• The Harrison County Ag Development Board is now announcing the signups for the 2010 Cost Share Programs.  The program signups will begin on Tuesday, March 30 and conclude on Monday, April 19.

    All applications may be picked up at the Harrison County Extension Office between business hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

  • •Katie Herbst to Keller Ross, both of Vandalia, Ohio, are planning to wed on Aug. 28, 2010 at the Keeneland Library in Lexington.

  • •Riley Elizabeth Capshaw

    Riley Elizabeth Capshaw was born to Kyle Capshaw and Ashley Schneider of Cynthiana on Oct. 30, 2009 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 lbs.

    •Robert Whalen Fain

    Robert Whalen Fain was born to Jami Lee Fain of Cynthiana on Feb. 23, 2010 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 lbs. 15 oz.

    •Lilly Alexandra Spivey

    Lilly Alexandra Spivey was born to Susan and Adam Spivey of Lexington, Ky., on Feb. 1, 2010 at the University of Kentucky. She weighed 8 lbs. 11 oz.

    •Olivia Denise Thomas

  • For several years citizens of Harrison County have shown a desire to discover the Alaskan Territory and its beauty. A committee has put together initial plans for a trip to Alaska in late July. Final plans have not been made but should be completed later this month. If you have an interest to take part in this trip or hear the details before making your final decision, call the Harrison County Extension Office at 859-234-5510.

  • Barry Sims, County Executive Director of the Harrison County Farm Service Agency announces that Ricci Roland has been re-elected to serve a three year term on the Farm Service Agency Committee. His term of office began on Jan. 1, 2010. Mike Stroub will serve as chairperson, Roland will serve as vice chairperson, Thomas Florence Jr. as regular member, and Freda Custard, COC Advisor.

    The Farm Service Agency Committee is responsible for the administration of various Federal Farm programs including Price Support, Conservation and Farm Loan Programs.

  • *Log Cabin, December, 1912 -- “Buggies reduced - Your opportunity to buy a first-class buggy at quite a savings in price. George M. Wills”

    *The Cynthiana Times, Dec. 7, 1862 -- “If you want something good for the health, call on Wash Cragmire, at the Rankin House. He keeps the best liquors, finest cigars, and chewing tobacco of any body in town.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.