• The USDA’s Farm Storage Facility Loan (FSFL) program has been amended to allow producers to build cold storage facilities to store their fresh fruits and vegetables.


    To be eligible, cold storage facilities must have a useful life of 15 years.

  • John W. McCauley, State Executive Director of USDA’s Kentucky Farm Service Agency (FSA), reminds producers that June 1, 2010 is the deadline for the 2010 Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) Program or the traditional Direct and Counter-cyclical Program (DCP). This is a mandatory deadline for all participatants and USDA will not accept any late-file applications.

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Mersadeez Rowe Dietrich, March 2, daughter of Wally and Christina Dietrich; Hannah Malee Duncan, Feb. 10, daughter of Gary and Teresa Duncan; Ryan Holton Moore, March 25, son of Jason and Amber Moore.

    Harrison County is included in the area of Kentucky that will be changing area codes from 606 to 859 on April 1.

    Harrison County Middle School council approves standardized student dress code.

    The City of Cynthiana donates $7,000 to park rehabilitation projects on Pleasant and Water streets.

  • * Early in 1994, a small group of people interested in this community and history agreed to establish a museum. I encouraged one of our local historians, the late George Slade, to write a column to promote the museum. George composed, I typed the column for him, named it “Museum Musings,” and submitted it to The Cynthiana Democrat for publication. This column first appeared in the paper on March 31, 1994. Thanks to the newspaper staff and to the community for their faithfulness to this column and to the museum. Martha Shropshire Barnes.

  • •Paisley Renee Hicks

    Paisley Renee Hicks was born to Bridget Hill and Patrick Hicks of Cynthiana on Feb. 9, 2010 at Central Baptist Hospital. She weighed 7 lbs.

    •Asher Wright Hoskins

    Asher Wright Hoskins was born to Crystal and Dewayne Hoskins of Georgetown, Ky., on March 11, 2010 at St. Joseph East in Lexington, Ky. He weighed 10 lbs.

    •Emma Klaire Minton

    Emma Klaire Minton was born to Nathan and Jacki Minton of Carlisle on March 8, 2010 at Saint Joseph East in Lexington. She weighed 7 lbs. 8 oz.

    •Ellie Danielle Ritchie

  • The Harrison County Extension Office will host a meeting of a group who are interested in traveling to Alaska later this summer. The meeting will be held on Monday, April 5 at 7 p.m. at the Harrison County Extension Office.

    During this meeting we will discuss the dates, locations to visit, and the cost of the trip. A presentation will be made showing the areas of travel. The trip is being planned for late July and will last 8-10 days with some additional options.

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Scottie Gene Darosett Jr., Feb. 24, son of Scottie and Debbie Darosett; Blake Alexander Lovins, March 13, son of Rusty and Annette Lovins; Josie Kayla Poe, March 17, daughter of Ronald and Angela Poe; Zachary Allen Wiglesworth, March 13, son of Ginger and Christopher Wiglesworth; Austin Lee Williams, March 14, son of Gary Williams and Pamela Tolliver.

  • * Log Cabin, Oct. 13, 1944 -- “Greer W. Smith of Sylacauga, Ala., on Wednesday, assumed the ownership and management of the Dr. Pepper Bottling Co. of Cynthiana, corner of Pike and Poplar streets, owned by Cora Wells, president and Coburn Walls, secretary and manager. Wells told friends here before leaving that he planned to accept a position in the ship yards at Jeffersonville, Ind. Mr. Smith, whose wife and daughter will join him here when he secures a suitable residence, owns an interest in a Dr.

  • gricultural Development Board approved the Kentucky Forage and Grassland Council for $100,000 in Agricultural Development Funds and $100,000 in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds for the expansion of research related to switchgrass as a renewable energy source.  This project is the first award through the Multi-County Energy Initiative Program.

  • March 9 -- International Potluck Dinner, 6 p.m., Cynthiana Presbyterian Church. Public is invited. Country being spotlighted is Ghana. Stop by the office for recipes.

    March 11 -- Vegetable Meeting, “Grow Your Own Vegetables” will be held at 7 p.m. at the Harrison County Extension Office.

    March 22 -- Folded Card Workshop, 9 a.m. only. Deadline to register is March 17. Cost is $1. Call the Extension Office at 234-5510 to register.

  • The Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy (GOAP) will hold its final Regional Workshop for 2010 on Monday, March 29 at the Fayette County Extension Office in Lexington. The workshop begins at 9 a.m. and is one of 11 workshops that GOAP has held to discuss new policy and program changes of the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund (KADF).

  • Serenity Skye Sutton

    Serenity Skye Sutton was born to Tabitha and Micky Sutton on Feb. 10, 2010 at Georgetown Community Hospital. She weighed 7 lbs. 11 oz.

  • My friend Dee Dee keeps asking me about the best way to finally eradicate the creeping Charlie that has invaded her back yard. She is reluctant to use synthetic herbicides, or “poisons” as she puts it. 

  • The Ag Development Board announces the beginning of sign-ups for 2010 Phase I programs. The period will begin on Tuesday, March 30 and conclude on Monday, April 19. This will be the only application period.

    The application process will include answering questions concerning your farming situation. After all applications are in, each application will be graded based upon a key which is established by the Ag Development Board.

  • * Log Cabin, Dec. 20, 1912 -- “Public Sale of Commercial Hotel, Saturday, Dec. 28, 1912 at 11 o’clock a.m. on the premises in Cynthiana, Ky., the undersigned as agent for T. A. Garnett will offer for sale to the highest and best bidder the Commercial hotel property. This is the large, three story building, conveniently situated as to depot and business part of city, and is the leading hotel of Cynthiana. Terms easy, and will be known day of sale. This property will positively be sold as stated. For information call on Lark Garnett or write the undersigned at Cynthiana.

  • My Christmas present this year was a great little seed starting kit equipped with a tray, green house top and heated mat. The heated mat is the special treat.

    In the past, the seed tray would sit in the not-so-convenient spot in front of the refrigerator where the heat escapes at the bottom. I am very excited about this new source of heat; I have had entire trays of peppers fail because the soil wasn’t warm enough. 

  • 10 years ago . . .

  • The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board approves $320,000 in Harrison County Agricultural Development Funds for a County Agricultural Investment Program at their February business meeting. The Harrison County Beef Cattle Association Inc. submitted a proposal to the Harrison County Agricultural Development Council and the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board to provide cost-share incentives to area farmers.

  • Katherine Beckett Whalen

    Katherine Beckett Whalen was born to John and Kelly Whalen of Cynthiana on Feb. 8, 2010 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. She weighed 8 lbs. 3 oz.

  • About eight years ago Extension Agents and leaders began talking about having an event similar to the Chamber of Commerce awards that recognize outstanding community leaders. The Extension program would honor men and women who have had a long standing commitment to the Extension Program.  Those folks were to be selected from 4-H or Youth Leadership, involvement in the Ag and Natural Resources, the Community Development or a great impact on the Extension Homemakers and Family and Consumer Sciences program, the 4-H Center or Fair activities.