 Spring semester.  The college recognizes academic excellence by naming to the Dean’s List full-time students who have earned an overall semester grade point average of 3.5.
    BCTC’s Dean’s List honorees for spring 2011 are:

  • Academic briefs

    Courtney Purcell, daughter of Bud and Patty Purcell, graduated from Asbury University with honors on My 7. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education.
    She will be teaching third grade at Deep Springs Elementary in Lexington in the fall.

  • Academic briefs

    Dr. Joshua Thomas Grinstead graduated with honors from UK College of Pharmacy on May 6.

    He has accepted a position with Walmart in Maysville, Ky.
    Grinstead is the son of Dr. David and Cathy Grinstead and the grandson of Maurice and Wanda West and Malcolm and Jane Grinstead.

  • Powdery mildew in the garden

    Powdery mildew is probably the most common garden fungus around. It is not too terribly picky about where it spreads, it likes humid weather, thrives in the heat of the summer and is hard to control once it has started.  
    The trick is to prevent it from happening by proper plant selection, spacing, pruning and treatment before it spreads.
    Powdery mildew is caused by several different fungi, I won’t bore you with their names because they all act the same way.  
    The spores of the fungus are carried by the wind and by splashing water.

  • Memories are best served with Captain Crunch Bar

    As I recall memories of when I was younger, none are as special to me as the times spent at Oddville Store.
    Not trying to sound too clichéd, but I remember those experiences like they were yesterday.
    It would be 95 degrees outside at our old home on Lower Curry Road. Our yard was basically an old hay field  growing tall with Kentucky 31 Fescue and tons of dandelions.