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Today's News

  • Potato crop first to be planted in the garden

    Once again I am proud to say that our potato crop lasted from March 2009 to March 2010. It’s time to start it all over again, thank goodness. I am really ready to get my hands in the soil, once it dries out a bit. First thing first:  while I always shoot for a mid-March planting of selected seed potatoes we must consider the condition of the soil.  Don’t start digging if the soil is too wet. Be patient and only work once the soil is friable.

  • Way back when

    10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Jaymee Marie Brown, Feb. 4, daughter of James and Cynthia Brown; Dalton William Cole, Feb. 22, son of Vicky Howard and Bruce S. Cole; Jasmine Renee Flowers, Feb. 25, daughter of Susan Trussell and David Flowers; Kali Lane Roberts, Feb. 24, daughter of Greg and Jessica Roberts; McKenna Josphine Tucker, Feb. 29, daughter of Ginnie Richardson and Charlie Tucker.

  • Faulkner leads Lady Govs to second straight dance

    After being a shooting guard and a pretty good one for her career, Brooke Faulkner accepted a new role at Austin Peay this season. The 2006 Harrison County graduate took the point guard spot, reluctantly at first, but grew into one of the finer point guards in the OVC.

    The proof is in the results as the Lady Govs are on their way to the NCAA tournament for the second straight year after winning the OVC Tournament Saturday night 69-60 over regular season champ Eastern Illinois.

  • Extension Center to host Vegetable Production meeting

    By Gary Carter, Co. ext. agent

    The Harrison County Extension Office will be sponsoring a Vegetable Production meeting on Thursday, March 11, 7 p.m. at the Extension Office.

    This meeting is open to anyone interested in vegetable gardening. If you have a small garden in your backyard, or you will be growing vegetables to sell at the local Farmer’s Market or you are interested in growing commercial vegetables, this will be an excellent opportunity for you.

  • Livestock Care Commission is best option for state agriculture

    To the editor:

    As a farmer in Harrison County, I take great pride in the way my livestock are cared for everyday. In fact, the proper care and welfare of livestock and poultry are essential to the production of food and fiber that we enjoy everyday. No segment of society has more concern for the well-being of poultry and livestock than the farmer, because the well-being of my livestock has a direct impact on whether or not I can make a living farming.

  • Coach’s book is a story about life

    To the editor:

    I urge everyone to read ‘Jock - a coach’s story.’ It’s not a book about basketball. It is a book about life - the good times, the rough times. It is about making mistakes, about doing the right thing. It’s about patience. It’s about impatience. It’s about happy times and it’s about sad times. It’s a book about one of the best friends I’ve ever had. Stuart Warner put it together beautifully. Do read it. It will touch your life.

    Gerald Whalen

    Cynthiana

  • Elijah Lee Smith

    Elijah Lee Smith

    Elijah Lee Smith was born to Justin and Tiffanie Smith on Jan. 22, 2010 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He weighed 5 lbs. 12 oz.

  • Fuller enters race for Harrison Co. sheriff

    Roger A. Fuller has filed as a candidate for Harrison County Sheriff’s race. Fuller was born and raised in Harrison County. Fuller is the son of Earl and the late Christine Fuller.

    He is married to the former Susan Mastin and has two step-children, Bradley Ewalt and his wife Elizabeth their son Dalton, and Zachary Ewalt and his wife Leslie and their daughter Sara. He also has a brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Michelle Fuller, and sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Eddie Nickerson.

    See this week's Cynthiana Democrat for more on Fuller's announcement.

  • Ag in the middle...

    Farming isn’t new to Harrison County.

    But when school began in August last year, so did a brand new agriculture program at Harrison County Middle School.

    HCMS is now one of only a handful of middle schools in the state to have a Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter and agriculture classes.

    “It’s been very popular,” said HCMS principal Mike McIntire. “Students do better when they have some connection to the school beyond the regular school day... and this is just one activity that really wasn’t touched on before...”

  • Reaching out

    “The moment I heard ‘earthquake,’ I knew it was going to be bad,” Avi Bear said Tuesday afternoon at his bakery off Oddville Avenue.

    Having traveled to Haiti six years ago, for Avi, news of the Jan. 12 earthquake was personal.

    “When you go and work with the people, you become part of the family,” Avi said.

    Now, as Haiti works to recover, Avi is doing what he can in Cynthiana to help the hundreds of children at the Good Shepherd orphanage and schools in Carrefour, just six miles west of Port-au-Prince.