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Today's News

  • Worm invasion not for squeamish

    For Mother’s Day this year, my son built me a raised vegetable bed and filled it with dirt.
    I wanted to set out tomatoes and a few herbs.
    My father-in-law has always planted enough garden for everyone in the metropolis of Antioch Mills, but I wanted tomatoes at my back door; where I could just go pick one if I wanted.
    So, I researched the tomatoes.
    Beef cakes, German, yellow and so on.

  • Topping trees considered unacceptable pruning practice

    For years, tree topping was considered the easiest and cheapest way to make mature trees safer and reduce their size. Today, tree researchers have proven that both of these assumptions are false. Many of these trees eventually die as a result of the damage. Others eventually become unsafe, leading to dangerous limb breakage or whole tree failure years after the topping was done.
    The Tree Care Industry Association and the American National Standards Institute A300 pruning standards consider topping to be an unacceptable pruning practice.
    Topping trees:

  • Church News

    CYNTHIANA BAPTIST
    Cynthiana Baptist would like to invite children ages 4-12 to a one day Vacation Bible School, July 16 from 10 a.m. to noon, at the old soccer fields near Riggs Ave.
    There will be crafts, stories and games for all to enjoy. A meal will follow, in which everyone is invited to.
    Come enjoy the fun. No one will be turned away. Any questions call Cynthiana Baptist at 234-1575.

    CYNTHIANA CHRISTIAN
    Vacation Bible School will be held July 24-28 from 5:30-8 p.m. at Cynthiana Christian Church.

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, July 14
    Berry City Commission will meet Thursday, July 14 at 7 p.m., at Berry City Hall. The meetings are open to the public.

  • Academic briefs

    Midway College announces the Spring 2011 Dean’s List recipients. In order to be named to the Dean’s List, a student must be classified as full time and must have achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.60 for the semester.
    The following Harrison County students attending Midway College have been named to the Spring 2011 Dean’s List.
    They are: Alisha Ellis, Brittney Lynch, Megan Lynch, Sarina Gasser, Tait Strand, Teresa Hitch.

  • Academic briefs

    The 31st annual Youth Salute Award Program was held at Eastern Kentucky University on may 15.
    Allison Paige Cordray, Harrison County High School students, was a recipient of three awards. She received a $4,000 scholarship from Midway College. She was selected as the top school winner from Harrison County High School. Cordray was also awarded a $100 leadership award.
    The Youth Salute is conducted annually through the National Council on Youth Leadership in cooperation with the Central Kentucky Council on Youth Leadership.

  • When is a Geranium Not a Geranium?

    If someone asked me what my favorite perennial was, I could only say that it changes with each passing year. This year the answer is the hardy geranium, known around these parts as the Cranesbill.My fascination with hardy geraniums has grown steadily as I have discovered the countless varieties that exist. In European gardens they are as common place as phlox is in American perennial gardens.  

  • Harrison Co. High Senior Awards Program
  • Combs wins 15th Burley Belle title by five strokes


    The 43rd annual Burley Belles Invitational Tournament was won for the 15th time Friday by Anne Combs of Lexington.
    Combs who plays out of the Spring Valley Golf Club in Lexington led by three strokes over Laurie Goodlett of the Tates Creek Golf Club after Thursday’s opening round and stretched the lead to the final five strokes win Friday.  Goodlett was the second place gross finisher while Donna McNeil of Frankfort was first low net and Kelly Kendall of Cynthiana was second low net.  

  • Youthful exuberance is coach pitch and tee-ball

    Last week my article was about the spoiled people of professional sports and how a millionaire doesn’t need a union to help them have a fair wage or a good working place.  This week I am writing about the players who really love the game and how they express the true joy of playing it.
    My youngest grandson, Ian, played for the Mets in Coach Pitch this year so I attended at least half of his games. The older two, Hayden and Riley, played for Auto Systems in Little League so I split my time between the two leagues.