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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Dalton Scott Luellen, Feb. 22, son of David and Susie Luellen; Karlee Frank Mineer, Feb. 13, born to Joseph J. and Michelle Mineer; Jacob Daniel Sapp, Feb. 11, son of Billie Jean Sapp; Cheyenne Michelle Whirls, Feb. 15, daughter of William Whirls and Crystal Watkins; Chairty Renee Williams, Feb. 20, daughter of Crystal Tolliver and Robbie Williams.

  • * Log Cabin, Jan. 31, 1913 -- “Attorney Harry Bailey Shot to Death - A terrible tragedy was enacted in the midst of a large court day crowd in the heart of Cynthiana, Monday afternoon at about 2:30 o’clock when Attorney Harry Bailey of Cynthiana was shot down by Newt Arnold of Paris and died almost instantly. The tragedy occurred in front of the Farmers National Bank on Pike Street near the corner of Main.

  • Remember Pepe la Pew, the cartoon skunk? Pepe would follow the lovely black feline Penelope Pussycat, who, in some episodes painted a white stripe on her back to escape dog harassment and in others she got it by accident by scooting under a newly painted white fence. 

    In any case, Pepe was a persistent suitor. I loved this classic cartoon as a child but now I have an entirely different respect for Pepe’s sensibilites. His character was not so far off from a real skunk’s unabashed pursuit of love this time of the year. 

  • •Mary Joan Volkert and Brian Wilson announce engagement. A July wedding is being planned.

  • Destiny Elizabeth Cox

    Destiny Elizabeth Cox was born to Nicholas James Cox and Brittany Elizabeth Campbell of Cynthiana on Feb. 23, 2010 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 lbs. 1 oz.

  • Three Kentucky veterinarians were recently selected to receive assistance in repaying their students loans under a new program addressing the shortage of large food animal veterinarians and technicians in the state.

    Dr. Patricia Davis of Cynthiana was one of the veterinarians chosen for this program.

    Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Education Foundation is administering the program on behalf of the Kentucky Cattleman’s Foundation.

    Dr. Davis is a 2009 graduate of Tuskagee University and is practicing at the Harrison Veterinary Clinic in Cynthiana.

  • The emerald ash borer was first identified in southeast Michigan in the summer of 2002. By 2009, it hit really close to home. The first two confirmed Kentucky sightings where in Jessamine and Shelby counties. 

    In Indiana, the heaviest concentration of infestation is in the northeastern part of the state; the rest of the state is considered intermittently infested. 

  • *Log Cabin, Jan. 31, 1913 -- “Hotel For Rent - Hotel building on South Main Street in good repair. Good bath room. Possession March 1. Apply to W. M. Nourse or wife.”

  • Natural Resources Conservation Service in Kentucky is accepting applications for the Grassland Reserve Program (GRP).  Although GRP applications are continually accepted, the application ranking cutoff dates for 2010 are March 15 and June 1. Applications received after June 1, 2010 will be deferred until the next ranking cycle.

    The Grassland Reserve Program is a voluntary program offering landowners and operators the opportunity to protect grazing uses and related conservation values by conserving and restoring grassland resources.

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  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Kurt Dawson Fight, Dec. 31, son of Chris and Tammy M. Fight; Dakota Gene Knipper, Feb. 4, son of Mitchell and Donna Knipper; Gunner Keith Riley, Feb. 10, son of Patrick K. and Jill Kearns Riley.

    The Harrison County Middle School Site-based council will vote on dress code policy at their next meeting.

  • Blake Griffin Shadd

    Blake Griffin Shadd was born to Crystal and David Shadd II on Jan. 9, 2010 at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington.

  • Josiah Marshall Custard

    Josiah Marshall Custard was born to Sarah Forsythe and Chris Custard of Berry, Ky., on Feb. 14, 2010 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 lbs. 11 oz., and is welcomed by his brother, Landon Desha Thomas Custard.

  • Tom Perrin, state conservationist for Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Kentucky announces that $775,000 is available in Kentucky for the 2010 National Organic Initiative to encourage more organic agriculture production. 

    Funding for the initiative is being made available as part of the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). Applications are being accepted now until March 12. These funds can and will serve to assist organic growers and producers in Kentucky.

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Cameron Brett Blankenship, Nov. 16, son of Steven Brent and Patsy Blankenship.

    Fourth grader Laura Kendall won the 8/9 year old girls classification in the State Elks Club Hoop Shoot Competition in Frankfort.

    A twin-engine Beechcraft Baron airplane crashes on a Leesburg farm claiming the life of a race car driver.

    • 50 years ago: Ideal Furniture Store opened on South Main Street. Godfrey Barnes is the manager.

    25 years ago . . .

  • The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board approves $7,500 at their monthly meeting in support of a Deceased Farm Animal Removal Program in Harrison County. The Harrison County Fiscal Court submitted a proposal to the Harrison County Agricultural Development Council and the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board.

  • The deadlines to file an application for natural disaster protection under the Noninsured Assistance Program (NAP) are March 1 and 15.

    The crops for the March 1 deadline are: Alfalfa, Clover, Grass and Mixed Grass intended for grazing, hay, or seed.

  • A blanket of snow has the ability to brighten the dreariest of days. And, despite school closures and tricky driving, a snow-covered landscape proves to be quite beautiful. It’s not so bad for the plants either, so don’t be tempted to knock the snow off drooping branches.

    Snow has an insulating effect which is particularly useful when we do have frigid temperatures. Ground level snow will actually protect the roots and crowns of perennial and woody plants, but you may notice a little burn above the snow level when it comes to broadleaf evergreens. 

  • Cut flowers are undoubtedly the most popular manifestation of showing your love for someone on Valentine’s Day, but potted flowering plants do the trick, too.  Perhaps the potted bloom has the potential to remind your lover that the sentiment lasts all year… but what does it mean if you can’t get it to bloom again? Is your loved doomed? Of course not, but here are some tips just in case.

    African violets are sweet and have the ability to bloom all year round so consider these as a lasting representation of love.